Lakeshore Lodging will be an official Toys for Tots drop-off location this year. Starting November 1-December 15, we’ll be accepting toy donations at our office.
Bring in a new, unwrapped toy during our office hours (Weekdays 9am-5pm) and we’ll display your name in our office as thanks. Guests who book a stay with Lakeshore Lodging arriving between November 1-15 can choose to add on an Early Check-in or Late Check-out for $50 and Lakeshore Lodging will donate a toy
November 15 - December 22 6:30-8:30PM Gallery opens at 6:45, leasing will begin at 7:00PM | Open to the Public FREE Admission M –F | 9AM – 5PM
The award-winning Art à Loan art lease program returns to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, featuring work from Saugatuck Public School students. A jury of art professionals selected the pieces included in Art à Loan and is comprised of art created by student artists ranging from grades Kindergarten through 12th, creating a variety of artwork available. The pieces can be leased for $150 per year, for public display in offices, shops, restaurants, lobbies and more. Art à Loan creates a positive impact by displaying students' artwork to the public throughout the community.
Starts Friday November 17th. and runs through the weekend!
Tote bags filled with coupons, samples and goodies to the first 150 ladies, Hot Cocoa, at The Brass Anchor Co. throughout the weekend.
*Shop to Win!
*Every $10 you spend earns you a stamp.
The more stamps, the better chance of winning!
Prizes : Gift Baskets filled with gift items and gift certificates
from participating merchants.
Friday Night Fashion Show : Merchants will participate in a Fashion show, 7 p.m. at Wicks Park Bar & Grille showing off the latest in Fall and Winter Fashion.
Always a Blast!
Saturday : Wine Tasting Event at Wine Sellers, Demonstrations and Specials in shops all day - to be determined as details are underway. Hot Cocoa and Cookies, tote bags, and Contest Entries available at The Brass Anchor Co.
Saturday Night Comedy @Coral Gables.
Sunday : Breakfast & Lunch Specials throughout town, Last Day for Shop to Win! Contest Winners announced at 5 p.m. at The Brass Anchor Co.
Stay tuned for Bands and more entertainment as we get closer to the date! Going to be jam packed with fun for The Girls!!
Free Hot Chocolate Fridays!
Event Dates: 11/24/2017 through 12/29/2017
Free Hot Chocolate Fridays at Lakeshore Lodging
On November 24, and December 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, Lakeshore Lodging will be hosting a hot cocoa bar in our office. Bring in a Toys for Tots donation and reward your good
deed with a warm mug of hot chocolate, or just come in to chat and warm up!
Saturday December 2nd., 1pm. Butler Street in downtown Saugatuck.
Dress up as your favorite Whoville character and join
Saugatuck's Festive Holiday Parade
which will be led by Whoville's fabled Mayor as parade Marshall.
Sponsored by the Saugatuck/Douglas Visitors Bureau.
For more info call (269) 857-1701
Tree Lighting Ceremony and Visit from Santa
Event Date: 12/02/2017
Bring your family for an entire day of Holiday Cheer!
The Saugatuck-Douglas Area Business Association (SDABA) and the Saugatuck-Douglas Convention Visitors Bureau (CVB) have joined together to present this Holiday season's
Annual Christmas Parade, Santa's Workshop
& Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 2
in Downtown Saugatuck!
The Annual Christmas Parade will begin at 1pm and proceed down Butler Street. There will be bands, floats, performing groups, and a cast of characters. Everyone is invited to participate!
A North Pole rumor, that has made it all the way to Saugatuck, indicates that Santa will be making a special appearance!
After the parade, families can enjoy the return of Santa's Workshop (11 a.m. - 4:00pm) at The Annex (Coral Gables) on Water Street.
There will be photo opportunities with Santa plus kids craft projects, tree decorating, music, refreshments and more!
Parade starts at 1pm
Santa's Workship from 11 a.m. - 4:00pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5pm
Shopping All Day!
After Santa's Workshop, at 5pm head over to Village Square
at Butler and Main Streets for the annual
Tree Lighting Ceremony
featuring free hot chocolate and cookies provided by Mill Pond Realty, caroling, and a countdown to light the holiday tree!
Visit local shops and restaurants and enjoy the holiday spirit!
TRADITIONAL CANDY CANE GAME
All day at participating shops - Game sheets can be picked up at the Coral Gables Annex, or at participating merchants. Game players can look for the Candy Cane and letter attached, finding all the letters to create a popular Christmas Phrase. Winning entries will be entered in a drawing to win $150.00 in SDABA Bucks!*
*SDABA bucks are as good as cash at all SDABA Businesses.
This session we will also be traveling to Grand Blanc, Michigan on November 5th, to perform a collaborative concert with the New Century Chorale.
The chorus is under the direction of W. Gene Coburn and Nancy Plantinga.
A Taste of Holiday Cheer
Event Date: 12/05/2017
A Taste of Holiday Cheer
Spirits and Small Plates
Tuesday, December 5
6:30 - 8PM
Celebrate the holidays with this delicious pairings "demonstration" class with Chef Michael Bild. Chef Michael whips up cocktails made with Coppercraft Distillery’s spirits (based in Holland with a tasting room in Saugatuck). Then he presents "Pure Michigan" hors d'oeuvres featuring Evergreen Lanes Farm Brie, local jams, Mud Lake Farmhazelnuts, leek gruyere tartlets, organic dark chocolate-local rum mousse, figgy eggnog and more.
The perfect gift for a friend or treat for yourself, join us for an evening of culinary magic (and take home recipes you can make for your own gatherings!).Guests must be 21 years of age.
Chef Michael Bild has been on the food scene for the better part of 18 years in the Saugatuck/ Douglas area. He worked for over a decade as the Executive Chef for Everyday People Cafe in Douglas. In 2013 was a partner in creating Lucy's Little Kitchen in Saugatuck. Michael currently serves as the Chef at Farmhouse Deli and Catering in Douglas. In 2014 he took his passion for food to another level by founding the organic farm project Heart of Life Farm. Chef Michael's recipes have been published in Saveur and Lake magazines.
**Chef Tasting Dinner with Golden Brown Co. **at Borrowed Time*
Join us for an intimate chef tasting menu with five courses designed and executed by Chef Jay Mullins of Golden Brown Co. catering.
Each course will be paired with a unique wine meant to enhance the flavor of each dish. *"At Golden Brown Co., we create and maintain a harmonious relationship among food that is simple, real, and deliciously wholesome. We cook with intention and conscience! Together we can reconnect with the simple joys of good food." Jay & Becky Mullins*