Charlevoix Holiday Merchant Open House
MERCHANT OPEN HOUSE
All Day- Area Businesses
Tis’ the season for the holiday festivities to begin! On Saturday, December 3rd, merchants will be armed with entertainment, samples, snacks, refreshments, special sales, raffles and more during the Holiday Merchant Open House. Make sure you go into the season well prepared by taking advantage of this special event; it’s the perfect place for inspiration and acquisition of all your holiday needs. Whether you’re shopping for that must have gift or those little, but necessary stocking stuffers, you can find it all downtown Charlevoix this holiday season.
LIVE LIFE LOCAL - SHOP LOCAL CONTEST
The Open House is a great opportunity to Shop Small and support your local businesses during the holidays. The Charlevoix Main Street Program is offering the Live Life Local Shopping Contest. Spend $50 in downtown stores (receipts may be combined) from November 25 to December 24 for a chance to with $500, $300, or $100 in Chamber Checks. For details visit www.charlevoixmainstreet.org.
11:30am - 1:30pm - Charlevoix Cinema III
In addition to the great sales, Santa will be escorted through town on a City Fire Truck at approximately 11:15am. Bring your little ones downtown to wave at Santa as he goes by. Santa will be dropped off at Charlevoix Cinema III where he will stay and visit from 11:30am to 1:30pm. There is no fee for your child to visit with Santa and have a treat.
FREE MOVIE: The Secret Life of Pets
2:00pm - Charlevoix Cinema III
Children are invited to watch The Secret Life of Pets, a free full-length movie at Charlevoix Cinema III sponsored by Charlevoix State Bank. For entry, please bring a canned good to benefit the Charlevoix Food Pantry. While children enjoy the movie, parents are able to relax, sample and shop at the Open House without interruption.
HOT COCOA CONTEST
Noon - 5:00pm - Downtown Businesses
Don't miss the 2016 Hot Cocoa Contest. Area restaurants invite you to sample and vote on your favorite hot cocoa. Cocoa stations will be set up at participating downtown stores and restaurants. Just look for the “Cocoa Trail” posters in the store-front windows to sample and vote for your favorite Hot Chocolate creation. Remember, you can vote for any cocoa recipe at any of the Cocoa Station locations!
Click here to view or print the "Cocoa Trail"
LIGHTS OF LOVE
5:00pm - East Park
Hospice of Northwest Michigan invites you to the first annual Charlevoix Lights of Love event on Saturday, December 3 at 5pm in East Park for a tree lighting and celebration of life. Please help to light the Lights Of Love Holiday Tree in memory of or in tribute to your loved ones, sing Christmas Carols and have a family night out on the town all to benefit Hospice of Northwest Michigan. Contact Hospice of Northwest Michigan at 231-547-7659 or info@hospicenwm for more information.
So make a list, check it twice and head to the Charlevoix Merchant Open House!