Christmas in Dearborn – 1962

DEARBORN, Michigan – Fifty years ago on this day – Monday, December 24, 1962 – all the children of Dearborn were invited to Dearborn’s Annual Children’s Christmas Party (story part 1).

A featured movie and other films were shown, and candy bars provided for all the children. The holiday parties originated with Mayor Orville Hubbard in 1945.  Local theaters provided the free entertainment, and Dearborn’s trained recreation personnel were on hand for supervising the children.

Dearborn Annual Christmas Party for Children - 1962 - at Calvin Theatre

Special thanks to Jymn Magon, a Hollywood film script writer, story editor, and animation consultant living in Saugus California, who grew up in Dearborn, Michigan. Jymn provided the 1962 Christmas party invitation images.

(See flip-side of the invitation / ticket.)