St. Joseph 24th Annual Luminary Festival

 24th Annual Luminary Festival

Friday, November 16, 5:00 - 9:00 PM 

Join us for our 24th Annual Luminary Festival! Stroll through the beautiful candlelit streets as 1,000 luminaries light your way as you shop in downtown St. Joseph. Shops will be open late on Friday and throughout the weekend to provide refreshments, great sales, amazing product offerings and more! Let them entice you with wonderful gifts and festive holiday decor. While here, enjoy a wide selection of area restaurants and eateries. 

 

Book Signing with Amy Young, author of A Unicorn Named Sparkle's First Christmas and A Unicorn Named Sparkle!

She will be signing in the store Luminary Night from 6:30-8:30. Stop in a pick up a signed copy for Christmas; signed Books make great gifts!

 

 It's Sparkle's first Christmas and Lucy is showing him how to celebrate.

Make a snowman. Check.

Make a unicorn snowman. Check.

Hang stockings, make cookies, and, of course—buy presents! (But don't eat them.) Check. 

In pure Sparkle fashion, nothing   goes as planned, but Lucy ends up learning that love— not presents— is what Christmas is all about.

 

 

 When Lucy sees an ad in the newspaper for a unicorn, she sends in her twenty-five cents and waits four to six long weeks for her very own unicorn to arrive. She imagines the flowers that she'll braid into his beautiful pink mane, and she even picks the perfect name for him: Sparkle. But when Sparkle arrives, his ears are too long, his horn is too short, he smells funny--and oh, he has fleas. Lucy isn't pleased, but in the end she warms up to Sparkle and realizes that even though he wasn't exactly the unicorn she wanted, he might be just the one she needs.

 

 

Amy Young trained as a fine artist at Yale and received an MFA in painting from Indiana University. She then went on to earn a law degree from Harvard and worked as a lawyer for several years. She now devotes herself full time to writing and illustrating, and is the creator of the popular Belinda picture books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Event date: 
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
312 State Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085

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Light up the Bluff and Live From St. Joseph

Friday, December 7th

Community Tree Lighting at the corner of Broad Street & Lake Boulevard

St. Joseph High School Choir at 6:00PM

Tree lighting at 6:30PM

 

Afterwards, stroll downtown to admire the decorated store fronts from 7:00PM - 8:30PM.  Forever Books will have children reading in the window!

 

Saturday, December 8th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Troy Cummings, author of Can I Be Your Dog?and the Notebook of Doom series.

Book signing beginning at 3:00 PM and continuing after the Reindog Parade at 4:00 PM. Click here for more info on this author and event!

 

The 2018 Holiday Catalog is here!

Book suggestions for all ages 

 

Click on the picture to preview the catalog or order. Or pick up your copy at Forever Books today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give the gift of reading to a child in need with our Giving Tree!
Pick a tag from the tree, purchase a book (we can help you select one!), and
we will wrap it and deliver it to the Readiness Center in Benton Harbor in
time for Christmas.