Holiday fun from Christmas to New Years!

There's lots of fun activities to wrap up your year…from celebrating with a splash at the YMCA, to fine dining at black Star Farms or Boyne Highlands. You can ring in 2018 a little early in Petoskey,
or celebrate at midnight in the middle of a crowd in Traverse City!

Holiday Flick n' Float
Friday, December 22nd, 1pm, West YMCA Pool
This event features a 60' aquaglide obstacle course in the water, along with floats and noodles to enjoy while watching a holiday movie on a large screen. Children 10 and under must pass a swim test and be accompanied by an adult. FREE! More info at

Holiday Raclette Dinner
Friday December 22nd and Saturday December 23rd, at 4 and 6pm, Black Star Farms
This fun and interactive way of dining originated in the Swiss Alps and features the local award-winning raclette cheese from Leelanau Cheese Company. Meats, potatoes, and vegetables are brought to your table and warmed on a grill top, while slices of raclette cheese are placed in small pans to melt. The melted cheese is then poured over your heated goodies. Get tickets and more info at

Aonach Mor Moonlight Dinner
Wednesday, December 27th, 5:30pm, Boyne Highlands Resort
This evening begins with a sleigh ride from the Main Lodge lobby to the North Peak. Upon arrival, guests disembark to an inviting bonfire before taking their seats at nearby tables – each adorned in white linen and illuminated by candlelight. On clear nights, the lights of the Mackinac Bridge add to the stunning ambiance. A live acoustic guitarist strums favorite tunes, rounding out the perfect atmosphere for fine, comfortable and uniquely memorable dining. Learn more and make your reservations at

11th Annual NYE at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey
Sunday, December 31st, 5-10pm
This is an all-ages, alcohol free celebration featuring performances, workshops, make and take crafts, and the Times-Square style “Midnight at 9” Ball drop. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students. Learn more at

TC New Years Eve Cherry-T Ball Drop
Sunday, December 31st, Downtown TC, 9pm to Midnight
Come downtown to ring in the New Year! This evening features live music and entertainment, capped off with the lowering of the big illuminated cherry to ring in the New Year! Get more info at

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