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Home For The Holidays

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The Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce lights up downtown Harbor Springs and outlying areas this holiday season with the Annual Home for the Holidays Program!

The Home for the Holidays and Downtown Open House will kick off with the Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown Harbor Springs on Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at 6:30pm

There will be community caroling, led by the Northern Michigan Chorale, free hand-made ornaments for children to receive and festive music performances.  Immediately following the tree lighting will be a Chili Supper at the Holly Childhood Church and a special visit from Santa.  The local Boy Scouts will be passing out free hot coco to keep the audience warm.

Students and children from the area will have the opportunity to decorate ornaments for the annual tree lighting.  Merchants will also be decorating the front of their retail stores, business or home!  This year's theme for store-front decorations is "Ice."


Throughout Saturday the 30th, there will dedicated holiday shopping specials, a festive Farmer's Market with extended hours, and holiday cheer throughout the community.

The Home for the Holidays program then concludes on Saturday, December 7 (6-9pm), with the most anticipated event of the season: The Annual Downtown Merchant Holiday Open House.  Enjoy a fun-filled day of local shopping and an unforgettable evening of special music, hot and cold refreshments, and yummy holiday treats and hors d’oevres.  The Petoskey Steel Drum Band will be performing!  Main Street will be closed to allow the community to stroll in between stores and enjoy a relaxing evening of tradition. 

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