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Holiday Events

NEW this for 2017! Broomball Tournament, The Nutcracker, Gingerbread House Competition and Free” Gift Wrapping

Friday, December 1, 2017

5pm – 8pm ARTS AND CRAFT VENDORS
Hastings Public Library 227 E State Street

5:30pm – 5:45pm LIVE NATIVITY SCENE MAYORAL DEDICATION
5:45pm LIVE NATIVITY SCENE
Barry County Courthouse Lawn

6pm – 6:15pm CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
E. State Street between City Hall and the Library

6pm – 9pm CARRIAGE RIDES
Jefferson and Court Street

6pm – 9pm HOLLY TROLLEY RIDES WITH TOMMY VALE!
North side of the Courthouse in front of the entrance

6pm – 9pm SANTA AT DICK’S BARBER SHOP
121 S Jefferson Street

Saturday, December 2, 2017

10am – 11am SANTA DASH 5K RUN

If you’re into running or you just like to see runners dressed in costume while running, come on out and cheer them on! This is an official 5k run and you must register to participate.

Packet Pickup – At Home Real Estate 107 E State Street

11am – 2pm COOKIES WITH SANTA 

Visit the Merry Ol’ Elf and have some cookies. The lines for this event fill up, so get there early!

Hastings Public Library Upstairs Community Room-227 E State Street

11am – 2pm FACE PAINTING

After your visit with Santa, get a stylish decoration on your face that you can display all around town.
Hastings Public Library upstairs- 227 E State Street

12pm BROOMBALL TOURNAMENT

NEW this year! Come on out and cheer on a little competition for the Holiday Season. Broomball, it doesn’t get better that this. If you have never experienced it, you will love it! Teams must register to play.

Barry County Enrichment Center, 231 S Broadway Street

1pm – 5pm WAGON & CARRIAGE RIDES

“tickets required”

Although, all events are free, you must have tickets for a carriage or wagon ride. All tickets are given out ½ hour before the starting time of the rides each day. Get there early and have the opportunity to get your tickets. These are “first come, first served.”

Wagon @ Ace Hardware and Carriage @ State & Jefferson Streets

1pm – 5pm HOLLY TROLLEY RIDES WITH TOMMY VALE

If you have a love for the saxophone, and you love Christmas Music, you will love our Holly Trolley ride with live music by Tommy Vale. He will serenade you with all the classics, while you ride around

North side of the Courthouse in front of the entrance.

2pm – 4pm LETTERS TO SANTA

Here’s an opportunity to send Santa a letter telling him exactly what you want! Children receive coloring books (while supplies last). After mailing their letter, you never know, the Big Guy in the North may just answer?

At Home Real Estate

2pm – 4pm SANTA’S WORKSHOP

Children get a chance to build one of several Christmas projects (while supplies last). Get creative and go home with a gift! (Adult supervision required)

State Street

4pm The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is an internationally known dance. Come see some of our local dance schools show off their talent!

Step ‘N Time Dance Studio and The Revue, The Spray Plaza

5:30pm – 7pm HASTINGS ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARADE “LIGHT UP THE NIGHT”
State Street, Hastings, MI. Sponsored by Bliss Clearing Niagara

7pm – 8pm SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS – EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY
Downtown Hastings

 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

11:30am – 1pm PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Come on out early, we close State Street, put up a big tent and invite everyone to have breakfast on us! What a great morning start before you enjoy the events of the day.

State Street & Jefferson in the Tent

12pm – 4pm WAGON & CARRIAGE RIDES

“tickets required”

Although, all events are free, you must have tickets for a carriage or wagon ride. All tickets are given out ½ hour before the starting time of the rides each day. Get there early and have the opportunity to get your tickets. These are “first come, first served.”

Wagon @ State & Church Streets and Carriage @ State & Michigan Streets

12pm – 4pm HOLLY TROLLEY RIDES

Take a nice ride on the Holly Trolley around the town.

North side of the Courthouse in front of the entrance.

12pm – 4pm REINDEER PETTING ZOO

No Christmas experience is complete without visiting live Reindeer. Get hands on, pet them, talk to them, they are soooo cute!

State Street at Jefferson

1 pm CANDY CANE HUNT

Want some excitement and the chance to win great prizes? Get lined up early for this year’s Candy Cane Hunt, listen closely to the instructions, search out the courtyard and you might just win!

Barry County Courthouse Lawn, 220 W State Street

12pm – 3pm “IT’S A CHILI WINTER” CHILI COOKOFF

Love chili, knew you did. Get a chance to go around Downtown and taste some of the best chili around. Get your ballot at the tent.

Downtown Hastings

1pm – 2pm SCAVENGER HUNT

Like to hunt stuff down? Pick up a Scavenger Hunt form and go hunting!

State Street & Jefferson Street

1pm – 3pm CHILDREN’S CRAFTS & GAMES

In and around the great tent you will find all sorts of activities for the children to do.

State Street & Jefferson Street

 

“Other Things to See and Do!”

NEW. Gingerbread House Competition

Hastings Public Library

Vote for your favorite Gingerbread House Friday until 6pm and Saturday until 3pm!

Winners will be announced at the Christmas Parade

 

YOUNG ARTISTS WORKSHOP “Thornapple Arts Council” Friday 5:30pm – 7pm

Join us for various art projects each year.

 

GREENSTREET CHURCH BAKE SALE

Saturday 1pm – 3pm

Pick up some “yummy” goodies.

 

NEW. Free” Gift Wrapping

Buy a gift at a Downtown retailer and we will wrap it for free. Have a gift in your car, bring that too!