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Upcoming Events

2022 Countdown to New Year

Fri. November 18, 2022
- Sun. December 18, 2022
Start time not specified.

SWMI businesses and restaurants host a Countdown to New Year, a daily giveaway event December 1-31!


Each time you spend $25 (one time or cumulative purchases) at an SJT member business you will receive one entry.

Qualifying purchases must be made at an SJT member location between November 18 - December 18, 2022

To receive an entry form, please present receipt(s) of purchase(s) to an SJT staff member at the Welcome Center. The Welcome Center is located at 301 State Street in downtown St. Joseph.

For a list of SJT members visit:







Prize winners will be drawn daily, December 1-18.

Winners for December 18-31 will be drawn and announced on December 18 to allow more time to use gift cards!

Prizes are $50 gift certificates from various SJT member locations.


2022 Letters to Santa

Sat. December 03, 2022
- Fri. December 23, 2022
Start time not specified.

The St. Joseph Today staff have been entrusted by Santa and his elves to help get the letters to the North Pole! Stop by the Welcome Center for a candy cane treat – SJT will also have postcards for those last minute wish lists! Drop them off to Santa during Santa's House hours; or after-hours in the drop-box.

2022 Holiday Artisan Fair

Sun. December 04, 2022
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us for an indoor Holiday Artisan Market from 12:00p-4:00p at Union + Social!



TBA - Check back soon!

Santa's House

Sun. December 04, 2022
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets - outside of the St. Joe Today Welcome Center.
Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera!
Santa's House Hours December 3-23:
December 3 | 4:30p-7:00p 
December 4 | 1:00p-5:00p
December 8 | 4:00p-6:00p
December 9 | 4:00p-6:00p
December 10 | 12:00p-5:00p
December 11 | 1:00p-5:00p
December 15 | 4:00p-6:00p
December 16 | 4:00p-6:00p
December 17 | 12:00p-5:00p
December 18 | 1:00p-5:00p
December 21 | 12:00p-5:00p (Special Hours)
December 22 | 12:00p-5:00p (Special Hours)
December 23 | 12:00p-5:00p (Special Hours)

Storytime with Mrs. Claus

Tue. December 06, 2022
Start time not specified.

Mrs. Claus will read some of her favorite holiday books during Storytime with Mrs. Claus.

Stories will be released online at and on the St. Joseph Today Facebook page: December 6, 13, 20



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In & Around St. Joseph Blog

2022 Merry & Bright Weekend | December 2-4

November 29th, 2022

Merry & Bright Weekend hosts a number of festive events to put you in the holiday mood! From holiday stories to magically lit wonderland strolls, beautifully decorated windows, holiday shopping and last-minute wish lists we’ve got you covered. Celebrate the holiday season here in Michigan’s Great Southwest!

2022 Luminary Weekend | November 18-20

November 15th, 2022

Kick off the holidays in Southwest Michigan this weekend! On Friday, November 18 early gift shoppers will enjoy extended hours, special offers and more as they stroll through hundreds of luminaries in downtown St. Joseph from 5:00p-8:00p. This weekend will also feature sneak peeks of specials, one-of-a-kind gifts, free gift wrapping, new merchandise, events and festive fun this holiday season. 

2022 Holiday Cheer in SWMI

October 31st, 2022

As we head into the holiday season, there are plenty of opportunities to support local businesses and restaurants. From holiday open houses and winter events we’ll help you make the most of this holiday season!

2022 Spooktacular SWMI | October 18-31

October 17th, 2022

Double, double toil and trouble. We’re on the search for all things spooky in Michigan’s Great Southwest! It’s been a fun-packed fall with even more to come through the end of the month. With everything from trick-or-treating and spooky-themed classes, Halloween parties, activities for the whole family and more! Keep reading for festive events leading up to Halloween.

Fall Bucket List 2022

September 27th, 2022

Fall is here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! Check out our bucket list to make the most of this autumn.


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