Celebrate the Solstice, Skate with Santa, and Snowshoe through the vineyard!

 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/


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