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Upcoming Events Information

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Burgh Historical Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Burgh Park will be aglow with holiday spirit as The Advanced Choir of Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology lead the crowd in a holiday sing-a-long welcoming Santa, Mrs. Claus and the winner of the 2019 Ride with Santa Contest, Eric Wilson to Southfield! Following the sing-a-long and lighting of the holiday display, visitors are invited into the 1854 Burgh Church to enjoy performances by The Advanced Choir of Southfield High School for The Arts and Technology and The Southfield Tappers. Or families can grab their place in line to meet with Santa in the Burgh Gazebo. Refreshments, as well as fresh roasted marshmallows will be served. This is a (mostly) outdoor event so please dress for the weather. This is a free event for the community. Please call (248) 796-4620 for more information

Black Santa Photo Experience 2018

BLAC Detroit and Metro Parent proudly present the 4th annual Black Santa Photo Experience! A unique event celebrating diversity and making spirits bright for metro Detroit kids. This free event will give local kids a chance to meet Santa and tell him what they want most for Christmas this year. Southfield Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to partner with BLAC Detroit and Metro Parent in the return of the Black Santa Photo Experience to the Southfield Pavilion. Bring your camera to take your child's photo with Santa.

There are 2 opportunities to join us:
Saturday, December 15 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 16 from Noon until 3 p.m.
Register online at and save time on the day of the event. Call Southfield Parks & Recreation at (248) 796-4620 if you have any questions.

Southfield Residents Can Purchase Discounted Detroit Zoo Tickets

We are excited to announce that Southfield Parks & Recreation has joined the Detroit Zoo's Tickets & More Online Discount Program! You may buy specially priced tickets for the Detroit Zoo over the Internet with the added convenience of printing your tickets and then presenting them at the Zoo entrance. Purchasing tickets has never been easier!

You may purchase tickets online immediately by visiting your exclusive Detroit Zoo Tickets & More Discount Online Program ticket store in either of the following ways:

1: Click on our special Detroit Zoo link This link will take you directly to our special "store" site without the need to enter a password.

2: You can also reach the site by going to and enter our exclusive Ticket Store User Name: Southfield parks and recreation

Please note: If you wish to visit the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, you will need to get a free, timed-entry pass. Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis at main admissions gate only. We hope you and your family enjoy the Detroit Zoo this season! If you have any questions concerning the Detroit Zoo ticket program please call us at (248) 796-4620.