Explore Traverse City this Holiday Season
Grand Traverse Bay winks in the background as shoppers admire the Christmas tree on Front Street, browse boutiques in the trendy Warehouse District and delight in the magic of a fresh snow at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.
Shop Local in Traverse City
Front Street’s shops and restaurants are all fabulously festive. A few of the many must-visits are: My Secret Stash for Michigan-made gifts, M22 for outdoor apparel, Orvis Streamside for the finest fly-fishing gear and Toy Harbor for creative children’s presents.
Make Merry at Grand Traverse Commons Mercato
Visit The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and you’ll feel like you’re shopping inside a snow globe. Roam the Mercato and peruse shops like High Five Threads, Moonstruck Gardens and Silver Fox Jewelry. Then cozy up with a bevvy at Left Foot Charley or Earthern Ales.
Photo by Dave Weidner
Santa’s Secret Stop in TC
Give the gift of serenity (or enjoy some yourself!) at Solitude Float & Wellness Spa in downtown TC. “Float” sessions involve floating in an Epsom salt bath, giving you a sense of weightlessness and deep relaxation. Or choose from an array of massage services, including deep tissue, Swedish and reflexology.
Explore Traverse City’s Winter Wonderland
Mt. Holiday is your local destination for family fun, from skiing and snowboarding to downhill tubing. Hit the slopes, then warm up by the fire with a brew and some wings at the on-site gastropub, The Lodge.
Can’t Miss Traverse City Holiday Events
Nov. 19 | Light Parade, Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting
Dec. 8 | Ladies’ Night
Dec. 16 | Men’s Night
Photo by Dave Weidner
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