Holiday Happenings and Help for those in Need

There’s still time to check out an amazing light show in Pellston, or tour some of Northern Michigan’s most fashionable homes. You can help warm someones winter in Interlochen, brighten a dreary space in Elk Rapids, and if you need help with Christmas Dinner, you’ll find that this Wednesday in Traverse City.


A Small Town Christmas on Mill Lane in Pellston

Through December, 1833 Mill Lane, off Pleasantview Rd, Free

The Gundakunst family invites you to experience their incredible light show. Drive thru drive thru Monday thru Saturday, 6:30-9:30 or walk thru on Sunday evening. Drive thru cookie and hot chocolate station, and enjoy a bonfire. To see photos and get more info, go to Facebook events and search Small Town Christmas Light Show on Mill Lane.


2020 Northern Home and Cottage Virtual Tour

Thru Dec 31st

The Northern Home & Cottage Tour is going virtual for 2020! Explore eight of Up North’s most stunning residences from the comfort of your own home through virtual video documentaries. This donation-only event benefits Child and Family Services of Northwest Michigan. Make a donation and get your tickets at

Friends Mitten Tree at the Interlochen Library

Thru Dec 29th

Drop off mittens, scarves, socks and hats at the Interlochen Library for area kids. There is a box by the front door or you can call to schedule a drop off appointment.


The COVID 19 Wreath Collection, thru Christmas

Walk of Art Park, Elk Rapids

Presented by Art Rapids. Bring an old or new wreath & attach it to the fence on S. Bayshore Dr. Give some festive “bling” to a “Pandemic” fence that goes on & on. Take a photo & tag on Instagram or Facebook: #artrapids.

Salvation Army Community Dinner

Dec 23, 11am-2pm, TC Salvation Army

The Christmas Community Meal will be served Wednesday, December 23 from 11am – 2pm. Christmas Dinner will be served To-Go with all the fixings from the Emergency Disaster Truck in The Salvation Army Community Center parking lot at 1239 Barlow St.