Schedule of Events
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 Houses, 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Cookies, goodies, fun and activities plus Old Tyme Christmas Music Galore!
v Snowball Drop, 2:00 pm on Maple Street, near theater.
v Ice Sculptor, carving 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!
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
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
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
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!
Hot Shots Tavern (137 Kent Street)
Portland Area Service Group (144 Kent Street)
EdwardJones (212 Kent St., Suite #1)
Pizza Shop (252 Kent Street)
We'd like to thank all of our great sponsors! Click on their logo below to visit their websites!
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
Stop in and find out what we're all about!
We welcome new members and visitors to all of our meetings. Call 517-647-5027 for more information.