The Friday 5 — Jan. 12-14

Your guide to this weekend's events

C&G Newspapers | Published January 11, 2018

1. Cold Rush festival
Jan. 13 • City Square Park, Warren

Warren's outdoor extravaganza, the Cold Rush festival, is set to kick off at 11 a.m. Jan. 13 at City Square Park, north of 12 Mile Road and east of Van Dyke Avenue.

The event will feature free ice skating, figure skating demonstrations and plenty of food. There will also be sponsor-supported ice sculptures, learn-to-skate programs and a petting zoo, among many other activities for the whole family.

The Cold Rush festival will run through 6 p.m. Everything at the festival is free.

For more information, visit the event's Facebook page.

Related story: Warren ready to host ‘Cold Rush’ Jan. 13

2. Winter Detroit City Record Show
Jan. 14 • UFCW Hall #876, Madison Heights

The Winter Detroit City Record Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at the UFCW Local 876 Hall, 876 Horace Brown Drive in Madison Heights.

Visitors can scour bins, crates and tables filled with all the vinyl treasures they can dream of. Admission to the show costs $10.

For more information, visit

3. Nighttime sledding
Jan. 12-13 • Lost Lake Nature Park, Oakland Township

Lost Lake Nature Park, located in Oakland Township, will host nighttime sledding this weekend, from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 12-13.

The entire hill will be lit up by flood lights for sledders' safety. There will also be a warming station set up. The park also features a smaller kiddie slope in addition to the huge main hill.

For more information, call (248) 651-4440.

4. Winter Wonderland
Jan. 12 • Southfield Pavilion, Southfield

The Southfield Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a Winter Wonderland event at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road in Southfield.

Visitors to the event can enjoy story time, games, a hot chocolate bar, free books and more. The event is geared toward encouraging reading for children.

Admission costs $5 per child. Parents get in to the event for free.

For more information, call (248) 746-7659.

5. Plymouth Ice festival
Jan. 12-14 • Downtown Plymouth

The Plymouth Ice Festival in downtown Plymouth will return this weekend. The event will run 5-10 p.m. Jan. 12, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Jan. 13, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 14.

The event will feature many outdoor-themed winter activities, including a Winter Wonderland Michigan Market, an ice playground, ice carving demonstrations and competitions, a petting zoo, horse trolleys, warming stations, a walk/run, food and more.

For more information, visit or call (248) 817-8836.

Staff Writer Brian Louwers contributed to this report.