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December 2015

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Cookies at country inns, cheerful shopkeepers, holiday music, twinkling tree lights and tucked-away restaurants are collaborating to create the most joyful activity-filled Holiday Season in decades. Come see why it is so much more fun to spend December weekends in the country where you can join the locals in their homespun holiday celebrations, view magical Christmas light displays and shop in two artsy picturesque shoreline villages.


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3 TEAM BINGO

7pm. Free to play, free to win with cash prizes plus a progressive jackpot each week starting at $100. Maximum 6 players on a team. Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call (269)857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

5 SAUGATUCK 'S "WHOVILLE" CHRISTMAS PARADE

1pm. Butler Street in downtown Saugatuck. Dress up as your favorite Whoville character and join Saugatuck's Festive Holiday Parade which will be led by Whoville's fabled Mayor as parade Marshall. Sponsored by the Saugatuck/Douglas Visitors Bureau (269) 857-1701

5 HOLIDAY NIGHT GLOW

6pm. Special night goldsmithing demonstrations, RSVP for special holiday incentives. Koorey Creations. kooreycreations.com or (269)857-8050

5 WINTERFEST AT THE MANSION

12-2pm. Visit from Santa at the Felt Estate! Includes lunch and more. Free event. Presented by The Friends of the Felt Estate. (616) 335-8982 or feltmansion.org or (269)857-8050

5 NOUVEAU FEST

1-5pm. Nouveau Fest is a celebration of the first wine of the new vintage. This is a great way to kick-off your holiday celebration! Fenn Valley Vineyards. Contact (269) 561-2396 or fennvalley.com or (269)857-8050

5 HOLIDAY REFLECTIONS

3 & 7pm. Lakeshore Community Chorus. Contact Nancy Plantinga at (616) 405-3399 or lakeshorecommunitychorus.org

5 HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING AT THE ROSE GARDEN

5pm. Join family and friends for this annual tradition! Featuring the lighting of the community tree, carolers, with hot chocolate and cookies from Laura Durham! Saugatuck-Douglas Area Business Association. Mason/Butler Streets, Saugatuck. Call (269) 857-1626 or visit saugatuckdouglas.com

5 BREWERY TOURS

2pm each Saturday. The Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts Brewery Tours on Saturdays throughout the year. Tours include tasting and your choice of logo pint glass or growler. Cost is $7.50. At Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call: (269) 857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

6-27 GUIDED HOLIDAY TOURS OF THE FELT MANSION

2-4pm. Join us on Sundays for guided tours of the Felt Mansion decked out for the holidays with over 25 Christmas trees highlighting the Mansion's history. $15 adults, $13 seniors and students, children 12 and under free. (616) 335-8982 or feltmansion.org

7-30 SELF GUIDED HOLIDAY TOURS OF THE FELT MANSION

2-4pm. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday take a self-guided tour of the Felt Mansion decked out for the holidays. $10 adults, $8 seniors, children 12 and under free. (616) 336-8982 or feltmansion.org

10 TEAM BINGO

7pm. Free to play, free to win with cash prizes plus a progressive jackpot each week starting at $100. Maximum 6 players on a team. Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call (269)857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

12 BREWERY TOURS

2pm each Saturday. The Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts Brewery Tours on Saturdays throughout the year. Tours include tasting and your choice of logo pint glass or growler. Cost is $7.50. At Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call: (269) 857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

11-13,18-20 CHARLES DICKENS' "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"

Celebrating 29 years! Classic Christmas tale featuring Ebenezer Scrooge, lovable Londoners and a few ghosts, brought to life by community performers. 8pm Fri, 2pm & 8pm Sat, 7pm Sun. Saugatuck Woman's Club. (269) 857-1701 or (616) 218-3408

12 WINE TASTING AT THE FELT

6-8pm. Enjoy a wine tasting while taking a guided tour of the Felt Estate. Presented by The Friends of the Felt Estate. $20.00 for adults, $15.00 for seniors and students, children under 12 free. (616) 335-8982 or feltmansion.org

12 HOLIDAY NIGHT GLOW

6pm. Special night goldsmithing demonstrations, RSVP for special holiday incentives. Koorey Creations. kooreycreations.com or (269)857-8050

17 TEAM BINGO

7pm. Free to play, free to win with cash prizes plus a progressive jackpot each week starting at $100. Maximum 6 players on a team. Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call (269)857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

19 HOLIDAY NIGHT GLOW

6pm. Special night goldsmithing demonstrations, RSVP for special holiday incentives. Koorey Creations. kooreycreations.com or (269)857-8050

12 BREWERY TOURS

2pm each Saturday. The Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts Brewery Tours on Saturdays throughout the year. Tours include tasting and your choice of logo pint glass or growler. Cost is $7.50. At Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call: (269) 857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

19,26 GUIDED HOLIDAY TOURS OF THE FELT MANSION

6-8pm. Take a guided holiday tour of the Felt Mansion. See over 25 decorated trees highlighting the mansion history. $15 adults, $13 seniors/students, children 12 and under free. (616) 335-8982 or feltmansion.org

24 HOLIDAY MUSIC FEST

8am-1pm. Lauri Donaldson sings Christmas carols and holiday music. Waypoint Restaurant. (269) 857-2569

24 TEAM BINGO

7pm. Free to play, free to win with cash prizes plus a progressive jackpot each week starting at $100. Maximum 6 players on a team. Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call (269)857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

25 JOY OF CHRISTMAS DINNER

3pm. The Belvedere Mansion, decked in garland and a 10-foot Christmas tree, is the setting for a spectacular dinner buffet prepared by Chef Shaun Glynn. (269) 857-5777 or thebelvedereinn.com

26 BREWERY TOURS

2pm each Saturday. The Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts Brewery Tours on Saturdays throughout the year. Tours include tasting and your choice of logo pint glass or growler. Cost is $7.50. At Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call: (269) 857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

31 TEAM BINGO

7pm. Free to play, free to win with cash prizes plus a progressive jackpot each week starting at $100. Maximum 6 players on a team. Saugatuck Brewing Company in Douglas. For more information call (269)857-7222 or visit www.sbrewing.com

31 NEW YEAR'S EVE FIREWORKS DISPLAY

7pm-2am. Free rides in Saugatuck-Douglas and Saugatuck Township on the Interurban. Call (269) 857-1418 to schedule your ride. Interurban Transit Authority.saugatuckinterurban.org

31 PARTY @ PETTER NEW YEAR'S EVE

10pm-Midnight-ish. Live music, party hats, delicious appetizers, desserts and a champagne toast are included in the price and there will also be a cash bar available. $35. Petter Wine Gallery. For more information visit petterwinegallery.com or call (269) 857-2230

 

 
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