Mill Creek MetroParks presents Winter Celebration: One Man’s Dream
From December 3 through December 31, the D. D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center will be adorned for the annual Winter Celebration event, which is sponsored by WKBN 27 First News and Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens. This year’s theme, “One Man’s Dream: Celebrating 125 Years of Mill Creek Park” can be experienced by visitors from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesdays – Friday.
Take a trip back through the last century and a quarter as you rediscover Mill Creek Park. You will be greeted by replicas of the Silver Suspension Bridge and Lanterman’s Mill amidst boughs and wintry landscapes. Stroll along inside the Davis Center to see your favorite iconic park structures, the annual holiday tree walk, and a student-led Chihuly inspired display in The Tyler Classroom. “Chihuly glass-inspired sculptures transform the room into a magical place “crazy with color”, says Gardens Educator Lynn Zocolo, organizer of the Winter Celebration. Guests will also be able to experience live fir trees on display throughout the Davis Center where fifty non-profit organizations display their uniquely decorated trees.
During the first three weekends of December, the Gardens will be open until 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for guests to experience the celebration of winter beauty outside, across the Gardens’ landscapes —the Electric Garden. A stroll after twilight on the weekends will reward you with the Electric Garden’s laser lights and arches. Dramatic sweeps of lighting bring a nighttime magic to the winter landscape. Plus, find that perfect gift at the Shop in the Gardens and savor refreshments available for purchase in the Garden Café.
Mill Creek MetroParks, Fellows Riverside Gardens is proud to present this family-friendly free event. Please note special dates for Visitor Center hours include being CLOSED Mondays and on December 25 and January 1.
For more information, please call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116 or visit millcreekmetroparks.org.