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Mitchell Street is home to Serendipity, The Ultimate Gift, The Barn Social, Charming North and so many more must-visit stores. Make it a day with breakfast at Blue Heron Cafe and lunch at Raven Brewing & BBQ.

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The holidays are busy. If you run out of time to finish shopping, call Toy Town and give them a budget and age, and Santa’s Elves will pick out the perfect present and wrap it. You pick it up when you’re ready. toytowncadillac.com, 231.775.TOYS

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Stop into The Sweet Shop for shopping sustenance—plus incredible aromas—in the form of bacon cheddar popcorn or freshly roasted cinnamon almonds. Snag a few boxes of Snowbirds for stocking stuffers—a local delight made with white chocolate and pecans. Good stuff. sweetshop4u.com

CADILLAC With lakes Cadillac and Mitchell, this northern escape is an ice fishing hub. Bonus: the Victorian-era downtown is filled with boutiques, gift shops, eateries and a brewery—a jolly time for all. PHOTO COURTESY OF CADILLAC AREA VISITORS BUREAU

TOY TOWN TOY TROT November 23, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. cadillacmichigan.com

ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOME TOUR December 7, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. MyNorthTickets.com

HOLIDAY BAZAAR December 7, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. cadillacmichigan.com

3 FOR 1 ON XMAS DAY December 25, 1–8 p.m. caberfaepeaks.com

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MANISTEE Downtown’s lumber-era Victorian architecture is even prettier frosted with snow, and winter sunsets over Lake Michigan at 5th Avenue and 1st Street beaches—spectacular. PHOTO BY ANDREW ALLEN, MANISTEE COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU

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River Street is where you’ll find welcoming storefronts for Snyder’s Shoes, Glenwood Market, The Ideal Kitchen, Moving Spirits Boutique, and many more to explore!  

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Each year, the Village of Bear Lake in Manistee County hosts Sparkle in the Park, a free drive-through light display at Hopkins Park. Opening night festivities include chili, hot chocolate and cookies (all free!) plus visits from Santa. Open nightly from Nov. 30 through Jan. 1, 5–10 p.m. Carolers on Saturdays at 6 p.m. facebook.com/sparkleinthepark

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The Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend is the event of the season. The entire town transforms into a scene from an advent calendar with bagpipers, reindeer, roasted chestnuts, carolers and draft horses pulling a 30-foot Christmas tree down River Street. December 5–8. manisteesleighbellparade.com

CHRISTMAS IN ONEKAMA November 23, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. onekama.info/calendar

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WINTERTIME IN THE CITY, HISTORICAL PHOTO EXHIBIT December 1–31 visitmanisteecounty.com

DOWNTOWN SOUP COOK-OFF December 6, 4:30–6:30 p.m. visitmanisteecounty.com

SLEIGHBELL AT THE RAMSDELL - LAITH AL-SAADI December 7, 7–10 p.m. MyNorthTickets.com


BEULAH This sweet village tucked along the edge of Crystal Lake has that quintessential Up North vibe and a charming downtown shopping district. PHOTO BY ST. AMBROSE CELLARS

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Benzie Boulevard is brimming with boutiques. 254 South (the address and the shop’s name), Unearthed (incredible jewelry, fossils and minerals) and Crystal Crate & Cargo (home and kitchen nirvana) are just a few of the highlights.

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Thompsonville’s Crystal Mountain is only a 14-minute drive from downtown Beulah, and the resort honors winter with snowy activities well beyond the slopes. Hop on a fat tire bike, explore the Nordic trails, go ice skating or strap on a pair of snowshoes. crystalmountain.com

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Cozy up in the bright-red-barn turned tasting room at St. Ambrose Cellars with a flight of awardwinning meads, wines, ciders and beers (which also make great gifts!). Open seven days a week, year-round for maximum merriment. stambrose-mead-wine.com

BENZIE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FESTIVAL OF TREES November 30–December 1 facebook.com > search event name

FIRST LIGHT CELEBRATION, CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN November 30, 5–6 p.m. crystalmountain.com

CHRISTMAS MAGIC, DOWNTOWN BEULAH December 14, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. clcba.org

SKI WITH SANTA, CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN December 24, 1 p.m. crystalmountain.com

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Park on the east end of Main Street and work your way west with stops at Lynn & Perin Mercantile Co., Betsie Bay Furniture and Sunbeams of Promise. End the day with a movie at The Garden Theater.

