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Mingle with Kris Kringle

Events start at 9am
Venue: Downtown Douglas
Center Street Douglas, MI 49406

Mingle with a more sophisticated, possibly more jaded, Kris Kringle who is down with all shades of the color red, maintaining his dense and luscious chin-mane, and curating cool at Christmas. Capture your time with hipster Santa forever with a mini photo sesh . . .  he’ll be hanging inside Kim Neuens Interior and Design, a boutique that is “Giving Old Stuff New Life'' and where every corner of the space is decorated with pieces any home would be lucky to have. 

Have a conversation over hard-to-pronounce cheeses in 7 different galleries with owners/artists with proven track records for discovering talent. Explore several mediums of art for your Holiday mantle, including drawing, painting, ceramics, and photography. 

Jingle on over and Mingle at Coastal Society where mixologists are making spirits bright with holiday-inspired craft cocktails and tasty bites, and the fun has just begun, they've decked the halls with the perfect gifts for all and channeled Clark Griswold with Christmas vacation-themed heated Igloos.  Make your way across Center street and come see all the curiosities Endora just brought back from Morocco.  Stroll along with tails wagging as the excitement builds, a traditional Santa awaits your furry friends with the perfect photo op at Lakeshore Pet Boutique. 

Continue on your self-guided shopping trip stepping in and out of participating shops, and cafes sipping on Prohibition-era cocktails in ourSocial District chased by nibbles from 6 Boutiques belonging to eccentric artists, and exuding all of the same creative energy!

Throughout the participating stores are a bevy ofInstagrammable moments, including the Downtown Douglas Community Christmas Tree, a festive mistletoe lit "Joy" sign, a big blue dog, crafted cocktails in an igloo, traditional Santa, strolling carolers and a younger edgier Kris Kringle.

What’s the one thing hipster Santa likes more than his tailored suites, neutral beanies, hoppy beers, and being so uncool he’s cool? Cookies. Wander just a few feet away to a Drop in and Decorate Party at Respite, decorating hipster Santa cookies.  “I think it's good advice to start all things Kris Kringle earlier rather than later this year.” Renee Waddell concluded, “it’s about an event full of inspiration and making Christmas shopping fun and easy in shops that are owner/operated.

To schedule your Registered events visit: 

Mini Photo Sesh w/hipster Kris Kringle |  | $65 (includes one digital download) - where Honeywild Photography’s Pop Up Studio inside Kim Neuens Interior & Design, offers a mini photo sesh with you Mingling with Kris Kringle, perfect for your Christmas Cards 

Drop in and Decorate Party | 3 - 5:30 pm | $22 - where Respite will match every purchased cookie kit and donate to Grace of Douglas, our localsenior living community. ) 

Traditional Santa | 9 - 12 pm | $20 - where @emmavarleyphotography will take photos and Lakeshore Pet Boutique will donate $20 directly to @wishbonealleganshelter  Free box of dog treats with purchases over $50 to secure your spot!

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