Say hello to winter! There will be no need to hibernate this season with St. Joseph, MI just a short trip away. You will find a variety of fun and unique events to help you and your family enjoy every minute of these chillier months. Visitors will find everything from live mannequin shows to a chili tour to a nationally-certified ice festival – events that are sure to be enjoyed by all ages.
Searching for that perfect gift? St. Joseph offers a variety of stores for shopping. Find jewelry that sparkles, cozy clothing, toys that will bring hours of fun, unique art pieces, or a special treat for your furry friend. Need to shop later in the evening? Visit stjoetoday.com for a list of extended store hours through the holidays.
Ice Skating at the John and Dede Howard Ice Arena
Lace up your skates and enjoy one of winter’s great outdoor activities! The John and Dede Howard Ice Arena opens for the season on Thursday, November 28. Visit sjcity.com for a complete schedule.
Friday, December 6, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Visitors can enjoy seeing participating merchant windows come to life with Holiday Cheer! Community volunteers pose perfectly still as they depict scenes from holiday movies, stories, songs and more.
15th Annual Reindog Parade
Saturday, December 7, 4 p.m.
This must-see event is a favorite holiday tradition in St. Joseph as pets and their owners dress up in various holiday costumes and parade down State Street.
2nd Annual Chili Tour
January 31, 5 – 8 p.m.
Take some time to warm up this winter as downtown merchants host the 2nd Annual Chili Tour. Participating locations or “Chili Stops” will have samples of their best chili for you to try.
10th Annual Magical Ice Fest
February 7 - 9
An entire weekend of fun is scheduled for the 10th Annual Magical Ice Fest. Things kick off on Friday with the individual carving competition, fire and ice display and a reception featuring live music, cash bar and more. Saturday, watch teams create icy masterpieces from eight blocks of ice, catch a magic show and join in the fun of Ice Wars! Visit magicalicefest.com for more information.