2019 September 03 WinterFUN Expectations

WinterFUN Expectations

Part of the fun associated with winter is taking part in timeless traditions.

Make WinterFUN Festival and Holiday Extravaganza part of the magic. The elves work all year long to bring Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the herd of flying reindeer to Southeast Michigan for a day of special fun.

From 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the Crofoot Ballroom will be home to art.

Find holiday crafts, community painting, face painting, costume characters, and popcorn. This is all free and fun for the whole family.

The Crofoot was constructed in 1830, and is arguably the oldest building in Oakland County. This was a booming district, as Pontiac was the first inland city in Michigan.

The different floors of the building have been used for numerous things throughout the years from a barber shop, meat market, officies, saloons, and lunch rooms. The second floor houses photographers, land developers, tailors, insurance agencies, and attorneys. The third floor, unfortunately lost in a fire, was Judge Crofoots legal offices.

In 2006, the historic building became a Pontiac landmark and since 2007 has hosted a variety of events (more than 750 each year) from concerts, corporate events, weddings, festivals, and more including the Holiday Extravaganza WinterFUN Festival.

Out in the street, where the parade will eventually move through, more food: mini donuts, s’mores, and hot chocolate.

Watch the Oakland Community College ice carving competition where giant sheets of ice turn into masterpieces.Visit WRIF broadcasting live and don’t forget to see what the Waterford Fire Department is up to.

It is sure to be a happy and fun day, snow or shine.