Wednesday, November 27, 2019

‘Deck the City Hall’ planned for Monday in Westland

The City of Westland will officially celebrate the holiday season when officials Deck the City Hall next week.
This year the celebration is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9 when residents can gather in front of city hall to sing Christmas carols and officially welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to the “All American City.”

Santa, Mrs. Claus and Mayor William R. Wild will light the city Christmas tree and  decorations on the grounds and then invite the crowd inside for free cookies and hot cocoa as well as arts and crafts.  There will also be interactive dance activities in order to promote the Westland Healthy City Initiative and children can write out their lists for Santa and put them in Santa's Mailbox where letters are delivered directly to the North Pole.
Children will also have a chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  As part of the Westland Compassionate City Initiative, anyone who brings a $5 per child or $10 per family monetary donation for “Shop with a Hero” or an unwrapped toy for the Westland Goodfellows toy drive will receive a Fast Pass to see Santa and be able to skip the anticipated line.
There will be overflow parking available at the Westland Shopping Center and free shuttle buses will be provided.
Westland is also sponsoring a holiday poster contest for children. Westland residents or Wayne-Westland Community Schools students in grades K - 6 are asked to make a poster with the theme, “What an All American Winter Holiday Looks Like to Me.” 
Posters were to have been entered no later than yesterday and the contest entries will be displayed in the City Hall Art Gallery where attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite.  First prize for the contest is a guaranteed white holiday, with a truck of snow being delivered to the winner's home.  Second and third place finishers will win free movie tickets and passes to Airtime Trampoline and Game Park.