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December 2022 Events Calendar

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Featured December Events

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December 1-7, 2022

November 26th-December 11th, 2022

Festival of Wreaths Auction
Wreaths created by local artists will be on display and up for silent auction in the lobby of the performance hall. Wreaths will be accepted until November 22nd and must be pre-registered by contacting the Ludington Area Center for the Arts at (231) 845-2787 or info@ludingtonartscenter.org. LACA- 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

November 26th-December 17th, 2022

Pentwater’s Christmas in the Village
Various locations in Pentwater.

December 1st-4th, 2022

Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend
Downtown Manistee.

December 1st-15th, 2022

Letters to Santa
Drop off your letters to Santa in a magical mail box that delivers straight to the North Pole! Be sure to drop them off by December 15th to make sure you are able to hear back from Santa before his BIG day. Manistee County Library- 95 Maple St., Manistee.

December 1st-27th, 2022

Deck the Halls: A Mason County Decorating Contest
Mason County residents may enter the Ludington & Scottville Chamber’s holiday decorating contest. Get in the Christmas spirit, deck your halls and enter for a chance to win cash prizes! Find rules, entry form, and digital map at ludington.org/deckthehalls.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
9am-2pm

Tiger Craft Bazaar
Shelby High School- 641 S. State St., Shelby. Call Sarah at (231) 736-9165 for more information.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
9am-3pm

Band Craft Fair
Pentwater Public School- 600 E. Park St., Pentwater. For more information, call (231) 869-4100.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
9am-4pm

Christmas Craft Bazaar
Wagoner Community Center- 260 St. Mary’s Parkway, Manistee. For more information, call Kathy Yoder at (231) 723-6926.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
10am

Jingle Bell Jog 5k
5K Run/Walk to benefit the Manistee Area Public Schools Cross-Country program. The race begins and ends at the Tabernacle Church, 77 Hancock St., Manistee. To register or find more info, visit runsignup.com.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
10am-3pm

Provemont Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
St. Mary’s School- 303 St. Mary’s St., Lake Leelanau. For more information, call Kama at (231) 920-4055.

Saturday, December 3rd-Sunday, December 4th, 2022

A WSCC Holiday Rock Spectacular Reunion
8pm on the 3rd and 2pm on the 4th. Presented by the West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series and the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts. Ramsdell Theatre- 101 Maple St., Manistee. Purchase tickets at westshore.edu.

Monday, December 5th, 2022
7:30pm

West Shore Community College Wind Symphony & Drumline
Performance at the Manistee High School Auditorium- 525 12th St., Manistee. Purchase tickets at westshore.edu.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022
7:30pm

West Shore Community College Concert Choir
Performance at the West Shore Community College Center Stage Theatre- 3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville. Purchase tickets at westshore.edu.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
6-8pm

Rotary Club of Ludington Holiday Auction
Tickets are $50 per person and include heavy hors d’oeurves, desserts, cash bar, and the opportunity to bid on dozens of items donated by local businesses. Many items will also be available to bid on online beginning on Thursday, November 24th. Purchase tickets or bid online at one.bidpal.net. The event will be held at the Stearns Hotel Ballroom- 212 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club’s STRIVE Program and college scholarships. 

December 8-14, 2022

December 1st-15th, 2022

Letters to Santa
Drop off your letters to Santa in a magical mail box that delivers straight to the North Pole! Be sure to drop them off by December 15th to make sure you are able to hear back from Santa before his BIG day. Manistee County Library- 95 Maple St., Manistee.

Thursday, December 8th, 2022
7:30pm

West Shore Community College Jazz Ensemble I & II
Performance at the West Shore Community College Center Stage Theatre- 3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville. Purchase tickets at westshore.edu.

Saturday, December 10th-Sunday, December 11th; 2022
5-8pm

Christmas in the Village
Explore Christmas traditions of the past and present with fun activities like letter writing to Santa, crafts, demonstrations, and more. Cost is $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors, $8 for Children ages 3-13, and free for Children under age 3. Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Saturday, December 10th, 2022
9:30am-3pm

Christmas Party at Sandcastles Children’s Museum
Mr. and Mrs. Claus will make a special stop from 10:30am-12pm with John Marek and his Balloon Creations. Deb Borema at the Creation Station will demonstrate and help you make Funny Sweater Ornaments from 12-1:30pm. Refreshments will also be provided. Regular admission rates apply. Visit sandcastleschildrensmuseum.com for more information.

