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2022 Countdown to New Year

Fri. November 18, 2022
- Sun. December 18, 2022
Start time not specified.

SWMI businesses and restaurants host a Countdown to New Year, a daily giveaway event December 1-31!


Each time you spend $25 (one time or cumulative purchases) at an SJT member business you will receive one entry.

Qualifying purchases must be made at an SJT member location between November 18 - December 18, 2022

To receive an entry form, please present receipt(s) of purchase(s) to an SJT staff member at the Welcome Center. The Welcome Center is located at 301 State Street in downtown St. Joseph.

For a list of SJT members visit:







Prize winners will be drawn daily, December 1-18.

Winners for December 18-31 will be drawn and announced on December 18 to allow more time to use gift cards!

Prizes are $50 gift certificates from various SJT member locations.


2022 Small Business Saturday

Sat. November 26, 2022
9:00am - 8:00pm

Celebrate small businesses in Southwest Michigan! Local businesses are excited to welcome the community into their stores to find unique, one-of-a-kind merchandise. Small Business Saturday promotes shopping small to support your neighbors, family, friends and local economy.



Baroda Founders

Box Factory for the Arts - Makers Market from 9:00a-4:00p (Saturday, November 26) and from 10:00a-3:00p (Sunday, November 27). 

Caffe Tosi - Small gift with purchase!

Chartreuse - Celebrate Chartreuse Art Co-op's Sweet Sixteenth! Visit during Small Business Saturday and enter to win a Chartreuse Gift Card. Also, Chartreuse's wonderful new artists will be on hand to showcase their work. Come meet artists/illustrators, Liz Burnham and Sara Struder, who call themselves 2Cuzins, and see their one-of-a-kind illustrations that adorn hilarious cards, adorable prints, charming children’s books and more. Painter, Gene Gamber, creates the most beautiful eye candy in his “blob paintings” and whimsical sculptural fish. You’re going to love seeing his spots and dots! Black and white photographer, Terry Strayn, captures some familiar scenes and landscapes, all in gorgeous black and white photography, that you’re sure to enjoy.

DK Boutique - 30% off entire store. Includes Pandora. *Excludes items already on sale.

Edgewater Gifts - Extended hours!

Finalé TouchSpin the Wheel/Giveaways.

Forever Books - Free book (advance publisher copy) with purchase of $20.

Forever Clean Soap WorksCelebrate Small Business Saturday AND Customer Appreciation Day at Forever Clean Soap Works! Shoppers will enjoy FREE cookies, hot chocolate/coffee and sales throughout the store.

G&M Variety - 10% off your order (must present coupon - check out the SBS section in MailMax or the G&M Variety Facebook/Instagram).

Gallery on the AlleyExciting new artwork, 15% off storewide both Friday and Small Business Saturday, complimentary gift wrap, sweet treats!

Glik's - 20% off and complimentary gift wrapping!

Grins of St. Joseph - Extended hours and discounts on all full-price merchandise.

HarborTown Interiors

Infusco Coffee - Kick off to winter drink specials!

Kingfisher Cocktails & Tacos - Enjoy one of our Monthly Special Cocktails; Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour or a cup of Hot Cocoa for the kids (add a shot of any spirit for the adults). Grab a Social District drink to go while you shop at our neighboring stores. Also, enjoy $1 King Wraps all day Saturday!

Krasl Art Center - The Shop at Krasl Art Center will be open and ready to help with holiday shopping needs. The Shop at Krasl Art Center features decorative and functional artwork handcrafted by local and regional artists. As part of KAC’s mission to inspire meaningful change and strengthen community through the visual arts, we hope the items you find here spark joy, encourage dialogue and support people and ideas that positively impact our community.

Lazy Ballerina Winery - Mulled wine, artisan pop-up.

Maxwell Boutique - Extended hours!

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services - Check out their table inside the SJT Welcome Center from 11:00a-4:00p.

Oh My Darlings - Open late; free gift wrapping; special discount!

