The City of Dearborn again plans to mix the old with the new.
In what could be the start of a budding tradition, the Dearborn Community Betterment Association will host a “Christmas in Dearborn” event for a second straight year, while the Dearborn Area Fire Protection District will continue its “Cookies with Santa” opportunity. Both will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 in buildings across the street from each other.
Christmas in Dearborn will again feature small vendors, a silent auction and food at the Dearborn Community Center with the event running from noon to 4 p.m. There will also be barrel train rides for the kids in the parking lot.
Cookies with Santa will go from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Dearborn fire station, offering kids the chance to deliver their wish list to Santa, enjoy cookies and take a tour of the equipment.
Both events are free and open to the public.
In 2016, volunteers worked to bring back “Christmas in Dearborn,” a once annual event that lost steam in the community. The celebration started in the late 1980s but faded away in the decade ahead of last year’s revival.
Dearborn firefighters started Cookies with Santa in 2009. The organizations have been working together to keep both going.