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Holiday Events




Holiday Events

Friday, December 6th, 2024

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  ARTS AND CRAFT VENDORS
Hastings Public  Library * 227 E State Street

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  CREATIVE KIDS CRAFTS

Jaqua Realtors * 100 S. Jefferson.

Presented by “Thornapple Arts Council”

Join us for various art projects each year.

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  SANTA’S WORKSHOP

State Grounds Coffee Shop * 108 E. State Street

Presented by “Lighthouse Title Group”

5:30 p.m.   MANGER LIGHTING  (Court House Lawn)

E. State Street between City Hall and the Library

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  CARRIAGE/WAGON RIDES 
Jefferson and Court Street * First Come, First Served

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  VISIT WITH SANTA

Under The Sun * 131 W. Stat Street

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  HOLLY TROLLEY RIDES 

North side of the Courthouse in front of the entrance


Kloosterman’s Sports Tap Bar & Grill * 201 S. Jefferson

Saturday, December 7th, 2024

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. SANTA DASH 5K RUN

Register at www.itsyourrace.com

The entry fee is an unwrapped present.  Presents will be donated to the Barry County United Way to be given to local children in need.

The event starts at the United Way (Barry Community Enrichment Center) * 231 S. Broadway * and ends at the Hastings Pavilion.  Santa and the Grinch will be at this event

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 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

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 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

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  WAGON AND CARRIAGE RIDES

Although, all events are free, no tickets needed.  These are “first come, first served.”

Wagon @ Ace Hardware and Carriage @ State & Jefferson Streets

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. HOLLY TROLLEY RIDES

North side of the Courthouse in front of the entrance.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 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 at the North Pole may just answer?

At Home Real Estate * 107 East State Street. Hastings

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 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 Grounds Coffee Shop * 108 E. State Street


Come see some of our local dance schools show off their talent!

Thornapple Plaza

State Street, Hastings, MI. Sponsored by Bliss Clearing Niagara

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  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

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  WAGON & CARRIAGE RIDES

Although, all events are free, no tickets required.  These are “first come, first served.”

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

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  HOLLY TROLLEY RIDES

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

North side of the Courthouse in front of the entrance.

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  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

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  PHOTO BOOTH

Bee Sweet Ice Creak & Candy * 131 W. State Street

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  KIDS CHRISTMAS MARKET

State Grounds Coffee House * 108 E. State Street

1:00 p.m.  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

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  “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. Use the QR Code on the Jingle & Mingle Brochure to vote.  No phone to vote, no worries, someone at each location will be available to help you.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  SCAVENGER HUNT

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

At Home Real Estate • 107 E State Street

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  CHILDREN’S CRAFTS & GAMES

State Grounds Coffee House * 108 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 on the Jingle & Mingle facebook page.