Olive Cart November 24-28 earn Double Punches on your Olive You Card (it's like buy five, get one free!); Free shipping, no minimum purchase for all online sales.

Perennial Accents - Open 10:00a-8:00p, offering complimentary gift wrap with purchase, yummy bites and a gift with purchase!

Renaissance Athletic Club - The RAC will be offering No Joining Fee to become a member. Also, choose to pay for the year in full and receive your 13th month for free!

ReVive Spa - Buy 1 month of Platinum Tanning, get 1 Self-Spa service free ($25 value); Buy 3 months of Platinum Tanning, Get 3 Self Spa services free ($79 value); Buy 6 months of Platinum Tanning get 6 self-spa services free ($119 value); Book any full facial and get a free enhancement ($25 value).

Schroeder Furniture - Stop in and enjoy some refreshments along with 10% off storewide! Discount does not apply to prior sales or mattresses.

Southwest Michigan Symphony OrchestraThough usually closed, the SMSO will be open from 10:00a-2:00p. Visitors can purchase tickets to the holiday concert, Hollywood Holidays, or just stop in for a visit and to register for a chance to win a pair of free tickets to the concert.

St. Joe Community Taproom - Open from 12:00p-9:00p; free gift with any apparel/gift card purchase; free gift with any new Mug Club Membership (while supplies last).

St. Joe Today - Pick up Small Business Saturday swag (while supplies last); Live Remote with The Coast from 11:00a-1:00p; Welcome Center guests!

St. Joe Wine Shoppe

State Street MeatsBuy $50 in gift cards, get $10 free; offer good through November 30.

State Street Stuff - Shop Small Sales Spectacular! Doller Deals! 25cent Steals! Half-Off Holiday Helpers! 60%-80% OFF Fabulous Finds! Our best prices EVER! Stocking Stuffer Headquarters! Open Saturday 10:00a-9:00p and Sunday 11:00a-6:00p.

Sweet Haven Candy - Buy one pound of fudge, get a half pound FREE!

The Aesthetics Lounge and Spa - Specials November 23-28: Gift Cards - Buy $150, get $25 free, Buy $300, get $50 free, Buy $450, get $75, Buy $600, get $100, Buy $700, get $125 free; Lasers - Buy one laser hair removal package, get a second package 50% off, 25% off any Ultherapy or Halo/BBL package; Skincare - Buy two, get one free (Hydrofacial, Glo & Go, or Chemical Peel), Spend $350 on Neocutis, get one Lumiere free; Injectables - Buy two, get one free (Radiesse or Belotero, Slim and Trim + B-12 shots, PCDC, Xeomin Areas, Restalyne Fillers; Beauty Packages - Package A, $399 (One Hydrofacial w/ dermaplaning and Three Glo & Go Skin Services), Package B, $549 (One Hydrofacial, Two areas of Xeomin and One full-size BioSerum Firm), Package C, $700 (One Ultherapy Brow Lift, Two ares of Xeomin and One full-size BioSerum Firm), Package D, $989 (Two Full-Face BBL Treatments, One Full-Size Serious Clairty 4x, Two areas of Xeomin and Two Slim and Trim + B-12 shots).

The Buck Burgers & BrewBuy $50 in gift cards, get $10 free; offer good through November 30.

The Candlestick Maker - Buy 3, Get One Free, all fragrance items. Candles, Oils, Potpourri, Hand Made Soap, Melts, Smudges, Incense, Reed Diffusers. (Free item equal or lesser value).

The Cheese Lady - "Clear out the Cooler" $5 sale; Wide variety of pre-cut of cheese for $5 each (valued at $8-12 each); Free Cheese Lady cooler bag with purchase over $50! Available Friday, November 25-Sunday, November 27 (while supplies last).

The GhostLight TheatreMake Your Wish! "Eleanor's Very Merry Christmas Wish-The Musical" plays through December 11 followed by "Selfies with Santa" on stage at the GhostLight Theatre in the heart of the Benton Harbor Arts District. For performance schedule and tickets, visit:

Urban Found - Sales, Snacks, and Giveaway!

