‘Tis the season to celebrate! From a Santa meet and greet to a local Christmas concert or festive shopping experience, here are 10 upcoming holiday events you won’t want to miss this weekend, December 9 to 11, in Northern Michigan. Hosting a local event? Let us know! info@mynorth.com.

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December 9-11 | German Holiday Market | Cadillac 

If you still need to get your holiday shopping done, head to Cadillac for this unique holiday German market. There will be a variety of vendors including gifts, crafts, fine arts, food and more. 

December 9-10 | Christmas Movie Night | Walloon Lake 

Bring your family and friends to Walloon Lake Village for two community Christmas Movie Nights at The Talcott. “The Polar Express” and “Elf” will be featured, and reserved seating will be available for Hotel Walloon guests.

December 9-10 | A Christmas Carol | Glen Arbor 

A Christmas tradition, the Glen Arbor Players will feature a showing of “A Christmas Carol” at the Glen Lake Church. Donations will be accepted and refreshments will also be served.

December 9-10 | The Nutcracker | Interlochen 

Experience the magic of the holidays as Interlochen Arts Academy Dance Division stages Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballet, “The Nutcracker.” Performances will be held at Interlochen’s Corson Auditorium. 

The Nutcracker at Interlochen Center for the Arts

Photo by Interlochen Center for the Arts

December 10-11 | Christmas in the Village | Traverse City

‘Tis the season to be jolly! The Village at Grand Traverse Commons is hosting a weekend-long celebration filled with music, carriage rides, Santa, and shopping specials.

December 10 | Christmas by Candlelight | Curtis 

Get ready for a magical holiday evening by candlelight in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This special “Christmas by Candlelight” concert at The Pine Performance Center will feature seasonal music by Harpist and Soprano Karen Beacom accompanied by Cellist Maggie Twining. Buy tickets now!

December 10-11 | Santa’s Workshop | Charlevoix 

Build something special in Santa’s workshop! Castle Farms will host a fun weekend of holiday activities for the entire family. (Bonus: There will be delicious hot chocolate and holiday treats!)

December 10 | Friske’s Country Christmas | Ellsworth

Bring your little ones to meet with Santa himself at Friske’s Farm Market. Plus, Buddy the Elf will be there as a special guest.

December 10 | The Haunting of Ebenezer | Northport

Ready for a Christmas classic? Enjoy an acoustic retelling of Dickens’ tale, “A Christmas Carol,” featuring sixteen original Americana songs that guide listeners through Ebenezer Scrooge’s haunting and transformation. Buy tickets now!

December 10 | Christmas Open House | Sault Ste. Marie

Shop beautiful downtown Sault Ste. Marie this weekend and celebrate the best time of the year with a visit from Santa, downtown specials, prizes and more.

Photo(s) by The Village at Grand Traverse Commons