A horse-drawn wagon turns onto historic Fifth Street in front of the Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne's during the 2010 Calumet holiday celebrations. The wagon rides are free again this year and will be part of "Christmas in Calumet" events between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. (File photo © 2010 Joanne Thomas for Keweenaw Now)
CALUMET -- Main Street Calumet's "Christmas in Calumet" will begin this weekend with First Friday events on Friday, Dec. 2, and -- on Saturday, Dec. 3 -- with the arrival of Santa, free horse-drawn wagon rides, strolling carolers and musicians, the Poor Artists Sale and more.
Friday, Dec. 2, events:
On Friday, Dec. 2, festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Calumet Theatre Park. This will be followed by First Friday art gallery events and exhibits and shops and eateries open from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The women's chorus Noteworthy, the area's only choir specializing in barbershop music, will join in Calumet's First Friday celebrations by singing popular songs and traditional favorites in stores and galleries from approximately 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Everyone is invited to visit downtown Calumet to enjoy their four-part, a cappella harmonies.
Saturday, Dec. 3, events:
On Saturday, events for the whole family will follow this schedule:
11 a.m. -- Santa arrives downtown via horse-drawn wagon
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Visits with Santa and free goodie bags, Rowe Furniture
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. -- Free horse-drawn wagon rides; holiday music by strolling musicians in various downtown locations; carolers tour the downtown; judging of the downtown window decorating contest; "Calumet Celebrates the Arts" gallery events, various locations, all day.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Poor Artists Sale at CLK Public Schools Gym.