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Does your Christmas wish list include the words sweet and savory? Order the chicken and waffles at Birch & Maple. The toasty warm waffles and juicy buttermilk fried chicken are topped with bourbon maple toffee. Yes, yum. birchandmaplefrankfort.com

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Something special is always on tap at Stormcloud Brewing Company. Winter brings trivia, game nights, curling and more. Warm up with a pint of Fun Guv'nr Black IPA and the brewery's honey sriracha popcorn. stormcloudbrewing.com

FRANKFORT This storybook town is decked with a top-flight brewery (with curling each winter!), a state-of-the-art theater, memorable eateries and fun shops. PHOTO BY KRIS RILEY PRODUCTIONS

HOLLY BERRY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR November 30, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. frankfort-elberta.com

SANTA & MRS. CLAUS VISIT WITH KIDS November 30, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. benzie.org

FRANKFORT COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING November 30, 7–8 p.m. benzie.org

UGLY SWEATER PARTY, STORMCLOUD BREWING CO. December 20, 7:30–10:30 p.m. stormcloudbrewing.com

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OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS … These are our readers’ favorite sleigh rides across the North! BY ELIZABETH EDWARDS

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ANTLER RIDGE FARMS, WILLIAMSBURG Mother and son Percherons, Dixie and Danny, pull you out to a bonfire with marshmallows to roast, of course, and hot chocolate. sleighridestc.com

BLACK HORSE FARM, EMPIRE Bundle up 12 good buddies and stuff the sleigh for a ride through the forest with stops at Glen Lake and Lake Michigan scenic lookouts and a warming hut for cocoa. Two more sleighs await if your group is larger. blackhorsellc.com

BOYNE MOUNTAIN, BOYNE FALLS On Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings throughout the winter, bundle up and settle in for a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Free to all resort guests. boynemountain.com

COOK FAMILY FARM, GAYLORD

RANCH RUDOLPH, TRAVERSE CITY

Two teams of Belgian horses jingle their way through a winter wonderland. The ride ends at a cabin where hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies await. cookfamilyfarm.com

Belgians Prince and Monte (2,200 pounds each of grace and love) pull your sleigh through the Boardman River Valley. ranchrudolf.com

CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN, THOMPSONVILLE

THUNDER BAY RESORT, HILLMAN

After a ride through the enchanted grounds on a surrey (horse-drawn carriage), enjoy complimentary hot chocolate beside a roaring campfire. crystalmountain.com

The resort's sleigh rides were named a "Top 10 Event" by USA Today. You'll have a chance to view elk and then enjoy a gourmet fivecourse dinner and wine tasting in a cozy log cabin. thunderbaygolf.com

FANTAIL FARM, BENZONIA The ride traverses the woods and fields of the 120-acre farm where bald eagle, deer and other wildlife sightings are common. Variety of sleighs from a cozy two-seater to a family-friendly eight-seater. Hot cocoa included. fantailfarmllc.com

GARLAND RESORT, LEWISTON Blankets? Check. Hot cocoa? Check. Giddyup through 3,000 acres where glimpses of deer, elk and turkey are common. Saturdays on select winter weekends. garlandusa.com

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Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday make for big festive fun. Glen Arbor retailers offer early bird deals during the annual PJ party (Nov. 29, 6:30–9 a.m.) and don’t miss the quirky bed parade! In Leland, there’s a town-wide shopping scavenger hunt (Nov. 30, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.). visitglenarbor.com, lelandmi.com

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For the perfect tree, venture across Leelanau’s hills, past a 19th-century church to Kolarik Tree Farm in Suttons Bay (near the corner of Kolarik and Houdek roads). Pre-cut or chop your own.

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Sip a craft brewski inside a cozy igloo at Hop Lot Brewing Co. Reservations recommended one to two weeks in advance if going on a weekend. 231.866.4445.

LEELANAU The villages tucked along the Leelanau Peninsula’s scenic M22 and the byways between glow with lights and cheer during the holiday season. PHOTO BY ANGELA BROWN

SUTTONS BAY SATURDAY HOLIDAY EDITION! November 23 suttonsbayarea.com

EMPIRE ARTISAN MARKETPLACE & GLEN ARBOR HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE November 30, empirechamber.com, visitglenarbor.com

HOLLY POP! LELAND November 29–30 oldartbuilding.com

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS AT THE LIGHTHOUSE December 1–7, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. grandtraverselighthouse.com

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TRAVERSE CITY Grand Traverse Bay winks in the background as happy families make their way from the Christmas tree set at the corner of Cass and Front streets to Santa’s House at City Centre Plaza a block away. PHOTO BY LIZ MCGUFFIN, WITHWONDERANDWHIMSY.COM

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Of course, Front Street is a must, but don’t miss the galleries and boutiques along Union and find food and drink delights on Eighth Street at Bon Vin, Raduno, Rose & Fern Cafe and Potter’s Bakery.

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The residents of Traverse City’s Central Neighborhood (between Fifth, Union, Ninth and Division streets) string thousands of lights along their homes, yards and alleyways. Come dusk, it’s twinkle town.