Wanderlust Outfitters

White Pine Winery - 10% off 4 bottles of wine along with select wine discounts!

Wild Ginger Flowers & GiftsFree Bitchstix chapstick for every $75 or more purchase.

Wolf's Marine - 25% off Nautical Gifts and decor!


2022 Window Wonderland

Fri. December 02, 2022
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Getting into the holiday spirit is easy when you visit downtown St. Joe. During Window Wonderland attendees will enjoy strolling through downtown to view the dozens of storefronts that have decorated their windows for the holiday season. Vote for your favorite window at! 

Voting will be open starting at 7:00p on Friday, December 2 until 11:59p on Sunday, December 4.



Baroda Founders
Caffe Tosi
Edgewater Gifts
Forever Books
Forté Coffee
G&M Variety
Grins of St. Joseph
HarborTown Interiors
Krasl Art Center
Lazy Ballerina Winery
Oh My Darlings
Olive Cart
Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra
St. Joe Community Taproom
State Street Stuff
Statements Style Lounge
Sweet Haven Candy
Wanderlust Outfitters
White Pine Winery

And more!

2022 Fanny Mae Memorial Reindog Parade

Sat. December 03, 2022

The annual Reindog Holiday parade is a great time for all. This event features dressed up pets and their owners in a variety of holiday garb. Be prepared to see all kinds of costumes from “Santa Bernards” to “Reindeer Rottweilers” – definitely a must-see event! The event also marks the arrival of Santa. After the parade, children can share their wish lists with Santa at Santa’s House.

Those who wish to participate in the parade MUST register in advance at or day of at the Welcome Center. Cost: $5/pet - additional pets $3 each. If you’re looking to take home a prize, judging begins at 1:00p and ends at 2:45p right outside the Welcome Center. The parade will kick off at 3:00p, participants are asked to line up at the corner of Elm & State Streets by 2:50p.

Day-Of-Registration: 12:00p-2:45p (Welcome Center)
Judging: 1:00p-2:45p (Outside of Welcome Center)
Parade Start: 3:00p (Corner of State & Elm)


2022 FAQ Sheet 

REGISTRATION is open now!




2022 Letters to Santa

Sat. December 03, 2022
- Fri. December 23, 2022
Start time not specified.

The St. Joseph Today staff have been entrusted by Santa and his elves to help get the letters to the North Pole! Stop by the Welcome Center for a candy cane treat – SJT will also have postcards for those last minute wish lists! Drop them off to Santa during Santa's House hours; or after-hours in the drop-box.





In & Around St. Joseph Blog

2022 Luminary Weekend | November 18-20

November 15th, 2022

Kick off the holidays in Southwest Michigan this weekend! On Friday, November 18 early gift shoppers will enjoy extended hours, special offers and more as they stroll through hundreds of luminaries in downtown St. Joseph from 5:00p-8:00p. This weekend will also feature sneak peeks of specials, one-of-a-kind gifts, free gift wrapping, new merchandise, events and festive fun this holiday season. 

2022 Holiday Cheer in SWMI

October 31st, 2022

As we head into the holiday season, there are plenty of opportunities to support local businesses and restaurants. From holiday open houses and winter events we’ll help you make the most of this holiday season!

2022 Spooktacular SWMI | October 18-31

October 17th, 2022

Double, double toil and trouble. We’re on the search for all things spooky in Michigan’s Great Southwest! It’s been a fun-packed fall with even more to come through the end of the month. With everything from trick-or-treating and spooky-themed classes, Halloween parties, activities for the whole family and more! Keep reading for festive events leading up to Halloween.

Fall Bucket List 2022

September 27th, 2022

Fall is here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! Check out our bucket list to make the most of this autumn.

2022 Fall Fest + Love Local Weekend | September 16-18

September 13th, 2022

Fall is here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! Keep reading to maximize the last Love Local Weekend of the 2022 season. Featuring everything from a Farmers Market, Fall Fest, and live music to Love Local special sales/offerings, fall craft workshops, live theatre shows and more!


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