EVENT:  Join the fun in the Besser Museum Jingle Bell Run, Friday, November 29, 2019 at 5:15 pm.  Participants will kick off the holiday parade dashing, dancing, and prancing down the Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parada route. The route goes down Chisholm Street, left on 2nd Avenue, and right on Water Street. The run will finish at 108 Water St. The Jingle Bell Run route is approximately 1 mile. 

REGISTRATION:  Registration is being hosted by the Dork Brothers Racing Team. Early registration can be sent or dropped off at the Besser Museum, 491 Johnson Street, Alpena, MI 49707.  Day of run registration (11/29/19) opens at 4:30 pm at St. Anne’s Parish Hall located on 9th Avenue and Lockwood. The run begins at 5:15 pm.  Participants will walk back to their parked vehicles after the parade. 


​$5 students

$10 adults

$25 family

Please make checks payable to Besser Museum

AWARDS:  Participants are highly encouraged to dress in holiday costumes! Awards for Best Holiday Costumes will be determined by Museum Judges and awarded at the Christmas Tree Lighting. 

OTHER INFO: Baby strollers and animals are welcome in the run and encouraged to be decorated! Bicycles, rollerblades, and skateboards will not be allowed.


All registrants will receive a holiday gift bag with coupons for discounts from select Downtown Merchants,

admission passes to the Besser Museum Season of Light Exhibit and Planetarium Show,

and a Dork Brother’s running chuke or gloves.  

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. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday  - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.



491 Johnson Street

Alpena, MI 49707