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Sparkle in the Park

November 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - December 31, 2019 @ 10:00 pm


Join us for the 15th Annual Sparkle in the Park, a partnership between the Bear Lake Promoters and the Bear Lake Village Council. 

In its 15th year, Sparkle in the Park features more than 60,000 lights set up in nearly 50 holiday displays from Thanksgiving weekend through New Year’s Day. The lighted displays include angels, Christmas trees, Santa and his reindeer, a salute to troops, snowmen, various animals and several Christmas scenes, all arranged in Bear Lake’s lakeside Hopkins Park. Opening night festivities include chili, hot chocolate and cookies free for visitors (Santa arrives at 6:30 p.m. on opening night as well). Sparkle in the Park is free, donation boxes are available near Toyland Bear Lake for those who wish to make a contribution which will help buy material for next year’s Sparkle in the Park.

Opening Night – Saturday, November 30, 2019

5pm – World Famous Tailgate Chili, Coffee, Hot Chocolate & Cookies will be served FREE to all visitors, compliments of the Bear Lake Community.

6:30-7:30pm – Santa & Mrs. Clause will visit with boys and girls at Toyland Bear Lake with treats for the kids.
(restrooms are available in the lower level of the Village building by the deck)

NOTE: Due to the expected large attendance, we suggest those who are able, park on the main streets in town and walk through the park.


Horse Drawn Carriage Rides will be available Saturday, December 21 & 28 from 6-9pm. Call 231.930.7216 for more information.

Groups are encouraged to use Toyland Bear Lake area for caroling anytime.

For more information, contact Pauline Jaquish at 231.342.7285 or pj646@centurytel.net


November 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
December 31, 2019 @ 10:00 pm


Bear Lake, MI
Manistee County
Bear Lake, MI 49614 United States
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