Christmas Events

Christmas Events

Enjoy a Fantasy Horse Drawn Carriage ride through the uniquely decorated streets of Frankenmuth. During the Christmas Season carriages are draped with garland and twinkling lights. While sitting on the crushed velvet seats of our Vis-à-vis enjoy holiday themed music along with the horse's jingling sleigh bells.

Dec 12, 2020 | 9AM - 7 PM
This years Ice Shack parade theme is "A Christmas Story".

A Crystal Christmas takes place on the the 2nd Saturday of December and boasts an Ice Shack parade of hilarious Northwoods themed floats!

Events will take place throughout the town. Below is a tentative schedule of event. More will be added as we get closer to the date.

Thursday-Sunday Nov. 28 - Dec. 24

Downtown Kalamazoo has a long tradition of creating the best holiday memories with Santa. Thursdays through Sundays between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 8000 parents and children come through from 76 zip codes to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, write wish lists to Santa, decorate cookies, and receive a FREE book to take home.

December 4 – 5, 2020

Feel the Spirit of the Season as the Ramsdell Ballroom is transformed into a winter wonderland with live Christmas trees, wreaths and other holiday decor designed by local holiday enthusiasts! Browse the items that are up for bid through silent auction all weekend, ending with the final sales on Sunday.

Come join us on a sleigh ride through the beautiful countryside of west Michigan. The sleigh trails wind through our third generation family farm which consists of agricultural fields and a beautiful forest that features rolling hills, deep ravines, river bottom and thick swamp.

December 6, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM

The annual Christmas Tree Lighting downtown on Main Street kicks off the 3-day Christmas Bazaar and ushers in the winter season on Mackinac Island. Gather at 5:30 p.m. across from the Star Line Dock #1 for caroling and good cheer.

postponed until 2021

Step back in time as you take part in one of Michigan’s most unique holiday celebrations. An entire weekend of excitement including the Victorian Sleighbell Parade with horse drawn entries, bagpipers, reindeer meet and greet and carolers elegantly dressed in Victorian style attire.

Sat, December 7, 2019 4pm – 8pm

Christmas Tree Lighting and Merchant Luminary Walk

Dec 7 -8, 2019

Experience interactive trains, riding trains for the little ones, and you may even catch a glimpse of Santa as he checks on his railroad. Enjoy craft-in-a-bag, tram rides, face painting, and food for purchase. Spend the morning and afternoon interacting with 3 rooms of fun!
VIP Sessions

Thursday & Friday Dec 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 2019

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce sponsors horse-drawn carriage rides each year so that visitors may enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautifully decorated streets of the downtown area.

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