Christmas Open Houses & Celebrations

November and December

The holiday season in Northern Michigan lasts through the month of December and is filled with special celebrations, merchant open houses, visits with Santa, performances by madrigal singers, and of course, snow!

Alanson The community open house is the first Friday in December. CANCELLED FOR 2020.

Boyne City begins the holiday season with a parade and open house on Friday, November 27, 5-9pm.

Petoskey's Holiday Open House takes place the first Friday in December. Decorated shops, special gift shopping treasures, music, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Christmas tree lighting, street entertainment--this is a holiday tradition. CANCELLED FOR 2020.

The holiday parade and tree lighting is November 27, 10am. The Charlevoix Merchant Open House is December 6, 10am-6pm. Great deals, and more provided by the Charlevoix downtown merchants.

The Harbor Springs community begins the holiday season with the Tree Lighting November 28, 6pm. The Merchant's Holiday Open House Weekend is December 3-5.

Mackinaw City celebrates December 5 with Christmas in Mackinaw with a day long celebration complete with sleigh rides, visit from Santa, crafts, shopping, dining and more.

Indian River's Open House is Saturday, November 28, 6-9pm.

Walloon Lake Wednesday, November 26, 6pm, is the tree lighting along with hot chocolate in the Christmas Village.

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Harbor Springs, Michigan -- Harbor Springs is the place to try new things! Rent a bike or a kayak, go snow tubing, attend a concert or an art fair, or play a round of golf with friends.
Petoskey -- There's so much to do in Petoskey from the Bear River Valley Recreation Area, to Petoskey State Park, to biking, golfing, hiking, and more.
Charlevoix, Michigan -- Visiting Charlevoix in Northern Michigan is a fun-filled vacation with great beaches, boating, skiing, fishing and year 'round family fun.
Things to Do in Boyne City, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like Boyne City in Northern Michigan with camping, boating, skiing, year 'round outdoor activities, and of course, the morel mushroom!
Lots of Activities in Mackinaw City, Michigan -- Explore Mackinaw City in Northern Michigan for history, the International Dark Sky Park, and outdoor activities.
Mackinac Island -- Take a step back in time and find lots of things to do when you visit Mackinac Island by horseback or bike--no cars allowed!
Northern Michigan Activities & Things to Do -- Northern Michigan offers many fun things to do for the entire family whatever the season, whatever the reason!

Last Updated: 09-13-2022 02:55 PM ID: 570