Boyne City celebrates the holidays with parade and open house
Downtown Boyne City will transform itself into a holiday winter wonderland when it hosts its annual Holiday Open House and Santa Parade on Nov. 25, the Friday after Thanksgiving, from 5 to 9 p.m.
The streets of downtown Boyne City will be filled with the sounds, sights and smells of the Christmas season for the parade and open house. Downtown businesses will be offering great shopping, refreshments and hospitality during the festivities.
“We hope to have downtown filled with residents and visitors enjoying all that Boyne City has to offer for the holiday season,” said Karen Guzniczak, chair of the Main Street promotions committee. “We want to make this a special evening for the community.”
The parade will begin at 6 p.m. and all community churches, organizations, schools and businesses are encouraged to participate in the parade. The evening’s special guest will be the Jolly Old Man from the North. Santa is expected to arrive on his sleigh joined by his elves and “live” reindeer.
Those participating in the parade will line-up on East Main Street between Park and Lake streets starting at 5:30 p.m. The parade route will follow Lake Street to Water Street and through the heart of downtown. After the parade Santa will meet with all the young children in attendance at the gazebo in Old City Park.
Those interested in participating in the parade can call the Boyne Area Chamber at 582-6222.
Hayrides through downtown will also be available after the parade. The staging area will be at the intersection of Water and Park streets in front of the Parkside Grill and Treats.
For more information, contact the Boyne City Main Street office at 582-9009, the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce at 582-6222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.