Holiday Events with the West Michigan Tourist Association

Nouveau Wine Release

  • 12 Corners Vineyards is hosting the first annual Nouveau Wine Release Party on Saturday, November 18th at the vineyards in Benton Harbor.
  • Our winemaker Glen Greiffendorf will offer five new wine vintages from 2017 to taste. These new releases that haven’t even been bottled yet, so be the first to try them.
  • The tastings will take place in the cellar and will be $5.
  • New food truck out of St. Joseph, ‘Lake & Farmer’ will be coming out to the vineyards. This will be available all day, Noon to 7pm.
  • Mark Sala will also play 2pm – 5pm upstairs in the tasting room. This Grand Rapids native plays a unique mix of pop, rock, and blues. He plays acoustic guitar and sings along with his own vocals.

Thanksgiving with Schuler’s Restaurant

  • Thanksgiving is a special time to express gratitude for all the blessings of the year. In honor of this celebration, Schuler’s Restaurant in Marshall serves turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, and all the trimmings.
  • Make reservations to have a family Thanksgiving in Schuler’s beautiful dining room, or order ahead and pick up your feast on Thanksgiving Day to share with your family at home.
  • Let us prepare your complete holiday dinner with fresh, locally raised Turkeys and all the fixings – attractively packaged, hot and ready to serve when you arrive home.
  • We are accepting orders till November 20th, get yours in today!

International Festival of Lights

  • Creating holiday magic for a brighter world is what Battle Creek’s International Festival of Lights is all about.
  • Colorful displays sparkle and shimmer along the Battle Creek River, and light the way along State Street every night throughout this festive event.
  • Families, individuals, and children of all ages stroll through the twinkling lights to experience the magic and beauty of the season. Laughter and singing are often heard as festival goers simply cannot resist getting into the holiday spirit.
  • One of the most popular displays that attracts viewers year after year is the Twelve Days of Christmas located on the back lawn of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
  • In addition to fabulous visual displays, the International Lights Fest also brings special entertainment and unique attractions! Get ready for an activity packed holiday season with downtown games, music, and merriment. From horse-drawn wagon rides to crafts to bike races to singing competitions, there will be something to do for everyone at the Festival of Lights.
  • All activities are free and family friendly.