Upcoming Events Around Michigan during Nov. 18th to Nov. 24th

Heather Raulerson

Are you looking for something to do this weekend and coming week? Then you have to check out all the options around Michigan. You and your family can enjoy tree lighting ceremonies, musicals, plays, craft shows, and even learn how to make a charcuterie board. There is so much to do, which one will you choose? Here are the upcoming events around Michigan from Nov. 18th to Nov. 24th.

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Jack Frost Tree Lighting 11/18 - Ironwood

The Jack Frost Festival of Winter Events in Ironwood will officially begin on Thursday, November 18, at 6:00 with the lighting of the Jack Frost Festival Tree in Ironwood’s Depot Park. Some short speeches praising Mr. Frost, some seasonal songs are sung by a choir, and post-lighting treats in the Historic Ironwood Depot will get the Jack Frost Festival off to a memorable start. The Depot Park is at 150 N. Lowell Street.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical 11/18 - Benton Harbor

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season in Benton Harbor. See all of your favorite characters from the special, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. The musical is at the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College 2755 E. Napier Avenue.

Silver Bells in the City 11/19 - Lansing

The entire city of Lansing will glow with thousands of lights for the Silver Bells in the City celebration, bringing together family and friends from across the state of Michigan and beyond to kick off the holiday season. Silver Bells in the City is a Lansing tradition loved by generations of families and attracts more than 45,000 people to the capital city each year. Silver Bells is a rain or shine event held in downtown Lansing at South Washington Square.

The Snow Queen 11/19 - Detroit

“The Snow Queen” follows Gerda in her coming-of-age story as she heads to the end of the world to save her best friend Kai from the cold-hearted Snow Queen. Can Gerda rescue Kai before it’s too late, or will he be subject to the Snow Queen’s icy powers forever? “The Snow Queen” proves that no matter how small you are, your courage and kindness are what make you a hero. This magical quest through a snowy winter will warm the hearts of all who watch the story unfold and inspire you to release your inner child. Tickets are $22/adult, $15/student, Faculty, Senior, and $18/alumni. The Snow Queen is being performed at the Hilberry Theatre at 4743 Cass Avenue.

14th Annual International Wine, Beer & Food Festival 11/19-11/20 - Grand Rapids

This International Wine, Beer, & Food Festival has established itself as Michigan’s annual tasting event, measured by more than 1,500 wines, beers, ciders, and spirits from around the world, along with creations from the area’s finest restaurants. From the connoisseur who lives and breathes for the finer things in life to the novice looking for an introduction to the world of food and spirits, this Festival will deliver a grand experience that will please every palate. You can find all these finer things at DeVos Place at 303 Monroe Avenue NW.

29th Annual Christmas Through Lowell 11/19-11/21

If you are looking for a unique Christmas gift or home décor, you can find what you are looking for while supporting the Lowell community during this popular shopping experience. More than 350 artists, crafters, and businesses showcasing gifts and homemade crafts will be around for you to kick off your holiday shopping experience. The event hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 19. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 21. This event is throughout the Lowell Area at 113 Riverwalk Plaza.

2021 Holiday Craft Show 11/20 - Wyoming

The Holiday Craft show boasts over 80 seller spaces to shop from. You will be able to purchase handmade goods, crafts, and so much more. In addition to all of the amazing finds, our facility is home to not 1 but 2 stores! Shop books, games, puzzles, craft supplies, and more...We have something for EVERYONE! Both stores will be open the day of the show and offering a 1-day-only coupon. Admission and parking are FREE, and there will be food trucks on-site at 5625 Burlingame Avenue SW in Wyoming.

Holiday Glow and Christmas Market 11/20 - Brighton

It is time for the annual Holiday Glow in Brighton, and they are adding a new venue, the Christmas Market. Bring your family for a day of holiday cheer, and fun to the Christmas Market from 11 am to 7 pm. Santa will be onsite from 5 pm to 7 pm. Plus, there will be Kids Games and Entertainment during the day starting at 3 pm. All festivities are on Main Street in Brighton.

Cheesegiving Charcuterie Board Building Class 11/20 - Grand Rapids

Here is something unique to do this weekend. Go ahead and round up your besties, because we are about to have some cheesy fun! Just in time to learn some turkey-themed cheese and charcuterie tips and tricks before Thanksgiving. This class will take place Saturday, November, 20th from 4-5:30 pm at Bee Side Kitchen. Each person will make and take home a 10″ x 10″ charcuterie board that feeds five as a nibbler portion or two as a meal portion. Tickets are per person and include all of your supplies to build the board, cheese and charcuterie basics of building a board, tips, and tricks of styling, pairing suggestions. The Bee Side Kitchen is at 425 Norwood Avenue SE.

Downtown Traverse City Light Parade, Santa's Arrival, and Tree Lighting 11/20

Who is ready for a night of holiday joy? The Annual Tree Lighting and Light Parade returns to Traverse City bringing Santa Claus, carolers, thousands of lights, and a merry celebration for all! Music begins around the Christmas tree located on the corner of Cass and Front Streets at 5:30 PM. Santa and the Mayor will light the tree around 6 PM. The Light Parade will kick off at about 6:30 PM in Downtown Traverse City.

A Christmas Carol 11/18-12/19 - Northville

Ebenezer Scrooge doesn’t want to celebrate Christmas; he just wants to work. While his dedication may be admirable to some, his disconnect from humanity is troubling. He doesn’t want to be with family, cut borrowers a break for the holiday season, or give his only worker the day off. These aren’t Scrooges’ problems to solve, just his to put up with. Enter the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, who are determined to bring back Scrooges’ empathy for his fellow human beings. The classic Charles Dickens novel “A Christmas Carol” sees new life in Patrick Barlow’s (The 39 Steps) theatrical version of the classic at the Tipping Point Theatre at 361 E. Cady Street in Northville.

Sperry's Santa Parade 11/24 - Port Huron

The official start of the holiday season begins with the Sperry's Santa Claus Parade as we welcome Santa Claus to historic Downtown Port Huron! Following the parade, Santa will pull the switch lighting Downtown Port Huron's Christmas Tree! The community is invited to participate in this magical night of lights, music, and all things Christmas! The parade will begin at 6 pm sharp in Downtown Port Huron.

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