East Jordan’s Annual Community Night Celebration is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday Dec. 3 in downtown East Jordan on Main Street.
The popular Soup Cook-off will feature homemade soups from area restaurants at the East Jordan Community Center (former Senior Center) from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
A donation of $2.00 per person will benefit the Care & Share Food Pantry and a chance to vote for your favorite soup.
The top three choices will be presented with plaques at the end of the event.
The Community Night will feature the fast growing – “Holiday Light Parade” which will come down Main Street at 6:00 PM.
Entries are being accepted at the Chamber Office 231-536-7351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The parade will be followed by the lighting of the Community Tree at the corner of Spring and Hammond Streets.
Everyone is welcome to join the fun of singing Christmas Carols around the tree led by Citizens of the Year Bill and Linda Chase.
Citizens of the Year will also flip the switch on the Christmas Tree at 6:15 PM.
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will visit with children at 126 Main Street, next to Sunnyside Up Tanning from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
Children will receive handmade stockings courtesy of the East Jordan Lioness and Lions.
Face painting and cookies will be available after a visit with Santa. Participating merchants and businesses will be having open houses with special sales and refreshments.
The Jordan River Arts Council will be holding their popular “Make and Take Craft” event as well as their Gift Market from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Arts Council building on Main Street.
After the downtown festivities, be sure to take a drive thru the East Jordan Lions Club Lighted Christmas Village at the East Jordan Tourist Park.
The Christmas Village will be lit from December 3 thru January 3. Drive thru the park to view one of a kind holiday scenes created by local businesses, churches, organizations and individuals.
Santa will visit the park on Dec. 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hot chocolate and cookies will be served in the Log Building.
For more information contact the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce at (231) 536-7351 or www.ejchamber.org.