White Saturday

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    * * White Saturday 2018 * *
    Visit historic Downtown Buchanan, Michigan November 24th and start your holiday season with a cup of small-town cheer! Enjoy shopping, dining, antiques, and family friendly events in support of Small Business Saturday. Be sure to stay for the traditional holiday lighting and parade at 5:30pm, followed by free pictures with Santa and a cookie reception after-party.

    9am - 5pm - Shopping & Activities

    Visit our historic downtown for shopping, dining and antiquing as well as other activities throughout the downtown such as wreath building with Fernwood (10am-5pm in the alleyway between SL Consignment Gallery & McCoy Creek Tavern) and make and take ornaments with the Buchanan Art Center.

    5:30pm - PARADE!
    *Line up along Front Street Downtown to see the holiday parade! Begins at the duck pond and ends at Front/Oak Street Common entrance.
    *Dress in the Holiday Spirit and walk or ride your bike in the parade. It will start to get dark by 5:30pm, so try to include LIGHTS in your holiday wear and decorations!
    *Parade participants: please report to the parking lot at the duck pond by 5:00pm to line up for the parade!
    *Prizes for Top 3 Costumes to be announced at the lighting ceremony.
    *Parents: Decorate a wagon or stroller for the little ones to ride along.
    *Floats, Decorated Golf Carts, Dressed Up Dogs are all welcome!
    *Community Members: Sit along Front Street and enjoy the show!

    6:00pm - 8:30pm - Holiday Lighting Ceremony! 
    Come to the Common following the parade for Santa's arrival and the annual "throwing of the switch" as we light the Common! Christmas music, caroling, pictures with Santa sponsored by AEP, United Federal Credit Union, and Sunny 101.5.

    The "After Party"!
    Immediately Following:
    *Cookies and hot chocolate provided by the Buchanan Christian Church and served by The Blue Star Mothers MI-193 at the Community Center.
    *Tin Shop Theatre presents, A Christmas Carol Reading.

    Other Downtown Activities:
    Pancake Breakfast 9am – 11am

    *Support the Buchanan High School's MegaHurtz Robotics Team by attending a Pancake Breakfast at the American Legion Post 51. Donations appreciated.

    Buchanan Art Center 10am - 2pm
    *FREE activities for kids of various ages.
    *BAC artists will be displaying and selling additional work.

    Buchanan District Library9am - 5pm
    *Letters to Santa 11am-4pm
    *Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus and Decorate a Cookie 11am-12pm
    *Check out the big trucks: Fire, Police and AEP Bucket Trucks on Days Avenue 12pm-2pm
    *Meet live Reindeer 4pm-5pm

    Redbud Hardware8am - 5pm
    Kick off the holiday season with these crowd pleasers!
    *Saturday Morning*
    Sample Buchanan’s own Carbons Malted Waffle mix as they dish up mini waffles with maple syrup!
    *Saturday Afternoon*
    Snack on roasted chestnuts and cold-smoked gouda cheese fresh off the grill!
    Enjoy a strolling quartet 12pm – 2pm
    *All Day*
    Enter to win His&Her Stormy Kromer hat giveaway! Winners will be drawn at the end of the day and can choose from any hat in our inventory!
    Enter to win one of the two $500 Shopping Sprees that will be awarded the first week of December!
    Shop special Small Business Saturday Sale Ad with great pricing on lots of items! And much more! Visit Redbud Hardware on White Saturday to see what they have brought in for the holidays to help find the perfect something for that special someone on your list!!!

    Pure Rituals, an Aveda Salon 8am – 3pm
    *20% discounts on Aveda products, excluding holiday gift sets.

    Lehman’s Farmhouse
    11am – 5pm
    *Craft Show: visit with handmade ‘makers’ from SW Michigan and Michiana area and shop their finest holiday goods!

    * * Special thanks to our Sponsors* *
    AEP, United Federal Credit Union and Sunny 101.5 - Pictures with Santa
    DPM Events - Music and Lights
    Buchanan Christian Church - Cookies and Hot Chocolate
    Country Heritage
    Honor Credit
    Om Medicine
    Edgewater Bank
    Pure Rituals
    Jerry Flenar
    Listing Leaders
    Carol & Tom Carroll
    Redbud Roots

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