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Countdown to Summer

Fri. January 01, 2021
- Wed. May 26, 2021
Start time not specified.

Eat, Shop, Stay, Play to win! Countdown to Summer with SWMI businesses and restaurants.

Each time you spend $25 at SJT member location, one time or cumulative purchase, you can enter by turning in your receipts to St. Joseph Today. Qualifying purchases must be made between January 1-May 26.

Prizes, of $50 gift certificates from various SJT members, will be drawn weekly February 11-May 27.

2021 Magical Ice Fest

Fri. February 05, 2021
- Sun. February 07, 2021
Start time not specified.

Join us for the annual Magical Ice Fest sponsored by Silver Beach Pizza to celebrate the winter season! It’s a weekend that brings frosty fun to downtown St. Joe. Enjoy professional Ice Carving Competitions, a SnowBiz Scavenger Hunt, Ice Interactives and more!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5
5:00pm-8:00pm Professional Individual Carving Competition presented by Caffe Tosi - Watch carvers magically turn frozen blocks into works of art!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
7:30am-4:30pm Professional Team Competition - Watch a team of carvers create frosty creations made from 8 blocks of ice. 
9:00am Ice Fest 5k Chocolate Walk/Run presented by Sunset Coast Striders - Join us for the chilliest timed run in St. Joseph. Along with chocolate filled yumminess, the race will be chipped timed. Register here

11:00am-4:00pm Ice Interactives - Enjoy interacting with some of the carved creations! 
Tic-Tac-Toe presented by BIGGBY Coffee & Zoup!
Fish Toss presented by The Livery

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7
View completed sculptures on the last day of this magical weekend! (Weather permitting)

ALL WEEKEND
SnowBiz Scavenger Hunt presented by Berrien Community Foundation - Stop in the Welcome Center to pick up a scavenger hunt map and learn the fun details! 


Stay with us for a night or the weekend! Visit stjoetoday.com/stay for accommodations. 

2021 March Mannequins

Fri. March 12, 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Eat, Shop, Stay, Play to win! Countdown to Summer with SWMI businesses and restaurants. 

Each time you spend $25 at SJT member location, one time or cumulative purchase, you can enter by turning in your receipts to St. Joseph Today. Qualifying purchases must be made between January 1-May 26. 

Prizes, of $50 gift certificates from various SJT members, will be drawn weekly from February 11-May 27.

2021 Antiques on the Bluff

Sun. May 02, 2021
10:00am - 5:00pm

Something old is new to you! Find hidden treasures along Lake Bluff Park at this premier antique show that overlooks Lake Michigan. This event features over 50 vendors and runs the first Sunday of the month, May through October. Rain or shine.

Want to become a vendor? Visit our Vendor Information page.

2021 St. Joe Farmers Market

Sat. May 29, 2021
9:00am - 2:00pm

Market-goers will enjoy fresh finds at the weekly St. Joe Farmers Market. Vendors will offer a variety of products including homemade goods, locally grown produce, perennials and cut flowers, meats and cheeses, coffee and more! This event is held Saturdays in the scenic Lake Bluff Park, overlooking Lake Michigan.

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In & Around St. Joseph Blog

January 2021 Meet Me Locally

January 20th, 2021

Explore the winter season here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! Enjoy everything from outdoor adventures on local trails and igloo dining experiences to enchanting ice displays during the Magical Ice Fest (Feb. 5-7). Countdown to Summer with SWMI businesses and restaurants where shopping locally enters you for the chance to win weekly prizes. There’s a little something for everyone; #MeetMeLocally.

Winter Bucket List 2021

January 6th, 2021

Winter is here in Michigan's Great Southwest! Check out our bucket list to make the most of this frosty season.

Holly Jolly SWMI 2020

December 17th, 2020

There are still a number of festive events to help you celebrate the holiday season here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! From holiday stories to magically lit winter wonderland strolls, last minute wish lists to Santa and holiday shopping, we’ve got you covered.

Last Minute Holiday Gifts 2020

December 2nd, 2020

Tis’ the season for holiday shopping in Michigan’s Great Southwest and we’re here to help you make the most of it! Everything from the latest fashion trends and festive home decor to seasonal brews, delectable wines, handmade gifts by local artisans and more. We’ve got you covered!

