Good Cheer is Found in West Michigan During the Holiday Season
There's no place like home (or your home away from home) for the holidays, and there's plenty of good cheer to go around up north in West Michigan! Whether you live here, or plan to visit, check out all these great ideas and events to make your holidays bright.
ENJOY OUR SPECIALTY SHOPS AND SMALL TOWN CHARM
CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES
Find laughter and good cheer by catching a holiday performance at a theater, or attend one of the many local concerts sure to fill you with the spirit of the season.
HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOWS
Looking for a one-of-a-kind item for a very special person? The offerings at local arts or crafts shows are unique and hand-crafted. Check out this information about local arts and crafts shows and enjoy finding just the right item to deck the halls or warm a heart.
PARADES AND VISITS WITH SANTA
How lucky are we? Santa visits us up north in West Michigan at several different times and locations. Santa travels to Pentwater on November 24 at 5pm for the Pentwater Festival of Lights and Christmas in the Village. Downtown Hart also has its Santa Parade in the Historic District November 24 starting at 6:30pm.
NEW YEAR'S EVE LIGHTED BALL DROP
It's a unique and special way to welcome the New Year....the Lighted Ball Drop in downtown Ludington at midnight. At six feet five inches in diameter and 6,000 bright LED lights...this annual event brings thousands to the area. While you're waiting for the ball to drop, meet friends and enjoy a meal at downtown restaurants, shop in the many stores open late that night and get ready to bring the New Year in!
More Holiday Information in West Michigan...
More Winter in West Michigan...
Upcoming West Michigan Events...
For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced WestMichigan.MichBiz.com directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.