The holiday excitement starts on Sunday (Nov 18) with the annual Holiday Open House in downtown Suttons Bay. The event runs from 12 – 4 and provides an opportunity to get in the holiday spirit and enjoy the beautiful holiday windows on display. Feel free to bring canned goods or toiletry items to vote for your favorite window – a great way to donate to the LCN Food Pantry. Merchants will offer hors’deuvres and refreshments to add to the festive spirit!
Suttons Bay Holiday Festival
The weekend of November 30 – December 2nd is packed with activities. On Friday night there will be a Holiday Stroll from 5 – 8 PM featuring hundreds of luminaries lining the street as carolers stroll throughout the village. Restaurants will be offering specials and stores will feature drawings and refreshments.
Saturday is Family Day. Santa arrives by fire truck at 5pm to light the big village Christmas Tree, but before that there are a lot of fun activities for the kids. Inland Seas will host youngsters to make Christmas cards for Tendercare residents and also have hands-on science activities. The Bay will feature a family friendly $1 movie at 1 PM. Gather at the tree at 5pm to sing carols with the Suttons Bay High School Band until Santa arrives. Then follow Santa to The Village Inn to share your holiday wishes.
On Sunday Antlers & Elves make their annual appearance at Enerdyne and Brainstorm. You can also enjoy the holiday Christmas Concert at Suttons Bay Congregational Church at 3pm and indulge your sweet tooth at the Cookie Extravaganza at the Friendship center from 1 – 4pm. This will also be the last day to cast your vote for your favorite holiday window.
The Suttons Bay Holiday Festival is sponsored by the Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce, but supported by a variety of organizations: Village of Suttons Bay, Village of Suttons Bay Fire Department, By the Bay Garden Club, Inland Seas, The Bay Theater, SBHS Marching Band and the SB School Choirs.
Photo credit: The Front Porch by Trish P. – K1000 Gal