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Light Up the Night & Soup Cook Off

December 1, 2018

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 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 !

9th Annual



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

Parade Entry Form

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!!

1:00 pm                Farewell to the 2018 Miss Bellaire Court @ Broad St.

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)


December 1, 2018
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Bellaire, MI 49615 United States
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