The Christmas spirit takes over downtown Mount Clemens on Friday, Nov. 19 with the arrival of Santa, the disclosing of an enormous Christmas tree and quite a lot of family-friendly actions in native retailers and companies.
Festivities for the thirtieth annual Uptown Mount Clemens Christmas Open Home will happen close to the Fountain Stage on Macomb Place.
The occasion runs 5-9 p.m. and ushers within the begin of the vacation season for the town’s array of eating places, bars, distinctive retailers, hair salons, music shops and different companies.
“It’s a beautiful alternative for households to spend high quality time collectively and with Santa and Mrs. Claus at this leisurely occasion,” Michelle Weiss of the Mount Clemens Downtown Improvement Authority mentioned in a information launch.
In accordance with Mayor Laura Kropp, Panorama Providers of Clinton Township has arrange a 25-foot Christmas tree on Macomb Place, which might be glowing with vacation lights and decorations from Pine Road to Foremost Road to offer a festive vacation scene.
The enjoyable begins at 5 p.m. on the Fountain Stage, situated on Macomb Place between North Walnut and Pine streets.
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by horse-drawn sleigh at 6 p.m. and can cue the lighting of the vacation decorations and a brand new 25-foot-tall reside Christmas tree. The mayor will current Santa with a key to the town and lead the singing of Christmas carols.
Free Santa Cross photograph appointment reservation playing cards could be made on the Fountain Stage beginning at 5 p.m. Appointments are scheduled in half-hour intervals. DDA officers say reservations refill rapidly and are issued on a first-come, first-serve foundation. For the perfect time choice, visitors ought to plan to reach early.
Photographs with Santa might be taken 6:30-9 p.m. in Pop’s Candy an Treats at 90 Macomb Place. Households are suggested to convey their very own cameras.
A number of downtown companies will provide particular gross sales, raffles, and giveaways. Household-friendly actions will happen all through the night together with:
• The Kids’s Discovery Heart of Macomb might be open 5-9 p.m. at 54 Cherry Road with actions, crafts for youths and extra.
• Free horse-drawn trolley rides round downtown can be found 6:30-9 p.m. The boarding station would be the northwest nook of Macomb Place and North Walnut Road.
• Youngsters could make their very own ornaments at Ardis Music, 49 North Walnut.
• A Prize Wheel Give Away might be held at Anton Artwork Heart, 125 Macomb Place
• Craft equipment for youths at The Bohemian Goat, 69 N. Walnut.
• Free sweet canes at Studio 58 Salon & Spa, 58 N. Walnut.
• A retailer raffle takes place at Paperback Author Books/Weirdsville Data, 61 Macomb
• Adorn your individual chocolate bar at Champagne Goodies, 65 Macomb Place, Suite E
• Free cider and donuts might be obtainable at Thomas Nevin Jewelers, 64 Cherry Road
• Make a snowman decoration at The Nest, 66 Macomb Place
• Free ornaments might be obtainable at Max & Ollie’s Classic Boutique, 65 Macomb Place
The annual Santa Parade takes place the subsequent day, Saturday, Nov. 20 on Foremost Road.
For extra data relating to the Christmas Open Home in Uptown Mount Clemens, name the Mount Clemens Downtown Improvement Authority at 586-469-4168.