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Holiday Events

Holiday Events

Friday, November 30th, 2018

4pm – 7pm ARTS AND CRAFT VENDORS
Hastings Public  Library 227 E State Street

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

5:45pm – 6:00pm LIVE NATIVITY SCENE 
First Presbyterian Church

6pm – 6:30pm  MAYOR’S CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CROWNING OF THE JINGLE AND MINGLE PRINCE AND PRINCESS
E. State Street between City Hall and the Library

6pm – 9pm CARRIAGE RIDES (TICKETS REQUIRED)
Jefferson and Court Street

6pm – 9pm HOLLY TROLLEY RIDES 

North side of the Courthouse in front of the entrance

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

Saturday, December 1, 2018

10am – 11am Santa Dash 5k run (Santa Dash)

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 3 VS 3 BROOMBALL TOURNAMENT (PDF)Broomball

 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. Register HERE

Barry County Enrichment Center, 231 S Broadway Street

1pm – 5pm Wagon and 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

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 107 East State Street. Hastings

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)

Old Jamie’s Crafts Building

 

 

4pm -4:30 PM The Nutcracker

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

Expressions Dance Center Thornapple Plaza

 

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

SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS – EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY
Enjoy post parade food and drink specials in Downtown Hastings

 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

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

11pm – 3pm 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

1pm – 3pm HOLLY TROLLEY RIDES

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

North side of the Courthouse in front of the entrance.

11pm – 3pm 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 – 2pm “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 Pick up a ballot • State Street & Jefferson in the Tent

1pm – 2pm SCAVENGER HUNT

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

At Home Real Estate • 107 E State Street

 

“Other Things to See and Do!”

 Gingerbread House Competition

Hastings Public Library

Vote for your favorite Gingerbread House Friday until 7pm and Saturday until 3pm!

Winners will be announced at the Christmas Parade

 

Creative Kids Workshop “Thornapple Arts Council” Friday 5:00pm – 7pm

Join us for various art projects each year.