Kick off Winter at Valade with the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy at our Holly Jolly Riverfront weekend Friday, December 10 through Sunday, December 12. 

Enjoy all the standard Winter at Valade amenities - oversized fires, marshmallow roasters, curling, sleds and more, along with tons of Holiday Themed events! Holly Jolly Riverfront will feature free photo ops with Santa, life sized ice sculptures, a holiday dance party for kids, carolers and live music, free Arts n Scraps wreath making for kids and create your own wreaths for purchase for the whole family. 

Holly Jolly Riverfront Special Event schedule

Friday, December 10th
Photos with Santa|6-8PM
Live Music featuring roaming Carolers| 4-9PM
Make your own Wreath| 5-9PM

Music Line-Up

4 PM - 4:45 PM | Terri Shu

4:45 - 8 PM | Roaming Carolers

5:15 PM - 6 PM | Julie D - Fusion Entertainment

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | The Pulse

8 PM - 9 PM | Alise King

Saturday, December 11
Photos with Santa| 1-4PM
Kids Dance Party| 1-3PM
Arts and Crafts| 1-4PM
Live Music | 4-9PM
All Things Detroit – Riverfront Pop up Shop| 1-5PM
Make your own Wreath| 1-8PM

Music Line Up

1 PM - 3 PM | Kevin Devine Kids Dance Party - free fun props for your little ones!

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Saxappeal & Friends

5 PM - 6 PM | Julianne Ankley & Roscoe

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM| Valerie Barrymore

8 PM - 9 PM | The Keez Trio

Sunday, December 12
Photos with Santa| 1-4PM
Arts and Scraps| 1-4PM
Live Music featuring roaming Carolers| 2-7PM
All Things Detroit – Riverfront Pop up Shop| 1-5PM
Make your own Wreath| 1-5PM

Music Line-Up

2 PM - 2:45 pm | Chiara Clayton

3:15 PM - 4 PM | Jennifer Westwood & Dylan Dunbar

4:30 PM - 5;30 PM | Marquette

6 PM - 7 PM | Sheen (George Friend & Laura Rain)


All weekend –  Holiday themed Ice Sculptures, Oversized Bonfires, Marshmallow Roasters, Curling and seasonal hot alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks

Parking for Valade Park is located at the corner of Guoin and Chene streets across from the park.