Tis the Season of Christmas

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Sparta celebrates Christmas in an old fashioned style, with a month full of memories and experiences for the whole family.  Check out the dates below to see when Santa will be in town taking visitors at his house, or the details of the Shop Sparta Event festivities which include trolley rides and fantastic sales!

Sparta is full of tradition, which includes our traditional Christmas events through town.  These events are hosted and sponsored by the Sparta Downtown Development Authority and the Sparta Chamber of Commerce, making Sparta truly “What a Neighborhood Should Be.”

 

2014 Christmas Events:

Buck Pole image 1Sun. Nov. 16    5 - 9 pm

Buck Pole hosted by Roger’s Hardware!  Details at Roger’s Hardware, 1st place prize includes Shoulder Mount ($500 value!)

Fri. Nov. 21   5-8 pm

Shop Sparta Tag 01Shop Sparta Event!  Sparta merchants open late for Christmas shopping!  Free Horse & Trolley Rides, free gift wrapping at ChoiceOne Bank, try roasted chestnuts, take a photo with Santas Reindeer, and more!  Vendors with additional gifts selections located in Maddie LaRoues downtown (126 E. Division)!  Official Christmas Tree Lighting by Santa at 6:00 pm!

From 5-8 pm in Downtown Sparta on Nov. 21:

  • Shop Sparta Sales & Deals going on throughout Sparta!
  • Crafts & Vendors located in merchant buildings downtown!  
  • Santa will be strolling the streets giving out glow sticks!
  • Horse Drawn Trolley—Free Rides!
  • Free Gift Wrapping Service at ChoiceOne Bank
  • Taste a free roasted chestnut and learn about the tradition of Roasted Chestnuts with Bruce!(Read Bruce’s Chestnut Story HERE)
  • Sparta United Methodist Church Carolers will be strolling around!
  • Boy Scout Troop 280 serving Hot Chocolate!

Another great SHOP SPARTA EVENT deal:

Kids Christmas Craft: Hosted by Crystal Paradigm (located next to Angela’s Pizza) & 10% off all Holistic Healing Sessions scheduled on the 21st! $1/minute Psychic Readings

 

Sun. Nov 23 6 pm

Community Thanksgiving Service at Holy Family Church, All are welcome!

 

Thurs. Nov. 27   9 am

Turkey Trot in Sparta.  Registration costs $15 plus two canned food items.  Prizes, 50/50 raffle, and more!

 

Thurs.  Nov 29  9:30 am

Start/Finish: Mamrelund Lutheran Church

(4085 Lutheran Church Rd., Kent City)

Proceeds support local food pantries.  Visit Facebook: The Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K run/walk.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 2   5-8 pm @ Maddie LaRoues

Santa Workshop!

(126 E. Division) Hosted by Independent Bank

Free photos with Santa, activities, and more!

 

Tuesday, Dec 9   6-8 pm @ Sparta Township Library

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

For all ages!  Houses & decorating items will be supplied.

 

Saturday, Dec 13    9-11 am

Visit Santa Claus in the Santa House

(94 N. Union St. – behind Sparta Library)

Free!  Bring your own camera!

 

Thurs. Dec. 18   5-7:30 pm

Visit Santa Claus in the Santa House

(94 N. Union St. – behind Sparta Library)

Free!  Bring your own camera!

 

Sat. Dec. 20   9-Noon

Visit Santa Claus in the Santa House

(94 N. Union St. – behind Sparta Library)

Free!  Bring your own camera!

 

Sun. Dec 21   10:30 am @ Nazarene Church

Sparta Nazarene Christmas Candlelight Service

 

Sun. Dec. 21 – Wed. Dec 24   7-8 pm 

Ballard Church of Christ presents “The Living Nativity” (1633  10 Mile Road)

 

Mon. Dec. 22   9-11 am  & 5-7 pm 

Visit Santa Claus in the Santa House

(94 N. Union St. – behind Sparta Library)

Free!  Bring your own camera!

 

Tues. Dec. 23  11-1 pm & 5-7 pm 

Visit Santa Claus in the Santa House

(94 N. Union St. – behind Sparta Library)

Free!  Bring your own camera!