Light Up the Night & Soup Cook Off
Bellaire comes alive for the holiday season in the 9th Annual Light Up the Night and Soup Cook-Off celebration on December 1st, 2018 starting downtown from noon until 7 pm.
Celebrate with family and friends with a day full of Holiday Events. From a free kid’s movie, ornament making to the annual “Soup Cook-Off” with 10+ participating restaurants, a visit with Santa after the “Parade of Lights.” Don’t forget the community Tree Lighting, Caroling and a live Nativity; this is truly a family friendly event.
Purchase tickets for the Soup Cook-Off for $10/each to sample soups from 10+ area restaurants (SOLD OUT). Restaurants have suggested sharing one ticket since there is a potential for 30 oz of soup during the event. Last year’s winner was Pelican’s Nest with their Salmon Chowder. The Cook-Off will run from 4:30 – 7 pm.
Other great events during the day include Holiday Pop-Up Gift Show from 9-1 at the Commission on Aging, Turkey Bowling, Toys for Tots Toy Drive, Friends of the Library Auction & Christmas Reading (subject to change).
Bellaire is in Antrim County on M-88 between Lake Bellaire and Intermediate Lake.
Shopping-stores are open all day to help you complete or begin your Christmas Shopping! RELAX at Coffee Shops and Restaurants – for that break you need !
“LIGHT UP THE NIGHT”
PARADE ENTRY FORM
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 5:30 PM
You must be in the parking area at the United Methodist Church by 5:00 PM.
PARADE ENTRY DEADLINE – Friday, November 30, by 12:00 Noon
Just a reminder- All Entries MUST BE LITE.
Questions? Contact the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce Office at 231-533-6023
Please fill out and detach the bottom portion and return to:
Bellaire Chamber of Commerce PO Box 205 Bellaire, MI 49615
Schedule of Events
All Day Friends of the Library Auction @ Bellaire Library
All Day Toys for Tots Toy Drive @ Edward Jones.
11 – 11:30 am “A Mice Christimas.” @ Bellaire Library – Leland James will read his new book (recommended ages 5-12 & adults)
12 – 2 pm Free Kids Scavenger Hunt @ Village Hall. (14 & under) Sign up @ Bellaire Village Hall – great prizes!!
1 – 7 pm Junior Class Bake Sale @ Bellaire Theater
2:30 pm Free Movie Matinee @ Bellaire Theater – Bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Bellaire Food Pantry for admittance. Limited Seating.
4 – 4:45 pm Kids FREE Ornament Making @ Village Hall
4 – 7 pm Turkey Bowling @ Broad Street (next to Village Hall). $1/ roll, 3 Strikes in a row for a prize. Fundraiser for the Bellaire Community In Action group (Support Bellaire High School).
4 – 7 pm Community Gathering @ Broad Street – Caroling, Cookies & Hot Chocolate and more!
4:30 – 7 pm Soup Cook-off – SOLD OUT (700 tickets)
4:30 – 7 pm Bread Samples @ Ruthann’s Gourmet Bakery
5:30 pm “Parade Of Lights” Community Parade – Welcoming Santa & Mrs. Claus to town. Entries accepted until Friday- Parade Entry Form
6 – 7 pm Live Nativity by Bellaire Bar – with special thanks to Antrim Community Church
5:45 – 7 pm Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus @ Broad Street
2018 Soup Cook Participants
- The Pelican Nest (at Bellaire Public Library)
- The Lunch Box
- Commission on Aging (at Little Treasurers Toy Store)
- Market M88
- Bellaire Lanes & Games (at Paddles & Pedals)
- Mama’s Country Kitchen (at Bellaire Movie Theater)
- Toonies Fish & Steakhouse
- Chipper’s Pub @ Hawk’s Eye(at Inspire Health)
- Bellaire Bar
- Short’s Brewing Company
- Sunset Grill @ Antrim Dells(at Mammoth Distilling)
- Lakeview Restuarant @ Shanty Creek Resorts(at The Julia Pietrowicz Team/Keller Williams Realty)