Holiday in the Park

Event Date: 11/23/2018
Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Dykman Park (next to the pavilion)
539 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Family Friendly Free


Light up the season during the official lighting of our community holiday tree. Ice skating, karaoke, Santa Paws Pet Parade, luminaries, holiday treats and more will jumpstart the holiday spirit and make memories you can reminisce on for years to come.


Schedule of Events

Friday, November 23  4:30 - 7:30 PM 


Light up the Season - Wait until you see the decorations in downtown South Haven! From the gorgeous new tree in front of City Hall, the downtown streets, to the beautiful Dykman Park behind the ice rink!  We’re really going all out!!!


Official Lighting of the Community Holiday Tree Downtown, City Hall - A new tradition in the making: join in downtown at City Hall to flip the switch lighting up the holiday tree.


Caroling Downtown - Join in and sing holiday favorites around town.


Free Ice Skating Downtown, Ice Rink / Pavilion - Bring your own skates and enjoy the ice rink for a free family fun night. If you don’t have your own skates, some will be available for rent.


Christmas Karaoke Downtown -  Join in and sing your favorite Christmas carols!  


Santa and Mrs. Claus Downtown, Dyckman Park behind the Pavilion - Have your photo taken with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and some of their South Haven Elves!


Santa Paws Pet Parade Downtown -  Decked out in holiday sweaters, antlers and jingle bells, you will absolutely be charmed by the Santa Paws parade!


Holiday Treats Downtown, Dykman Park / Pavilion - Warm up around fires and enjoy some cookies and other treats as well as hot cocoa. Holiday cookies will be available for purchase to support local nonprofits.


Lighting of Luminaries Downtown - Hospice at Home invites you to honor someone special with a beautiful holiday luminary. Lining the streets from City Hall down to the beach, this will be a sight to behold!  Click here for details and to purchase your tribute online:  Luminaries.  


Holiday Ornament Craft South Haven Center for the Arts - Warm up at the South Haven Center for the Arts as you make a keepsake ornament for your tree.   


Saturday, November 24 

Small Business Saturday - Support local business and find unique gifts and some great deals!  


Tea Light Trail - As you shop the local businesses, Hospice at Home invites you scour the stores searching for the tea light with this fun activity!  Check back for details.  Caring-Circle, Hospice at Home


Check back as we bring details together for this event!  


Be sure to visit the Event Merchant Partners


All State Insurance: Harbor Shores
Artworks/Lakeshore Framing
Bayberry Cottage

Bells and Whistles
Biggby Coffee of South Haven 
Black River Books

Black River Tavern

Blueberry Store

Bunde's Bakery Cafe

Captain Nemo's 

Center Street Emporium 
Channel Wine Bar

Consumers Credit Union

Cookies on Call

Cogdal Vineyards
Crescent Moon
Davana G


De Boer, Baumann & Company

Decadent Dogs
Eagle Street Market

Elf Shack


Harbor Toy Company 

Hardt Insurance

J Martin Gallery

Janny's Beach House
Johnny's Lakeshore Jewelry

Kerry Mark Salon and Day Spa

KW Tanning & Salon

Kitchen 527

Lawn Boys

Maria's Taste Of Italy

Michigan Theatre

Moondog Productions

Murphy's Antique Mall

N&R Department Store
Nature's Country Cupboard

Olive Cart

Phoenix Street Cafe
Plaid Britches

Props for the Home
Rambling Rose

Rock n Road Cycle
Shooting Star
SoHa Surf Shop

Sophie's Steakhouse and Bar
South Haven Brewpub

South Haven Insurance Services

Sturgis Bank
Sweet Haven Candy
Tello Italian Bistro
The Depot 
Three Blondes Brewing
Tipsy Brush Studio

Urban Studio Salon and Spa
Urban Found 

UPS Store 5080

VanDerZee Motorplex
Willow Tree Gifts
Wolverine Hardware 

South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269 637-5252