This weekend you can celebrate the winter solstice with a party in Northport, or a potluck in East Jordan. Santa hits the ice in Petoskey on Saturday, or catch the torchlight parade and more fun at Shuss Mountain. Then wrap up your weekend with a trek through the vineyards in Suttons Bay!
Winter Solstice Party, Friday, December 21st, 7:30-10:30pm, Village Arts Building, Northport
Presented by the Northport Arts Association. Enjoy brews from the Mitten, ciders from Tandem, and live music by the Broom Closet Boys. Tickets are $15. Get details at northportartsassociation.org
Full Moon Feast: Frosty Moon, Saturday, December 22nd, 6pm, Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center, East Jordan
Bring a dish to pass and something to share at the open mic. Learn more at facebook.com/marthawagbofarm
Santa Skate, Saturday, December 22nd, 6:30-8:30, Petoskey Ice Arena
Unlimited skating with Santa plus cookies and hot beverages. Admission is $10 plus $2 for skate rental. Get details at Petoskeyiccearena.com
Tannenbaum Blitzen, Saturday, December 22nd, 6-10pm, Ivan’s Cafe, Shanty Creek, Bellaire
Enjoy a community pasta buffet, torchlight parade down Schuss Mountain, Christmas Carols around the tree, Christmas cookie decorating and a visit from Santa.
Snowshoes, Wines and Vines, Sunday, December 23rd, noon to 5pm, Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay
Explore easy to moderate trails then warm up with a glass of mulled wine on the heated Terrace Patio. The Hearth & Vine Café will be offering house-made chili and other treats to fill your bellies after all your hard work! Round out your excursion with a tasting featuring award winning wines, ciders and spirits. Get more info at http://www.blackstarfarms.com/snowshoes-vines-wines/