Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad at Christmas


Genesee County Park’s Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad are one of the Treasures of the Tri-County Area. Located East of Flint, the Park is easily accessible from Livingston and Oakland counties. Open year-round, Crossroads Village takes on a special appearance during the Christmas season. Light displays, holiday decorations and the sounds of carols echoing through the village set the scene.

For the last 40 plus years, Crossroads Village has entertained visitors with its 19th-century look and feel. Historic buildings relocated to the site, period-authentic decor and costumes give guests a feel for another place and time. The narrow gauge railroad with steam locomotives runs through the park daily. The 40-minute ride is a treat for railroad train enthusiasts of all ages.

A working paddle-wheel boat, The Genesee Belle, cruises Mott Lake during the summer months. The authentic 1912 Charles W. Parker Carousel is a popular attraction on the shores of the lake near to the boat dock. Grandparents ride the hand-painted wooden horses reliving another era. While youngsters climb up and enjoy the thrill that remains undiminished over the past 100 years.

The park hosts various themed events including its annual Halloween Ghosts and Goodies activity during the month of October. Ladies Night Out is a popular shopping event that kicks off the holiday gift season. Thomas the Train visits the railroad for a Day Out With Thomas featuring all the fun of the Island of Sodor.

A Special Time at Crossroads Village

But it’s the month-long Christmas celebration that brings out the holiday spirit in visitors and park employees alike. Even Jolly Old St. Nick visit the park to greet children and take note of their Christmas wishes. You can enjoy a festive buffet dinner at the Millstreet Warehouse during this special time of the year. Stroll the grounds that offer dozens of perfect picture opportunities with the family.

Visit the Genesee Parks webpage for complete details on times and information on all activities the park has to offer.

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