Friday holiday events in Michiana

By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email

The following is a list of Friday night Holiday community events in below. You can add yours in the comments. Click the city name for more details on each event.

South Bend
DTSB First Fridays – Downtown for the Holidays – 5-9
Santa arrives at the Jon Hunt Plaza at 5:30 to kick off the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Fireworks will follow. Children can take photos with Santa beginning at 6:30 (parents can bring their own camera to capture the memory for free). Santa’s workshop is open from 6:30 to 9 Friday night, with extra hours through next week.

(Saturday event: Eddy Street Commons Tree Lighting Ceremony)

Tree lighting ceremony – 6p.m.
Santa will be at the event! Treble Clef Singers perform carols, starting at 5:45 outside the police station on Church Street. Hot chocolate and cookies are available. HealthLinc and Mishawaka Food Pantry are seeking donations of hats, scarves, and non-perishable food items. Winterfest begins Saturday at Merrifield Park.

Winterfest kickoff – 6:30
Help Mrs. Clause find Santa! He’s hiding in Civic Plaza. The elves will provide the clues, but they are asking for a new, unwrapped toy in exchange, or a $3 donation. The event kicks of a 10-day celebration of winter.

Lights parade – 7p.m.
Vendors offer hot chocolate and sweets, beginning at 6:15 at Beckwith Park. The candlelight parade features 117 floats and marching bands. It steps off at 7.

St. Joseph, Mich.
Light the Bluff – 6:30
Lake Bluff Park will be illuminated Friday night with thousands of lights on the community tree, and holiday-themed displays. Music, live mannequins, and shopping are part of the celebration.

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