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The Village at Grand Traverse Commons is a winter wonderland. Start your day with a cinnamon roll at S2S, roam the one-of-a-kind shops in the Mercato and glide along cross country ski trails out back. Experience Christmas in the Village, December 13–15. thevillagetc.com

TRAVERSE CITY SHOP & SIP November 16, 3–7 p.m. (VIP 1–3 p.m.) tcshopandsip.com, grandtraverseresort.com

MERRY MAKERS MARKETPLACE November 22, 2–5 p.m. & November 23, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. crookedtree.org

LIGHT PARADE, TREE LIGHTING & SANTA’S ARRIVAL November 23, 5:30–9 p.m. downtowntc.com

DOWNTOWN COCOA CRAWL December 8 downtowntc.com

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3. TORCHED SPIRITS CANDLES | Northern Decor, Beulah, 231.882.7371, facebook.com/northern.decor, beer candles $11.99, whiskey candle $32


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7. MARSHMALLOW STICKS | Charming North, Cadillac, 231.468.2425, charmingnorth.com, $29.99

10. ADIRONDACK THROW BLANKETS | Coastal, Glen Arbor, 231.835.2120, crystalriveroutfitters.com/coastal, $128 each

5. DEER CAMP LONG SLEEVE | Outdoor Beerdsman, Boyne City, 231.497.6488, outdoorbeerdsman.com, $36

8. OUTDOOR BINGO | Grandpa Shorter’s, Petoskey, 231.347.2603, grandpashorters.com, $4.98

11. CHACO BOOTS | Crystal Lake Adventure Sports, Frankfort, 231.399.0329, crystallakeadventuresports.com, men’s $165, women’s $160

6. WOODS SCENE LUNCHBOX & BAGS | The Ideal Kitchen, Manistee, 231.398.9895, theidealkitchen.com, box $23, 2-bag set $12

9. SANBORN CANOE PACK | Schulman Paddleworks, Charlevoix, 231.437.3157, schulmanpaddleworks.com, $195

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Crisp mornings, gently falling snow, twinkling lights … PHOTOS BY DAVE WEIDNER | CURATED BY CARLY SIMPSON, RACHEL WATSON AND EMILY TYRA

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7. KATIE LUXTON LEATHER COASTERS | Serendipity, Cadillac, 231.468.3241, iloveserendipity.com, $12.95 set of 2

11. DOLL | Ga Ga for Kids and Women Too, Charlevoix, 231.547.1600, gagaforkids.com, $74

8. POORROCK ABBEY ROSÉ WINE JELLY | Tip’n the Mitten, Grayling, 989.745.4571, tipnthemitten.com, $10.50

12. MEN’S WATCH | Eleven, Traverse City, 231.486.6805, eleventheshop.com, $78

9. ALL-WEATHER PLAYING CARDS | Old Spud Warehouse, Gaylord, 989.731.0330, oldspudwarehouse.com, $12.99

13. ERIC THE HARE WALL MOUNT | The Old Spud Warehouse, Gaylord, 989.731.0330, oldspudwarehouse.com, $189

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2. ARTESANIA ALPACA FINGERLESS MITTENS & HEADBAND | Lima Bean, Suttons Bay, 231.271.5462, thelimabean.net, mittens $32, headband: $18 3. PUPPY LOVE PINCH BOWLS | The Ideal Kitchen, Manistee, 231.398.9895, theidealkitchen.com, $3 each


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7. CROSSBODY PURSE | 52 Weekends, Boyne City, 231.459.4625, 52upnorthweekends.com, $82

10. TENZI | Bud’s, Interlochen, 231.276.9090, budsisback.com, $14.95

5. GOAT’S BIG ADVENTURE BOOK & STUFFED ANIMAL | At Home, Suttons Bay , 231.271.4664, athome-suttonsbay.com, book $16.30, goat $24

8. WHISTLING FROG ART TILES | Hanni Gallery, Harbor Springs, 231.526.2456, facebook.com/hannigallery, $31 each

11. AUDRA STYLE WOODEN EARRINGS | Serendipity, Cadillac, 231.468.3241, iloveserendipity.com, $32.95

9. ECO-DOUGH | Cheek-a-de Meek-a-de, Petoskey, 231.348.0849, cheekademeekade.com, $19.99

12. GREAT LAKES STATE OF MIND SOAP SAMPLER PACK | Wildflower Soapworks, Elk Rapids, 231.264.8000, wildflowersoapworks.com, $25

6. GOODNIGHT TRAVERSE CITY | Stoney Cabin Toys, Elk Rapids, 231.498.5744, stoneycabintoys.net, $18.95

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4. LEATHER PURSE & CLUTCH | Maison & Jardin, Charlevoix, 231.547.0550, purse $110, clutch $22

7. HANDMADE LEATHER JOURNAL | Secret Garden, Empire, 231.326.5428, secretgardenempire.com, $42

10. BAREWOOD CANDLEHOLDERS | At Home, Suttons Bay, 231.271.4664, athome-suttonsbay.com, $9 each

5. PETOSKEY STONE BOOKENDS | The Lake House, Charlevoix, 231.437.3425, thelakehousecharlevoix.com, $160

8. WOOD EARRINGS & BARRETTE | Hanni Gallery, Harbor Springs, 231.526.2456, facebook.com/hannigallery, earrings $28, barrette $24

