Thursday, November 25, 2021

Official holiday events scheduled in City of Romulus

Last year, Santa Claus was virtually welcomed to Romulus by
city officials and grade student Ezabella Brewer. This year,
residents are invited to the free event at Romulus Historical Park. 
The traditional tree lighting ceremony in Romulus will begin with hot cocoa and snacks before newly-elected Mayor Robert McCraight officially welcomes Santa to the city.

The official dedication and presentation of the key to the city to Santa is set to take place at 6:30 p.m. and this year will include a holiday performance by the Romulus High School Choir. Residents will be encouraged to join in singing carols and there will be holiday vendors on site for gift shopping. Photos with Santa will be available after the dedication for $10 each.

This year, the family-friendly, free event will also attempt to "Stuff the Bus" with non-perishable food donations to help the Romulus Helping Hand facility in the city.

There will be a school bus on site and those attending the free holiday event are encouraged to bring items to fill the bus for giving to the less fortunate in the community.  Romulus Helping Hand is a food pantry and thrift shop that helps local families in need, located at 37510 West Huron River Dr.  Supplies are running low and food donations are needed, especially at this time of year.

The tree-lighting ceremony will take place at the Romulus Historical Park Pavilion, 11147 Hunt St. and officials said there will be parking available throughout the downtown area and on Hunt Street, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Officials also reminded residents that the Romulus Recreation Department Mother and Daughter Winter Fairytale "Par-Tea" is set for 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Romulus Athletic Center. This event includes the sampling of several teas, a light brunch and the opportunity to dress up for the occasion.  Reservations will accepted only until Nov. 29. Prices for the event are $20 for a couple, and $10 for an additional adult and $5 for a child younger than 17. 

Another traditional holiday celebration in the city, Brunch with Santa, is set for 10:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Tickets for brunch are priced at $12 per child and include the meal, story time, a photo with Santa and a special holiday craft. Adults can enjoy brunch for $5. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, Dec. 6 and are available in the Community Development Office at Romulus City Hall. The brunch, which till take place at the Romulus Senior Center, will last for about two hours, organizers said.  

Both events are organized by the Romulus Recreation Department. For more information, call (734) 941-8665.