Northern Lake Michigan | M22 Lakeshore Trail

M22 EVENTS
& HAPPENINGS

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Shop & Sweets
Saturday 2022

Saturday, December 17  10am-4pm

Downtown Glen Arbor

Bring the family to shop local for the holidays while enjoying some festive treats, activities and specials available at participating businesses in Glen Arbor. Shop & Sweets Saturday will take place on December 17th from 10am-4pm. Dressing in Ugly Sweaters encouraged!  

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Pet Photos with Santa
Saturday, December 17  1pm-4pm

Bring the family to shop local for the holidays while enjoying some festive treats, activities and specials available at participating businesses in Glen Arbor. Shop & Sweets Saturday will take place on December 17th from 10am-4pm

Wine and Wreath Making!
IndieGrow Flower Farm Event at Aurora Cellars

Sunday, December 4  2pm-4pm
 

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Make sure to join us this Sunday, from 2-4 pm for an afternoon of fun, wine and wreath making with Indie Grow Flower Farm in our tasting room! Tickets are $75 and include a glass of wine and some light snacks. You can reserve your spot on our website. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time... 

Winter Short Term Rentals

Lake Bluff Preserve | lakebluffpreserve.com

November-December

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Victorian Sleighbell Parade
and Old Christmas Weekend 

December 1 - December 4

Downtown Manistee | Manisteesleighbellparade.com

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An entire weekend of excitement including the Victorian Sleighbell Parade with horse-drawn entries, bagpipers, reindeer and carolers elegantly dressed in Victorian attire. The highlights of the parade are draft horses pulling a 30-foot Christmas tree down River Street followed by a beautiful display of luminaries, caroling and the lighting of the tree.

Manistee’s Old Christmas Weekend is filled with charming, Victorian-inspired events including the Festival of Trees, craft bazaar, 5K race and more …

It’s an entire weekend of nostalgia and old-fashioned fun.

COMPLETE EVENT SCHEDULE HERE.

Just Great Art

City Opera House | Downtown Traverse City

December 1 thru January 31 Exhibition and Sale

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EVENT DETAILS

The City Opera House of Traverse City presents “Just Great ART” for a two-month exhibition and sale. The Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan are featured December 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023. The exhibition includes original paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, gouache, and acrylic. A portion of all sales benefits the City Opera House.

The public is invited to the opening reception, with refreshments, Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Opera House, 106 East Front Street, Traverse City.

Amical Cookbook Dinner Series

December 5-11, 2022

Amical Restaurant | Downtown Traverse City

Crystal River Outfitters 2nd Annual 
 Strolling Lights Festival

 

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The Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District is open daily throughout the holiday season (closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day).You may stroll the grounds at any time and enjoy seeing the works of the generous sponsors. 

 

On November 26, in conjunction with the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Marketplace, Santa will be on the M22 Glen Arbor Wine Patio from 11-1 to pose for family pictures. No cost and all are welcome!

The Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District in Glen Arbor invites families, groups or individuals to sponsor a tree to decorate this holiday season. All visitors are then invited to enjoy the works through the New Year. Even more importantly, proceeds from this festival will go to the Glen Lake Schools Student Assistance Fund. In the first year, the District donated over $4,000 the fund!

Duke Ellington's
"The Nutcracker Suite"

Sunday, December 4, 2022
Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall Interlochen, MI

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Get into the swing of the holiday season as the Interlochen Arts Academy Jazz Orchestra performs Duke Ellington’s The Nutcracker Suite. Enjoy fresh and playful takes on your favorite numbers from Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet!

TICKETS HERE.

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Suttons Bay Community Potluck

December 6, 2022 6-8 pm

Friendship Community Center | Suttons Bay

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Benzie County Community Chorus
A Classical Christmas Choral Concert

 

Three dates!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9   7 pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10   3 pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11   7 pm

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

8190 Lincoln Road, Beulah MI

231-651-011

benziechorus@gmail.com

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Calls for Entry
Share your work with others in one of the GAAC indoor galleries, the outdoor gallery, and through the Manitou Music poster competition. In addition, artists have an opportunity to
sell work that is on display in any of the many GAAC exhibits.

https://glenarborart.org/artists/calls-for-entry/

 

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Old Town Playhouse

Volunteer with us!  

All production related jobs are performed by volunteers who give of their time to OTP. While sharing their time and talents, they also make and enjoy rich friendships and laughter. Join us!

We have more information for Performers and those that wish to participate Beyond the Stage.

Production Manual

Download the Production Manual, which generally describes the who, what, where, when, and why for volunteers at Old Town Playhouse.

Volunteer Release Form

Download the Volunteer Release Form, which all volunteers must sign to participate in Old Town Playhouse events.

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Traverse City
Comedy Fest

February 2-4, 202
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 Traverse City Comedy Fest Tickets on Sale NOW!

Headliners for the 2023 Traverse City Comedy Fest: Tom Papa, Maria Bamford, Dean Edwards, Ismo and Jackie Kashian will bring their nationally acclaimed acts here to Traverse City on Feb 2-4, 2023. CLICK HERE for more information and to buy tickets. Keep an eye on that website, as tickets for several other comics and shows will be available in the coming weeks and months!

The Bay Cinema Society

Monthly Films and Discussion

DETAILS

Every fourth Wednesday of the month, at 2 p.m., The Bay Theatre will host The Bay Cinema Society, an opportunity for local film-lovers to meet, view a film screening, and participate in a post-screening discussion. The Bay Cinema Society is free to join, and the film screening is $2/person. Members of The Bay Theatre may attend free of charge.

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Tech Tuesdays

Every Tuesday, 10:30-Noon

Benzie Shores District Library | Frankfort

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Winter Wonderland Weddings

Northern Michigan's perfect setting for snowy fairy tales

LAKE BLUFF PRESERVE
Frankfort, Mi