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10th Annual SANTA FESTIVAL!

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10th Annual SANTA FESTIVAL!

Time: June 13, 2014 at 6:30pm to June 15, 2014 at 7pm
Location: Grand River Conservation Club; 7345 Lyons Road; Portland, MI 48875
Phone: 5176475147
Event Type: santa, festival
Organized By: Santa John Smith
Latest Activity: Jun 13

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Event Description

June 13, 14 & 15, 2014

Please join us in fun and friendship as we gather in Michigan for the 10th Annual Santa Festival!

Friday, June 14,2014 we will be getting together for dinner around 6:30 p.m. at Corner landing; 128 West Grand River Ave; Ionia, MI 48846. You will order off the menu and pay your own bill. Please let us know if you would like to be added to the reservation.

Saturday June 14, 2014. 10th Annual SANTA FESTIVAL!

Where: Grand River Conservation Club; 7345 Lyons Road; Portland, MI 48875

Who: All Santa’s, Mrs. Claus and Santa helpers!

Meet, greet & speakers 12 – 3 pm

Dinner: 3pm. BBQ and plain pulled pork, baked beans, tuna macaroni salad, Cole slaw, chips & dip, veggies & dip, cheese & crackers, cake and of course, warm cookies!

After dinner we will have pictures, white elephant auction and fellowship. We are doing a white elephant auction to raise money for this event. Please bring a clean used or new item wrapped in any manner (newspaper, paper bag or wrapping paper). It can be a serious or joke gift and a note may be attached to hint and entice the bidders to bid more without revealing the gift! You are not required to bring a gift to participate, anyone can bid

Who: All Santa’s, Mrs. Claus and Santa helpers!

Bring your Christmas items to sell! We will have a vendor area!

Sunday June 15 at 9:00 am, we will gather at John and Kelly’s for breakfast (pancakes and sausage). Around 10:30 am we will hit the road for a field trip to Frankenmuth, Michigan! It is only a 90 minute drive where we plan to meet at noon at the world’s largest Christmas store, Bronners (http://www.bronners.com/). For those that do not want to visit Bronners, you can also enjoy Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Festival Parade! We will then gather for dinner at 3:00 p.m. at Zehnders (http://www.zehnders.com/). You will be able to order off the menu and pay separate checks (gratuity might be added because of the large group). Please let us know if you plan to attend as we do like to make reservations.

RSVP’s are appreciated but not required. It helps us plan on how much food to prepare, but we always have plenty!

We do have one hotel in town for which the information is below. If you prefer other hotel chains, most hotels in the Lansing area are only thirty minutes away. Let me know if you have any special requests, and I can help you find what you are looking for.

Area Hotel:
American Heritage Inn
1681 E. Grand River Avenue
Portland, MI 48875
(517)-647-2200

Please call or e-mail us with any questions, comments and RSVP’s!
John & Kelly Smith
(517) 647-5147
michigan_mrs_claus@yahoo.com
santamichigan.com

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Comment by Ted Flynn on June 13, 2014 at 10:07pm

I will be there on Saturday & Looking forward to it again this year.

Comment by Santa Norm Gerring on June 11, 2014 at 7:01pm

Sorry but we just have too much going on this weekend with graduations and such.

Comment by Anton (Tony) Vitu and Carol Vitu on June 11, 2014 at 8:31am

Do children or little family members attend this event? we have a 7 year old granddaughter staying a week with us.

Comment by Russ Spice on June 3, 2014 at 2:17am

BTW I drove thru Frankenmuth yesterday and the south bound lanes just south of Zehnders is closed for repaving. Sure hop they have it done by our weekend as that is their week long Festival for the whole city. I think they would have it ready but thought I should say something in case you plain on using that road.

Comment by James L. Allison on May 12, 2014 at 4:15pm

We Will be there on saturday.

Comment by Dee Pilette on February 20, 2014 at 11:46am

Santa Gus and I will be there on Saturday with a pot full of cheesy potatoes and possibly daughter and granddaughter - wouldn't miss this gathering for the world.


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Comment by Jim Hutchinson on January 31, 2014 at 9:32pm

JIM AND EDITH, OSHAWA, ONTARIO WILL BE ATTENDING FRIDAY NIGHT, SATURDAY AND LUNCH SUNDAY

Comment by Randy Schneider on January 26, 2014 at 8:35am

Nicki and I will be there on sat. if we can help in any way let me know

Comment by Santa Norm Gerring on January 16, 2014 at 8:46pm

Kay and I are planning on Saturday, just thought I'd let you know.

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