Celebrate The Holiday in Michigan

Welcome to Montrose Orchards! Still owned and operated by the Hill family, Montrose Orchards is a third generation farm. The orchard is nearly 200 acres strong with primary crops being apples, pumpkins, pears, asparagus, blueberries, strawberries, and cherries.

Offering 20 acres of choose-&-cut or fresh pre-cut Christmas trees from the following varieties: Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir and Scotch Pine. Garland, wreaths and living trees also available. Saws, shaking and wrapping service. We may be small, but our well-groomed farm and beautiful trees are sure to keep you coming back.

November 18 - December 23, 2023
(closed on Thanksgiving)
Thursday - Sunday
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thousands of lights create an extraordinary holiday display at the 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.

Come celebrate 101 years of a magical tradition in downtown Harbor Springs at the Christmas Tree Lighting. This is one of the most unforgettable ways to start off the holiday season!

Every Friday and Saturday in October the S.S. City of Milwaukee transforms into the Manistee Ghost Ship! This tour will satisfy anyone looking for that fall “scare” For more information on the ghost ship, or the S.S. City of Milwaukee, visit their website at: www.carferry.com

2023 Dates and Hours: Fri & Sat Sept 29- Oct 28 Dusk-11PM

DAYTIME EVENTS
Freshest Donuts - It's always time to make the donuts in the Bonadeo Farms kitchen. You can even watch your donuts being made right in front of you.

September 18, 2021 – November 6, 2021

The Blast Corn Maze in Dexter Michigan has a 10 acre field of corn with 3 1/2 miles of trails. It has 3 exits – short, medium, and full maze to accommodate all corn maze enthusiasts. We have a Corn Maze Express map with marks that you will be able to purchase to help you through the maze.

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.

December 2, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

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!

Tired of battling the mall crowds? Why not bring your child to Rockford to visit Santa – all in the idyllic setting of downtown. Kids can give Santa their wish lists, and enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies!

October 7, 2023

The Onekama Fall Festival takes place every year in the Village Park with lots of free activities and fun! Featuring scarecrows, hay rides, pumpkin decorating and events.
This event is fun for the whole family.

December 7–9 & 14–16, 2023 | 5–8 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.

Just south of Ludington is a magical world of seventy foot sand dunes and evergreen forests. Here, burrowed amidst the Silver Lake State Park sand dunes, stands the spectacular Little Sable Point Lighthouse.

Friday September 23, 2022

Blake’s Monster Dash is a 5k run on gravel trails around the family-owned 800-acre Blake Farm. The 5k race will take you through our haunted hayride and zombie paintball scenes with live actors.

Jollay Orchards is a unique entertainment experience -- blending a working Orchard with Family Activities. With manicured U-pick Orchards and many activities to fill a day, your family will be delighted to play, learn and enjoy the season.

U – Pick: Opens late June
Corn Maze: Opens in August

Make Jacob's Corn Maze your family fall tradition!

Life sized corn mazes are fun for everyone, young and old alike. Experience our world class computer designed 10 acre corn maze creation, unlike any other in Northern Michigan!

Natural Tree Farm features White, Black Hills and Norway Spruce, and a number of concolor fir's . We also offer tree wrapping, fresh cut trees, and trees 9-feet and bigger. Open for the season the friday after Thanksgiving, and open weekends until Christmas. With appointments available during the week. 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

2023 Dates: TBA

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.

Open Seasonally
May - September
Closed Mondays

Just down the shore from Big Sable stands the Ludington North Breakwater Light, another charge of SPLKA’s and a partner with the City of Ludington. This 1924 light is also open for tours and tower climbs and boasts a vibrant green light from its tower.

6 nights only!!
Oct 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2023

Gather your friends and walk the haunted trail. IF you get out, come to the food tent for nourishment or the beer tent for adult beverages. The Howling Haunted Trail is 6 nights only. This event is not for young kids or those who scare easily. All proceeds benefit Adopt-A-Pet of Fenton.

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