Seasonal Events & Attractions

Seasonal Attractions and Annual Events including Holidays for the entire state of Michigan all listed by Region, County and City.

JANUARY 31 & FEBRUARY 1, 2020

The second annual Let’s Chill Winter Fest features activities for individuals of all ages. The winter festival will span the downtown shopping area, Wilson Park and Edgetown.

Activities include a chili cook-off, the area’s only Wine Walk, indoor and outdoor winter games, ice carving, an Artisan tent, food, and much more!.

FEBRUARY 11-15, 2021

The UP200 is one of the top 12-dog mid-distance races in the Midwest, as well as being an Iditarod qualifier. The UP200 trail covers 230 miles of challenging terrain from Marquette to Grand Marais, Michigan and back again through forested land and near-wilderness. Mushers face hills, creek crossings, deep snow, and isolated trail.

Awesome night in Lexington. Does not get anymore Americana than this night.

Santa, chestnuts, tree lighting, carols. A great way to kick off the holiday.

December 11th, 2021. Parade starts at 2:00pm

The Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade, and is right out from the pages of a Victorian Christmas.... Go back in time and experience the pageantry and beauty of horses and equestrians dressed in the their holiday finest in Lexington's Christmas Horse Parade!

Nov 29 - Dec 24, 2019

Bring your camera and your wish list to Bronner’s! Because Santa is so busy on Christmas Eve, his visiting hours will end at 3pm. Bronner’s closes at 4pm on Christmas Eve. Please note that many children wish to see Santa on Saturdays and Sundays. Guests should anticipate a wait.

December 4, 2021 at 2pm

Santa’s comin’ to town! Join us for the Annual Christmas Parade in downtown Montague and Whitehall. The American Legion and VFW will lead the event, along with our generous Title Sponsor, Shepherd & Shepherd Law.

Sunday Dec 5, 2021

Bring the family to enjoy the largest Christmas parade in Michigan. The parade will include floats, bands and of course, Santa Claus. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 248-651-6700.

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!

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!

2021 Dates: TBA

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

2021 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!

September 17 & 18, 2021

Michigan Apple Festival - Sparta, Michigan

February 9-13th 2022

The Michigan IceFest in Munising, Michigan features numerous clinics ranging from Rigging and Rescue to Top Rope Anchor classes.

Echo Valley Kalamazoo's Premier Winter Sports Park where you race 60 mph down one of eight ¼ mile long tracks on ultra-fast toboggans. Enjoy the 500-foot tubing hill. The warming lodge offers a fireplace, snack bar and viewing platform. Tubes and toboggans are free with admission. Ice skate rentals are available.

January 29-31, 2021

Plan now to attend Zehnder’s Snowfest!

Zehnder’s Snowfest features:

Friday, January 17, 2020 – Sunday, January 19, 2020

Annual Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester is back for another year of family fun and festivities. Enjoy the ice sculptures along Main Street, tube sledding hill, ice skating rink, dog sled rides, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, fireworks, food trucks and tent and so much more!

JANUARY 27-30, 2022

Winterfest is a full weekend of winter fun in Grand Haven, Michigan during the last week of January. The snow is upon us, and with Michigan’s winters being long and cold, this is a perfect time to get out and be active. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone warm and having a great time.

Enjoy a special look at Eleanor and Edsel Ford's elegant home as it is festively adorned in the finest holiday trimmings. From the original teardrop glass ornaments on the flocked tree in the Main Hall, to the stunning table display in the Dining room, no detail has been overlooked! Peek into how the Ford family celebrated the holidays.

February 3–6, 2021

Organized by Blue Key National Honor Society since 1934, Winter Carnival started in 1922 and has grown into one of the biggest annual winter celebrations in the nation.

The annual event Light Up The Soo is not just for kids the entire family will enjoy this holiday tradition. To View the Soo Visit the Tower of History this holiday season and experience the lights of Sault Ste. Marie from 210 feet in the air.

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.

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!

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.

November 19 - 21, 2021

The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is a holiday spectacular unlike any other, featuring trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes, centerpieces and Gingerbread Houses designed and donated by the Metro Detroit community.

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.

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