BRIGHTON − Brighton Holiday Glow and Christmas Market will return from 1-7pm on Saturday along Main Street.
Grand River Avenue to First Street will be closed Saturday morning.
According to Signature Events director Linda Carey, this is the second year the Christmas market has been held. The idea to bring it to Brighton came from Brighton Chamber President and CEO Pam McConneghy, who had seen a Christmas market in Europe.
There will be more than 30 vendors at the Brighton Holiday Market and they have lots of potential gifts. Vendors include Bath Planet, Buczek Pierogi, Canvas The Art, Carved Lake Art, CSG Designs, Elevated Caps and more.
Kat McButterfly Art, M Street Baking Co, OMG Fudge, Wallflower Mercantile, White’s Honey and Crafts and Wing and A Prayer, among others.
Unlike last year, all events will be held simultaneously. Festivities include food trucks, strolling carolers, including local acts MaskEra Acapella and Cornerstone Choir, activities for children, including tree decorating, bowling, snowball throwing and bell tossing and antler races.
Other festivities include a petting zoo, reindeer games, miniature train rides, photos with reindeer and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at 5:50 p.m. Participation is free. The train will be located near First Street and will travel from First Street to High Street and back.
Prior to their arrival, the authors of The Puppy in the Red Plaid: Meets Santa, Amy Murphy and Rob Otto, will read their book to the children.
“It was his dog years ago, and the book says the dog went to the holiday lights in Brighton, Michigan and met Santa,” Carey said.
Once Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive, Mayor Christopher Tobe will make a special appearance and hand him the key to the city, and Santa will light the Christmas tree on the Mill Pond.
Families will be in for a treat if the lines to see Santa are long. Food trucks include Cousins Main Lobster, Cuernos Chuecos – El Toro, D&W’s Street Eatery, Good Sense Coffee, Hallboy Barbeque, Royal Treats and Eats and Tony’s Dogs.
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