The Best Christmas Shows and Events in Michigan

What is your favorite holiday event? We have searched for the best in Christmas Shows and Events to bring you the best the season has to offer. Do you enjoy a Christmas Parade, the Nutcracker Ballet, Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes, or maybe it is the local tree lighting ceremony.

Please let us know if we have missed your holiday favorites and we'll get it added to the site. We wish you a Merry Michigan Christmas!

Santa Claus checking his holiday list of good girls and boys
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November 25 – December 30, 2022

Pairing indoor sights with outdoor lights, Meadow Brook is Michigan’s most dazzling holiday destination. Our two unforgettable holiday events will delight families, couples and people of all ages.

November 27 - December 19, 2021
CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays
Wednesdays – 5pm-7pm
Thursday: 5:30pm-8pm
Friday: 5:30pm-9pm
Saturday: 5pm-9pm
Sunday: 5pm-8pm
*Walk Through the Lights is open during business hours, however, we think they are best viewed anytime after s

You are not going to want to miss Gull Meadow Farms “Walk through the Lights” experience. They transformed greenhouses into a beautiful walk-through Christmas experience each with a different theme.

Join Cooks Family Farm for a horse drawn sleigh ride through God’s country! Private sleigh rides run around 40 minute with hot chocolate and cookies to follow. The Sleighs can hold between 10-12 adults.

Call and make reservations for the season.

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.

2022 Dates: TBA

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 Crystal Falls, MI. Schedule of events will continue to be updated.

2022 Dates: TBA

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.

2021 Dates: December 18 - 31, 2021 (Closed Christmas Day)

All aboard! It's time for the annual Festival of Trains, a Traverse City holiday tradition. Come see the massive 0-gauge model train layout along with spectacular HO-, S- and G-gauge layouts. There's a special kids layout, too, where the young (and young-at-heart) may operate the controls.

2021 Dates: December 9–11 & 16–18 5–7:30 p.m.

Stroll the gently-lit pathway each evening. Meet Santa’s reindeer, and listen to carolers sing the songs of the season. Be sure to warm up in the festive conservatory and experience a dramatic display of poinsettias, while enjoying the merry sound of a live string quartet.

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.

2022 Dates: TBA

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.

December 2-5, 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.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Christmas Tree Lighting and Merchant Luminary Walk

2022 Dates: TBA

Community Christmas Carols and Tree Lighting at Festival Square – 401 N. Main Street, Cheboygan Michigan.

2022 Dates: TBA

The City of Kalamazoo’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will again be held at Bronson Park, the heart of Kalamazoo. The Mayor, City Commissioners, City Manager and Santa will all be on hand to read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’, light Kalamazoo’s Christmas trees, and kickoff what is sure to be another great holiday season!

Join the city of Auburn Hills Michigan for the annual Tree LIghting Ceremony this event is a free family fun centered event that includes the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Our Mayor will light the Christmas tree on the corner of Squirrel and Auburn. Lots of fabulous activities for the family including photos with Santa and Mrs.

Santa Train in Lake Linden Michigan. Visit with Santa and ride the Steam engine with his elves. -
Santa arrives on the Santa Train
After his arrival, he and Mrs. Claus will be at the Leo Chaput Log Cabin to hear your Christmas wish list.
Take home a cookie and candy cane from Mrs. Claus

December 4, 2021

Christmas in Lights in Iron River is the first Saturday of December and features a lighted parade of more than 30 floats carrying 1000’s of lights followed by a stellar fireworks show.

Ontonagon Hometown Christmas 2021 Cancelled

Weekend to be Announced - Ontonagon Michigan host a Hometown Christmas. It starts on Friday Night with a tree trimming on River Street, Saturday hosts breakfast with the Grinch, the Gingerbread House Contest, Pouring of the Lead (fortune telling) Craft Sales, etc., Sunday is the annual evening Parade and the home and business contests

December 4, 2021 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

The Parade of Lights on Main Street comes alive with the lights of the Holiday season. Watch the many colorful floats, marching groups, and listen to the seasonal songs as they meander down Main Street. Children will beam with excitement as they watch for Santa Claus and his sleigh. This is not an event to miss!

Thursday through Sunday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, November 20 – December 26, 2021
(closed on Thanksgiving, November 25, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day)

Thousands of lights create an extraordinary holiday display at the 27th annual Wonderland of Lights! Take a stroll around the zoo, enjoy holiday music, and marvel at the twinkling light displays during this series of magical Michigan winter evenings. Grab a goodie bag for children as you leave to take home and enjoy.

Take a lantern-lit journey into a living snow globe filled with live music, skating, fireworks and tons of winter wonder during America’s premier celebration of the season.

Last week of November ending December 4, 2021

The Laingsburg annual Winterfest Celebration! Winterfest is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy many memorable activities with our families and friends. Last week of November and the main night is the first Saturday in December 4th and on Sunday wrap up with a story read by Mrs. Clause at the library.

The Holidays are always a magical time for everyone. This is an especially magical time at Peacock Road Family Farm.

November 19, 2021 from 6-8 p.m.

Festivities in Lansing start with the Annual Silver Bells in the City always the Friday before Thanksgiving. The Silver Bells in the City is scheduled in downtown Lansing. in downtown Lansing. The lighting of Michigan’s official state Christmas tree will take place just after 7:30 p.m.

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