Ford and its community partners last week hosted a family friendly Halloween event at Michigan Central Station, Detroit’s most iconic landmark, for 800 neighborhood residents and Ford employees. The interior of the long-vacant train station was brought back to life with spooky kids’ activities, trick-or-treating stations, live music, decorations, and more.
While outside the building, a row of Ford vehicles formed a special trunk-or-treat parking lot that was open to the public. A graveyard in the front lawn and a light show on the exterior of the station added to the festive atmosphere.
The Halloween celebration brings Ford together with the local community following its purchase of the train station in June. Ford plans to restore Michigan Central Station to its original grandeur and make it the centerpiece of a new 1.2 million-square-foot innovation hub in Corktown.
The event could not have been possible without the support and volunteering hours of Ford partners Christman Brinker, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Corktown Business Association, SER Metro Trade Program, Michigan Science Center, Cranbrook Institute of Science, The Parade Company, Teen Hype, the Corktown Historical Society as well as several local Corktown businesses.
Ford’s Halloween At Michigan Central Station Image Gallery: