Merry & Bright Weekend hosts a number of festive events to put you in the holiday mood! From holiday stories to magically lit wonderland strolls, open houses, holiday shopping and last-minute wish lists we’ve got you covered. Celebrate the holiday season here in Michigan’s Great Southwest!

Getting into the holiday spirit is easy when you visit Southwest Michigan! On Friday, November 17 kick off the holiday season with three great community events - Luminary, Window Wonderland and Countdown to New Year. This weekend will also feature sneak peeks of specials, one-of-a-kind gifts, free gift wrapping, new merchandise, events and festive fun!

Celebrate the holiday season throughout SWMI! This November and December shop holiday markets and open houses, view spectacular light displays, attend local events and support local businesses. There’s something for everyone! Join us this winter as we explore Michigan’s Great Southwest. 

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 to Halloween parties, activities for the whole family and more! Keep reading for festive events leading up to Halloween.

The third weekend of the month, June through September, celebrate all things Southwest Michigan (SWMI) during the Love Local weekends! This month attendees will enjoy the St. Joe Farmers Market, a Fall Fest and other area events in addition to extended shopping hours and special offers throughout SWMI. Read on for a complete weekend guide! 

Love Local is sponsored by Corewell Health, Corewell Health Foundation Southwest Michigan and The Boulevard Inn & Bistro

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