What’s Happening in Northern Michigan: Holiday Events

Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville is hosting a Holiday Celebration from December 16th to January 6th. This celebration includes everything, from the 17th Annual Snowiest Snowflake Contest to a family campfire and New Year’s celebration. Swing by with your ski gear on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th for their annual Ski with Santa event. Join Santa for some on-hill fun, as he hits the slopes with all the good boys and girls before he heads off to deliver gifts all night!

There are so many ways to celebrate Christmas with Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire. Plan a weekend getaway to relax, unwind, and celebrate. If you’re visiting the weekend before Christmas, there will be a Storytime with Santa on Friday, December 22nd, followed by Breakfast with Santa, the annual Tannenbaum Blitzen celebration, and Torchlight Parade on Saturday, December 23rd. Shanty Creek Resorts also has a gift to you this holiday season: Join Santa on the slopes of Schuss Mountain on December 25th and ski for free!

Surround yourself in warmth and cuddle-worthy luxury with an escape to the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids. The Wrapped in Warmth Package includes deluxe overnight accommodations, breakfast for two, hot chocolate and donuts, a JW flannel blanket, and a $50 Tanger Outlets gift card. During your stay, peruse the area’s museums, grab a beer at one of the many breweries, and dine at local restaurants. This package is available through January 31st, 2018.