Holiday Village in Downtown Bridgman Returns on December 9th
The sights and sounds of the holidays will take over downtown Bridgman during Holiday Village on Saturday, December 9th. The event, which is organized and orchestrated by the Greater Bridgman Area 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.
The full afternoon of fun starts at 1:00 p.m. with the wildly popular holiday pop-up market inside the gymnasium at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School. The market hours will run from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. Vendors will feature homegrown, homemade, and hand-crafted items perfect for last minute stocking stuffers, gifts, or simply as treats for yourself.
Other activities include Brrr Barre at the Transient Artisan Ales parking lot with Lake Side Fit, the Polar Express playing at the Bridgman Public Library at 2:00 p.m., the wildly popular Pet Parade at 3:00 p.m. and free pet photos at Transient Artisan Ales from 12:00 until 8:00 p.m., Live Nativity at Immanuel Lutheran, the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, and so much more!
For more information on Holiday Village, including the most up-to-date list of activities and events, visit tinyurl.com/HolidayVillage23 or search @BridgmanArea and @SMRChamber on Facebook or @BridgmanCGA on Instagram.
Event Sponsors: Greater Bridgman Area CGA, City of Bridgman, Classic Catering & Events, Honor Credit Union, Monogram Inn & Suites, Paws to Wash, Small Town Wedding & Floral, Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber, The Sandpiper/Hoof-To-Hanger and United Federal Credit Union.
Full Schedule of Events and Participating Merchants:
12:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Warm Spiced Wine at Lazy Ballerina Winery
12:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Free Pet Photos at Transient Artisan Ales
12:30 – 6:00 p.m.: Christmas Ornament Painting at Rebecca’s Ceramics
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Free Brrr… Barre class with Lake Side Fit at Transient Ales Parking Lot
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Holiday Pop-Up Market at Immanuel Lutheran Church & School
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Polar Express, popcorn, and candy canes at the Bridgman Public Library
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:
· Children’s Face Painting at Lake Street Eats
· Cookies & Storytime with Mrs. Claus at The Sandpiper & Hoof-to-Hanger Fiber Mill
· Free Temporary Tattoos at Ink About It Tattooing
· Free Dog Treats at Paws To Wash
· Photos with Santa at Rising Kites (formerly Small Town Grounds)
· Christmas Caroling through the downtown
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Live music and Fire Dancing in the Bridgman Courtyard with Hot Cocoa from Biggby Coffee of Bridgman
6:00 p.m.: Tree Lighting Ceremony
6:15 p.m.: Winner of the “Frostina the Snowman” Planter Contest Announced
About Greater Bridgman Area CGA
The Greater Bridgman Area CGA is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to promote and grow the community through economic development in the City of Bridgman and Lake Charter Township.
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.