Ferndale Holiday Ice Festival Dec. 10

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Ferndale, MI – It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means it’s time again for Downtown Ferndale’s annual Holiday Ice Festival, Saturday, December 10th from 10am to 4pm! Presented by Cregger Plumbing & Sewer Service, there will be plenty of traditional holiday-time activities for the whole family to enjoy. Come experience downtown as it transforms into a winter wonderland with over 40 magnificent ice creations lining streets! Watch the ice carvers as they chain-saw, chisel and shape blocks of ice into masterpieces based on Very Merry Melodies – your favorite holiday tunes.

Welcome Santa when he arrives at Downtown Ferndale’s North Pole (Schiffer Park at Planavon & West Nine Mile Road) at 10am on Ferndale Fire Department’s Engine #1, and candlewickshoppeADbluemeet his live reindeer too. Activities include FREE photos with Santa, urban hay-rides around town, and visits with live reindeer. Adding to the excitement, there will be in-town ice carvings by world champion Tajana Raukar and her team from Ice Dreams as well as a display of 40+ ice sculptures! If you need to get some holiday shopping done, let the holiday music set the mood while you go store to store checking off everyone on your list. The day also includes a lunch with Santa at Rosie O’Grady’s at noon.

Also very much part of the day are community organizations, helping contribute with special opportunities for Festival goers. The Ferndale Rotary will hosts its Annual Holiday Ice Pancake Breakfast at M-Brew (177 Vester) from 8-11am. The Ferndale Arts & Cultural Commission (FACC) will unveil a mural designed by student contest winner Desaree Emmi at 2:30 at Allen & 9 Mile. The Commission will also run the warming tent at the North Pole, supplying hot chocolate and cookies for guests waiting for their meet & greet with Santa. blumz_holiday03Joining them in the tent will be members of Michigan’s Fallen, assisting those who wish to create a holiday card to send to a soldier.

Holiday Ice Festival Schedule of Events

10 am- Santa arrives at Downtown Ferndale’s North Pole (Schiffer Park)

10 am – Noon – FREE photos with Santa, by Digital Lane Photography

11 am – 4 pm – Live Reindeer at DF’s North Pole

11 am – 4:30 pm- FREE hay rides, departing from DF’s North Pole

royal_servicesNoon – 1:30 pm – Lunch with Santa at Rosie O’Grady’s

2:30 pm – Unveiling of FACC “Inclusivity” mural

2 – 4 pm – FREE Photos with Santa at North Pole, by Larry Mills

The Holiday Ice Festival is a production of the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority and is made possible by our sponsors, Cregger Plumbing & Sewer Service, Giffels-Webster Engineering, Credit

Union One and the 40+ downtown businesses who sponsor sculptures for their storefronts. The Ferndale DDA manages and markets Downtown Ferndale, a district of approximately 350 businesses located over 3.9 miles, intersecting at the iconic intersection of Woodward Avenue & Nine Mile Rd. For more information on the Holiday Ice Festival or Downtown Ferndale, please call the DDA at 248-546- 1632, visit www.downtownferndale.com or Downtown HowesLocationFerndale on Facebook.


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