Holiday Cheer? Find it here!

This weekend is full of holiday fun! Start off with a holiday tradition at the Old Town Playhouse. Then head to Northport for more old-time Christmas cheer. There’s hometown shopping and festive fun in Charlevoix and Suttons Bay, and on Sunday, you can shop in TC and warm up with hot cocoa!



“A Christmas Carol” at the Old Town Playhouse, November 23rd through December 8th

Don’t miss this Charles Dickens Holiday classic, perfect for the whole family! Showtimes are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30, with Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets are $28 for adults, $15 for youth under 18. Get yours and learn more at



Christmas at the Lighthouse, Saturday, December 1st, 3-6pm, Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Leelanau State Park, Northport

The lighthouse will be decorated in the old-fashioned holiday décor, You will be greeted by the lighthouse keeper and others in period costumes. Hear the 1899 pump organ and climb the tower for a magnificent view of Lake Michigan. Santa will be on hand. Be sure to visit Santa’s Workshop in the Fog Signal Building where the kids can decorate a cookie, visit the hot cocoa bar, make an ornament, and other fun crafts.



Holiday Merchant Open House, Saturday, December 1st, Downtown Charlevoix

Merchants will feature entertainment, samples, snacks, sales and more through the day. Catch a movie at the Charlevoix Cinema III, with admission just a canned good for the Charlevoix Food Pantry. Warm up sampling cocoa creations with the Hot Cocoa contest at area businesses from noon to 5, and much more. Get details at



Holiday in the Village-Suttons Bay, December 1st and 2nd

Take part in cookie and craft making, holiday decorating and more! Santa arrives to light the community tree Saturday night at 5pm. Enjoy refreshments and caroling afterwards. The activities continue on Sunday with a cookie extravaganza and more holiday cheer….get the complete schedule of events at



Downtown TC Cocoa Crawl, Sunday, December 2nd, 11am-3pm

Shop local for the holidays and warm up with hot cocoa at various locations throughout downtown Traverse City. Vote for your favorite cocoa creation! Free. Learn more at

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