11. PETOSKEY STONE WINE STOPPER & FISHING LURE | Unearthed, Beulah, 231.444.3600, facebook.com/unearthedbeulah, wine stopper $85, lure $75

9. VINTAGE POSTER & HANGER | 254 South, Beulah, 254south.com, poster $4.50, hanging kit $17.50

12. METAL PINE TREE & BIRD | Secret Garden, Empire, 231.326.5428, secretgardenempire.com, tree $14, bird $13

6. DRIFTWOOD & STONE PICTURE FRAME | The Katydid, Petoskey, 231.758.1030, thekatydid.com, 4x6 $42.98, 5x7 $52.98

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3. MUG | Nifty Things, Elk Rapids, 231.264.6420, niftythingsonline.com, $13.99

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4. HOMEMADE COOKIES | Tom’s Mom’s Cookies, Harbor Springs, 231.526.6606, tomsmomscookies.com, dozen cookies $18, tin $7.95


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9. ICE DUNES VODKA | Northern Latitudes Distillery, Lake Leelanau, 231.256.2700, northernlatitudesdistillery.com, $31.75

6. GOURMET MAPLE PRODUCTS GIFT BOX | Harwood Gold, Charlevoix, 231.437.3900, harwoodgold.com, customizable box, price varies

10. THE LEGEND OF SLEEPING BEAR | Leelanau Books, Leland, 231.256.7111, leelanaubooks.com, $18.95

7. TRIVIA | Old Spud Warehouse, Gaylord, 989.731.0330, oldspudwarehouse.com, $18.99 8. VINTAGE PATCHES | The Lakehouse, Charlevoix, 231.437.3425, thelakehousecharlevoix.com, $9 each

11. NORTHPORT & TC APPAREL | Enjoy Michigan, Northport & Traverse City locations (Northport seasonal), 231.386.1177, enjoy-michigan.com, onesie $24, shirt $38, hat $26

12. FISHING LURE & STICKER | Scarpace Lure Co., Manistee, 248.882.3182, scarpacelureco.com, lure $8.50, sticker $3 13. STORMCLOUD SWEATSHIRT | Stormcloud Brewing Co., Frankfort, 231.352.0118, stormcloudbrewing.com, $35 14. RETRO WALL CLOCK | The Ideal Kitchen, Manistee, 231.398.9895, theidealkitchen.com, $45

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ELK RAPIDS This darling village is tucked along Lake Michigan, Elk Lake and the Elk River, so there’s no shortage of spectacular, frozen views. Browse the boutiques and galleries downtown then fill up at one of this town’s intimate eateries. PHOTO BY GRAYDON DECAMP

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Downtown on River Street, Relish, Ginger Snaps, Nifty Things and Cellar 152 have gifts galore. On the other side of US 31, Blue Heron Gallery and Planetary Coffee are waiting for you on Ames Street.

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The Local's banana bread French toast make us swoon, and the giant vanilla buttermilk pancakes— mmmm! Claim a spot at the diner for a hearty pre-shopping brunch. thelocalelkrapids.com

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On the first Thursday of each month, Pearl’s donates 5% of sales to the Elk Rapids Community Cupboard. Share some oysters and share the love. magnumhospitality.com

WINTER FANTASY ART SHOW November 30, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. pillywigginsgarden.com

LADIES NIGHT December 12, 5–8 p.m. business.elkrapidschamber.org

SANTA SATURDAY December 14, 2–4 p.m. business.elkrapidschamber.org

CHRISTMAS EVE AT TOWNLINE, WILLIAMSBURG December 24, 12–5 p.m. townlineciderworks.com

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Fun stores and eateries are sprinkled between Short’s Brewing Company, Mammoth Distilling, Bee Well Mead & Cider and Hello Vino, a wine and cocktail lounge. Shop, sip, stroll, repeat!

Spend a day in the crisp winter air—skiing, tubing and sled dog rides at Shanty Creek; snowshoeing and fat tire biking at Glacial Hills Pathway; nordic skiing at Grass River Natural Area—then head downtown for holiday shopping and dinner. PHOTO COURTESY OF BELLAIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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On Christmas Day, you’ll find Santa tearing up the slopes of Schuss Mountain. Ski free with him from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and bring canned goods, gently used clothing or household items to benefit local food pantries. shantycreek.com

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Ruthann Dexter, the fabulous baker behind Ruthann’s Gourmet Bakery, is a frosting artist. Her Christmas cookies and cupcakes are almost too cute to eat—like the jolly Santa Claus cookie with a fluffy frosting beard. ruthannsgourmetbakery.com

HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR November 2, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. bellairechamber.org

SHOP SMALL WITH DOWNTOWN BELLAIRE November 30, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. bellairechamber.org

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT & SOUP COOK-OFF December 7, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. bellairechamber.org

SHORT’S ANNUAL UGLY SWEATER PARTY December 23 shortsbrewing.com

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GRAYLING In winter, locals and visitors are busy snow tubing, snowboarding, downhill skiing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. After a jolly day outdoors, gather downtown at welcoming local restaurants and breweries. PHOTO BY TRACI COOK

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Michigan Avenue is home to the incredible Artisan Village (featuring more than 60 regional artists), Tip‘n the Mitten (Michigan-made gifts) and The Sweet Life (lots and lots of treats). On Norway Street, The Old Lumberyard Shoppes has more than 40 vendors, all under one roof.

