Dowagiac businesses look forward to Holiday Open House weekend – Leader Publications

Dowagiac businesses look forward to Holiday Open House weekend – Leader Publications

Dowagiac businesses look forward to Holiday Open House weekend

Published at 10:53 on Wednesday, November 2, 2022

DOWAGIAC – Santa, gingerbread homes, elves and particular actions usher within the vacation season when the Holiday Open House returns to Dowagiac specialty outlets, boutiques and eating places on Saturday, Nov. 12, kicking off a number of seasonal actions locally.

The Baker’s Rhapsody sweetens issues up once more this 12 months with their Gingerbread House competitors. Participants can choose up a equipment from the bakery or construct from scratch by following the principles posted on the bakery’s web site and enter by November 11. People’s Choice may be voted on in the course of the Saturday Open House.

The most particular of visitors, Santa, will likely be welcoming guests to Place 132 from 10am to 2pm and an Elf will likely be hiding on the cabinets of many businesses this 12 months. Families can go to collaborating areas on Saturday and, after discovering the elves, enter their form in a drawing to win a present certificates. Participating businesses embrace Baker’s Rhapsody, Beeswax Coffee Roasters, Caruso’s, Cottage Gallery, Crafty Gals, Deck the Halls, Euflooria, Oak and Ash BBQ, Olympia Books, Rosy Tomorrows, Sandy and Rachel’s Medical Massage, The Histound. The Hairitage, The Marshall Shoppe, Fred Milton’s State Farm Office, who knew the load and yarn forward.

“Holiday traditions like visiting with Santa and shopping for gifts locally for family and friends are such a sweet way to start the holiday season,” mentioned Matt Money, Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce Marketing and Events Coordinator. “Finding special things in special places – right here in our community.”

Pets get particular vacation consideration at Bow Wow Bakery & Bath the place Blue Print Photography will {photograph} pets from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dowagiac Library will host a particular story and craft with native youngsters’s writer Thelda Mathews, studying her guide “The Squoze”. , from 11 a.m. to midday. In addition, the Ladies’ Library Association will maintain its Fall Book Sale on November eleventh, twelfth and 14th.

Working to share the generosity of our group, the Dowagiac Fire Department will likely be downtown at Beckwith Park throughout Open House on Saturday gathering new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots, and

Theta Mu Sorority’s annual Arts and Crafts Show will likely be held on Saturday, November 12 from 9 am. to 3 p.m. at Dowagiac High School.

Some retailers, akin to Imperial Furniture, may have further Open House hours and host specials and drawings for present certificates at their businesses. Many outlets will lengthen their hours on Thursday evenings till 7pm within the run up to Christmas.

Holiday celebrations proceed with: Tree of Love Lighting Ceremony at Ascension Borgess Lee Hospital, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m.; The annual Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade of Candles on Friday, Dec. 2, leaves downtown at 7 p.m.; and the Dowagiac Elks Lodge hosts Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 10.

The Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce Holiday Open House and Candlelight Christmas Parade are sponsored by Ascension Borgess Lee Hospital. For a whole schedule of occasions go to the Chamber’s web site at

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