Special Events

The Parks and Recreation Department hosts a wide variety of special events each year. Check below to see some of our current offerings!

2021-10-2 Haunted Barn Stroll Opens in new windowPumpkin Fest Haunted Barn Stroll

Join us at The Wilson Barn's Pumpkin Fest from noon-6 p.m. Saturdays/Sundays, Oct. 9-24, for our Haunted Barn Stroll. Get spooked for just $1 (paid at the door) and then enjoy Pumpkin Fest when you’re done. All ages are welcome at the Haunted Barn. The experience can be adjusted for ages with different scare preferences.

Even if you're not partaking in the Haunted Barn, enjoy the rest of Pumpkin Fest anytime 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday Oct. 1-30 for some family fun. Pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks, straw bales, apples, caramel apples and more will be for sale in addition to hayrides and the popular scarecrows for photo opportunities! Pony rides, a petting zoo and bounce house will also be available 2-5 p.m. Fridays and noon-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Cider, doughnuts, hot chocolate, hot spiced cider and the Haunted Barn Stroll ($1 admission) will be available noon-6 p.m. Saturdays/Sundays. Admission is free, but some activities do have a fee. Visit WilsonBarn.org or here for more information.

Shadows from the Past Halloween Walk 2021-10-22 Halloween Walk Flyer Opens in new window(sold out)

Join us for a spooky walk through the village at Greenmead Historical Park for the Shadows from the Past Halloween Walk from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 22-23. Participants will walk through the village, stopping at stations to receive goodies and treats for the kids. Costumes are encouraged! 

Tickets are $7 per person and must be pre-purchased before the event. Sessions run every 15 minutes from 5-7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets here. For more information, call the Greenmead office at (248) 477-7375. Event is now sold out.

HEalthy Livonia Turkey Trot2021 Turkey Trot Flyer Opens in new window

The Healthy Livonia Turkey Trot is back! We’re revved up and planning to run this event 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Bicentennial Park. Participants of all ages can walk or run the 5K course down Wayne Road from Seven Mile to Six Mile Road, west to Levan and north back up to Seven Mile before reconnecting back near the fire station. There is no official timing, bibs or awards for this non-certified course. We’re here for fun! 

Register by Oct. 18 to receive a t-shirt. Canned good donations are also being accepted at the race and will allow entry into a raffle for prizes donated by local businesses. All proceeds and canned food donations will benefit the Livonia Goodfellows in providing Livonia families in need with a Christmas dinner.

2021 Highland Tea Flyer Opens in new windowHighland Tea

Have you ever been served Scottish-themed tea, delicacies and desserts by Men in Kilts, all while taking in some bagpipe music and dance entertainment? There’s no better time than Nov. 6. We’ll be hosting our Highland Tea from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Greenmead Historical Park’s Alexander Blue House. Advance registration is required.

Deck the Rec2021 Deck the Rec Flyer

Calling local organizations, businesses, and families! Does your tree have what it takes to win the title of Best Holiday Tree in Livonia? There’s a new spin on Deck the Rec. Place your tree at either location: the Kirksey Recreation Center or Greenmead Historical Park. There will be one winner from each location. Each participating group will receive four single-day passes to the Kirksey Recreation Center. Space is limited on this fun contest! Register by Nov. 17.

Participant must provide tree (artificial; at least 5-feet tall) and all decorations (securely attached). Electricity is provided; no open flames are allowed. Participant is responsible for set up on or before Dec. 1 and take-down Dec. 29-30.

Livonia Save Our Youth is sponsoring prizes for the winners of both outdoor and indoor trees.


We've got a big lineup of holiday activities this December. Check back for more details on each individual event, or visit our registration portal to register for those events that require it.

  • Nov.9-Dec. 3 – Santa's Mailbox @ Kirksey Recreation Center
  • Dec. 2-26 – Deck the Rec @ Kirksey Recreation Center AND Greenmead Historical Park 
  • Dec. 4 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch with Santa @ Civic Park Senior Center
  • Dec. 4 – 1-4 p.m. Santa Stroll @ Greenmead Historical Park 
  • Dec. 5 – 4 p.m. Merry & Bright Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting @ Civic Center Campus (Frost MS to City Hall, then library)
  • Dec. 3-4, 10-12, 17-19 – 5-10 p.m. Night of Lights (Santa 5-8 p.m.) @ Greenmead Historical Park
  • Dec. 5-31 – Light Up Livonia citywide
  • Dec. 11 – 3-5 p.m. Christmas Tea @ Greenmead Historical Park
  • Dec. 13-14 – Santa's Workshop Calling (by phone)

2021 Livonia Parks Rec Holiday Fun Opens in new window