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Nov
13
Wed
Cookie Decorating Class – Jackson
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cookie Decorating Class - Jackson

Are you thinking about beginning your holiday baking? The Blue Julep is hosting a fall/Thanksgiving cookie decorating class! Follow this link to purchase your ticket for the event.

The Blue Julep is located in Jackson at 145 N. Jackson St.

Nov
16
Sat
Holiday Craft and Vendor Show – Pleasant Lake
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Craft and Vendor Show - Pleasant Lake

Annual Craft Show, come out and shop with A variety of vendors. Lots of Door Prizes!! Tickets🎟 given when you shop and grab a 🎟 Ticket just for stopping in!
Vendors will be posted and updated on the Facebook event page.

Nov
21
Thu
Gingerbread House Bake-Off Competition
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gingerbread House Bake-Off Competition

Join Habitat for Humanity Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Weatherwax Hall in Jackson, Michigan for a festive evening including celebrity judging, cookie decorating activity, awards dinner and more.
100% of this year’s auction proceeds will benefit DeLand Pointe, A Habitat Neighborhood. DeLand Pointe is a 14-home development planned as a neighborhood near downtown that will provide stability and self-reliance through home ownership for low-income families in Jackson.
View the Facebook page for event details including gingerbread house submission and judging. Click here to purchase tickets.

Nov
22
Fri
Carnegie Library Holiday Open House – Jackson
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Carnegie Library Holiday Open House - Jackson

Celebrate the start of the Holiday Season at the Carnegie Library!
Enjoy live music, activities, and crafts featuring many winter holidays. Visit with Santa from 4:30-6 PM and 7-8 PM and receive a free book!

JDL Friends of the Library Bake Sale & Book Sale:
Purchase hot dogs and hot chocolate to enjoy on the front lawn as the Jackson Holiday Parade passes by (parade starts at 6 PM).
All proceeds benefit the Jackson District Library!
Book Sale Hours:
November 21, 9 AM – 7 PM
November 22, 9 AM – 7 PM
November 23, 9 AM – 2 PM

Downtown Jackson Christmas Parade – Jackson
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join HOME.fm immediately following the Christmas parade for a FREE showing of Home Alone at the Michigan Theatre of Jackson.

Nov
23
Sat
Vintage Farmhouse Christmas Barn Sale – Brooklyn
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Vintage Farmhouse Christmas Barn Sale - Brooklyn

Mark your calendars! The Vintage Farmhouse will be filled with Christmas goodies! Everything from gift ideas, vintage, farmhouse decor and all things red and green! Great selection of vintage skis and sleds and handmade vintage ornament wreaths and trinkets! They can’t wait for this event! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Note that they only accept cash, and there will be no early sales.

The event will be held at 15416 Taylor Rd., Brooklyn, MI.

Nov
24
Sun
Vintage Farmhouse Christmas Barn Sale – Brooklyn
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Vintage Farmhouse Christmas Barn Sale - Brooklyn

Mark your calendars! The Vintage Farmhouse will be filled with Christmas goodies! Everything from gift ideas, vintage, farmhouse decor and all things red and green! Great selection of vintage skis and sleds and handmade vintage ornament wreaths and trinkets! They can’t wait for this event! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Note that they only accept cash, and there will be no early sales.

The event will be held at 15416 Taylor Rd., Brooklyn, MI.

Nov
28
Thu
Jackson YMCA Turkey Trot – Jackson
Nov 28 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Jackson YMCA Turkey Trot - Jackson

The Turkey Trot is an exciting race for all levels and age groups. Choose from a 5K Run, 5K Walk or a 10K Run. A Kids’ Run is also offered. The Turkey Trot race will be professionally chip timed with the results right after the race.
Invite your friends and guests to join you on this exciting Thanksgiving Day Run!
MILITARY & FIRST RESPONDERS:
The Jackson Turkey Trot is now offering a Military and First Responders $5.00 Discount.
The race begins at the Jackson YMCA. Click here to sign up.

Nov
29
Fri
Lighted Parade – Mason
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Lighted Parade - Mason

The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 19th Annual Mason Holidays Celebration! They would like to invite you to the tree lighting where the Citizen of the Year gives the command to light the tree. The parade with it’s lights all aglow will arrive downtown shortly after the tree lighting.

If you would like to be in the parade, click here to register.

Parade Participant Information:
The parade is limited to 40 units and entry into the parade is on a first come, first serve basis.
Parade staging will take place at Bond Park at Columbia and Rogers. The parade line-up begins at 5:45 p.m. and the parade will step off at 6:15 p.m.

Get your generator or inverter humming and use as many lights as you can on your parade unit so it will light up the night. (No live Santas or throwing candy, please!) This is not an open parade, registration is required and is limited to the first 40 units registered. There is no fee to be in the parade.

