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Saugatuck, Michigan



"I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. Just like the ones I used to know.
Where the treetops glisten, and children listen. To hear sleigh bells in the snow.
                                                                                                       --- White Christmas, Irving Berlin


A Christmas Carol

In the Fall of 1843, with his bank account in the red and bills in arrears, Charles Dickens began to write. In an intensely creative six weeks, he completed a 68 page manuscript and published 6,000 copies just 6 days before Christmas. By December 24th, all had been sold. It went on to become the quintessential Christmas story, with Scrooge's "Humbug" and Tiny Tim's "God bless us one and all" echoing the spirit of the season year after year. Don’t miss a performance this Christmas in Saugatuck.


Fri., Dec. 9 & 16 at 8pm
Sat., Dec. 10& 17 at 2pm & 8pm
Sun., Dec. 11 & 18 at 7 pm

Saugatuck Woman's Club
Downtown Saugatuck


Christmas Cranberry Cake
With sugar and spice and everything nice, this is great for brunch or
as a dessert with a dollop of whipped cream.

8 tablespoons unsalted butter
1½ cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon cloves
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (keep frozen)
1½ cups cake flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
½ cup white sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
¾ cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9-inch spring-form pan generously and wrap the bottom and sides with foil. Set aside. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar, lemon juice and zest, cinnamon and cloves. Cook, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Add cranberries and coat evenly with the sauce, but keep plump, 3-5 minutes. Set aside. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt onto waxed paper. Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter for 1 minute. Add sugars and continue to cream until smooth and fluffy (1-2 minutes). Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

On low speed, add half of the flour mixture, mixing until combined. Add sour cream and vanilla, and mix until combined. Add remaining flour mixture; mix until smooth.

Transfer to spring-form pan, spreading evenly over top of cranberries. Bake 50-55 minutes in middle of oven until golden brown edges begin to pull away from the side of the pan and toothpick test comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run knife around edge to loosen cake. Invert onto serving plate, remove foil, spring form ring and pan bottom. Cut into wedges and serve immediately, or within four hours.



Holidays 2011 at Wickwood Inn

Through January 2
Wickwood's Festival of Trees

A tree graces every room and surprises are around
every corner. Mulled Wine, Christmas Cookies, special Holiday Brunch and Hors d’ouevre surprises

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December 26 to January 1
Christmas Week

Unwind, walk our trails, enjoy the fires ---
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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!!

Wickwood Winter Weekend Cooking Classes

February 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

"Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality."
                                                                                    --- Washington Irving


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


Saugatuck unique shops

All around our villages the wineries, art galleries, and shops host receptions to make the Holidays more festive and shopping easier. Sensational December Saturday's December 10th and 17th 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!


Reservations 269.857.1465
or 800.385.1174


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



Wickwood in winter

Silver Palate Cookbook  Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook  The New Basics  Silver Palate 25th Anniversary

Julee and Bill

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