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Hartwick Pines State Park is a 10-minute drive from downtown. Go snowshoeing with friends or reserve a spot on a guided hike. The DNR even hosts snowshoe building workshops (Nov. 2–3, Dec. 7–8, Jan. 4–5) and beautiful lantern-lit hikes (Dec. 28, Jan. 25). michigan.gov/dnr

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Families, catch a show at the historic, single-screen Rialto Theatre, which opened in 1915. Paddle Hard Brewing and Rolling Oak Brewing are waiting for adults afterward. graylingmovies.com, paddlehardbrewing.com, rollingoakbrewing.com

GRAYLING CHRISTMAS WALK November 16 grayling-mi.com

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FESTIVAL OF TREES November 16–30 grayling-mi.com

JASON HUDY: THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS December 4, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. kirtlandcenter.com

KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY December 7, 1–4 p.m. facebook.com > search Grayling Moose Lodge 1162


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Main Street is the can’t-miss shopping hub, then head to Old Spud Warehouse off Second Street for out-of-the-ordinary gifts.

GAYLORD Bask in the Swiss-themed vibes while strolling the charming stores and eateries of the North’s “Alpine Village.” The winter wonderland beckons snow lovers for snowmobiling, skiing, winter rafting and more. PHOTO BY GAYLORD AREA TOURISM BUREAU

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Martell's Northwoods Tree Farm is your holiday decor destination with wreaths, centerpieces and ornaments, plus U-cut and pre-cut trees. 205 Arrowhead Trl. facebook. com/martellsnorthwoodstreefarm

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Let us introduce you to the Mac Waffle. Tater tots and mac ’n’ cheese are mixed together, pressed on a waffle iron and served with jalapeño ranch. Yep. Head on over to Snowbelt Brewing Co. after you’re done shopping. snowbelt.beer

TREETOPS LIGHT SPECTACULAR November 29–30, 5–8 p.m. treetops.com

SANTA PARADE December 7, 5:30–9 p.m. gaylordmichigan.net

SKI FREE WEEKEND December 13–15 gaylordmichigan.net

DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS STROLL December 14, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. gaylordmichigan.net

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HOLIDAY STARS

Pour flour into food processor with the diced butter. Pulse until flour/butter mixture is crumbly. Add powdered sugar, salt and baking powder. Pulse a few times to mix in. Add egg yolk, water, vanilla and (optional) cinnamon, then process until dough forms into ball in the bowl. Do not overmix!

JAM-FILLED SUGAR COOKIE STARS

Flatten dough onto a sheet of plastic and form it into a 1-inch-high, round patty. Wrap dough in plastic and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.

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Cut out an even quantity of stars and set them on the cookie sheet. Cut a small circle out of the middle of half of the large stars. (You can bake the circles separately, or knead back into the scrap dough to roll out more stars.) Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until lightly brown around the edges. Remove from oven and slide a cooling rack under the parchment paper to lift cookies off the hot pan. When cookies are completely cool, spread jam on the bottom of the whole-star cookies. Using a strainer or sifter, sprinkle powdered sugar over the top of the cutout cookies. Then sandwich the whole stars and cutout stars, joining bottom to bottom. Once all cookies are sandwiched, fill the center cutout with a bit more jam. Enjoy!

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3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 15 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cubed 1 M cups powdered sugar K teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg yolk 4 tablespoons cold water 1 teaspoon vanilla K teaspoon cinnamon (optional) Your favorite jam (strawberry or raspberry are great!) Powdered sugar (for sprinkling)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, prepare baking pans lined with parchment paper, and gather a star cookie cutter and a small circle cutter. Roll out cookie dough on lightly floured surface making sure to turn the dough occasionally to make sure it doesn’t stick to the table. Add more flour to surface only if necessary. Too much flour can cause the dough to become dry. Roll out dough to about V-to-¼ inch thick.

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Give the gift of Stafford’s. Always a perfect fit! Stafford’s gift cards can be used at any Stafford’s location - Bay View Inn, Crooked River Lodge, Perry Hotel, the Pier or Weathervane Restaurants.

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Use them for dining, lodging, gift shop purchases and more. Stop by any Stafford’s establishment, choose a denomination and your Christmas shopping is done!

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BOYNE CITY This town is for winter lovers. A frozen Lake Charlevoix sits in the front yard, Boyne Mountain is just 10 minutes away in Boyne Falls and Avalanche Mountain Preserve has areas for snowshoeing, snowmobiling and skiing. Let it snow! PHOTO BY KIM METTLER, MICHIGAN BAREFOOT MEMORIES

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Cozy eateries and boutiques abound downtown. Outdoor Beerdsman shares a space on Water Street with Long Road Distillers. You could do all of your shopping there, but try and resist so you can experience more sweet shops like Peninsula and Alpine Chocolat Haus.  

