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Ladie's Night in Downtown Traverse City
Decmeber 12th, join the restaurants and merchants of Downtown Traverse City for a night filled with specials, food, and refreshments while you conquer some holiday shopping! It's a tribute to the ladies.
Keep it Local Shopping Night in Glen Arbor
4pm to 7pm, December 12th, Come out for a fun shopping event in Glen Arbor and “keep it local” for the holidays with offerings at participating businesses which include refreshments, special discounts and gift wrapping!
SwingShift and the Stars
SwingShift and the Stars, Dancing and Lip Sync Competitions raise funds and awareness for local nonprofits. Come enjoy all the fun including a live band, desserts and coffee at their final 2019 performance! A cash bar will be available. For more information go to swingshiftandthestars.org
December 13th thru January 2nd
2019 Subaru Share the Love Event
Friendship Centers of Emmet County is participating in the 2019 Subaru Share the Love Event. Too many seniors are struggling to stay independent and healthy. This is unacceptable which is why Subaru supports Meals on Wheels. From November 14, 2019 through January 2, 2020 Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities, including Meals on Wheels America. As a member of Meals on Wheels America, FCEC’s Meals on Wheels program in Emmet County will receive a share of the donation from Subaru vehicles sold. For more information, visit Friendship Centers of Emmet County at 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey, or Subaru By the Bay at 6432 US-31 between Petoskey and Charlevoix.
December 14th thru December 31st
Festival of Trains
The Festival of Trains has been an annual, holiday tradition in Traverse since 1991. The Northern Michigan RailRoad Club has been the primary exhibitor at the Festival since the club’s inception in 2003. Many of the members were also involved with the Festival prior to the existence of the Club at the City Opera House. With nearly 6,000+ visitors each year, the Festival is now one of the largest fundraisers for Traverse City charities and is currently partnering with The Children’s Museum and the City of Traverse City. The festival hours are Monday thru Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Sunday 12pm to 4pm at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Traverse City.
Free Beginner Ski Lesson
December 14th come to the Cross Country Ski Headquarters to learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at the rental desk no later than 10:15am. Lesson lasts 1 hour. Located at 9453 North Cut Rd in Roscommon.
FREE Second Saturday
Join the fun this Saturday at FREE (Families Reaching for Educational Excellence) Second Saturday from Noon to 4:00 pm, with FREE ADMISSION for Families to the Raven Hill Discovery Center. Families can explore the hands-on museum and animals indoors and enjoy the outdoor exhibits as weather permits. Bring the whole family or make it a special event for parent and child.
Remember, please no organizations or groups on FREE 2nd Saturdays – it’s a family affair! The Raven Hill Discovery Center is located at 4737 Fuller Rd in East Jordan.
Christmas in Kingsley
Enjoy a reindeer trail, a chili cook-off, a tree lighting, and a visit with Santa in Kingsley during Christmas in Kingsley on Saturday, December 14th! The event also features a Lights of Love segment honoring loved ones and military personnel who have passed away. For more information about this event, please call the Village of Kingsley office at (231) 263-7778.
Children’s Christmas Party
Celebrate the season with free children’s activities, horse drawn wagon rides and … a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Children’s Christmas Party at the VFW Auxilary #2780Cherryland post i nTraverse City. December 14th from 11am to 2pm.
Shop & Sweets Sunday
December 15th, enjoy a family friendly shopping event in Glen Arbor to shop, celebrate the holidays, and treat the kids too! Children are invited to “find a sweet treat” at each participating business location, plus discover additional activities offered, like: cookie decorating, gingerbread houses, and special refreshments like hot cocoa stations, and more! For a list of participating businesses go to visitglenarbor.com
Toy for Tots Poker Tournament
December 15th at Odawa Casino, come play in the Toys for Tots Poker Tournament, starting at 2pm. Bring in a new, unopened toy for Toys for Tots and receive $5,000 in Chips. For more information go to odawacasino.com
Free Community Dinner
Every Monday night come to a FREE community dinner!
Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and is located at Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church, in the Fellowship Hall (basement) in Grayling.
This is absolutely free and open to the public!
Books to Movies at Traverse Area District Library
Join in every Monday night, at 6:30pm, to watch movies that were based on books or real events at the Traverse Area District Library. Once in a while the movie watched may NOT based on either but just for fun. Popcorn is always available from AMC Classic Cherry Blossom 14 who have been donating to this program for over four years. For more information go to tadl.org
Men’s Night Downtown Traverse City
December 19th is Men’s Night in Traverse City. This night is a salute to the men! Enjoy food, refreshments, and specials while you shop the night away finishing up those last minute holiday gifts!
Traverse City Cherry T-Ball Drop
December 31st, Ring in the New Year at an amazing street party featuring a massive illuminated cherry that is lowered to signify the coming year! Live music and entertainment are all part of this fun winter in Downtown Traverse City. with the Cherry T-Ball Drop!
Charlevoix Bridge Drop
Get your creative juices flowing during the Snowman Making Contest (sponsored by Charlevoix Public Library)! Horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores and hot cocoa, arts and crafts at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts, and a free kid’s movie at Charlevoix Cinema III. The greatest New Years Eve Firework Shows will take place at 9pm and midnight!! Many area restaurants will feature Bridge Drop specials and live music!