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News and Information:Annual Tree Lighting Celebration
Kick off the holiday season with Canton’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration which will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Join in the festivities from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. as Canton Township Supervisor Phil LaJoy, along with Santa Claus and Bartlett the Beaver light the Canton Holiday Tree at 6:30 p.m. at the Summit at the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway in Canton, MI.
Special festivities will take place both indoors and outdoors with seasonal entertainment, crafts, activities, refreshments and visits with Santa. Festivities will kick off at 6 p.m. outside the Summit on the Park, where visitors can enjoy holiday carols, watch Santa’s arrival - courtesy of the Canton Fire Department - and countdown to the official Tree Lighting at its new location outside the Summit Banquet Entrance.
New this year to the festivities, the Canton Chills Ice Carving Competition will be held outside the Summit, where individuals can vote for their favorites with donations that will benefit designated local charities. Complementing annual favorite activities include: Face painting by D&M, Caricature artists, the Holiday Marketplace, visits with Frosty the Snowman and Santa. Enjoy performances by Dancin' Feet, Spotlight of Youth, Richard Paul Interactive Children's Show, Sand Art, The Macombers and piano music at the Charlie Brown Christmas Display. There will be plenty of fun for every child young and old, and adults, too, at grottos themed as famous Christmas movies, featuring: Rudolph; Frosty; How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Charlie Brown Christmas; Elf and the Polar Express.
Additional activities for children include: crafts sponsored FLY Children's Art of Ypsilanti, and Bartlett's Kids Club with a special appearance by Bartlett the Beaver. The $3 charge per child for residents and $4 per child for non-residents covers indoor activities including: face painting, craft areas, cookie decorating, and pictures with Santa. Family-friendly games, sponsored by the Canton Goodfellows, will also be available as part of a holiday donation drive and can be played for a nominal donation. Canton’s new “Qdoba Mexican Eats” will also be onsite showcasing their unique eats in the Summit Gym by serving free Chips and Queso, Salsa, and Guacamole, while supplies last. Marketplace at Tree Lighting
Shop for unique gifts and tasty treats for the holidays at the Tree Lighting Marketplace, located in the Summit Banquet Lobby. Enjoy some unique holiday finds from local vendors, including: wool gloves made with recycled sweaters, handmade snowmen, beautifully handcrafted soaps, planted succulents in decorative and festive pots, American Girl Doll inspired clothing, Girl Scout Troop ornaments, Wooly Tumblers (dryer balls made with 100% MI wool), kettle corn, varieties of Gluten Free Granola and dark chocolate granola bark. The seasonal café will feature hot chocolate, coffee and sweets. Enjoy a cookie or two as well, courtesy of the Cookie Decorating activity sponsored by Canton Leisure Services Preschool Program.
This year’s event is sponsored in part by Atchinson Ford, Goddard School, and Community Financial Credit Union. For more information about this event, or other upcoming holiday events at The Summit, visit www.cantonfun.org
or call 734/394-5485.Butterfly Ball 2016Ticket Sales Begin December 1
Ticket sales for the annual Butterfly Ball
will begin Tuesday, December 1 at the Summit on the Park Front Desk. This Valentine’s tradition returns to the Summit Gym in 2016 and includes a night of dancing to age-appropriate music, refreshments, a special butterfly souvenir and the always exciting balloon-drop at the end of the party. Keepsake photos are available for an additional cost. Semi-formal/dressy-casual attire is recommended.
Advance ticket purchase is REQUIRED and space is limited. Please be advised that this program fills up quickly! Walk-ins will not be accepted. Tickets go on sale for residents on Tuesday, December 1 and for non-residents on January 18. All ticket sales will end on February 1. Adult Programming
Don’t let the weather get you down, get out and enjoy all the Summit has to offer to keep the winter blues away. Upcoming events for Club 55+ include: Health and Wellness classes, Lunch and Learn, Behind the Scenes with the DIA, and the Senior Holiday Party!
For more information on dates, times, and class fees, visit www.cantonfun.org
. Upcoming Preschool Classes
Looking for something warm to do this winter? Keep your little ones active and engaged with these upcoming classes: Jolly Gingerbread JamboreeDecember 12, 10-11:30 am; Ages 3-7
Run, run, as fast as you can... we're going to play with the Gingerbread Man! We'll spend the morning building a preschool-friendly house of sweets, read the story of the Gingerbread Man, and even meet the real thing! Train TimeDecember 4-18 (Fridays), 10-11:30 am; Ages 3-5
All aboard! This class all about trains and is designed especially for your little engineer.
Announcements and Deals:
Summit on the Park is now hiring lifeguards and swim instructors. Flexible schedules available - great for college students or 2nd job seekers. Effective January 1, 2016, the starting rate for the Lifeguard position is $11.00 per hour. Plus, all Summit employees have free access to gym/fitness center. Canton Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information, call 734/394-5467.
Earn Summit Bucks in January
Earn $10 worth of Summit Bucks for every $50 you spend on eligible purchases January 1 -31, 2016 at the Summit on the Park. Summit Bucks can be redeemed for eligible purchases through February 28, 2016.
Eligible purchases include: Summit Memberships, Swim Lessons and eligible Health & Wellness Offerings (including Registered Fitness Classes, Personal Training Packages and Wellness Coaching Packages). Please see Membership services for a list of qualifying purchases.
Please note, Summit Bucks will be distributed during eligible purchases made in person for transactions at the front desk only. An additional $10 in Summit Bucks will be earned for each additional $50 spent in that single transaction. Purchases may not be combined to earn additional Summit Bucks. This offer does not apply to previous purchases. To redeem, present Summit Bucks to the front desk at time of purchase during the redemption period. Change will not be given. For more information about any Leisure Services offers, upcoming activities and events, visit www.cantonfun.org or call 734/394-5460.
Expresso Bike Challenge
Stop by and take a ride on our Expresso Bikes and enter the December Expresso Challenge! If you are looking be more active this holiday season, but don’t know where to start, look to the December Expresso Bike Challenge! Ride a lap on Billy Goat Falls and the rider with the fastest lap time will be declared the winner, and able to have their pick at registering for a free Health and Wellness class from our current Discover Brochure. Start your ride today!
Bartlett's Kids Club
The Summit on the Park values our members, especially our kids! The Bartlett's Kids Club is free to Summit Members and will provide monthly activities for our littlest members. To register for the Kids Club, visit the Bartlett's Kids Club page.