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Holiday 2019


Holiday Open House: Holland, Michigan

November 16, 2019

Each November, the merchants of Downtown Holland host the annual Holiday Open House, a highly anticipated holiday tradition for both visitors and local residents alike. Stroll the decorated streets filled with holiday carolers, sample a roasted chestnut and shop the day away at stores, boutiques and galleries all featuring unique gift options you won’t find anywhere else. Take a picture with Santa or visit his reindeer at the petting corral. Grab a cup of hot cocoa at a coffee shop and enjoy a mouth-watering meal at a restaurant or pub. The Holiday Open House concludes at 8:00 pm with a tree lighting ceremony and a Christmas carol sing-along. Attendees will be invited to join our sponsor representatives, City officials and of course, Santa Claus himself, as the official Downtown Holland Christmas tree is illuminated with thousands of sparkling lights.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Holland, MI Station (HOM)


Holiday Craft & Vendor Show: Port Huron, Michigan

November 16 - 17, 2019

Visit the beautiful indoor waterfront venue and shop for all your holiday gifts. Featuring handmade crafts, art and all your favorite vendors. The show only has one of each brand name vendor so there is more variety.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Port Huron, MI Station (PTH)


Wonderland of Lights: Lansing, Michigan

November 21 - 25, 2019

Potter Park Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with thousands of holiday lights and extraordinary visual displays. Kids’ activities, entertainment and your festive animal friends make this a fun event for the whole family (lights are on Thursday - Sunday nights from 5 - 8 pm only).

Nearest Amtrak Station: East Lansing, MI Station (LNS)


25th Annual Luminary Festival: St. Joseph, Michigan

November 22, 2019

Stroll through beautiful candlelit streets as 1,000 luminaries light your way as you shop in downtown St. Joseph. Shops will be open late on Friday and throughout the weekend to provide refreshments, great sales, amazing product offerings and more. While here, enjoy from a wide selection of area restaurants and eateries.

Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Joseph - Benton Harbor, MI Station (SJM)


The Town of Christmas: Jackson, Michigan

November 23 - 27, 2019

Experience the magic of the holidays at the Town of Christmas. This one-of-a-kind attraction is a new concept for holiday entertainment in the U.S. and is based on Hollywood style set designs, creating a lifelike Christmas experience. The Town of Christmas is a three story walk-through attraction that is all about Christmas. If you have kids or are a kid at heart and have ever wanted to visit the home of Santa, it is now possible. Bring your camera or cell phone to take pictures as you travel through the Town of Christmas. You will want to make sure to capture pictures with Santa’s sleigh, reindeer and Santa himself.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Jackson, MI Station (JXN)


Holiday Nights: Dearborn, Michigan

December 5 - 12, 2019

Mingle with merrymakers amid the smells of roasting chestnuts and warming bonfires and the sounds of carolers, fiddlers, sleigh bells and bustling yuletide activity during Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village. Every lantern-lit path leads you to discover a new winter wonder. Strap on a pair of ice skates, shout out to Santa and his magnificent reindeer, find your reflection in a handcrafted ornament and nestle into a horse-drawn wagon for a sing-along. Our 80 acres of living traditions etch America’s most heartwarming holiday experiences into your memories. Main Street brims with holiday goods, food and warm beverages. Historic home tours open the doors to centuries of favorite family traditions. From the finest tinseled detail to the fireworks-filled sky that marks each evening’s finale, make our holiday story a cherished part of your own.

Nearest Amtrak Station: Dearborn, MI Station (DER)