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Holiday and Winter Happenings . . .


November 5 Distillation Day Round Barn Winery 888.716.9463
November 8 Pulitzer Novelist Marilynne Robinson Knickerbocker Theatre 616.395.7403
November 11 Artist Open House: Bulinya Martins
SCA 5 p.m.
November 11 “Who is St. Nicholas” play at SWC
November 11 "Art a la Carte" Cuisine by Clearbrook
Water Street Gallery 857.8485 November 12 Holiday Winemaker’s Dinner
Warner Vineyards 800.756.5357 November 12 & 13 Holiday Cheer: Twelve Wineries Host Holiday Tastings Michigan Wine Trail ~ Tickets necessary 800.716-WINE
November 12 & 13 Tony DeSare in Concert Mason Street Warehouse
November 18 Wickwood’s Christmas Season Begins! Special Holiday Menus and D
écor. A tree in every guest room! 800.385.1174
November 18
"Art a la Carte" Cuisine by Toulouse
Water Street Gallery 857.8485 November 18 Night Before Christmas Saugatuck merchants Open House Music, refreshments, holiday specials, good cheer and warm treats Weekend long Shopper Contest November 19 Douglas Holiday Preview Holiday opening receptions and the Shopper Contest continues
November 19 Holland Holiday Open House Shop on the historic cobblestone sidewalks Groups of caroler, chestnut roasters and Santa Claus November 22 – January 8 Christmas Around the World and Holiday Traditions Fredrik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids
November 24
Happy Thanksgiving!!
November 25
Sparkle Ceremony 2005
Douglas and Saugatuck Aglow!  Over 500,000 lights, community sing along with carolers, hot chocolate and pastries 7 pm Wick’s Park Gazebo


December 3 Christmas Parade Annual Holiday Parade of lights and fun. Meet Santa at Coral Gables, enjoy refreshments and cookies Saugatuck 1pm
December 3 Winter Green Market  SCA
December 3 Fenn Valley Nouveau Festival 2005 Taste the new Vintage, enjoy Kalamazoo String Orchestra 1-5
December 3 Holiday Open House Meet Santa & share appetizers and wine
Round Barn Winery
December 3~18 Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides Saugatuck
December 8~11 Holiday Cabaret with Danny Gurwin & WMU Stars Holiday music and dance. SCA
December 9~18 A Christmas Carol  Dickens Classic Christmas tale SWC 857.6193
December 10 Wassail Bowl Water Street Gallery 12~5 December 17 Michael Holmes The Judy Holiday Show SCA December 17 Holland Shopping Jam  Merchants open at 6 a.m. in their p.j.’s Shoppers invite to join in!
December 17 Holland Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Celebration  Holland Chorale Hope College
December 25 A Very Merry Christmas to All !!
December 26~30 Special Holiday Entertainment Fredrik Meijer Gardens, 5-9
December 26~31 Christmas Week at the Holland Museum “St. Nicholas: The Children’s Saint” Holland Museum 10-3


December 31 Have a Festive New Year's Eve!!
December 31 New Year’s Candlelight Cocktail Party at Wickwood

December 31 Gala Menus and Music
Saugatuck & Douglas Restaurants
December 31 New Year’s Eve Celebration & Fireworks at midnight


January 1 Happy New Year January 1 A Musical Christmas Past  Musical Groups throughout Felt Mansion
February 5 The Super Bowl!!
Ford Field, Detroit
February 10~12 Valentine's Day Weekend at Wickwood Champagne, Chocolate, Roses Galore!



Wickwood has been lauded as “One of the world’s most romantic Inns” by "Travel & Leisure" and others have echoed this sentiment. We admit we go especially wild for Valentine’s Weekend with champagne, hearts, masses of roses, chocolate galore and romantic candlelight. And menus become even more lush – after all, lovers have appetites too!

February 10- March 12
Rare Finds from the Artist’s Studio
The Nines Gallery 5-9 February 12 Hearts at the Mansion Felt Mansion
February 12 Happy Birthday Wolfgang! Holland Symphony Orchestra Concert
February 14 Valentine’s Day!! February 18~20 Presidents Day Weekend
February 18~20 Winter Gallery Stroll
Wine & Cheese Receptions February 24~28 Katrina Relief Weekend Merchants Fundraiser: receipts donated
February 28 Mardi Gras New Orleans style Parade, food, fun, foolery Douglas 7 p.m. 857.1438
March 14~April 3
NCAA March Madness
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
Celebrate with Green Beer & Irish food all over town
"It's no use boiling your cabbage twice."
              Irish proverb 

November 25 "Art a la Carte" Cuisine by Copper Grill
Water Street Gallery 857.8485 November 25~27
Blue Coast Artist Studios Open House
Wine and cheese receptions at 12 studios 10 - 6   236.9260
November 12- December 10 Kerst European Market European Christmas market where vendors offer unique gifts and holiday treats from historically crafted booths 8th Street Holland




These days may be snowy or balmy – we never know! The Farmer’s Almanac says that 2006 will be a mild winter – but we take it day by day, sometimes moment by moment. One day it feels like Spring – the next we can build a snowman in the front yard.

Our world moves a little slower this time of year and it’s always a great time to hunker down at the Inn with a book, Scrabble, or Post-Christmas thank you notes. Take time for:
Hot Chocolate • Sleigh rides • Fireside chats • Cheese fondue • Making snow angels • Woolen mittens • Catching snow flakes in your mouth • Ice skating • Hot spiced cider • Snowball fights • Red wine & Roquefort.

We have many guests who come and unwind after the Holidays – never leaving the Inn at all. Join us!






Wickwood Inn   |    510 Butler Street P.O. Box 1019   |   Saugatuck, MI 49453
Tel (800) 385-1174   |   
www.wickwoodinn.com    |    Bill and Julee Rosso Miller, Proprietors