SWMI Holiday Cheer 2020

November 4th, 2020

We’re making spirits bright here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! As we head into the holiday season, there are plenty of opportunities to support local businesses and restaurants. From holiday open houses to festive workshops, winter events and Santa approved gifts we’ll help you check off your lists and make the most of this holiday season!

Ho ho ho! Santa has arrived in Michigan's Great Southwest! Interested in visiting the man in red? Here's a list of where he can be found until Christmas Day; you can event visit a few times if those wish lists change.

Ho ho ho! Santa has arrived in Michigan's Great Southwest! Interested in visiting the man in red? Here's a list of where he can be found until Christmas Day; you can even visit a few times if those wish lists change. 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH

Reindog Holiday Parade: 4:00pm
Santa arrives in downtown St. Joseph at the end of the Reindog Holiday Parade! Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street)! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

Round Barn Winery - Sippin' with Santa: 1:00-4:00pm
Santa is turning up in Baroda too at Round Barn Winery's Sippin' with Santa event! Donate a new, unwrapped toy (or $5 suggested donation) for a visit with Santa, in partnership with Toys for Tots in New Buffalo. Kids can also participate in ornament making and cookie decorating, while the 21+ crowd is invited for seasonal cheer Round Barn style!

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH

Santa's House: 1:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

Bistro on the Boulevard - Sundays with Santa: 11:30am-2:00pm
Sundays with Santa return to the Bistro on the Boulevard! Enjoy Santa's Brunch Buffet and cookie decorating. Call for reservations: 269.983.3882!

Plank's Tavern - Brunch with Santa: 9:00am-2:00pm
Enjoy Brunch with the big man in red! Buffet: $34.95/adult, $19.95/kid (ages 4-10), Ages 3 and under free. Reservations recommended - 269.408.9108!

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12TH

Santa's House: 4:00-6:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule. 

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13TH

Santa's House: 4:00-6:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH

Santa's House: 12:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH

Santa's House: 1:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

Bistro on the Boulevard - Sundays with Santa: 11:30am-2:00pm
Sundays with Santa return to the Bistro on the Boulevard! Enjoy Santa's Brunch Buffet and cookie decorating. Call for reservations 269.983.3882.

Vineyard 2121 - Holiday Event: 12:00-4:00pm
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the vineyard! Celebrate this holiday season with Vineyard 2121 as they host their holiday event featuring Christmas carols, cookies, cocoa and Claus! Santa will be making an appearance from 12:00-2:00pm!

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19TH

Santa's House: 4:00-6:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule. 

Silver Beach Carousel - Live Reindeer & Santa: 4:00-9:00pm
Santa will be here around 6:30pm, but his reindeer actually fly in first! You can visit Santa's reindeer in Shadowland on Silver Beach Ballroom from 4:00-8:00pm and get some professional keepsake pictures. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Carousel from 6:30-9:00pm. Visit silverbeachcarousel.com/events for more Family Fun nights on the Carousel (4:00-8:30pm) for $1 rides!

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH

Santa's House: 4:00-6:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours through the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21ST

Santa's HouseSanta's House: 12:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule. 

Plank's Tavern - Brunch with Santa & His Reindeer: 9:00am-2:00pm
Enjoy Brunch with the big man in red! Santa's reindeer will make an appearance from 10:00am-1:00pm! Buffet: $34.95/adult, $19.95/kid (ages 4-10), Ages 3 and under are free. Reservations recommended - 269.408.9108.

12 Corners - Sippin' with Santa & Live Music: 12:00-6:00pm
Santa himself will make an appearance at 12 Corners for a photo opportunity for all ages from 12:00-3:00pm! Photos are free of charge, but please bring your own camera. Live music by Mark Ficks immediately following.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22ND

Santa's House: 1:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule. 

Bistro on the Boulevard - Sundays with Santa: 11:30am-2:00pm
Sundays with Santa return to Bistro on the Boulevard! Enjoy Santa's Brunch Buffet and cookie decorating. Call for reservations: 269.983.3882.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23RD

Santa's House: 12:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

 

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