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Saugatuck, Michigan



With Holiday Specials For You.

"When we recall Holidays past, we usually find that the simplest things
- not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness."
                                                                                                                         --- Bob Hope

Wickwood and all of Saugatuck are filld with Holiday spirit from mid-November through the New Year!! We celebrate an old fashioned Holiday Season at its best. Tree tops glisten as our villages glow with a million dazzling lights, the boutiques are filled to the brim with great unique gift ideas, Santa arrives, A Christmas Carol and Carolers mesmerize us, every Santa in town struts in The Christmas Parade, candles, Christmas cookies and cheer abound, the Clydesdales pull their carriages through our villages, and fireworks dazzle over Lake Kalamazoo at midnight on New Year’s Eve! Trust us, the spirit is contagious!
"Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality."
                                                                                    --- Washington Irving


November through December 31, 2011
Mid-week rates beginning at $195
Weekend rates beginning at $295

We invite you to indulge in our passion for good food and the camaraderie it brings.

Reservations 800.385.1174 or 269.857.1465


This very easy, rich chocolate pudding is reminiscent of French Hot Chocolate but on a spoon. The only trick is to find your prettiest and smallest dessert cups or glasses to serve this chocolate cream in, as just a smidgen, topped with a dollop of whipped cream, is the perfect Holiday Sweet.  Serves 6-8.

1¾ cups heavy cream
16 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips
(Ghirardelli or best quality, preferred)
¼ cup sugar
Pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Place cream in a medium saucepan and bring just to the boil. Meanwhile, place the chocolate chips in the blender and chop until a consistent powder. Add to the chocolate; the sugar, salt, eggs and vanilla and blend well. Pour the very hot cream in to the chocolate and blend until smooth. It will cook the egss as you blend it in.
2. Divide the chocolate pudding into your best small dessert dishes, cover with plastic wrap and chill. Remove from the fridge one hour before serving with a snowy mountain top of whipped cream.
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, everything is softer and more beautiful."
                                                                                    --- Norman Vincent Peale


Wickwood            Galleries            Wineries



Saugatuck’s Unique Shops Make Holiday Gift Giving Special!


Holiday Preview Open Houses - November 19 with horse-drawn carriwage rides. Shops open late for December Sensational Saturdays, 12/3,12/10 and 12/17.

All around our villages the wineries, art galleries, and shops host receptions to make the Holidays more festive and shopping easier. It kick’s off the weekend of November 19 with extended shopping hours, music, refreshments, holiday specials, good cheer, warm treats and special wrapping services. All in an effort to give you the Holiday Spirit and help make your gift giving a joy!

Our very unique stores, all individually owned, are stocked to the brim with bubbles, baubles, bangles and beads. Stockings to stuff, tiny sleighs overflow, and whimsy galore.

There are lamps, chairs, dressers, drapes, stools, tables, couches and picture frames, candles, candy, coffee, fudge, toffee, and chocolates.

Bronzes, oils, pastels, drawings, photography, papier mache, mobiles, hand blown glass vases, ceramics, carved trees and raku.

We have ornaments, and
decorations, flowers real and faux. We have antiques galore as well as cutting edge design. Fantasy as well as function. Fun, shock and awe. Our streets are the most charming place to refine your art of shopping while you wander in and out of shops carefully selecting everything someone’s heart desires.



Village Events

November 11 & 12 Holiday Craft Bazaar
November 12 Sounds of Saugatuck

• November 19 Saugatuck/ Douglas Holiday Preview
• November 24 Thanksgiving Day
• November 25 Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Arrival
• November 25 Carriage Rides Begin
• November 26 Second City performs at the SCA
• December 3 Saugatuck Christmas Parade
• December 3 Luminary Lane, Douglas with carolers and Santa
• December 3 Wintergreen Market at the SCA
• December 3 Sensational Saturdays, Shops stay open late in Saugatuck and Douglas
• December 9-11 Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

• December 10 Sensational Saturdays, Shops stay open late in Saugatuck and Douglas
• December 16-18 Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
• December 17 Sensational Saturdays, Shops stay open late in Saugatuck and Douglas
• December 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
• December 25 Christmas Day
• December 31 Restaurants Host Special Menus and Midnight Fireworks over Lake Kalamazoo

