2016 HolidayFest



Schedule of Events

Saturday, December 10, 2016


v     Breakfast with Santa, 9 -11 am (Serving until 10:30 am)                               at First Congregational Church, Bridge Street

          Courtesy of the Portland Area Chamber of Commerce

v     Business Open Houses2:00 – 6:00 pm

            Cookies, goodies, fun and activities plus Old Tyme Christmas Music                    Galore!

v     Snowball Drop2:00 pm on Maple Street, near theater.

v     Ice Sculptorcarving on Kent St. beginning at  2:00 pm

v     Window Decorating Contest, People's Choice voting at                        "Information Tent" in Scout Park, 2:00-5 pm

v     Amish Horse-drawn Wagon Rides, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

v     Children's Activities, Senior Center, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

            Storytelling with Santa and his elves from 4:30-5:30 pm

v     HolidayFest Light Parade with Santa & Mrs. Claus- 6:00 pm  

        It’s time to get those floats ready!   Details 517-647-5027

v     Lighting of the City Christmas Tree in Scout Park following                 parade.  

 v       Announcement of Window Decorating Winners

 v     Caroling around the tree, Mt. Hope Church singers 

v     Christmas Gala Concert - Ionia Community Band & Portland               Community Orchestra – 7:15 hot cocoa, 7:30 concert at                       the Portland Playhouse, 


Great advertising opportunities for Portland businesses!!
How do we get involved??  See below!

Parade Form:
Please sign up with tab on the right of this web page, and we will email confirmation.
2016 HolidayFest Parade FormF.doc
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Sponsorship Form:
Sponsorship Form F2016doc.doc
Microsoft Word document [65.5 KB]
HolidayFest Information Letter
Holiday Fest Letter to businesses 2016.p[...]
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Business Open Houses


Visit our participating buisnesses hosting open houses from 2 -5:30 pm for the following:

The Law Offices of Duff, Chadwick and Associates

Holiday Music and Refreshments

Chocolate Moose

Coloring contest for kids all day, two age divisions plus beautiful face painting by Wendi Kent!

The Gallery Brewery

S'mores bar and small plates all weekend, old tyme music 3-6 pm

Escape Rooms 

Join us for refreshments and enjoy the bunker room for only $15 per person (normally $25 each). Visits must be pre-booked online.  Also, Grand Opening of the Dumbledore Room!!

Fabiano's Riverhouse Bar and Grill

Free hot chocolate all day

Hoort Law, PLLC

Join us for games and refreshments

Jeneen's Nails and Day Spa 

Enjoy specials on gift certificates for your favorite people, perfect for Christmas gift giving!

Sandborn Real Estate 

Join us for refreshments

Simon Insurance 

Join us for refreshments

Two River Treasures 

Crafts from 2 to 5 pm for only $5 each, refreshments plus 10% off storewide!

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors   and Advertisers!

G & B Pool and Spa Supplies Inc.  (826 E. Grand River Avenue)


Olivera's (1417 E. Grand River Avenue)


Fabiano's Riverhouse Bar & Grill (104 W. Grand River Ave.)


Sandborn Real Estate (100 Kent Street)


The Law Offices of Duff, Chadwick, and Associates

(108 Kent Street)


Hot Shots Tavern (137 Kent Street)


                         The Gallery Brewery (143 Kent Street)


Portland Area Service Group (144 Kent Street)


                         Two River Treasures (160 Kent Street)

 Escape Rooms (100 E. Bridge Street)


EdwardJones (212 Kent St., Suite #1)


Hoort Law PLLC (230 Kent Street)


Pizza Shop (252 Kent Street)


Simon Insurance (227 Maple Street)


Portland Federal Credit Union (9077 Charlotte Hwy)








We'd like to thank all of our great sponsors! Click on their logo below to visit their websites!

Amish Horse and Wagon Rides

Ice Carving Sponsor

And a special thank you to all the city workers for your help in making HolidayFest happen!

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The Portland Main Street program exists at the intersection of historic preservation and economic development. Our goal is to revitalize the downtown while protecting and enhancing the unique historic buildings. Our volunteers work to protect the sense of place and history that downtown Portland holds and build on that.

Portland Main Street/DDA Meetings:

Design Committee: 2nd Thursday

Organization Committee: 3rd Wednesday

Promotions Committee: 4th Tuesday

Economic Revitalization: 3rd Monday

DDA Board: 3rd Thursday

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