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Gildas Berrou was born and raised in France and spent years baking with some of the best bread chefs in Paris, Tours, Bordeaux and Lyon. Lucky for us, Gildas moved to Northern Michigan and is making délicieuse pastries at Boyne City Bakery. boynecitybakery.com

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Head to the Adventure Center at Boyne Mountain. The guides will help you plan a whole day of winter fun. Horseback riding, fat tire biking, tubing, snowshoeing, skiing, ice skating, a zipline tour—you’ve got options. boynemountain.com

EARLIER THAN THE BIRD November 23, 7–11 a.m. boynecitymainstreet.com

THE LIGHTING OF THE VILLAGE OF WALLOON November 27, 6–9 p.m. facebook.com/hotelwalloon

SANTA PARADE & DOWNTOWN OPEN HOUSE November 29, 5–9 p.m. boynecitymainstreet.com

41ST ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOBBY CRAFT SHOW December 7, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. boyne.k12.mi.us

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CHARLEVOIX The city shines with holiday lights and festively decorated galleries, boutiques and restaurants. And Earl Young’s famously whimsical stone buildings are even more charming covered in snow. PHOTO BY CHARLEVOIX MAIN STREET

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A flurry of snow and shoppers blow into merry stores, restaurants and pubs along Bridge Street. Get nice and toasty at Lake Charlevoix Brewing Co. then head down Van Pelt Alley (next to Cherry Republic) and discover the tucked-away mercado.

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The Boss Family Christmas Display has been a Charlevoix tradition since 1978. Each year, the family transforms their home on Pearl Avenue into a light-covered holiday spectacular. Follow their Facebook page for updates.

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Castle Farms is simply magical during the holiday season. Ole St. Nick stops by for story time, the Polar Express chugs through the annual holiday train display and children mail their wishlists to the North Pole. castlefarms.com

HOLIDAY PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION November 29, 5:30–6 p.m. (holiday fun + deals all day!) visitcharlevoix.com

TWINKLE LIGHT DINNER December 4 & 11, 6–8 p.m. castlefarms.com/events

HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT December 4, 7–8 p.m. charlevoixlibrary.org

CHARLEVOIX MERCHANT OPEN HOUSE December 7, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. visitcharlevoix.com

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PETOSKEY The historic Gaslight District glows beneath twinkling lights during the holiday season, and local merchants welcome visitors with festive treats and gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list. PHOTO BY PETOSKEY AREA VISITORS BUREAU

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Mitchell, Lake and Howard streets bustle with shoppers strolling between sips at Petoskey Farms’ downtown wine tasting room, Roast & Toast Cafe, Populace Coffee and Beards Brewery.

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Santa himself flies in to light the big, fat evergreen in Pennsylvania Park at Petoskey’s Holiday Open House, always held on the first Friday of December.

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Symons General Store has been on the same corner for 60 years. Stop in for made-to-order sandwiches and the absolute best gift baskets. symonsgeneralstore.com

LADIES OPENING NIGHT November 15, 5–10 p.m. petoskeydowntown.com

STAFFORD’S HOLIDAY PARADE November 30, 6–7 p.m. petoskeydowntown.com

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE December 6, 6–9 p.m. petoskeydowntown.com

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Main Street is lined with 19th-century storefronts, eateries and galleries. Cozy up with a book at Between the Covers, sample artisanal goodies at American Spoon and meander down to the historical society’s gift shop, crossing gifts off your list along the way.

Celebrate the holiday season in this postcard-perfect town on Little Traverse Bay. The merry glow from the town’s Christmas tree has welcomed rosy-cheeked visitors since 1915 to the harborside hamlet filled with quaint boutiques and carolers. PHOTO BY ANGELA BROWN

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Ephraim Shay, an inventor who lived in Harbor Springs from 1888 to 1916, built 400 sleds one year so every child would have a gift. The Harbor Springs History Museum has one on display. Admission by donation. harborspringshistory.org

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A brilliant, starry ceiling twinkles above moviegoers at the Lyric Theater. See a show between stops at your favorite shops. (And pick up a theatre gift card for that hard-to-shop-for friend!) lyricharborsprings.org

LADIES NIGHT OUT November 16, 5–9 p.m. harborspringschamber.com

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING November 30, 6:30–8 p.m. harborspringschamber.com

OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS AT BLACK BARN FARM Saturdays November 30–January 11 facebook.com > search Black Star Farm, 231.526.2486

MERCHANTS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE December 7, 6–9 p.m. harborspringschamber.com

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The easiest gift for the Northern Michigan lover, under $25!

