3 ways to ring in the New Year, fresh from the farm shopping, and a snowshoe trek with refreshments!

This New Years Eve you can ring in 2021 12 hours early with the Great Lakes Children’s Museum, Learn more about the life of Hemingway, then celebrate again with the Cherry-T Ball Drop! Saturday you can shop an indoor farmers market at the Village, and Sunday, go for a snowshoe trek on the Old Mission Peninsula!


Countdown to Noon with the Great Lakes Children’s Museum

Thursday, Dec. 31st, 11am to Noon

Have little ones that can’t stay up until Midnight? This is the perfect celebration for them! Your Virtual Event Ticket gets you a link to join the live Zoom event, and ring in the New Year 12 hours early! This event is limited to 100 tickets-get yours at greatlakeskids.org


“Young Hemingway-The Path to Paris”

Free Screening on Dec. 31st

Enjoy a locally made, feature length film following the life of Ernest Hemingway, streaming for free on New Year’s Eve. The virtual premiere is available for screening from 12:01 a.m. EST to 12 p.m. PST by accessing the link on the film’s website, www.YoungHemingway.com.


New Year’s Eve Cherry-T Ball Drop

Thursday, Dec. 31st, 10pm to Midnight

This year, it’s a virtual party, so you can hang out in your PJ’s and watch the giant illuminated cherry drop to ring in 2021. Get the link at cherrytballdrop.org


Indoor Farmers Market at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Saturday, January 2nd, 10am to 2pm

Shop indoors in the Mercado to find the freshest from area farms, including hydroponic salad greens, jams, jellies and maple syrup, even homemade soaps and candles! Learn more at thevillagetc.com


Old Mission Snowshoe, Wine and Brew

Sunday, January 3rd, 10:50am-3pm

Park at Jolly Pumpkin to hop on the Brew Bus and start your trek…you can use your own snowshoes, or rent a pair. You’ll enjoy stops and refreshments at Brys Estate and Bowers Harbor Vineyards before it’s back to Jolly Pumpkin to wrap up your trek. Tickets are $28 per person. Get yours at tcbrewbus.com