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Join Us for The Holiday Walk, Nov. 20 and 21

BY AMY L. VANLOON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WHITE LAKE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

What better way to bring in the holidays and shop locally than the 27th Annual White Lake Holiday Walk! This year's Holiday Walk takes place the weekend of November 20 and 21 along the streets of Montague and Whitehall with dozens of participating businesses.

Enjoy Christmas Open Houses, featuring gift guides, discounts and special sales, and delicious refreshments. Visit with Santa Claus and see if you made the nice list this year (fingers-crossed).

Please keep yourself and our community safe this holiday. Socially distance and remember to follow all CDC guidelines and recommendations. There will be no holiday carriage rides or trolley at this year's event due to Covid-19.

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The Tree Lighting Ceremonies are Friday in Montague at 6:00 p.m. and Whitehall at 7:00 p.m.


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Montague and Whitehall will have individual tree lighting ceremonies on Friday night.

Gather at 5:30 p.m. at The Artisan Market Village on Water Street in Montague for a countdown and lighting at 6:00 p.m. Whitehall festivities are on North Mears Ave. starting at 6:30 p.m. and culminating with the lighting at 7:00 p.m.

Warm up with complimentary hot cocoa thanks to our Bronze Sponsors: Boardwell Mechanical Services and Rant Agency. Children of all ages are invited to put their home-made or store bought ornament on the community tree of their choice.

Share in the spirit of Christmas with holiday caroling and a visit with Santa Claus as you stroll along our downtown areas. Again, visit and shop local area stores and take part in their special discounts and offers this weekend only!

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Thank you Gold Sponsors: Scheid Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, and Shelby State Bank. Thank you Bronze Sponsors: Boardwell Mechanical Services, and Rant Agency

The Holiday Walk hours are Friday, November 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information about the Annual Holiday Walk, contact the White Lake Area Chamber at (231) 893-4585 or visit them online at WhiteLake.org.

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Many Whitehall and Montague businesses will offer holiday specials during the Holiday Walk. Photo by Jerry Grady, watershedwildlife.com.


Come and enjoy the beautiful White Lake Area, where quaint shops, sandy beaches, historic sites, summer concerts, and outdoor recreation abound along with gorgeous sunsets and a host of unique lodging opportunities. For a list of festivals and special events visit whitelake.org. Contact the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce for additional information at (231) 893-4585.

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Contents:

EVENTS
What better way to bring in the holidays and shop locally than the White Lake Holiday Walk in Montague and Whitehall! November 20 and 21 enjoy Christmas Open Houses and much more. The details are here!

EVENTS
Beautiful music from Folias Duo, crafts for youngsters and teens, in person and online Story Times — and Hackley Public Library is now fines free! Check out what's going on this month at your local, community library.

HEALTH
Should you buy hearing aids on the internet? What are the facts about these less expensive products, and what, if any, are the real differences? Hearing Wellness Center explains product and service differences here.

HEALTH
Hackley Community Care is pleased to welcome Dr. Byron Varnado, MD to their medical practice! Alexis Dye of HCC tells us about this valuable addition to Hackley Community Care.

SENIORS
Are you concerned about safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic? Experts predict this flu season could be rough! Kurt Sapp from Seminole Shores Living Center offers helpful tips to share with your loved ones about flu prevention.

DECORATING
Window treatments transform rooms! Decorator Carol Beatty shows before and after, and explains how adding soft window treatments, designed and made just for you and your house, can add spark!

COMMUNITY
To ensure strong communities, students must graduate prepared for post-secondary education or the workforce. Christine Robere shows how family literacy and education is transforming Muskegon County!

LAKESHORE STAR GAZER
Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars are all visible near the moon in November, but night skies can be difficult for star gazing this time of year. Astronomer Jonathan Truax is your guide here!

BUSTER KEATON
Buster is mistaken for Dead Shot Dan in “The Goat” (1921), leading to an extended chase with amazing stunts and surprising escapes! Enjoy the film, complete and online, here. VIDEO!

CARTOONS
With the toy buying season upon us, we look at classic cartoons featuring charity, candy, and toys. The perennial favorite, "A Waif's Welcome" (1936) and many more, are complete and online here! VIDEO!

EVENTS CALENDAR
As Michigan opens up to events, check in here with Muskegon County's best online events calendar, courtesy of Visit Muskegon!

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