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    Happy HolidaysSection A

    Your guide to the holidays

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    a2 | Ludington daiLy newS/HaPPy HoLidayS | wedneSday, noVeMBeR 25, 2015

    Holiday calendar of events for 2015.

    noVeMBeR 26Community thanksgiv-ing dinner, noon-2 p.m., Emanuel Lutheran Church, 501 E. Danaher St., Ludington

    noVeMBeR 28small Business SaturdaysCottville kiCks off its Elf on a Shelf and Candy Cane Lane promotions in down-town Scottvilleaglow on the Avenue holi-day events, downtown Lud-ington (Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m.-noon, Old Hamlin; holiday craft show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St.; Small Business Saturday,

    11 a.m.-7 p.m., shopping in downtown Ludington; Christ-mas tree lot, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., James Street Plaza; holi-day market, 4-7 p.m., James Street Plaza; pre-parade warmup, 4-6 p.m., Luding-ton Library; holiday parade, 6 p.m., downtown Ludington; visit with Santa after parade, Sandcastles Childrens Mu-seum)Festival oF Lights, Pentwa-ter (Advent Market and craft fair, St. Vincents Hall, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Pentwater Merchant open houses, noon-6 p.m.; Christmas stories at Story-book Village, 3-6 p.m.; meet Santa, cookies and hot choc-olate, 5 p.m.; carolers 5 p.m.; horsedrawn carriage rides, 5 p.m.; Pentwater Alumni bas-ketball game, 6 p.m.)

    deceMBeR 2RotaRy holiday auc-tion, 6-9 p.m., Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Ludington (Photo above.)

    deceMBeR 3sleighBell weekend, Manistee (A Lilliputian Christ-mas, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Manistee Historical Museum; James Dempsey Mansion tours, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.; cigar tasting, 5 p.m., Surroundings)

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    Plenty to do this holiday season

    There are plenty of chances to meet Santa, share a Christmas wish and take a photo.

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    deceMBeR 4sleighBell weekend, Manistee (A Lilliputian Christ-mas, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Manistee Historical Museum; Cookie decorating, 11-8 p.m., Man-istee Inn and Marina; Festival of Trees, 1-8 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre Ballroom; James Dempsey Mansion tours, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.; For the Love of Children and Choco-late Sleighbell Chocolate Shop, 3-7 p.m., 318 River St.; Brass Ensembles, 5 p.m., 390 River St.; Downtown Man-istee soup cook-off, 4-6:30 p.m., results 7 p.m.)

    deceMBeR 5santas woRkshop, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., pictures with Santa, Christmas crafts, story-time with Mrs. Claus, games, mail letters to Santa, Christ-mas cookies, and all children on the nice list leave with a special gift from Santa, Flora-Craft, 1 W. Longfellow Place, Ludington (enter from Har-rison Street)manistee old Christmas Weekend (Jingle Bell Jog 5k run/walk, 10 a.m., Kennedy Elementary, registration $22; Sleighbell Bazaar and Craft Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Man-istee High School; A Lillipu-tian Christmas, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Manistee County Historical Museum; Lumberjack lun-cheon, cookie decoration, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., First Congrega-tional Church, $8 per person; Cookie decorating, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Manistee Inn and Ma-rina; carriage rides down River St., noon-4 p.m., 356 River St.; For the Love of Children and Chocolate Sleighbell Choco-late Shop, noon-7 p.m., 318 N. River St.; historic tour of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, noon-2 p.m. 313 Fourth St.; Festival of Trees, 1-8 p.m., Ramsdell Theater Ballroom; James Dempsey Mansion tours, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.; brass ensemble, 1:30 p.m.,

    390 River St.; Christmas Tea at the Buckley, 2-4 p.m., 450 Ce-dar St.; Santas Headquarters, 2-5 p.m., Manistee Municipal Marina; Reindeer Meet and Greet, 3-5 p.m., 378 River St.; Jingle Mingle, 4:30 p.m., Ramsdell Inn, $50; Roasted chestnuts, 4:30-7:30 p.m., downtown Manistee on River St.; Merry trombones, 4:30 p.m., 390 River St.; Victorian sleighbell parade, 5:30 p.m., River St., downtown Man-istee; fireworks after parade; Jingle Bell Jam concert, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. start, Manistee Eagles Aerie No. 1675, 55 Division St.)Fountain ChRistmas celebration, 5-7 p.m., Village of Fountain, Santa arrives to light the tree at 5:15 p.m.

