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Fun Christmas Activities in Glen Arbor

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November 24, 2018
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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All Ages


Downtown Glen Arbor
Glen Arbor, MI United States + Google Map

With some fun new things and others annually anticipated, Glen Arbor invites you to shop local for the Holidays.

Shop the “PJ Party” in Glen Arbor for a “Better than Black Friday” experience. Participating retailers offer specials during the event hours on Friday, November 23rd, from 6:30-9am. Come out to shop dressed comfy and festive in your PJ’s! Following the event, plan to grab a warm drink and a bite to eat too!

In the spirit of sleeping in, local business owners and residents, Becky Thatcher and Cookie Thatcher started a NEW “Bed Parade” to commence at 9am. Beds are festively decorated by businesses or residents and “wheeled through town.” Stick around to shop retailers afterwards during normal business hours. Anyone can join in, contact Becky to participate at: becky@beckythatcherdesigns.com

Friday evening, gather at the Glen Arbor Township Hall for Tree Lighting & Caroling at 6:15 with donuts and cider provided by Art’s Tavern. Be the first to shop the Holiday Marketplace inside to follow, from 6:30-8pm during the “Preview Party.”

Saturday, November 24th is the annual Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace from 10am to 3:30pm. The event includes an amazing breadth of handcrafted, locally made goods from 30+ Artisans. Each year it seems to get better than the last! Homemade luncheon provided by Riverfront Pizza & Specialties for purchase. Bring your camera and the kids to Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus from 11am-1:30pm.

NEW this year, during the Holiday Marketplace, additional artists will be featured at nearby locations in town including: M22 Glen Arbor, Art’s Tavern Annex, and Northwoods Home & Gift.

Don’t forget, it’s Small Business Saturday, where participating retailers via American Express, offer a discount for shoppers.

Visit www.glenlakechamber.com for a local Business Directory and an Event Calendar.

You may also find the Events on Facebook to learn more and share. All events are open to the Public, No Admission Fee.