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Santa On The Huron

December 24, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Come say Hi to Santa as he paddles on the Huron River on Christmas Eve… Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays one and all!  It’s once again time for this annual tradition!

Bring the kids to see Santa and his doggie helper elves Jake and Boo paddle their fully decorated vintage 1930’s Christmas canoe, complete with a lit Christmas tree as they paddle down the Huron River (Ann Arbor) just below Barton dam and ending at Argo Pond near the canoe livery. For safety reasons, this will be a weather-dependent event. If the river is extremely icy, or if it’s windy we may have to alter or scratch the event.

Find yourself a nice spot to watch, bundle the kids up, and bring a thermos full of cheer. This is Santa’s last chance to play before hooking up his reindeer (dog team) to his magic flying voyageur canoe to drop presents to all the kids of the world.

Around 4pm Santa will get his canoe out on the water. Santa will have his canoe decorated with lights as well he’ll have a fully lit Christmas tree in his canoe. If the weather is good, he’ll be joined by his trusty team of Christmas border collies Big Jake and Little Boo. If conditions permit he will have some time for kids to meet and talk to him at a safe distance at Argo, under the pavilion.

We are asking everyone to respect and abide by all state-mandated health and safety protocols during this event, in rule and in spirit this includes properly wearing masks and proper social distancing.


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December 24, 2021
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Bandemer Park
1352 Lakeshore Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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