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Family Friendly Events

November, 2022

The lakeshore communities of West Michigan do a fantastic job of hosting events and activities that include the whole family. There’s so much happening that is geared specifically toward kids and families as a whole, and that’s part of what makes being here so amazing!

Every season in West Michigan has it’s unique, fun things to do for kids of all ages- from babies up to the “young at heart”. Indoors or outdoors, no matter the time of year, there’s always something great going on along the lakeshore for families to experience together!

In addition to the following list, check out all the special events and programs provided by Sandcastles Children’s Museum and the Ludington and Scottville branches of the Mason County District Libraries.

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Here’s a list of family friendly events happening in November:

Through November 18th, 2022

Coat Drive for the Ludington Area Schools Youth Resource Center
Ludington Bay Brewing Co. is collecting coats and blankets for the Ludington Area Schools Youth Resource Center. Anyone donating a coat/blanket will receive a $6 coupon for Ludington Bay Brewing Co. Drop coats and blankets off at the brewery. (Coats will be dry-cleaned before they are delivered.) Ludington Bay Brewing Company- 515 S. James St., Ludington.

November 10th-13th, 2022

Peter & the Starcatcher
7:30pm on the 10th-13th and 2pm on the 12th and 13th. West Shore Community College Center Stage Theatre- 3000 S. Stiles Rd., Scottville.

Saturday, November 19th, 2022

8-9:30am

Breakfast/Pictures with Santa
Discounted pricing until October 14th. Tickets available at northernmichiganevents.ticketleap.com. The Ellison Place- 150 Dale Dr., Gaylord.

Saturday, November 19th, 2022
10am-3pm

Santa’s Workshop Craft & Vendor Sale
The event also includes the Home Depot Kids Workshop, Storytime with Santa, Picture with Santa, and more. For more information, visit facebook.com. The Ellison Place- 150 Dale Dr., Gaylord.

Saturday, November 19th, 2022
6-11pm

Family Holiday Dance
DJ Dance, dinner, and photo booth. Fun for the whole family. Tickets may be purchased at northernmichiganevents.ticketleap.com. Discounted pricing until October 14th. The Ellison Place- 150 Dale Dr., Gaylord.

Friday, November 25th, 2022
1:30pm

World Cup Watch Party
$5/person. Concessions available for purchase. Event benefits the Ludington Girls High School Soccer Program. Ludington Elementary School Cafeteria- 5771 W. Bryant Rd., Ludington.

Friday, November 25th, 2022

Home for the Holidays Parade & Tree Lighting
Parade line-up at Hart Public School- 304 Johnson St., Hart (5:30-6:15pm), Parade (6:30pm) with Tree lighting to follow. Downtown Hart.

Saturday, November 26th, 2022
6-10pm

Opening Night at Bear Lake’s Sparkle in the Park
Enjoy complimentary chili, coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies beginning at 5pm, courtesy of the Bear Lake Community. From 6:30-7:30pm, Santa & Mrs. Clause will visit with children at Toyland Bear Lake (the pavilion) with treats.

Saturday, November 26th, 2022
5:30pm

Santa Arrives in Pentwater
Santa is escorted into Pentwater by the Pentwater Fire Department. Downtown Pentwater. For more information, visit pentwater.org.

Saturday, November 26th, 2022
6pm

Aglow on the Avenue Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
Parade is followed by caroling, a tree lighting, and a Santa visit in Legacy Plaza. 102.7 WMOM-FM radio will be broadcasting the parade live on Facebook. Register your parade entry by November 18th by visiting ludingtonscottvillechamberofcommerce.growthzoneapp.com. Held in Downtown Ludington.

Weekends from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, 2022

Pentwater Christmas in the Village
Pentwater.

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