From Our Editors
West Park Winter Social unites holiday-season revelers under the light of a tree for an evening of live music, local spirits, and chow cooked on-site. A tree-lighting ceremony anchors the celebration, but there are plenty of other ways to get in the spirit of the season, too. Admission includes ten beverage samples, so participants can taste beers from the Atwater Brewery, Bell's Brewery, Crankers Brewery, Great Lakes Brewing Co., New Belgium, and more. Event visitors can also sample seasonal craft cocktails devised by the bartenders from Red Crown. Fragrant steam rises from the food trucks—among them the Detroit BBQ Company, El Guapo, and The Mac Shack—and mixes in the air with music from Third Coast Kings and Erno the Inferno. Other musical artists include Billy Strings & Don Julin, Chris Sterr, and Brian Sheehan.