Holidays in the City highlights seasonal activities in downtown Muskegon

MUSKEGON, MI – Celebrate the holidays and end the year with events taking place in downtown Muskegon every week through December 31st.

The holiday activities are a collaboration between the Downtown Development Authority, the City of Muskegon and the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce.

The goal is to promote seasonal events, small businesses, and arts and cultural institutions throughout downtown Muskegon.

“Downtown Muskegon has a lot to offer all year round and November and December are no exception,” said Dave Alexander, Business Development Manager for the City of Muskegon.

Activities began this week with the opening of “Inspecting Carol” at the Muskegon Civic Theatre. On Tuesday, the Muskegon Museum of Art kicked off its Festival of Wreaths, which runs through December 11, and features designer wreaths displayed in downtown storefronts.

TIED TOGETHER: Tree lighting and reindeer to kick off the festive season in downtown Muskegon

For those who want to shop ’til you drop, locals have Small Business Saturday, November 26 to look forward to. Shoppers can spend the day supporting Muskegon’s 60 specialty retailers, craft breweries, distilleries and restaurants.

At the end of the night, the community can head to Western Avenue to see the streets from 5th to 1st Streets lit up with Christmas lights created by the Lakeshore Legacy Project.

“Between our arts and culture facilities, retail stores, dining options, social district and sporting events at Trinity Health Arena, there’s something for everyone,” Alexander said.

Other highlighted events are:

  • Hackley and Hume Houses – Decorate ornaments and postcards on Saturday 26 November from 3pm to 7pm. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children 3-12 years old.
  • Community Christmas Tree Lighting – The free event starts on November 26 at 4:30 p.m. Participants have the opportunity to meet live reindeer and celebrate the holiday season with hot cocoa.
  • Hackley Public Library Pictures with Santa – Join Santa for a meet and greet and pictures at Hackley Library until around 7:30pm on November 26th.
  • Cookie Crawl – Collect cookies at participating downtown stores on December 10th from 10am to 8pm. The crawl begins at Muskegon Farmers Market, 242 W Western Ave. (Tickets are now sold out).

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