Hometown Holiday 2016

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Name: Hometown Holiday 2016
Date: December 2, 2016 - December 3, 2016
Website: ioniachamber.org
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed. Please contact our office
Event Description:

Join Us For A Very Special
HOMETOWN HOLIDAY!

It is our pleasure to help you begin the joy of the holiday season. Picture yourself in the first weekend in December, there’s a chill in the air and a warmth in your heart because you’ve come to visit downtown Ionia for our annual Hometown Holiday. Be sure to join us for all of the activities we have planned!


    
Friday, December 2nd

Visit with Santa
Armory Community Center
4-6pm & 7:30-8:30pm

Community Christmas Tree Lighting
at Main and Depot Streets, 6:00 pm
1st Illumination & Caroling with Zion Praise Team & Main Street Music

Main St. Electric Light Christmas Parade
Starts at Courthouse, proceeds West down Main St., ends at M-66, 6:30 pm
Register your business or organization for the parade here!
Free to Chamber members, $50 for non-members

FREE Movie
Ionia Theatre, 9:00 pm
Showing: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Saturday, December 3rd

Breakfast with Santa
Armory Community Center, 9-11 am

Mrs. Claus Bazaar
Ionia Middle School, 9am-4pm
Hundreds of booths to shop from!
Register as a vendor with Commission on Aging -fundraiser-   616-527-5365

Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk
Don your bells, win awards!
Pre-register @ Ionia5k.com, Race day Registration 9:30 am


Please check our online community calendar  for up to date events in every season!

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Location:
Friday December 2nd
Visits with Santa: Armory Community Center
Community Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling: Main & Depot St.
Main St. Electric Light Christmas Parade:Starts at Courthouse, proceeds West down Main St., ends at M-66
Free Movie -The Grinch Who Stole Christmas: Ionia Theatre
Saturday, December 3rd
Breakfast with Santa: Armory Community Center
Mrs. Claus Bazaar: Ionia Middle School
Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk: Downtown Ionia
Date/Time Information:
Friday December 2nd
Visits with Santa: 4-6, 7:30-8:30
Community Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling: 6:00 pm
Main St. Electric Light Christmas Parade: 6:30 pm
Free Movie -The Grinch Who Stole Christmas: 9:00 pm
Saturday, December 3rd
Breakfast with Santa: 9:00-11:00 am
Mrs. Claus Bazaar: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk: 11:00 am (race day registration starts 9:30)
 
Contact Information:
Fees/Admission:
Parade entries with moving vehicle, or animals that may become anxious by unexpected approach or noises are asked to have spotters (2-4 persons) walk with your entry to ensure safety of your team and spectators.  

There is no throwing of candy allowed - we do not wish to have children running into the darkened street for candy risking their safety.  Candy and information can be distributed by having walkers (2-4) with your entry walking along the sides of the crowd along the street and handing out what you would like distributed.  

Please, no live Santa's or Mrs Claus in the parade - they are our Grand Marshalls and have already been arranged for.  

Thank you so much for your cooperation - We wish everyone the best the season has to offer of health and happiness!

Chamber Members - free registration
Non-Members  $50 Business  or  $25 Registered NonProfit
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