CALUMET TOWNSHIP — The Town of Calumet is celebrating Christmas all through December and Main Street Calumet (MSC) has promised a holiday for Saturday, December 10.
MSC CEO Leah Polzien has announced that on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., there will be free horse-drawn carriage rides in the downtown district. People can catch the wagon at Cafe Rosestta, at 102 Fifth Street, or at Ramona’s Bakery, at the corner of Fifth and Elm streets.
During the same period, Polzien said in a statement, people can stop by Ramona’s Bakery, at 501 Elm Street, for photos with Santa, by 2nd Sandbar Productions.
Digital files of the photo are free or people can pay to have Print Calumet print them for quick pick up at 206 5th Street. The photo packages will be paid for at Print Calumet with a portion of the proceeds supporting Christmas at Calumet, according to the release.
The Calumet Theater also joins the celebration with Santa’s Workshop at the Theater Ballroom from 11 am to 1 pm
“Children can make a Christmas decoration or a gift”, said Calumet Theater Executive Director Jay Maki. “Santa Claus is going to be there for it.”
Benji Brotherton and the Copper Country Clown Band will perform and travel to various venues from 11 am to 2 pm
From noon to 3 pm, Friends of Fashion will host Living Windows at the Keweenaw National Historical Park Visitor Center, featuring live music by Mike Irish.
From 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Theater offers a Children’s Theater Workshop. Children will learn the ropes of how to put on a show. They will create their own costumes, make props and set decorations, and perform on stage for a free performance for the community at 6:00 p.m.
Maki said there will be a number of adults and high school students available to help with the workshop. When the workshop concludes at 6:00, the participating children will put on a free community performance of their plays. There is a cost of $25 per child for this event, which covers the cost of materials.
At 6:30 pm, after the children’s parody event has concluded, the Noteworthy Singers will lead a lucky audience in singing Christmas carols during their free concert in the theater. The Noteworthy Singers perform and guide the audience until 7pm, when a Christmas tree will be lit on stage as everyone sings Oh, Christmas Tree.
After lighting the tree, there will be a free social time in the Theater Ballroom and the winners of the 50/50 raffle to raise funds for the Theater will be announced.
“The night for the general public is all free”, Maki said. “They can enjoy the children’s skits, sing along with the notable singers, and then enjoy hot chocolate and cookies in the ballroom during the social gathering.”