Grand Haven, MI – From 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, November 22nd, the Grand Haven Main Street District provided the perfect backdrop of brilliant lights and holiday cheer to kick off the annual holiday shopping season. Lakeshore Middle School Choir strolled throughout downtown, providing fun, festive holiday music and the return of the “Steel Doin’ It” steel drum band performed on Washington by the Fifth Third Bank building. Retail stores throughout the Main Street District hosted open houses with special holiday treats and festive activities for all ages. The Boy Scout Troop 246 sold fresh evergreen wreaths and the Tri-Cities Historical Museum handed out roasted chestnuts, and cider.
“Light Night is a tradition that our merchants and residents alike to come together to welcome the holiday season,” said Sharon Behm, co-owner of Borr’s Shoes and Chair of the Grand Haven Main Street Board. “Besides hot cocoa and Christmas cookies, you can wander through our charming downtown while listening to holiday music and sampling roasted chestnuts. It’s Grand Haven hospitality at its best.”
Limited edition holiday shopping totes and free hot cocoa, compliments of Jumpin’ Java and JW’s Food & Spirits were given to the first 500 shoppers and available at North Second Street and Washington (next to Hostetter’s at 135 Washington).
Light Night is hosted by Grand Haven Main Street. For more information contact Main Street at 616-844-1188 or on the web at www.downtowngh.com