By Police Order: No throwing of candy or other items from parade units is permitted. Walkers only may walk to sidelines and hand candy etc. to spectators. No getting on or off units during the parade. The city and chamber are not liable for any police citations or injuries resulting from violation of this directive.

See the Facebook page for full details.

Dec
2
Mon
Marshall Christmas Parade – Marshall
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Marshall Christmas Parade - Marshall

Kick off the holidays with one of Marshall’s most beloved events, the 55th Annual Christmas Parade. All ages love grabbing a hot cup of cocoa and watching the dazzling lights, floats, marching bands, fire trucks, horses and much more, including the jolly old man himself – Santa Claus! The festivities begin at 6:50 pm with the lighting of the Mayor’s Tree and downtown Christmas lights followed by the parade at 7:00 pm.

If you would like to be in the parade, click here to fill out the application.

Dec
3
Tue
Christmas Movie – Jackson
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm

This year, the Salvation Army invites you to celebrate the Christmas season by watching The Grinch at the Michigan Theatre! No reservations are needed! Enjoy a free movie, popcorn, and pop. Doors open at 5pm; it is a first come first serve event, so be sure to arrive early!

Dec
5
Thu
Holiday Walk Thru – Jackson
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Holiday Walk Thru - Jackson

The Holiday Walk Thru has been an annual event at Walton Insurance Group since 2003. The event started as Ric Walton’s vision for helping and caring for the less fortunate kids in the Jackson Area. It started a spark under the employees, and has grown to an average of 750 children, parents, grandparents and friends coming through the Winter Wonderland. Children are greeted by members of our team dressed in characters they are very familiar with, such as Spiderman, Shrek, Cat-In-The-Hat, Ernie, Grinch, Disney Princesses, many elves, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. The office is decorated in traditional Christmas themes and the children enjoy hot cocoa, movies, Christmas cookies, reindeer and a toy at the end of their tour. All a vision Ric Walton had no idea would help as many children as it does in this community.

The holidays are a special time of the year for the staff of the Walton Insurance Group and they’re excited to share the season with you!

*donations will gladly be accepted to help support the Walton Insurance Group charity fund*

“A Christmas Story” – Jackson
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
"A Christmas Story" - Jackson

Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a “Red Ryder air rifle.” Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. and the film Starts at 7:00 P.M. Admission is 5 dollars, or FREE for members!
Run Time : 1 Hour 34 Minutes
Held at Michigan Theatre of Jackson

Sidewalk Prophets Christmas Tour – Lansing
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sidewalk Prophets Christmas Tour - Lansing

Join Sidewalk Prophets on their Great Big Family Christmas Tour at South Church of the Nazarene (401 S. Holmes St. Lansing, MI 48910). Get more information and buy tickets on their Facebook page.

A Christmas Carol – Jonesville
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm
A Christmas Carol - Jonesville

The SAUK Theatre in Jonesville presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Visit thesauk.org or call 517-849-9100 to purchase your tickets to the show! Note that there are two more shows taking place December 8 and 15 at 3:00pm.

Dec
6
Fri
Hometown Holiday – Chelsea
Dec 6 all-day
Hometown Holiday - Chelsea

Chelsea’s annual Hometown Holiday weekend is a festive, fun-filled celebration that kicks off the holiday season. The activities start with Santa lighting the Christmas tree at Pierce Park on Friday night and ends with a holiday carol concert featuring singing groups from the churches of Chelsea on Sunday evening. There are events, activities and attractions all weekend including Santa’s Workshop, Gingerbread House Decorating, the annual Light Parade, and many, many more.

Chelsea is decked out in holiday splendor to warm your hearts and get you in the holiday spirit. Browse the shops, sip hot chocolate, and enjoy the special events planned. There are over 25 events happening throughout the weekend. Click here to view them all!

 

An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Claus – Jackson
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Claus - Jackson

Santa Claus can be scary when you are small which is why an Evening with Mr. & Mrs. Claus is the perfect way to introduce young children to Santa. Children are able to approach Santa in their own time & way when they feel comfortable!
Santa will arrive at Funday’s Family Fun Cafe around 5pm (2151 Ferguson Rd. Suite 104 Jackson, MI 49203).
$5 admission per child for this special night. This event is best for younger children up to age 5 who are unsure or wary of Santa Claus. So start your holiday season off right– Listen to some Christmas tunes, sip Santa’s favorite sipping chocolate, make a fun Holiday craft and enjoy an evening with Santa!

