February 26, 2024

A Colonial Christmas

Dec. 2, 2023

Christmas is coming to Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City on Dec. 9. Storytellers will bring to life the stories of the old trading post, including a retelling of the first Christmas at Mackinac in 1679. Also true to life in the 18th century, the church at Ste. Anne’s will be prepared for Christmas Mass as it would have been in the days of yore. (Though the church itself is a reconstruction built on the original location of the chapel in 1873, its roots date back all the way to the early 1700s.) The whole family can enjoy historic games on the Parade Ground plus craft stations to make something special to take home. And don’t miss the seasonal treats and snacks available throughout the fort. The holiday tradition starts at 3:30pm and runs until 6:30pm. Tickets are $11 for adults; $7 for children ages 5-12; and free for children four and under. Find more details at mackinacparks.com.

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