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Announcing the inaugural Slifco Electric Christkindlmarkt hosted in the Village at Bay Harbor! The entire Village is partnering with local artisans to bring area residents and holiday visitors an enchanted and magical weekend on December 15 and 16, 2018. The Village at Bay Harbor will be transformed into a whimsical village of Christmas lights, cozy shops, spirited drink and song that creates the ambiance of Olde World Germany, modeled after traditional holiday markets sprinkled across Europe.
With decorated windows, lit trees and cozy bonfires lining Main Street, over 20 artisans will offer pop-up shops in seasonal retail spaces, with the Village shops Tulips, Rebecca’s, Carl Sterr and Candy Harbor re-opening for this special event. The Village restaurants Main Street Market, Knot Just a Bar, Vintage Chophouse | Wine Bar and Fox and Rose will be featuring special German food and drink menus. There will be strolling entertainment, Santa and his elves, a kids’ holiday craft station and more!
The popular Santa Fun Run returns to kick off the event at 10 AM on Saturday, December 15! With two costume-encouraged runs – a 3K for the adults, and a 1K for the kiddos – Santas, elves and Grinches will run, hop, sled and slide through the Village. All proceeds from the Santa Fun Run will be managed by the Bay Harbor Foundation to help local charities this holiday season.
The Christkindlmarkt in The Village at Bay Harbor is an additional festivity surrounding the Inn at Bay Harbor’s Spaliday event and Crooked Tree Arts Center performances of The Nutcracker Ballet at the new Great Lakes Center for the Arts. The Nutcracker Ballet performance and preceding Nutcracker Brunch tickets are going fast and are available on the GLCFA and Crooked Tree Arts Center websites. Proceeds from the Nutcracker Brunch on Saturday, December 15 will benefit the Crooked Tree Arts Center youth scholarships.
The Christkindltmarkt is a free event made possible by our wonderful sponsors Slifco Electric, Jarvis Construction and Restoration, Audi of Petoskey and Fletch’s Buick GMC, Petoskey Area Visitor’s Bureau, Re-Tree, Bay Harbor Village Hotel and Conference Center, and Inn at Bay Harbor. The event will run Saturday, December 15th from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Sunday, December 16th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For a full schedule of events and for registration for the Santa Fun Run, please visit www.bayharbor.com. For lodging information while attending the Slifco Electric Christkindlmarkt, visit www.PetoskeyArea.com.