PJ Party Shopping: Enjoy some of the best sales & specials of the year at local participating merchants offering a different sort of "black Friday'' shopping experience. Most shops offer the specials from 7-9am, though you may want to check with each location for their own hours & offerings.
Safe Home Harvest Food & Supply Drive: Asking for grocery or supermarket gift card donations & financial contributions to benefit the Safe Home that is operated 24/7 by Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan.
By The Side of the Road: A series of abstract landscapes out of the imagination of painter Alice Moss. This small show runs Sept. 1 - Dec. 15. Moss' focus is on Leelanau County roadways, woodlands, & beaches, all of which she has been walking, watching, & visiting since childhood in the early 1960s.
Fall Exhibition: Enjoy an exhibition of paintings, prints & photography by Nancy Debbink, Dennis Gordon & Tim Wade from Oct. 27 - Dec. 1. The exhibition will open with a reception on Fri., Oct. 27 from 5-7pm. Hours are Tues. - Sat., 10am-4pm & Sun., noon-4pm.
Just Great Art Exhibit & Sale: Held through Dec. Artists Sue Bowerman, Kurt Bullock, Lori Feldpausch, Rita Harrington, Michelle Jahraus, Ruth Kitchen, Dorothy Mudget, Joyce Petrakovitz, Marilyn Rebant, Laura Swire, Linda Tyson, & Wendy McWhorter are showing over 100 original works of art in oil, watercolor, acrylic & pastel. Enjoy holiday shopping during the City Opera House hours, daily 10am-2pm & during their many evening events.
"A Separate Shining: Selections from the Tusen Takk Foundation Collection": The Tusen Takk Foundation & the Dennos Museum present this exhibition representing artists who have participated in its artist-in-residence program to date. Taking its title from the poem "Joy" by Hilda Conkling, the exhibition surveys the artist's exploration of the intangible, the unseen qualities of joy, beauty, & hope. Runs through Jan. 7. Open Tues. through Sun., 11am-4pm.
"Passages: The Art of Ron Gianola": Gianola's paintings are the result of a fifty-plus year long experience with the Art Spirit, pursuing the possibilities of a personal transformative vision, engaging emotion, expression, & the poetry of visual music. Runs through Jan. 7. Open Tues. through Sun., 11am-4pm.
"Stephen Duren: A Life of Painting": This exhibit brings together works by artist Stephen Duren that cover his sixty-year career & bring greater definition to his artistic contributions. Runs through Jan. 7. Open Tues. through Sun., 11am-4pm.
Light Up Cedar: Santa will arrive on a fire truck to light up the town of Cedar. He will be available for individual pictures & to hear your Christmas requests. His reindeer will be available to visit with. Then take a ride on the Christmas Train. There will be a bonfire & s'mores, & kids' activities.
Cadillac Tree Lighting Book Giveaway: Sponsored by Friends of the Cadillac Library & United Way. As part of the Cadillac Tree Lighting, there will be a book giveaway for children, teens & adults in the marketplace in Cadillac Commons.
First Light Celebration: Santa will kick off the festivities at 5pm with a Horse Drawn Surrey ride down Crystal Mountain Drive starting from Kinlochen. He'll hop off at the Crystal Center & help light the tree at 5:30pm. Also, sing along to holiday favorites with Izzy Wallace.
Tree Lighting & Caroling: Enjoy caroling & tree lighting at the Glen Arbor Town Hall from 6:15-6:30pm. Following the carols, the 2023 Glen Arbor Holiday Market will open its doors the night before the main event. Browse the goods & be the first to shop during the Preview Party from 6:30-8pm.
"The Christmas Schooner": Based on the historic voyages of Christmas tree ships during the late 1800s & early 1900s, "The Christmas Schooner" is the musical story of a Michigan shipping captain who braves the deadly winter weather to bring Christmas trees to homesick German-American families in Chicago.