Holiday Shopping, Festivities, and a chance to do good!

This weekend provides plenty of opportunities to shop….start Friday night at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, then get up early and shop in your PJ’s in Boyne City! Santa comes to downtown TC Saturday night, and Sunday, you’ll find more shopping at Odawa Casino in Petoskey, or take a bike ride through TC while doing good for others!


Merry Makers Marketplace

Friday, Nov. 22nd, 1-5pm, Saturday, Nov. 23rd, 10am-4pm, Crooked Tree Arts Center, TC

An annual sale of fine arts & crafts for the holiday season. Shop from over 2 dozen artists and artisans. Get details at


Boyne City’s Earlier Than the Bird

Saturday, November 23rd, 7-11am

Stay in your pajamas and get a jump on your holiday shopping, with great deals, snacks, and more fun at downtown stores. Stop early at the Boyne Area Chamber offices-the first 125 shoppers will get a free gift and buyers guide. Learn more at


Downtown Light Parade, Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 23rd, 5:30-8pm, Downtown Traverse City

Santa will arrive at 6pm to light the tree at the corner of Cass and E. Front Streets. The parade will start shortly after and travel along E. Front Street, Franklin to Union.


9th Annual Holiday Craft and Gift Show

Sunday, November 24th, 11am-5pm, Odawa Casino, Petoskey

Shop early for Christmas in Ovation Hall. Free admission. Get details at


2nd Annual Cranksgiving Traverse City

Sunday, November 24th, Noon, Norte Wheelhouse, Traverse City Civic Center

Part bicycle ride, part food drive. Ride by yourself or with a group. You will be provided a list of food items and will be tasked with filling that list from several grocery stores downtown. You will also be challenged to commit at least one random act of kindness. Register at

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