The 1st Annual Besser Museum Jingle Bell Run will be held Friday, November 23, 2018. Deck yourself out in Christmas style and join the Besser Museum in spreading holiday cheer! Participants will kick off the parade dashing, dancing and prancing down the Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade route at 5:15 PM The Jingle Bell Run Registration is being hosted by the Dork Brothers Race Team. For more detailed information and to register for the Jingle Bell Run visit  All proceeds benefit the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan. All Participants will receive a free pass to visit the Besser Museum Season of Light Exhibit.

Participants are strongly encouraged to dress in holiday costume. Baby strollers and animals are welcome in the Jingle Bell Run and are strongly encouraged to be decorated. Awards for the Best Holiday Costumes will be determined by the Parade Judges and awarded at the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony immediately following the parade. 4:00 p.m.: Registration opens at the Alpena Yacht Club on Prentiss Street (by the Bandshell) All participants should park at the Yacht Club. 4:45 – 5:00 p.m.: Participants will be bussed from the Yacht Club to the Annex Building parking lot on 9th Street for the Jingle Bell Run. 5:15 p.m.: Jingle Bell Participants will leave the Annex Building parking lot ahead of the parade. Participants will leave the parking lot onto 9th Ave, turn left onto Chisholm, run/walk down Chisholm Street (the parade route), turn left onto 2nd Avenue, and right onto Water Street and finish behind City Hall within walking distance to the Yacht Club where participant vehicles are parked.


Before 11/22

$5 students

$10 adults

$25 family


On 11/23 at the Alpena Yacht Club

$10 students

$20 adults

$40 family

All early registrations will receive a Dork Brother winter chuke or running gloves.

For the safety of all runners: bicycles, rollerblades, and skateboards are not allowed on the course as a part of the race.

Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit authentic articles and artifacts of art, history, and science to 

inspire curiosity, foster community pride, and cultivate personal legacy.

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan

Monday - Saturday  -  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday  - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.



491 Johnson Street

Alpena, MI 49707

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