Posted: 10/25/2017 1:04 PM | Print Story |  Email

Grand Meander, Saturday, December 2nd

Grand Avenue Business Association will host its annual Grand Meander on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. A beloved tradition, Grand Meander combines the charm of historic Grand Avenue and the cozy communal spirit of the holidays. The day features breakfast with Santa, art shows, musical performances, carolers, trolley rides and a soup tasting contest.

2017 Grand Meander day-of festivities include:

  • Breakfast with Santa at Tavern on Grand from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Share your Santa wish list and enjoy a free pancake breakfast. A donation to Toys for Tots is encouraged (656 Grand Ave.).
  • Santa will make an appearance at a variety of shops participating in Grand Meander.
  • The Grand Meander Soup Tasting Contest continues this year as Grand Avenue restaurants will offer taste tests of their signature soups throughout the day. Tasters will have the chance to vote for their favorite recipe of 2017.
  • Art Shows:
    • Summit Avenue Artisan Festival:

Hosted by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (900 Summit Ave.) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This event features local artists, pottery, textiles, food vendors, a bakery café, and a silent auction.


Grand Avenue is home to more than 280 businesses, 180 of which make up the Grand Avenue Business Association. Most are locally-owned and have been on the Avenue for more than 30 years. The personable owners and their loyal customers are a shining testament of what makes Grand Avenue such a special destination. For information on the Grand Avenue Business Association, its members, and events, visit  or call 651-699-0029.