The Sleeping Bear legend lives on in this new children’s book sequel by Katharine Crawford Robey. Find it at area bookstores and online! www.katharinecrawfordrobey.com

Annual gift subscriptions to Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine as low as $24.95! MyNorth.com/HOL19

Take a Peek at Bennington’s New Bowrider Pontoon for 2020

Boat, Motor, Trailer Sales & Service Snowmobile Sales & Service

Winterizing, Shrinkwrapping, Storage and Spring Prep

Interlochen, MI 231.271.9910 • 800.896.6714

9685 US 31 South, Interlochen, MI 49643

longlakemarina.net 231-276-9910 • www.longlakemarina.net

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Give an unforgettable Up North moment. CURATED AND STYLED BY CARLY SIMPSON, RACHEL WATSON AND EMILY TYRA | PHOTO BY DAVE WEIDNER

Some things just go together, like TC’s Grand Traverse Pie Company and the State Theatre. The Meal & A Movie Package is $35. stateandbijou.org/box-office

Arcadia Bluffs, Forest Dunes, Grand Traverse Resort & Spa—Northern Michigan has incredible courses offering gift cards or memberships.

Frozen 2 is coming out November 22. A gift card to a local theater, like The Lyric in Harbor Springs, is exactly what your friends want. lyricharborsprings.org

Set up a family photoshoot. These sweet shots were taken by Shalee Kanakis. rollingfieldsphotography.com

Create a custom whiskey blend of bourbon or rye and add a personalized label at Mammoth Distilling’s Traverse City tasting room. $125, mammothdistilling.com

Celebrate Up North yearround with a subscription to Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. MyNorth.com/ subscribe

A gift card to North Peak Brewing or any of its sister restaurants and breweries—Jolly Pumpkin, Mission Table, Kilkenny’s, Blue Tractor BBQ, The Shed—can be used at any location, or the group’s other concepts in Michigan and Chicago.

Donate in someone's name or volunteer with a friend at a local animal shelter like Cherryland Humane Society and Silver Muzzle Cottage— so many more in our area too!

Take a Learn to Curl class at Broomstack Kitchen & Taphouse in Maple City; celebrate your new skills at dinner. eatdrinkcurl.com

Head out on a Great Lakes charter boat. Hyper-local bonus: Lake Michigan’s Hot Ticket Charters uses Manisteemade Scarpace Lure Co. rigs, scarpacelureco.com

A membership to Grand Traverse Bay YMCA includes access to 170+ weekly group classes and more. gtbayymca.org

Hit the slopes with ski passes to your favorite Northern Michigan resorts.

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Glass Blowing

Demos Daily

207 State St. • Harbor Springs 231-526-6359

Gourmet Salt Water Taffy - Old Fashioned Candies - Sugar Free Candy - & More!

WE BELIEVE IT’S WHAT’S INSIDE THAT COUNTS!

Downtown Charlevoix 231-547-9288 TheTaffyBarrel.com

SWEETS & TREATS FOR YOUR STOCKINGS

WE SHIP!

The Home of Pepper Mill Spices

If you have a kitchen, get in here!

4454 Atkins Rd. | Petoskey | 231.487.9058

mmsyrup.com

PLANNING NEW YEARS EVE? Consider it done. Kitchen & Pantry Accessories Decor, Gifts, Gift Baskets Famous custom blended seasonings of the highest quality pepper and spices.

Personal and Business Gifts! Make your shopping tastefully simple! SPECIALIZING IN WOMEN'S CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES, AND UNIQUE GIFTS

327 Bridge St. Charlevoix 231.437.3966 thistlestyle.com

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The House of Good Taste! Downtown Alden •Downtown Open 7 days, Alden 10am-5pm May thru Dec Open 7(231) days, 10am-5pm, May thru Dec 331-4711 • (800) 226-5481 Visit us(213) all year long at www.aldenmillhouse.com 331-4711 • (800) 226-5481

Visit us all year long at www.aldenmillhouse.com


PHOTO BY COURTNEY KENT, THE COMPASS POINTS HERE

CARDS MADE WITH RECYCLED PAPER + VEGETABLE-BASED INKS | Compass Paper Co., Based in Cedar, compasspaperco.com, $5

BEE TINS - BEESWAX SKIN CARE | Sister Bees, Based in Ludington, sisterbees.com, $12 each

FLORAL PINES TEA TOWEL - 100% COTTON, HAND PRINTED | Shaky Hand Co., Based in Traverse City, shakyhandco.com, $25

These special gifts are handcrafted with love by local makers right here in Northern Michigan. PHOTO COURTESY OF SISTER BEES

EVELYN JUMPSUIT - 100% COTTON CANVAS | Toile and Stripes, Based in Northport, toileandstripes.com, $210

PHOTO COURTESY OF SHAKY HAND CO.

