Christmas at Crossroads

Village and railroad offer a classic holiday tradition



The Huckleberry Railroad decked out for Christmas.

The Huckleberry Railroad decked out for Christmas.

GENESEE COUNTY — They say the only thing you can count on is change, but Crossroads Village seems to defy that notion, or transcend it each holiday season.

Offering a classic and ever reliable experience of the heart of Christmas magic, the park continually turns old-fashioned unity and pastimes into yearly visual awe.

Crossroads Holiday Magic has been a constant source of heart-warming wonder with intact traditions that have visitors from near and far returning each year to take in the extraordinary landscape of twinkling beauty and rich style of presentation, that the Genesee County Parks and Recreation offer with grand excitement.

“It is our largest draw of the year. It is simply beautiful. Each year, it is stunning. Our workers are amazing. What they do to transform the park each year is incredible. Our staff gets just as excited as the visitors to see the finished decorations, breath-taking grounds, and of course-the giant tree lighting evening,” said Genesee County Parks Director Amy McMillian.

A tree all aglow for the holidays at Crossroads Village.

A tree all aglow for the holidays at Crossroads Village.

The month-long celebration began with an opening night celebration Nov. 28, starting with the first lighting of the tree, fireworks, and caroling.

Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic, from 4-9 p.m. continues throughout Dec. 30 as a festive wonderland escape full of activities and visuals to enchant all ages.

The winter wonderland village will be aglow with trees wrapped with lights around each branch, a Huckleberry Railroad 40 minute train ride for kids like The Polar Express, performances several times a day at the Opera House, and vintage craft sales,

Santa Claus will be there to welcome all readers as they step into the purest feeling of family Christmas spirit around.

Another option for fans of the village at this time of year is the Drive-Through only nights every Monday evening from 5-9 p.m. and on Christmas Eve night. For only $5 per vehicle, families can take in the picturesque landscape in all of its glory, as a wonderful part of their usual tour of lights and decorative magic throughout the area.

For an amazing aerial view of the holiday landscape at the village check out theYoutube.com feature, Crossroads Village Holiday Magic.

Crossroads Village is located at 6140 Bray Rd. in Flint.


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