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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!
 

HOW TO ENTER:

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:

EAT - stjoetoday.com/eat

SHOP - stjoetoday.com/shop

STAY - stjoetoday.com/stay

PLAY - stjoetoday.com/play

 

PRIZES:

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 Window Wonderland

Fri. December 02, 2022
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Getting into the holiday spirit is easy when you visit downtown St. Joe. During Window Wonderland attendees will enjoy strolling through downtown to view the dozens of storefronts that have decorated their windows for the holiday season. Vote for your favorite window at stjoetoday.com/vote! 

Voting will be open starting at 7:00p on Friday, December 2 until 11:59p on Sunday, December 4.

 

2022 PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS

Baroda Founders
Caffe Tosi
Chartreuse
Edgewater Gifts
Forever Books
Forté Coffee
G&M Variety
Glik's
Grins of St. Joseph
HarborTown Interiors
Krasl Art Center
Lazy Ballerina Winery
Medic 1
Oh My Darlings
Olive Cart
Perennial Accents
Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra
St. Joe Community Taproom
State Street Stuff
Statements Style Lounge
Sweet Haven Candy
Wanderlust Outfitters
White Pine Winery

 

2022 Fanny Mae Memorial Reindog Parade

Sat. December 03, 2022
3:00pm

The annual Reindog Holiday parade is a great time for all. This event features dressed up pets and their owners in a variety of holiday garb. Be prepared to see all kinds of costumes from “Santa Bernards” to “Reindeer Rottweilers” – definitely a must-see event! The event also marks the arrival of Santa. After the parade, children can share their wish lists with Santa at Santa’s House.

PARTICIPANT INFO:
Those who wish to participate in the parade MUST register in advance at stjoetoday.com/reindog or day of at the Welcome Center. Cost: $5/pet - additional pets $3 each. If you’re looking to take home a prize, judging begins at 1:00p and ends at 2:45p right outside the Welcome Center. The parade will kick off at 3:00p, participants are asked to line up at the corner of Elm & State Streets by 2:50p.

Day-Of-Registration: 12:00p-2:45p (Welcome Center)
Judging: 1:00p-2:45p (Outside of Welcome Center)
Parade Start: 3:00p (Corner of State & Elm)

 

2022 FAQ Sheet 

REGISTRATION is open now!

Register

 

 

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.

Santa's House

Sat. December 03, 2022
4:30pm - 7:00pm

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)

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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.

#meetmelocally GIVEAWAY - There are several chances to win a St. Joseph Today Experience Gift Bag!

#meetmelocally GIVEAWAY - Enter to win a St. Joseph Experience Gift Bag! (See below for details.)

HOW TO ENTER:
- Must post a photo of location "in & around St. Joseph"
- Use hashtag #meetmelocally
- Tag St. Joseph Today
         FACEBOOK: @stjoetoday | INSTAGRAM: @stjoetoday | TWITTER: @stjosephtoday
- Enter multiple times!

 

JULY GIVEAWAY
- Must enter before 11:59p on July 30
   The winner will be announced on July 31!

GIFT BAG INCLUDES:
- $25 SJT gift certificate redeemable at participating locations
- Perennial Accents Michigan Awesome Blueberry Jam & St. Joseph Lighthouse
- Oh My Darlings Wooden Straws stamped with "I <3 St. Joe"
- HarborTown Interiors Wooden Travel Tag Wall Decor
- Friends by Design Handbag & Gift Certificate
- Lighthouse Puzzle
- Meet Me in St. Joseph Swag; stickers & pen
- More items to come!

 

AUGUST GIVEAWAY
- Must enter before 11:59p on August 30
   The winner will be announced on August 31!

GIFT BAG INCLUDES:
- $25 SJT gift certificate redeemable at participating locations
- Perennial Accents Whipped Honey & 3 pack of Beeswax wraps
- Oh My Darlings "Little Beauty Salon" Chair Cover"
- HarborTown Interiors Framed Clay Bowl Wall Decor
- Friends by Design Handbag & Gift Certificate
- Lighthouse Puzzle
- The Silver Beach Carousel Ride Tokens (5)
- Meet Me in St. Joseph Swag; stickers & pen
- More items to come!


BIG GIVEAWAY
- Everyone who enters in the previous #meetmelocally giveaways will be entered into the Big Giveaway! 
- Must enter before 11:59p on September 7
   The winner will be announced on September 8!

GIFT BAG INCLUDES:
- $50 SJT gift certificate redeemable at participating locations
- Perennial Accents Gurgle Pot in Light Blue
- Lazy Ballerina Winery Tumbler with a buy one get one free tasting card
- The Buck Burgers & Brew beer glass, $10 gift certificate & VIP card
- Lake Michigan Lighthouse Map
- Chartreuse Art Gallery Lighthouse Painting
- The Silver Beach Carousel Ride Tokens (5)
- Lighthouse Puzzle
- Meet Me in St. Joseph Swag; Mug, flip-flops, stickers & pen

 

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