    deceMBeR 6sleighBell weekend, Manistee (A Lilliputian Christ-mas, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Manistee County Historical Museum; festival of trees, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre Ball-room; James Dempsey Man-sion tours, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.; Lessons and Carols, 3 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 420 Oak St.)ChRistmas By Candlelight, 7 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, 82 S. Han-cock St., Pentwater

    deceMBeR 9Coping with the holidays,

    1-2:30 p.m., Hospice of Michi-gan, 5177 W. US 10, ste. 2, Ludington

    deceMBeR 11sCottville kids Christmas party, 1-3 p.m., games, bal-loon animals, stories, Opti-mist Hall.

    deceMBeR 19home FoR Christmas, 6:30 p.m., free concert, Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 108 S. Harrison St., Ludington

    deceMBeR 24Community dinneR, 4 to 6 p.m. Radiant Church, 409 S. Washington Ave., Ludington

    deceMBeR 25meRRy ChRistmas

    deceMBeR 28, 29, 30 speCial holiday hours, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Sandcastles Childrens Museum, 129 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington

    deceMBeR 31new yeaRs Eve party, 5-8 p.m., Sandcastles Childrens Museum, 129 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington. $35 per fam-ily or $10 per personnew yeaRs Eve ball drop, events begin at 9:30 p.m. James Street clock tower

    Holiday events 2015 continued

    Santas Workshop is Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at FloraCraft.

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    a4 | Ludington daiLy newS/HaPPy HoLidayS | wedneSday, noVeMBeR 25, 2015

    The Village of Fountain welcomes Santa Saturday, Dec. 5 during an evening that also features lighting of the big Christmas tree next to the fire station, caroling, a live nativity and hot choc-olate and enough cookies to satisfy even the hungriest Cookie Monster.

    According to Shirley Chan-cellor, the 5 to about 7 p.m. event will be much like the successful one last year with Santa ar-riving, most likely by fire truck, at 5:15 p.m. He will light the tree and then meet with children to hear their Christ-mas wishes. Mrs. Claus is expected to accompany Santa.

    The popular miniature horse and sleigh will be on hand with what Chan-cellor describes as another surprise.

    Victory Baptist Church will present a live nativity during the event.

    Coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies,

    cookies, cookies will be available in the Fountain Fire Department station.

    Community members bake dozens and dozens of cookies for the event. Any leftovers are added to bags the fire department and auxiliary put to-gether for shut-ins in the community. For the elderly people that are alone its a nice thing, Chancellor said.

    Its got a community feel to it and thats what we wanted to keep, Chan-cellor said.

    Community Christmas celebrations

    Santa to light Fountain treeSanta will meet with children after the tree is lighted in Fountain on Dec. 5

    Cookies galore at Fountain event. And the miniature horse will be back.

    Ludington will be Aglow on the Avenue

    Aglow on the Avenue takes place Saturday, Nov. 28, in downtown Ludington.

    Events include breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon at Old Hamlin Restau-rant (bring your camera and take a photo) and concludes with the holiday parade through downtown at 6 p.m.

    After the parade Santa heads to Sandcastles Chil-drens Museum to meet with kids (another bring your camera event).

    Santa, who will arrive in a horse drawn carriage, will stop on the Aglow on the Av-enue parade route to light the community Christmas tree in the James Street Pla-za.

    The Shop With a Cop cam-paign will be handing out chili donated by local busi-nesses for a donation to the program that has local law enforcement taking kids in need shopping for Christ-mas. Chili serving begins at 5:30 p.m. in front of Sports-mans Restaurant.

    Nov. 28 is also Small Busi-ness Saturday with down-town shopping from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Consumers are urged to visit local mer-

    chants and see what small businesses have to offer. When you shop local, more than 50 percent of the mon-ey stays in the communi-ty, Jen Tooman, downtown communications and mar-keting manager, said. Stores have been encouraged to decorate. A contest was held for the bes