The City of Hastings celebrates the beginning of the Christmas season with an event called Jingle & Mingle.  The event is the first weekend of December each year.

FRIDAY events:

Creative kids crafts and Santa’s Workshop – sponsored by Thornapple Arts Council, Jaqua Realtors, State Grounds and Lighthouse Title Group. (this gallery has the kids crafts for the whole weekend)

Art at the Library – Hastings Public Library

Manger Lighting – Barry County Courthouse Lawn.  Rev. Nick Marlatt from First Presbyterian Church.  Singers are the Hastings Middle School Choir.

Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting & Crowning of the Jingle & Mingle Prince & Princess between City Hall and the Library.

American Legion served cookies and hot chocolate on Friday evening.

Carriage and Wagon Rides.  Sponsored by Ace Hardware. (This gallery has the photos for the whole weekend.)

Visit with Santa.  Friday at Under The Sun.  Sunday at State Grounds. 

Holly Trolley Rides

Fire Pits – on State Street near Jefferson Street and at Ace Hardware.  Enjoy a hot dog or toasted marshmallows. 

Gilmore Jewelers hosted The Grinch. 

SATURDAY events:

Santa Dash 5K run sponsored by Barry County United Way.

Cookies with Santa at the Library.  Face Painting is in the Michigan room at the library at the same time. 

Letters to Santa sponsored by At Home Real Estate

Expressions Dance Center performance is at  Thornapple Plaza.