Thursday, December 12, 2019

Everything You Want to Know About Corktown Aglow

This Saturday, December 14 Corktown will once again come alive for Corktown Aglow, an annual event that promotes, eating, drinking, shopping and hanging out in the historic Corktown district of Detroit. The fun starts at noon on Saturday and there are a variety of things that you can choose to check out.  All of the bars and restaurants will be open and running some serious specials. There will also be a shuttle that can take you from place to place throughout the day. Here is everything you want to know about the celebration:

Holiday party at Pal-12 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Corner of Woodward and Cochrane)
This party will feature a variety of free activities including yoga, a photo booth, make and take crafts, face painting, storytelling, and more.

Build Institute Holiday Bazaar-12 p.m. - 6 p.m. (1620 Michigan Ave)
Set inside the Build Institute to shop local with a variety of small vendors that they have assembled for the event.

Carriage Rides through Corktown- 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Corner of Trumbull and Bagley)
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride around Corktown.

Southwest Holiday Festival- 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. (2826 Bagley)
Dance performances, Mexican hot chocolate, mole sauce contest, piƱatas, visual art workshops, and more.

Rudolf and Reindeer Petting Zoo- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Corner of Trumbull and Bagley St.)

Santa Comes to Corktown- 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Trumbull and Bagley)
Enjoy free hot chocolate and roast your own marshmallows while you snap a photo with Santa Clause.

4th Annual Corktown Tree Lighting- 6:15 p.m. (Trumbull and Bagley)
Bevlove will be helping the city light the tree.

Corktown Aglow Party Tent- 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Trumbull and Bagley)
A heated party tent that will feature food, beer, and dancing. Santa might even stop by.

-Folk / 10% off food & beverage for Corktown residents

-Gold Cash Gold /  10% off all retail / free Mexican hot chocolate / $1 holiday donuts

-Happy 4 Emporium / Free slice of pizza to shuttle users

-Gaelic League / Free Christmas cookies / Hot adult beverages on special:  Hot toddies, Irish Coffee, Tea, and Baileys + hot chocolate

-Two James Spirits / $5 spiked hot chocolate all day!

-Mudgie’s Deli & Wine Shop / Passing out free hot chocolate at Bagley & Trumbull

-Brightly Twisted / Free tote bag to first 50 customers

-Eldorado General Store /Free tote bag to first 50 customers / Launching handmade in-house jewelry line called Delilah Simone /Free gift with every Delilah Simone purchase /Spend $100 at Eldorado and get a $10 gift card to use in January/ Also, a portion of sales will go to a Detroit nonprofit!

-George Gregory / Free tote bag to first 50 customers / Sip and shop with beer + wine / Special surprise discount wheel for purchases over $50

-Michigan Pedaler / Free rides on the Michigan Pedaler Party Bike from 12-4 PM - pick up and drop off at Detroit PAL

Free Corktown Aglow Shuttle- 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Hop on and off McShane’s Pub buses with stops throughout our neighborhood and beyond.
Two buses will be running about 20-30 minutes apart throughout the afternoon.
An entire shuttle ride will last about 40-50 min.

Shuttle stop order:
North Corktown at 3088 Lawton  / Fountain Court + Covenant House

Harrison + Spruce / Nancy Whiskey’s

Michigan Ave + Cochrane St / Eldorado / PAL / Corktown Tavern / Bucharest / Parking (free and paid lots)

Michigan Ave + Harrison / Bobcat Bonnies / Detroit Athletic Company / Maltese Club / Free Parking

Michigan Ave + Vermont / Detroit Barber Company / Lucky Coffee / Motorcity Wine / Gaelic League / Ima / White Castle

Michigan Ave + 17th St / Takoi / Two James Spirits

Southwest / The Holiday Fest at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC)

14th Street + Marentette / CitizenDetroit Movie Matinee (3PM)

Rosa Parks + Michigan  / Ford Information Center

Happy 4 Emporium Party Store

Mudgie’s Deli and Wine Shop

Downtown / Markets in Cadillac Square + Capitol Park

Michigan Ave + Brooklyn St  / Detroit Institute of Bagels / Brooklyn Street Local / PJ’s Lager House / Parking

Michigan Ave + Trumbull / McShane’s Pub / BUILD Institute Holiday Market / George Gregory / Brightly Twisted / Ottava Via / Nemos / Free Parking at McShane’s

Grand on River / Pony Ride Makers Market

For more details about the event visit their website here.


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