by Renee Franklin
Frozen in Time, a live mannequin event and shopping celebration in Grand Haven, invites you to have some fun during the famously frigid month of February. Grab your wallet, imagination and a few friends to witness storefronts in downtown Grand Haven transform into live works of art on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 2-4 p.m.
The event, first held ten years ago, was created to draw people to local shops with a twist. Each year, participating storefronts create a live mannequin scene according to the year’s theme, which have ranged from Broadway musicals television classics. This year, shop windows will be occupied by superheroes. Each window displays a card with a number for viewers to match up the displays with the super heroes they are intending to portray and vote for their favorite display.
More than 20 stores are participating. Each merchant has maps of participating stores for event-goers, and many offer door prizes, gift cards, food and drink.
After the event, the community is invited to gather at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum at 4:30 p.m. for a reception during which winners for a public prize and a juried prize will be announced. First, second and third place prizes will be given out to those who matched the most superhero names to venues. Attendees will also get the change to meet the mannequin actors, talk to store owners and get the stories behind the work that went into the displays.
Year after year, the event has been well attended and serves a chance for the community to bundle up and join together for an afternoon of shopping and fun.
“We love for people to enjoy the fresh air, embrace that it is winter and support local businesses,” Sharon Behm, Grand Haven Main Street Downtown Development Chair, said.
What: Frozen in Time
Where: Downtown Grand Haven
When: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2-4 p.m.