Friday, November 25, 2016

TBT: Port Huron's Thanksgiving parade in 1954

People gather in Downtown Port Huron to welcome St. Nick to town in 1954. Following the parade Santa would then set up a workshop in Sperry's department store and welcome children all all ages to come a visit him throughout the Christmas season. (Photo courtesy of the Times Herald)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Diggin' The Bones at the Port Huron Museum

Over the next month or so kids will be on break from school. It wont be uncommon to claim that they are bored. Many parents will be thinking of things for their children to do that is fun but also educational to break that boredom. For the youngsters (and the oldsters too) that are into dinosaurs, Port Huron Museum's Paleomania exhibit has just the thing for an interesting outing.

From its celebrated showings at the World Trade Centers in Boston, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, the Dinosaur Discovery Center at Colorado National Monument and the Natural History Museum of El Paso, Paleomania will be on display at the museum's Carnegie Center through Feburary 5th.

Starting with some of the first known and discovered living organisms, the exhibit is real life time as to how living beings have evolved through the early years of the planet.

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Everything from tiny creatures to big toothed cats will be seen.

Along with a raptor soaring in and looking for prey.

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And what would be an exhibit that has dinosaurs without a Tyrannosaurus Rex flashing a big smile?

Along with the displays, the museum will be offering some special Saturday programs as well. The Port Huron Museum's Carnegie Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-4pm. For more info on the Paleomania exhibit call them at 810-982-0891.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Blue Water CVB Mannequin Challenge

"Stop" for a moment to check out the Port Huron Area. The Blue Water Area Convention & Visitors Bureau were joined by many friends and associates of the community to take part in the Mannequin Challenge.

We stopped and visited Port Huron attractions Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, The Blue Water Convention Center, Studio 1219 and Thumbcoast Brewing. A fun time was had by all.

Friday, November 18, 2016

TBT: Breakers at North Shore (Lexington, Michigan)

The waves break along the shore in this undated postcard of Lexington, Michigan. The sun rises over Lake Huron hence the name The Sunshine Town.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Two things we all must remember this time of the year. That is to not pout or cry. Why? Because Santa Claus is coming to town.

As we all know before he makes his rounds dropping off gifts to good little boy and girls on Christmas eve, he likes to check in to places before that to make sure everyone is behaving. Thanks to some connections we have at the North Pole we're able to let you know when and where some of those stops will be in the Blue Water Area.

St. Nick's first stop will be in St. Clair on Friday, November 18th at 6pm. After riding his sleigh down S. Riverside Street in the parade he'll be given the key to the city and the tree at Palmer Park will be lit.

His next visit will be the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, November 22nd, when he stops in to help ring in the excitement of the season during Marine City’s Lighted Santa Parade!  

The night after Thanksgiving, November 25th, Santa kicks off the official start of the holiday season in the city of Port Huron with a parade too. Following the city's parade he'll will throw the switch that lights the McMorran Christmas Tree and leads the crowd in singing holiday carols. 

After a week back up at the North Pole he returns to the Blue Water Area to check on all the good girls and boys in Marysville on Saturday, December 3rd at 4pm their annual parade

The jolly man in the red suit is on a bit of a tight schedule on that Saturday because he's also part of Harbor Beach's Annual Lighted Christmas Parade which starts at 5:30 on Trescott St.

Saint Nick give his reindeer a night off on Wednesday, December 7th and arrives on the back of a decorated in lights antique tractor for Algonac's Santa Parade and Tree Lighting.

On Saturday, December 10th, you may not see reindeer in Lexington but you will see a lot of four legged animals in to the spirit of the season at the Lexington Old Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade. It starts at 2pm.

To find out about all the things happening around the Blue Water Area during the holiday season check out our events page.