Holiday Shopping in Muskegon: Hidden Gems and Local Delights

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‘Tis the season for holiday shopping!

Grab your list and your favorite shopping buddies for a delightful outing in Muskegon County. With walkable shopping areas and unique options, there’s something for everyone.

Shopping Areas with Social Districts

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Muskegon County boasts three pleasant walkable shopping areas. As a matter of fact, each possesses a distinct personality and offers a treasure trove of gift options. Furthermore, they all have social districts! This means you can enjoy your beverage while moving between shops.

Start your adventure in Downtown Muskegon, presently adorned with twinkling lights and festive decorations. From stylish fashions to vintage finds and handmade crafts, you’re sure to check items off your list. Don’t miss the diminutive and charming Western Market Chalets.

Next, head to the Lakeside Business District, nestles next to Muskegon Lake. Here, you’ll discover even more locally owned stores, an art gallery, and the historic Wasserman’s Floral and Gifts, all beautifully decorated for the holidays.

For a small-town charm, make your way to Montague and Whitehall, collectively known as White Lake. Boutiques to antiques, and everything in between, promise hidden gems.

Shop Small, Shop Sustainable, Shop Muskegon

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If sustainable shopping is your style, Muskegon has you covered. All in all, the County is an undeniable treasure trove of antique, vintage, and thrift shops. Given that “Treasure Alley” boasts four vintage shops it is a must-stop. Likewise, they are conveniently located near and next to each other. Find them on Pine Street in downtown Muskegon.

Enter Through the Gift Shop

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Equally exiting are Muskegon’s museum gift shops! The Hackley and Hume Historic Site, Muskegon Museum of History and Science, Muskegon Museum of Art, and USS Silversides Museum are stocked with Santa-worthy goodies.

Happy Holiday Shopping!

Remember, holiday shopping is not just about finding gifts but also creating cherished memories. Support local businesses and connect with the community while enjoying this festive season.

 

 

Fewer Chills, More Thrills with Holiday Shopping in South Haven

It’s never too early to form a shopping game plan— especially when it comes to avoiding long lines, excruciating traffic, and delayed shipping dates. Forego any retail woes and satisfy everyone on your shopping list with these important dates:

 

Dine On Us
November 1, 2022 – May 15, 2023
Participating Lodging Members & Restaurants

Dine on us

Discover South Haven’s winter charm and local flavor with a $25 DINE ON US card, available when you book a stay at select lodging properties. Certain restrictions apply, Click the link above for a full list of participating locations and upcoming events.

Offer valid November 1, 2022, through May 15, 2023. Some restrictions may apply.  Exact details of promotion vary at each participating lodging member property; check for details.  Must book directly with lodging property and mention the Dine on Us promotion to receive a card.  Not valid with any other promotion.  Not valid during Holidays and special event days or special event weekends. 


 

2nd Annual Women’s Shop ‘Til You Drop Saturday
Saturday | November 12th | 10 am – 6 pm
Over 30 Participating Locations
After-Party at Harbor Light Brewery | 6 pm

Womens Shopping Saturday

Tag the girls: Women’s Shop ‘Til You Drop Saturday is back with over 30 participating locations offering exclusive deals, fun activities, crafts, complimentary treats, and drinks! Spend $15 at a participating shop and receive (1) stamp on your Shopping Passport. Turn in your card with six stamps to be entered in a drawing for awesome gift baskets at the after-party! Gift baskets contain 5-6 gifts valued at $40 or more. Visit the Facebook Event to browse promotions and live updates.

 


 

36th Annual Mistletoe Market
Preview: November 18th | $20 Members / $25 Non-Members | 6 pm
Free Admission | November 19th – December 11th
South Haven Center for the Arts

Mistletoe Market SHCA

This holiday-based consignment shop transforms the SHCA into a fine art market from November 19th through December 11th. Get a sneak peek at vendors and artist-curated showcases during the Mistletoe Market Preview Party on November 18th. The evening includes live music, good food & wine, a raffle, and fun while supporting the arts!


 

Small Business Saturday
November 26 | Downtown South Haven

Small Business Saturday

Looking for a more relaxed pace of holiday shopping? Visit downtown South Haven on Small Business Saturday where you’ll find unique gifts and deals at boutiques, antiques, toy stores, and candy shops, not to mention fabulous dining options where you can relax after crossing the final name off your “Nice” list.