Detroit Riverfront Conservancy announces the return of Winter at Valade

Enjoy the colder months with your family on Detroit's Riverfront
Detroit Riverwalk
Posted at 10:45 AM, Dec 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-10 10:45:00-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Bring your holiday cheer as the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy announces the return of the Winter at Valade celebration. Starting December 10, Winter at Valade will take place every weekend until Feb. 27 at the Riverfront’s Valade Park. Families can enjoy many free winter activities from live music, ice sculptures, pictures with Santa, and more.

“The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is proud to provide a variety of programming for people to enjoy year-round,” said Rachel Frierson, director of programming. “We welcomed more than 40,000 people to Winter at Valade last year, and we are excited to again provide our visitors with opportunities to get outside and enjoy themselves along the Detroit Riverfront this winter season.”

In addition to the Holly Jolly Riverfront, Winter at Valade will have themed weekends.

  • Jan. 14-16: Fire and Ice Festival, presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
  • Jan. 28-30: Winter Around the World, presented by Visit Detroit
  • Feb.11-13: Motown Love
  • Feb. 25-27: Mardi Gras at Valade

For those looking to embrace the winter season, there will be free sleds for visitors to use on the hills at Valade Park found at the “Sled Shed” sponsored by Chip and Sarah McClure.

The Valade Park is located at 2670 Atwater, on the Detroit International Riverfront. You can enjoy the festivities on weekends from 4-9 p.m. Fridays; noon- 9 p.m. Saturdays; noon - 7 p.m. Sundays.

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