2017 Tree Lighting & Traditional Holiday Celebration
7328 Garden Lane
Portage, MI 49002 (269) 329-4522
Contact: Alyssa Milbeck
Phone: (269) 329-4522
Set your sights on holiday lights, caroling and holiday treats! Please join in an evening night of fun at the City of Portage annual Traditional Holiday and Tree Lighting Celebration. The fun kicks off at the City Centre, near the Portage District Library on Saturday, December 2 at 6:00 p.m. Thousands of lights will be illuminated in celebration of the holiday season. Then follow a horse-drawn wagon with Santa and Mrs. Claus, complete with jingle bells and Christmas carolers, on a short walk down the Portage Creek Bicentennial Trail to the Celery Flats Historical Area, where the holiday celebration will take place.
Special surprise appearance from Santa’s reindeer available for kids to pet and take a picture with courtesy of Osborne & Kline. Festive music will be provided by Proclamation Brass, a local brass ensemble group, and the Portage Central Choir. Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet visitors at the Hayloft Theatre, and refreshments will be available including hot cider and cocoa. An ice sculpture demonstration, and letters to Santa in the Schoolhouse will also be on site. Admission is free, however, donations of food, toys and outerwear will be accepted for the Portage Community Center to help those in need. Please call 329-4522 with any questions about the event.