Tree lightings, holiday events, Christmas trees, Santa visits and much more! Browse the top things to do with kids in Northwest Michigan this week!
Tree Lightings and Holiday Events
It's the busiest week of November! There are over 20 (yes, over 20!!) events, beginning Wednesday. Bundle up your kiddos and pick any of the below events for tons of family fun!
Wednesday, November 23rd
Friday, November 25th
Cadillac Annual Christmas In The Park Charlevoix Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Celebration Crystal Mountain Holiday Trail Celebration Festival of Trees at the Benzie Area Historical Museum Glen Arbor Tree Lighting and Holiday Marketplace Holiday Fest at Pond Hill Farm Holly Jolly Boyne Light Up Cedar Light Up Leland
Saturday, November 26th
Alden's Christmas Celebration Bear Lake Sparkle in the Park Opening Night Christmas at the Ranch at Mancelona's A Yak or 2 Ranch Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade East Jordan Mingle and Jingle Festival of Trees at the Benzie Area Historical Museum Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace and Meet Santa Glen Arbor Strolling Lights Festival at Crystal River Outfitters Harbor Springs Christmas Tree Lighting Holiday Fest at Pond Hill Farm Northport Tree Lighting Suttons Bay Holiday in the Village
Sunday, November 27th
Find the Perfect Christmas Tree
Most Christmas tree farms and lots open for the season on Friday, November 25th. If you're a u-cut or pre-cut Christmas tree family, check out our guide for local farms and lots! Some also have hot chocolate, Santa visits, cookies, and more!
Pahl's Santa Experience
Pahl's Santa Experience opens for the season on Friday, November 25th. Visit Santa in his cozy cabin, enjoy hayrides and see farm animals! The experience is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through December 23rd, and is $10 per person. Visit Pahl's Facebook page for the most recent information.
Santa's Old Fashioned Woodworking Workshop
Head to COGNiTiON in Beulah for Santa's Old Fashioned Woodworking Workshop! Recommended for kids 8+, Saturday's woodburning workshop includes instruction, materials and admission for each participant and one adult for the day. Admission is $25.
Even More Things To Do!
Storytimes, clubs, classes, playgroups and more - visit our event calendar for even more kids activities happening in Northwest Michigan this week.
Featured Indoor Activities
Traverse City: Mindful and Musical Mini Bird and Little Bird Classes
Traverse City: ELEV8 Climbing Gym
Traverse City: The Sponge Bob Musical at Old Town Playhouse
Williamsburg: Guntzviller's Taxidermy and Spirit of the Woods Museum