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Santa Celebrates Christmas in the Village of Pentwater 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - November 25, 2018
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PENTWATER, NOVEMBER 1, 2018 - Pentwater invites all to Celebrate with Santa Claus in the Village of Pentwater.  Santa Claus will arrive in Pentwater on Saturday, November 24. He will be escorted to the Village Green in Downtown Pentwater by the Pentwater Fire Department at 5 pm.  Santa will be available for visits and photos immediately following his arrival.  Parents are encouraged to bring a camera for photographs with Santa Claus.  


Visits with Santa are a Christmas tradition for many Pentwater area families, and this special event offers a great chance for free family fun while shopping for holiday gifts.  The Pentwater Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be a part of creating holiday memories to last a lifetime.  


There will be carolers from the local churches singing Christmas songs. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided from Hansen Foods and Fudge & Frosting.  Free horse drawn carriage rides will be available to transport you, your family and friends up and down Hancock Street.  




Local merchants will welcome you at every corner.  Pentwater will be hosting the annual Merchants Open Houses on Saturday, November 24th from 12-6pm and Sunday, November 25th from 12-4pm.  Many activities will start kick off your local shopping cheer.  Fun for all can be found at Jilly's Gallery.  Stop in for the Build a Snowman Ornament or Trim a Christmas Tree glass class!  $20.00 covers glass and firing.  Stroll some more to hear Christmas stories being told at Storybook Village.


The Pentwater Chamber of Commerce encourages everyone to shop local, especially during this holiday season.  Pentwater contains a myriad of locally owned retail shops, galleries and restaurants that give our area a distinct flair.  We would also like to highlight our outstanding service providers, for example, landscapers, physician, dentist, real estate firms, insurance agents and more.  Whether they provide goods or services, many small business owners in our area take pride in hiring local personnel.  When patrons choose to purchase goods and services from locally owned businesses, a portion of tax revenue stays in our area, which strengthens our local economy.  Small businesses are of vital importance to the economic development process of the Pentwater area.  The Chamber hopes the "Shop Local" theme continues to resonate in our community throughout the year.  

While shopping in Pentwater, make sure to check out the holiday decorations.  Downtown businesses will have participated in a Storefront Decorating Contest and winners will be announced on social media November 24th.  The Pentwater Chamber of Commerce enjoys the festive atmosphere of the downtown provided by all. 

November 24th 

12-6pm  Pentwater Merchant Open Houses

All Day   Christmas Stories at Storybook Village

All Day   Build a Snowman Ornament or Trim a Christmas Tree Glass Class at Jilly's Gallery

4:30pm  Carolers

5pm       Meet Santa, Cookies & Hot Chocolate

5pm       Horse Drawn Carriage Rides


November 25th

12-4pm  Pentwater Merchant Open Houses


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