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The Holiday Season Shines at Bear Lake's Sparkle in the Park

Late November 2024-January 1st, 2025

Come see thousands upon thousands of Christmas lights set up in nearly 50 holiday displays at Hopkins Park, Bear Lake from Thanksgiving weekend through New Year’s Eve, 5-10pm nightly.

The beautifully lit displays include angels, Christmas trees, Santa and his reindeer, a salute to troops, snowmen, various animals and several Christmas scenes, all arranged outdoors in Bear Lake’s lakeside campground park, just off US 31.

A display from past years. | Photo by Sparkle in the Park.

Sparkle in the Park is open nightly from 5pm to 10pm. Admission is free. However, a donation box is available for those who would like to contribute toward supplies for next year’s displays.

Sparkle in the Park is a partnership between the Bear Lake Promoters and the Bear Lake Village Council.

Come out and enjoy one of the beautiful scenes of the Christmas season.

Opening Night Schedule:

Opening night is done right at Sparkle in the Park! Enjoy these activities in addition to touring the beautiful light displays:

  • 5pm – Word Famous Tailgate Chili, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Cookies will be served FREE to all visitors compliments of the Bear Lake Community
  • 6:30-7:30pm – Santa & Mrs. Clause will visit with the children at Toyland Bear Lake (the Pavillion) with treats for the kids


Please note: Due to the expected large attendance numbers, those who are able should park on the main street (US-31) in town and walk through the light display. Access through the Main Park Entrance and Public Stairways (if the weather allows for safe use of stairs). Groups are welcome for caroling at the Toyland area anytime. For more info, call Pauline Jaquish at (231) 342-7285.
For more information on Sparkle in the Park, please contact:

Village of Bear Lake

12376 Virginia Street, Bear Lake, MI, 49614

(231) 970-2066

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