The sights and sounds of the holidays will take over downtown Bridgman during Holiday Village on Saturday, December 10th. The event, which is organized and orchestrated by the Greater Bridgman Area Chamber and Growth Alliance (CGA), an affiliate of the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber, is a holiday staple in the Bridgman community bringing visitors to the downtown for family fun each December.

Holiday Village returned in December 2021 after a 2-year hiatus due to Covid-19 and was a resounding success! Hundreds of residents and visitors lined the streets and storefronts throughout downtown Bridgman taking part in many activities. Building off that success, the CGA’s event committee has announced a wide variety of festivities this year suitable for any age or family size.

The wildly popular pop-up market that debuted last year has moved to a new location for 2022, the gymnasium at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School. The market will also have extended hours from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. All vendors will be featuring homegrown, homemade, and hand-crafted items perfect for last minute stocking stuffers, gifts, or simply as treats for yourself.

Getting around downtown will be no problem as visitors will have the opportunity to hop on the free trolley courtesy of Fruitful Vine Tours from 12:30 – 6:00 p.m. Trolley route stops include Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, Small Town Grounds, Transient Artisan Ales parking lot, Rebecca’s Ceramics, and the Bridgman Public Library.

The full day of events starts at Bridgman’s newest eatery, Molly’s Beach Walk Café with Grinch pancakes and hot cocoa specials and is topped off with live music and dancing at the Bridgman American Legion Post 331 with Boneafyde. This local favorite features rock music spanning the decades and will ensure everyone is up and dancing. Cash bar, pop, water and snacks will be available for purchase. 

For more information on Holiday Village, including the most up-to-date list of activities and events, visit search @BridgmanArea and @SMRChamber on Facebook or @BridgmanHolidayVillage on Instagram.

Event Sponsors:Greater Bridgman Area Chamber and Growth Alliance, City of Bridgman, Honor Credit Union, Biggby Coffee Bridgman, United Federal Credit Union, Classic Catering & Events, Siemans in Bridgman, Fusion Gallery & Studio, Monogram Inn & Suites, Rochefort’s The Next Generation, The Sandpiper/Hoof-To-Hanger, Fruitful Vine Tours, Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber.

Full Schedule of Events and Participating Merchants:

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Grinch Pancakes and Hot Cocoa at Molly’s Beach Walk Cafe

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Christmas movies at the Bridgman Public Library

12:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Christmas Ornament Painting at Rebecca’s Ceramics

12:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Warm Spiced Wine & Cider at Lazy Ballerina Winery

12:30 – 6:00 p.m.: Free Trolley courtesy of Fruitful Vine Tours

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Free Holiday Rumba class with Lake Side Fit at Transient Ales Parking Lot

1:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Free Chili Samples at Tapistry Brewing Company

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Holiday Pop-Up Market at Immanuel Lutheran Church & School

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Living Nativity at Immanuel Lutheran Church Yard

3:00 p.m.: Pet Parade down Lake Street with Paws To Wash

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Downtown Merchant Activities including:

·         Scavenger Hunt with Accents Himalaya Textiles

·         Cookies & Storytime with Mrs. Claus at The Sandpiper & Hoof-to-Hanger Fiber Mill

·         Free Temporary Tattoos at Ink About It Tattooing

·         Photos with Santa at Small Town Grounds

·         Axe Throwing, Outdoor Games, Fire Pits with Smores at Transient Artisan Ales Parking Lot

·         Christmas Caroling through the downtown

·         The Italian Christmas Happy Hour at Emma Hearth & Market

3:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Free Pet Photos at Transient Artisan Ales

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Canned Food Drive & The Real Christmas Movie Drive In at Woodland Shores Baptist Church

6:00 p.m.: Tree Lighting Ceremony
6:15 – 9:00 p.m.: Live music with Boneafyde at the Bridgman American Legion Post 0331 

About Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber

The Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber is a member-driven organization working to achieve economic prosperity throughout the region, by leveraging every available resource within our network for the advancement of our members and the betterment of all who live and work in our community.

About Greater Bridgman Area Chamber & Growth Alliance

The Greater Bridgman Area Chamber & Growth Alliance (CGA) is a 501(c)3, organization that focuses on the community and economic development of the City of Bridgman and Lake Township area, commonly referred to as the Lake to Grapes region.