A Downtown Christmas starts in Stevens Point
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – Several organizations and businesses are teaming up to host A Downtown Christmas with a flurry of festive experiences on Dec, 11 in Stevens Point. Visitors to downtown can expect to find traditional holiday experiences matched with holiday themed marketplaces from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Visitors will be able to start their holiday journey through Downtown Stevens Point as early as 10am at The Rose House for their indoor market. The festivities head outdoors at 1 p.m. for CREATE Portage County’s Holiday Maker’s Market scheduled to transform the Shopko parking lot. Attendees will find an assortment of holiday-themed and locally-made goods from woodworkers, bakers, floral artists, crochet artists, and other makers. Both markets close at 3 p.m.
Attendees can also get crafty themselves. Bev’s Floral will host a Make and Take Tree Planting and Letters to Santa at the Portage County Public Library from 1:30-4:30 p.m. These events are free, but supplies are limited and first come, first served. Staff from ArtEffects will be guiding basket and scrub making at 1052 Main St from 1-3 p.m. for a small cost.
What holiday season is complete without a photo with the jolly man in red? Santa and his team of elves and reindeer will be present on the Mathias Mitchell Square from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Chelsea May Photography will be taking photos for $10 each, with all profits benefiting Operation Bootstrap. Free hot cocoa and cookies will be provided at the square by TDS during this time.
The festivities taking place in A Downtown Christmas have been planned by Downtown Stevens Point (Stevens Point Alliance), Chelsea May Photography, Bev’s Floral, ArtEffects, TDS Telecommunications, The Rose House, and CREATE Portage County.
For comprehensive event updates, please follow Downtown Stevens Point on Facebook. The Stevens Point Alliance promotes tourism and events in the Downtown Stevens Point area to benefit the community and present a unified voice to our local and state officials based on our downtown’s community goals.