PROTECT OUR POLLINATORS PIN: HONEY IN THE COMB | Wolf and Bear, Based in Boyne City, wolfandbear.co, $12

SPIRIT OF THE MOUNTAIN PRINT | Wolf and Bear, Based in Boyne City, wolfandbear.co, $25

PHOTO BY MEG SIMPSON PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTO COURTESY OF WOLF AND BEAR PHOTO COURTESY OF WOLF AND BEAR PHOTO COURTESY OF POPPY THINGS

PETOSKEY & LELAND BLUE STONE TOTE | Poppy Things, Based in Suttons Bay, poppythings. com, $28 (Find in store at 326 North St. Joseph Street, Suttons Bay, Grand Opening Nov. 2)

PHOTO COURTESY OF SILVER, SLAG & STONE

MAGNOLIA SOY CANDLE | Heartlander Supply, Based in Traverse City, heartlander.shop, $28 (Find in store at West Bay Handmade, 326 E Front St., Traverse City)

PHOTO COURTESY OF HEARTLANDER SUPPLY

MISMATCHED PEBBLE STACKING RING | Silver, Slag & Stone, Based in Suttons Bay, etsy.com/ shop/silverslagstone, $70. (Can create a custom ring with your stones!)

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Be in the Know ... This season give the gift o f t i m e an d m e mo r i e s . H ave yo u t r i e d o u r expanded food menu? H ave yo u c o m e t o C o l o r i n g B e t we e n t h e W i n e s ?

Made in Michigan

H ave yo u wa t c h e d Pe t e r B e r g i n p e r f o r m R a g t i m e l i ve ? We h ave s o m e t h i n g f o r e ve r y b o d y !

by natives of the Mitt

The Michigan Layered Necklace. Available now in silver, yellow, and rose gold. Both Peninsula’s, one necklace.

www.wexfordjewelers.com

H o l i d ay g i f t c e r t i f i c a t e s ava i l a b l e

DECEMBEREVENTS 12/1

IRISH CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA Milliken Auditorium

12/7

Tell them you “know a guy.”

ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOME TOUR Cadillac

12/10

NMC CONCERT BAND CONCERT: "A WINTER WONDERLAND" // Milliken Auditorium

12/31

NYE WINE DINNER Black Star Farms

12/31

ROARING 20'S NEW YEARS EVE 123 Speakeasy

12/31

NYE AT THE GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT & SPA

12/31

PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ!

P l a n n i n g a h o l i d ay p a r t y ? Easy as 1... 2... 3... 1 . C a l l M i k a l ya , 2 3 1 - 7 5 3 - 8 8 4 1 M i k ay l a @ 1 2 3 s p e a ke a s y. c o m 2 . P i c k yo u r p a r t y ( d a t e , food, size) 3. Sit back & relax

Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts

800.836.0717 // MYNORTHTICKETS.COM // TRAVERSE CITY

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Holiday Sips+Snacks

pairing #1

MARI VINEYARDS TROGLODYTE ROSSO 2017, $24.29 + Burritt's House Smoked Marcona Almonds

The pairing pros at TC's Burritt’s Fresh Markets share Michigan-made boozy bevies and festive nibbles. CURATED AND STYLED BY CARLY SIMPSON AND RACHEL WATSON

Snacking made simple. Mari's Troglodyte Rosso is a red with a plan and it goes with everything. Almonds, popcorn— don’t overthink it.

PHOTO BY DAVE WEIDNER

pairing #2

MARI VINEYARDS TROGLODYTE BIANCO 2016, $18.69 + Butter Pretzels and Burritt's Smoked Whitefish Dip This crisp and complex Michigan white wine pairs well with this creamy, smoky Northern Michigan classic.

pairing #3

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Cinnamon Girl is the perfect companion to a bowl (or two!) of vanilla ice cream. Scoop on some extra love with organic pear preserves.

Shake up the classic meat and beer combo with a shot of funky cheese that’ll remind you of a grown-up snack pack.

LEFT FOOT CHARLEY CINNAMON GIRL HARD CIDER, $7.79 + Moomer's Vanilla Ice Cream & Food for Thought’s Great Lakes Pear Preserves

STORMCLOUD BREWING COMPANY RAINMAKER ALE, $10.39, 6 PACK + Burritt's Hunter's Sticks & Traffic Jam Dairy Blue Asiago

Party tip

For an easy holiday themed snack bowl, toss together Ferris yogurt pretzels, pistachios, dried cherries or cranberries, and red and green M&M's.

BURRITT’S FRESH MARKETS // 509 W. FRONT ST., TRAVERSE CITY // 231.946.3300 // BURRITTSMARKET.COM 2019 shoplocal local 2019HOLIDAYS HOLIDAYS shop

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GOLF SPA SHOP DINE STAY

GET UP AND GO The rhythm of falling snow and the glow of sparkling lights. The magic of the holidays in Northern Michigan is more than an afternoon of gift shopping or hot cocoa by the fireplace. More than the inviting warmth of the spa or a romantic dinner for two over wine. It’s having all of those things at your fingertips. You won’t believe it if you haven’t seen it. Get up and go at grandtraverseresort.com/holidays.

Owned and Operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians


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