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December 1-2, 2017  Country Christmas Weekend & Lighted Farm Implement Parade
Sandusky, Michigan
Santa arrives on a tractor! Christmas Caroling, Snowball Dance, Miss Sanilac County Pageant, Free Soup, Chili & Hot Chocolate, Model Train Display, Soup & Dessert Contests, Craft & Vendor Show.

December 1-3, 2017
Christmas in Ida Festival & Parade of Lights
Ida, Michigan
Experience the excitement of the Holiday season in Ida, Michigan where the young and the young at heart return year after year to feel the warmth of Christmas in small town America.  Nestled in the heart of Monroe County, the festival brings back childhood memories and creates new traditions that inspire your holiday cheer for decades.  Hosting nearly 40,000 visitors, and known as a family destination of the Midwest, the festival creates a winter wonderland known for its hospitality, entertainment and the Granddaddy of all, the spectacular Christmas in Ida Parade of Lights featuring parade units from Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Canada and Michigan.  Attendance: 52,000.

December 2, 2017  Breckenridge FFA Farm Toy Show
Breckenridge, Michigan
Breckenridge FFA Farm Toy Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ?For more info call (989) 842-3182 ext. 434.

December 5-7, 2017  Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market Expo
Grand Rapids, Michigan
The PREMIERE SHOW for Fruit and Vegetable Growers, Greenhouse Growers and Farm Marketers!  Over 4,200 people from 42 states and 8 Canadian provinces attended last year's Expo!  69 education sessions and workshops will be offered over three days!  425-plus exhibitors will fill over four acres of exhibit space in the trade show!  The Expo offers many special events, receptions and other networking opportunities!  Attendance: 4,200.

 

December 5-7, 2017
Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Together with Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market Expo.

December 6-9, 2017
Annual Gingerbread Village
Caro, Michigan
An old-fashioned holiday in Caro, where true happiness is homemade. Events include gingerbread house competitions for all ages, baking contest, family fun fest, music, art, raffles and visits from Fred and Ginger Bread, the mascots of the event.

December 9-10 & 16-17, 2017  Farm By Lantern Light
Grayling, Michigan
Our popular annual event is an interpretive, historical play presented by local actors depicting life during the holidays on a farm in 1932. Be guided by a team of horses through the snow-covered trails of Wellington Farm, USA. Each building is lit with the gentle glow of lanterns as the story unfolds. Fridays & Saturdays.

December 10, 2017 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

December 31, 2017  8th Annual CherryT Ball Drop
Traverse City, Michigan
Only one agenda...a night of family fun! A six-foot diameter giant cherry will be dropped from a 228-foot construction crane at midnight. Live music and a charity drive.

December 31, 2017  New Year's Fest - Kalamazoo, Michigan
A Kalamazoo tradition, New Year's Fest brings the community together for a night of fun-filled activities for the entire family. This year there will be some NYF fan-favorites, as well as new entertainers that are sure to create that extra special memory and tradition. New Year's Fest is not only a tradition, but it's a night that makes bringing in the New Year enjoyable, and surely an experience you wouldn't want to miss!

December 31, 2017  The Drop in Motor City - Detroit, Michigan
The Drop is located in the heart of Downtown Detroit at Campus Martius & Cadillac Square with an evening festival with something for everyone! At midnight witness a visual spectacle unrivaled in all of the Midwest when we lower the “D” to countdown to the New Year!

 

 

 

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