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Nov. 30 Sparkle in the Park Opening Night Festivities include: world famous tailgate chili, cornbread, coffee, hot chocolate and cookies; served free to all visitors. 6:30pm Santa and his helpers visit the boys and girls at Toyland Bear Lake with treats for the kids.
Sparkle in the Park is open nightly through Jan. 1, 2014, 5-11pm. Admission is free, however, a donation box is available to contribute toward supplies for next year's displays.
Bear Lake is in Manistee County on US-31, about one hour southwest of Traverse City.