Live Nativity – Somerset Center
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Nativity - Somerset Center

At Somerset Beach (P.O. Box 307, Somerset Center, Michigan 49282), Christmas comes alive for you and your family through a living re-enactment of the story of the birth of Christ. Enjoy the horse drawn wagon ride, the colorful costumes, and the Christmas music and narration.
Before and after the ride you can enjoy cookies and warm beverages in the Cedar Center. Come and bring the whole family to this free event.
Go back in time to that sleepy little village in Nazareth and experience the wonderful story of Christmas.
Rides will leave every 15 minutes between 6:00 and 8:45 PM.
There is no cost for this activity, but a box for donations will be available.
Contact Somerset Beach Campground and Retreat Center for more details.

Hanging of the Greens – Spring Arbor
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hanging of the Greens - Spring Arbor

Alumni and friends of Spring Arbor University are invited to the 19th Annual Hanging of the Greens celebration! Hanging of the Greens is a time for the SAU community and friends to gather and experience the amazing sights and sounds of Christmas. The event is free and open to the public.

The evening’s festivities will kick off with a Christmas concert performed by SAU students, held at at 7 p.m. in the Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church. Following the concert, everyone is invited to participate in a candle-lighting ceremony, featuring a Christmas carol sing-along and fireworks. After the ceremony, families can take a break from the chilly weather and warm up at the Community Reception held in the Student Life Center at 8:30 p.m. All are welcome to decorate Christmas cookies, sip hot cocoa, enjoy roasted almonds and balloon animals and visit with Santa Claus.

Throughout the evening, families may also ride though campus on horse-drawn Christmas wagons. Additionally, all are welcome to view the best student artwork of the semester, which will be on display in the Ganton Art Gallery beginning at 8:30 p.m.

A Christmas Carol – Jonesville
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm
A Christmas Carol - Jonesville

The SAUK Theatre in Jonesville presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Visit thesauk.org or call 517-849-9100 to purchase your tickets to the show! Note that there are two more shows taking place December 8 and 15 at 3:00pm.

Dec
7
Sat
Hometown Holiday – Chelsea
Dec 7 all-day
Hometown Holiday - Chelsea

Chelsea’s annual Hometown Holiday weekend is a festive, fun-filled celebration that kicks off the holiday season. The activities start with Santa lighting the Christmas tree at Pierce Park on Friday night and ends with a holiday carol concert featuring singing groups from the churches of Chelsea on Sunday evening. There are events, activities and attractions all weekend including Santa’s Workshop, Gingerbread House Decorating, the annual Light Parade, and many, many more.

Chelsea is decked out in holiday splendor to warm your hearts and get you in the holiday spirit. Browse the shops, sip hot chocolate, and enjoy the special events planned. There are over 25 events happening throughout the weekend. Click here to view them all!

 

Festival of Lights – Grass Lake
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Festival of Lights - Grass Lake

Head to Whistle Stop Park Depot for the 10th annual Grass Lake Festival of Lights!
This years theme is “Christmas in the Galaxy”. The Cookie Quest will begin at Whistlestop Depot at 10am, where you will pick up the passport to collect stamps along with cookies from participating community businesses. The Quest will end at 1pm, or when cookies run out! There will be raffle baskets, a silent wreath auction, and great photo ops in the Depot with Santa. Reservations will be required for Lunch with Santa from 2-3:30pm. The Parade will kick off at 6:30pm headed East through downtown, ending at Lake Street. This event is brought to by the Grass Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, and they can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Holiday Sale and Feast – Jackson
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Holiday Sale and Feast - Jackson

It has become tradition for Antique Mercantile to serve their customers a lovely holiday feast while they shop! Join them for our Annual Holiday Sale & Feast, and save 15% off store wide!

Antique Mercantile is located at 409 Hupp St. Jackson, MI.

Jackson Symphony Guild Holiday Ball – Jackson
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm
Jackson Symphony Guild Holiday Ball - Jackson

Mark your calendars for the Jackson Symphony Guild’s Annual Holiday Ball! Once again this long-standing tradition is sure to wow you with beautiful decor, amazing music, delicious cuisine, auctions, dancing and more!

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Live Nativity – Somerset Center
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Nativity - Somerset Center

At Somerset Beach (P.O. Box 307, Somerset Center, Michigan 49282), Christmas comes alive for you and your family through a living re-enactment of the story of the birth of Christ. Enjoy the horse drawn wagon ride, the colorful costumes, and the Christmas music and narration.
Before and after the ride you can enjoy cookies and warm beverages in the Cedar Center. Come and bring the whole family to this free event.
Go back in time to that sleepy little village in Nazareth and experience the wonderful story of Christmas.
Rides will leave every 15 minutes between 6:00 and 8:45 PM.
There is no cost for this activity, but a box for donations will be available.
Contact Somerset Beach Campground and Retreat Center for more details.