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
Christmas Pole

Christmas in Mackinaw is a magical event each holiday season. A Victorian Christmas in Mackinaw will be celebrated. Events will take place beginning at McGulpin Point Lighthouse and ending in Heritage Chapel in Heritage Village, both located about three miles west of Mackinaw City.

The Mistletoe Market Christmas Boutique is an annual fundraiser featuring Holiday Fine Art & Crafts held by the South Haven Center for the Arts. Local artists display their jewelry, paintings, photography & more. This is an excellent way to begin your holiday shopping! A portion will benefit the art Center.

2021 Dates:
November 26-28 December 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 21-23, 26 and 28-30
Open for Drive Through Only nights: December 6, 13, 20, 24 and 27

Costumed villagers prepare for the holiday season in the Village’s homes and shops. The Colwell Opera House presents live entertainment, and Santa Claus visits with the children. See model trains and craft demonstrations, and enjoy holiday music and unique shopping opportunities.

December 4, 2021

The first weekend in December we hold our annual Festival of is Grass Lakes annual Christmas Festival of Lights. Enjoy breakfast with Santa; carriage rides to the Coe House Museum. The Coe House is open and decked out for the season. The United Methodist Church has their annual craft and bake sale, Santa makes a visit to the Depot.

Saturday, Dec 11, 2021

Santa's arrival, holiday-themed activities throughout Clare!

Saturday, December 4, 2021 2-5 p.m.

There is something for everyone at the popular annual Winter Glow event – East Lansing’s free, outdoor winter festival in downtown East Lansing with a wide variety of fun-filled seasonal activities.

Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Grand Rapids Symphony and about 100 children fuse their talents to bring the classic story to life. After a sold out world premiere, The Nutcracker, re-imagined by Polar Express author Chris Van Allsburg, returns for two weekends at DeVos Performance Hall.

December 4, 2021 at 11am-4pm

A North Pole rumor, that has made it all the way to Saugatuck, indicates that Santa will be making a special appearance! Families can enjoy the return of Santa's Workshop (11am-4pm) at The Annex: 220 Water Street, Saugatuck. There will be photo opportunities with Santa plus kids craft projects, tree decorating, music, refreshments and more!

2021 Dates: TBA

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the fifth annual ‘Winter Snow Fun’ Holiday Parade in Marquette’s Downtown District. Bundle up with friends and family as illuminated floats, tinsel-strewn trucks and colorful carolers transform Third Street into a magical scene from the North Pole.

Nov 24, 2021 – Jan 1, 2022

You don't want to miss the Christmas Nite Lights at Fifth Third Ball Park. West Michigan's largest, animated, drive thru light show, entertaining people of all ages. The event is located at Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, exit 91, off US 131.

Abraham's Carriage Service offer horse-drawn hayrides, horse-drawn carriage rides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), Beautiful rural setting, .

Open-We run all year long Monday through Sunday!.

Tree Lighting: Friday, 11/19/21 at 6 pm
Parade: Saturday, 11/20/21 at 10 am

Wyandotte Michigan knows how to put on a holiday party. The Parade route begins at Northline near the Police/Court Building and ends at Eureka Avenue. The parade begins at 10 am and usually runs approximately one hour.

Excitement surrounds this time of year as the annual Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World brings the glow of 300,000 lights, strolling carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides and more than 40 international trees and displays.

Thanksgiving Day!

America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van, one of the country’s oldest and most celebrated Parades, will step off at 9:00 a.m. on Woodward Avenue and Kirby and end at Woodward Avenue and Congress. Hundreds of thousands of parade-goers will be watching as the Parade makes its way down Woodward Avenue.

Pages

Michigan's Guide to Chirstmas
Christmas & Winter HOliday Events

Events & Shows

Christmas in Michigan Michigan Christmas Parades Events and Pictures with Santa Michigan Christmas Tree Farms Michigan Christmas and Holiday Light Displays
Michigan Christmas Shows and Events

Michigan'ss Best Christmas Tree Farms

Christmas Tree Farms

Litle Girl with Santa

Pictures with Santa

Michigan Families watching Santa and Mrs Claus at a Holiday Parade

Christmas Parades

Families Enjoying Holiday Lights

Holiday Lights