Friday, November 20th from 10am to 8pm
Saturday, November 21st from 10am to 6pm
WHITE LAKE AREA HOLIDAY WALK
WHITEHALL, MICHIGAN – ‘Tis the season of Christmas that brings a community together and what better way to ring in the holiday than the 22nd Annual White Lake Holiday Walk. This year’s Christmas Walk will take place during the weekend of November 20 & 21 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.
Whitehall will again host the “Tree Lighting Ceremony” at 7 pm on North Mears with festive lights. Children of all ages are invited to bring their ornaments to help decorate this Community Christmas Tree. Members of the White Lake Chorale will be the featured guests as they sing carols and add to the celebration of the joyous season. The aroma of roasted chestnuts will fill the air along with hundreds of luminaries lining the sidewalks Friday evening. Muskegon Area Transit System (MATS) is the sponsor of complimentary hot chocolate and will have the MATS bus available for all to come and check out!
Free old-fashioned carriage rides provided by Common Gentry Carriage Company await you on Friday evening, November 20 from 5-8pm and during the afternoon of Saturday, November 21 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 Whitehall 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.
Adding to the festivities, members of the Muskegon Shoreline Chorus and Whitehall High School Choir members will be caroling in the streets and at participating businesses. 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.
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 20 from 10am to 8pm and Saturday, November 21 from 10am to 6pm. For more information on the 22nd Annual Holiday Walk, contact the White Lake Area Chamber at 231-893-4585 or 800-879-9702 or visit www.whitelake.org.