Monday, November 18, 2013
Whitehall and Montague Light Up for the White Lake Holiday Walk, 11-22, 10 AM - 8 and 11-22 10 AM- 6.
WHITE LAKE AREA HOLIDAY WALK ‘Tis the season of Christmas that brings a community together and what better way to ring in the holiday than the 20th Annual White Lake Holiday Walk. This year’s Christmas Walk will take place during the weekend of November 22 & 23 along the streets of Montague and Whitehall with dozens of participating businesses. Enjoy traditional Christmas Open Houses featuring unique gifts and yummy treats from participating White Lake Area merchants. Share the spirit of Christmas with holiday music and a visit with Santa Claus strolling along the streets both Friday and Saturday along with hundreds of luminaries lining the sidewalks Friday evening. Also on Friday evening, Whitehall will again host the “Tree Lighting Ceremony” at 7 pm on North Mears where festive lights. Friends and Family of the White Lake Chorale will be the featured guests as they sing carols and add to the celebration of the joyous season. Adding to the festivities, members of the local a cappella group “Voices Eight” and the Whitehall High School Chamber Choir will be caroling in the streets and at participating businesses on Saturday. The Holiday Market will also be open at the Farmers Market location in Montague with an array of goods and merchandise on Saturday from 10am – 3pm. Free old-fashioned carriage rides provided by Common Gentry Carriage Company await you on the both Friday evening, November 22 from 5-8pm and during the afternoon of Saturday, November 23 from 12noon – 3pm in downtown Montague and Whitehall. Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt are proud to present complimentary Trolley Rides that will transport and deliver anyone wanting to visit any of the participating businesses in Montague and Whitehall Saturday from 11am – 3pm. Children will want to check out the make it and take it Christmas crafts at the Nuveen Center in downtown Montague also on Saturday from 11am – 2 pm. In addition to children’s activities, Santa will be in various stores ready to visit with kids of all ages. Shoppers and passersby are invited to enjoy all the holiday decorations. Participating businesses will host a variety of specialties. There’s a lot to check out so be sure to get a Holiday Walk Map which are available at participating shops, businesses, and at the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Submit a completed map by going into at least 15 of the participating businesses and enter the drawing to win a $50 White Lake Gift Certificate. All ages are sure to enjoy what both Montague and Whitehall have to offer! The Holiday Walk hours are Friday, November 22 from 10am to 8pm and Saturday, November 23 from 10am to 6pm. For more information on the 20th Annual Holiday Walk, contact the White Lake Area Chamber at 231-893-4585 or 800-879-9702 or visit www.whitelake.org.