Saturday, December 10th, 2022
10am-2pm

Pictures with Santa
Kids and pets are invited to have their photo taken with Santa. Bring your own camera. Cost is a $5 minimum donation and will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Mason County. The event will be held at the Habitat Restore- 1916 W. US-10, Scottville.

Saturday, December 10th, 2022
10am-2pm

Floracraft’s Annual Santa’s Workshop
This free event includes crafting, games, snacks, gifts, a walk through our Winter Wonderland, and more. There will also be photos with Santa Claus and story time with Mrs. Claus.  For more information, visit facebook.com. Floracraft- 1 Longfellow Place, Ludington.

Saturday, December 10th, 2022
6:30pm

Holiday Parade & Activities in Scottville
Parade at 6:30pm beginning on W. Beryl St. ending on Main Street, Activities on Main Street will follow including kids crafts, pictures with Santa, cocoa, popcorn, and cookies.

Sunday, December 11th, 2022
12-4pm

Christmas Party
Visit with Santa, Ugly-Sweater crafts, cookie decorating, and balloon animals. Regular admission rates apply. Sandcastles Children’s Museum– 129 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Sunday, December 11th, 2022
1-4pm

Santa Visits the Brewery
Free and open to all ages. Ludington Bay Brewing Co.- 515 S. James St., Ludington.

Sunday, December 11th, 2022
1:30-4pm

COVE Afternoon Tea
Enjoy an afternoon of tea at the Oceana County Council on Aging- 4250 W. Tyler Rd., Hart. Cost is $15 and proceeds benefit Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters (COVE). Space is very limited, call (231) 843-2541 early for reservations.

December 15-21, 2022

December 1st-15th, 2022

Letters to Santa
Drop off your letters to Santa in a magical mail box that delivers straight to the North Pole! Be sure to drop them off by December 15th to make sure you are able to hear back from Santa before his BIG day. Manistee County Library- 95 Maple St., Manistee.

Saturday, December 17th, 2022
3:30-5pm AND 6:30-8pm

The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet
Enjoy a magical experience at Sandcastles Children’s Museum as the story of the Nutcracker is told through live-action scenes and dance performed by Tye Chua Dance. Cost is $10 for non-members and $8 for members and can be purchased by calling (231) 233-9326. Refreshments will be served after the show. Sandcastles Children’s Museum– 129 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Saturday, December 17th, 2022
2pm

Children’s Christmas Party
Children age 12 and younger are invited to this free event where they’ll receive gifts from Santa and have cookies and punch. Sign up at Fountain Market- 4931 N. Cleveland St., Fountain. The event will be held at the Citizen’s Sportsmen’s Club of Fountain- 5586 E. Fountain Rd., Fountain.

December 22-31, 2022

Saturday, December 31st, 2022
9pm

Ludington New Year’s Eve Ball Drop
Live music, beer tent, lighted ball drop at midnight with fireworks to follow. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, December 31st, 2022
5-8pm

New Year’s Eve Balloon Drop
Fun activities and refreshments for the whole family with a balloon drop to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Tickets available soon. Sandcastles Children’s Museum– 129 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Monthly Calendar of Events

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Events Coming in January

Pure Ludington Brrrewfest

Beer, cider, wine, and more are at this wintertime festival! Stay warm with heaters and a large tent for shelter while you enjoy!

Fishing Tournaments & Events

West Michigan fishing tournaments give anglers a chance to add a little money to their pocket in addition to the fish in their bucket.

Races in West Michigan

West Michigan is a popular location for various races and runs… including the Lakestride Half Marathon and the Lighthouse Triathlon.

Enjoy More Winter Fun in West Michigan!

Races in West Michigan

West Michigan is a popular location for various races and runs… including the Lakestride Half Marathon and the Lighthouse Triathlon.

Pure Ludington Brrrewfest

Beer, cider, wine, and more are at this wintertime festival! Stay warm with heaters and a large tent for shelter while you enjoy!