Christmas Open House Weekend

November 15, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm

santa photoShopkeepers offer refreshments and cheer, as they present their finest in holiday merchandise during Christmas Open House Weekend, November 15-16. Ascension Borgess-Lee Hospital and the Chamber are proud to host the Dowagiac Christmas Celebration. Enjoy the relaxed pace of holiday shopping, the way it used to be, as this favorite two-day event opens on Friday.

Yuletide classics trumpet the crisp air, welcoming families to holiday activities held downtown on Open House Saturday from 10 to 2 p.m. A true-to-life Old-World Santa greets children within the elegant indoor setting of Wood Fire Italian Trattoria, while our European-styled Mrs. Claus strolls the downtown.  Enjoy the warm surroundings of the Pompeii Room, where children receive a gift from St. Nick.

Enjoy vocal, instrumental and dance performances at Beckwith Park, tour our grand city by horse-drawn carriage and meet local artisans, when you visit the Theta Mu Sorority Craft Show, held at Dowagiac Middle School from 9 to 3 p.m.   For more information call (269) 782.8212.

CHRISTMAS BROCHURE 2019

 

 

Latest News from your Chamber

  • October 30th, 2019

    Donations Accepted to Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Fund

    The Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Pageant, which is entering its 81st year, is now taking donations to its Scholarship Fund.
     
    Pageant director Tracy Urbanski of the Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center, and members of the Pageant Executive Committee welcomed 14 young women, who attended the recent orientation social held at Dowagiac Area History Museum. Contestants of the upcoming Feb. 6 pageant are shown above.
    Read more ...  
  • October 30th, 2019

    Rental Rehab Program Attracts Much Attention

    When $60,000 is on the table and available to downtown property owners, who renovate their upper levels into residential apartments, it definitely attracts attention.
     
    Eighteen building owners and contractors attended the Rental Rehab orientation, held at City Hall earlier this month. Marilyn Smith, of Smith Housing, provided the briefing on the program that uses Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the development and rehabilitation of quality and affordable rental housing within the central business district.
    Read more ...  
  • October 30th, 2019

    A Celebration of Our Members

    People, businesses and organizations that care for our community resonated throughout the evening at the Chamber's Annual Dinner & Celebration of its Members.
    More than 125 people gathered for the annual event Wednesday at the Elks Lodge, where Chamber officials paid tribute to Lifestyle Nutrition; Kyle Belew, owner of The Wounded Minnow; Dowagiac Union Schools; Joe Odenwald, Southwestern Michigan College incoming president; and Domestic And Sexual Assault Services (DASAS). Presdient Kim MacGregor is shown above with the award recipients.
    Read more ...