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Celebrate the season at Corktown-A-Glow on December 9

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Photo courtesy of the Corktown Business Association

The holidays move into Detroit’s oldest neighborhood this weekend, as the second annual Corktown-A-Glow connects shoppers and businesses with general holiday merriment on Saturday, December 9.

The festivities include caroling, special discounts, food and drink specials, drumming with Heritage Works, a tree lighting, and pictures with Santa.

A shuttle will be available throughout the day so shoppers can park in one place and ride between businesses, including Eldorado General Store, Metropolis Cycles, Mama Coo’s Boutique, Hello Records, Nemo’s, and Ponyride. FYI, Ponyride will also be holding a Holiday Maker’s Market Friday from 6-10 p.m. and Saturday 12-6 p.m.

Shoppers and visitors can snag a shopping passport, where they can win gift cards and goodies throughout the neighborhood.

"The Corktown Business Association (CBA) and our locally-owned small businesses are thrilled to be hosting Corktown-A-Glow once again," said Erin Gavle, events director for the CBA and owner of Eldorado General Store. "We’re a close-knit community and this event brings neighbors together to enjoy the holiday season and attracts new guests and visitors to Corktown.”

The Detroit Police Department will also be collecting toys to give to families in need around the city. Visitors can drop off toys at Trumbull & Porter Hotel.

Corktown-A-Glow runs from 12-7 p.m. Saturday, December 9. Photos with Santa start at 5 p.m. and a tree lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m., both at the shops at Bagley & Trumbull. More info can be found at the event page.