It's MerriMonth™ in Downtown Berkley!
Downtown Berkley has so much to offer that we’ve created a MerriMonth series of events!
The Berkley Downtown Development Authority expanded its holiday offerings with MerriMonth – an entire month of shopping, family, and giving events in Downtown Berkley that runs from November 24 through December 22. The fact that Downtown Berkley has such a spectacular collection of specialty retailers is a bit of a hidden secret. MerriMonth helps to spread the word about our great downtown through a lot of fun holiday events.
Events for 2018 will include:
Storefront Decorating Contest – public voting via the downtownberkley.com website
Merrily We Share Food Drive
All donations will be given to Gleaners for distribution to needy families throughout metro Detroit.
Small Business Saturday (November 24)
Here’s a chance to support your local businesses! Did you know that local businesses generate 70% more local economic activity per sq. ft. than big box retail? Money spent at a local business generates 3.5x more wealth for the local economy compared to money spent at a chain-owned business.
Merrily We Sip, Shop and Stroll
Holiday gifts galore, plus beverages and tasty treats to warm your spirits! The DDA’s party bus makes it easy to get between the 12 Mile and Coolidge shopping districts.
Three lucky shoppers will win $250 of MerriMoney to spend at participating shops all around Downtown Berkley.
Enjoy a day focused on the children with the DDA’s Kids’ MerriMaking Workshops. Stop in the shops for some merchant specials as you get around downtown on the DDA’s shuttle bus.
Special events presented by the Berkley Holiday Lights Parade Committee including: the Petting Zoo; Holiday Lights Parade; tree lighting ceremony; and visits with Santa.
Children will be able to visit with Santa at the Library to share with him all of their hopes for Christmas.
James O’Donnell MerriMusic Jazz Concert
Celebrate the holidays with the James O'Donnell quartet. Trumpeter James O'Donnell has literally played his horn around the globe. He is well known for festive holiday jazz.
MerriPets Meet Santa
This is your chance to get photos of your pet with Santa sitting on one of the big red chairs at The Berkley Chop Shop.
MerriMix & Mingle Ugly Sweater Shindig!
Enjoy our MerriMonth wrap-up event. Enter the Ugly Sweater Contest and you could win some pretty merry prizes!