Warm Candlelight Heralds the Holiday Season in Downtown St. Joseph November 18th

The holiday season will begin with the warm glow of hundreds of luminaries lining the streets of Victorian-era downtown St. Joseph, Mich., from dusk to 9pm on November 18th. The 22nd Annual Luminary Festival creates a joyful atmosphere for all ages to enjoy refreshments, special prices and gift ideas galore from participating restaurants and shopkeepers.

“There are so many reasons why we all love living in Southwest Michigan but one of my favorites is St. Joseph’s Annual Luminary Event. It is such a special evening when families come downtown to share in what makes this city so unique.” said Friends by Design’s owner Susan Mason. “Whether it is a cup of hot chocolate, a sweet treat or a glass of wine, everyone enjoys walking around downtown, catching up with friends and seeing the beautiful lights. Great way to start the holiday festivities!”

Festival participants include Advanced Family Eye Care, Alley Cuts, Baroda Founders Winery, Bethany Christian Services, Boulevard Inn & Bistro, Bound for Freedom, The Buck Burgers & Brew, Caffe Tosi, The Candlestick Maker, Chan’s Garden, Chartreuse, Chocolate Café, DK Boutique, Edgewater Gifts, Elephants Breath Antiques, Food District, Forever Books, Friends by Design, FuzzyButz, Gallery on the Alley, Golden Brown Bakery, Grins, HarborTown Interiors, Jimmy Johns, Kilwins, Krasl Art Center, Lana’s Boutique, Landis Clothing, Lazy Ballerina Winery, Lazy Daisy, Mimi’s Cupcakes, The Natural Gem, Oh My Darlings, Olive Cart, Perennial Accents, Purely Michigan, RyeBelles, Schu’s Grill & Bar, Statements Style Lounge, State Street Stuff, Tim’s Too, The Toy Company, V & A Bootery, Wanderlust Outfitters, Waterfront Framing & Fine Art, The Whitcomb, White Pine Winery and many more!

In addition, a variety of participants will host businesses. The Welcome Center will feature Be Our Guest, Biggby Coffee, and Bistro on the Boulevard; reVive Spa will feature Round Barn Winery; Purely Michigan will feature 12 Corners Winery.

Special thanks to 98.3 The Coast. For Luminary Festival updates or more information, contact St. Joseph Today at 269-985-1111 or visit or

St. Joseph Today is a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting events and businesses in St. Joseph, Mich. and its surrounding communities. For information on membership and upcoming events, visit