"Christmas is a race to see which gives out first - your money or your feet."   --- Anonymous

"There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child."
                     --- Erma Bombeck


Cooking Classes 2012

Winter Weekends
Feb. 25, Mar 3, 10,
17, 24 & 31



Wine Tasting Rooms

Round Barn Winery

"I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open one every month."
                    --- Harlan Miller

Kenny Barron Trio
November 11


Life Above All
Nov. 7 - 12


• November 5 Tony Reynolds
• November 12 Mary Rademacher
• November 19 Entourage
• November 20 Mark Kahny
• November 26 Diego
• November 27 Mark Kahny
• December 3 Mary Rademacher
• December 4 Mark Kahny
• December 10 Tim Johnson Trio
• December 11 Mark Kahny
• December 17 Entourage
• December 18 Mark Kahny
• December 31 New Years Eve Gala with Mary Rademacher & Mark Kahny



Felt Inspired Exhibit
November 4 thru January 2

The Yamma Ensemble
Arts Midwest World Fest!
November 5

Real to Reel Documentary Series
November 10

November 26

Felted Silk Scarf Workshop November 10

Real to Reel Documentary Series
Bill Cunningham NEW YORK December 8


"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all thirty feet tall."
 --- Larry Whitege

The Red Barn

November 1 at 7pm

November 8 at 7pm

November 15 at 7pm

November 22 at 7pm

November 29 at 7pm

December 6 at 7pm

December 13 at 7pm

December 20 at 7pm

December 27 at 7pm


Saugatuck Brewing Company


"Christmas is not a date, it’s a state of mind."   --- Mary Ellen Chaseem


Frederik Meijer Gardens

November 5
Holiday Gift Show

December 1
Holiday Gala

December 20-23
Sing-A-Long Trolley Rides

Select Evenings in December
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Roof Top Reindeer

Art Activities for Families
Nov 22, 29, Dec 6, 13, 20

Santa Visits
Nov 22, 29, Dec 6, 13, 20

Original Dickens Carolers
Nov 22, 29, Dec 6, 13, 20


Holidays 2011 at
Wickwood Inn
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November 12 - January 2
Festival of Trees

A tree graces every room and surprises are around every corner. Mulled Wine, Christmas Cookies, special Holiday Brunch and Hor’s d’ouevre surprises
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November 23-27
Thanksgiving Weekend

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November 25
Sparkle 2011
Village Lighting Ceremony
Santa Arrives
Carolers & Refreshments
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December 3
Christmas Parade
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Dickens Christmas Carol
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December 26
to January 1

Christmas Week
Unwind, walk our trails, enjoy the fires ---
~ ~ ~
December 31st

New Year's Eve
Champagne and Spectacular Candlelight Evening Hors d’ouevres *Fireworks at Midnight*
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January 1, 2012
Happy New Years!!


Seth Bernard & May Erlewine
November 3

Neil Jacobs
November 6

Rachel Davis w/Luke Winslow-King & the Ragtime Millionaires
November 10

Orpheum Bell
November 13

Red Tail Ring
November 20

Honky Tonk Leftovers Party
November 27

Peter Madcat Ruth, Randy Marsh & Andy Wilson
Michigan Harmonica Summit
December 1

Fennville Holiday Celebration and 'Art Hang' with music by the Bluecoast Quintet
December 3

Cairn to Cairn
December 4

Schrock Brothers
December 11

Jim Hurst
December 18

Christmas Eve Dinner
December 24

New Year's Eve Celebration
December 31

Nic Gareiss and Jesse Nieves
'Life After Limerick'
January 1

                                                                                                                                                                                        Photo by Ted Swoboda

"Sleigh bells ring, are you listening. In the lane, snow is glistening. A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight. Walking in a Winter Wonderland."
                                                                --- Bernard and Smith, 1934


Reservations 269.857.1465
or 800.385.1174


Our Innkeepers answer 9am - 9pm
everyday of the year!



Wickwood in winter

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Julee and Bill

The Wickwood Inn
510 Butler Street, PO Box 1019 • Saugatuck, Michigan 49453-1019