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December 2018

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Saturday, December 1st - Sunday, December 9th

The Nutcracker
Friday & Saturday performances at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Holiday Concerts and Performances

Saturday, December 1st, 9am-3pm

Christmas Craft Fair
Pentwater Public Schools, 600 E. Park St., Pentwater.
Holiday Arts and Crafts Shows

Saturday, December 1st, 10am-3pm

Family Fundraiser
Vendors, bake sale, silent auction. Fundraiser sponsored by Mason County Family Events. Held at Snug Harbor Adult Day Care, 301 N. Washington Ave., Ludington.

Wednesday, December 5th, 6pm-9pm

19th Annual Rotary Holiday Auction
Featuring both live and silent auction items, games and delicious food. Proceeds go to the STRIVE program and other local programs. Lincoln Hills Golf Club, 1527 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ludington.

Thursday, December 6th - Sunday, December 9th

Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend
The entire Old Christmas Weekend is filled with wonderful activities, with the highlight being the parade on Saturday. Downtown Manistee.
Victorian Sleighbell Weekend

Thursday, December 6th, 7pm

Victorian Choral Concert by Manistee Choral Society
First Congregational Church, Manistee.
Holiday Concerts and Performances

Thursday, December 6th, 7:30pm

WSCC Performing Arts Series: WSCC Jazz Band
Center Stage Theater, West Shore Community College, Scottville.
Holiday Concerts and Performances

Friday, December 7th - Saturday, December 8th

Pioneer Christmas
Historic White Pine Village, Ludington.
Historic White Pine Village

Friday, December 7th, 5pm-7pm

First Friday Art Walk
Downtown Ludington's First Friday Art Walks give participants the opportunity to visit local businesses on the first Friday of each month to explore their galleries/stores, view art, and meet artists.
First Friday Art Walk

Friday, December 7th - Sunday, December 9th

West Michigan Bed & Breakfast Cookie Tour
Stop in at all the Bed and Breakfasts on our West Michigan Cookie Tour and gather a collection of Christmas goodies to take home. You will get a peek inside the bed and breakfasts all decked-out for the holidays, smell the aroma of fresh baked goods, meet the innkeepers, and sample some of their beautifully decorated creations. Recipes, a one of a kind Christmas ornament by local artist Mary Case, and a raffle drawing are all part of the fun.
Event Details

Friday, December 7th, 7pm

We'll Be Home for the Holidays concert
Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., downtown Ludington.
Holiday Concerts and Performances

Saturday, December 8th

Santa Photos
10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, Ludington Library, downtown Ludington.

Saturday, December 8th

Snowshoe Making Classes
Part I. Instructors lead you through the steps to making your own traditional wooden snowshoes. Fee is $200; class sizes are limited.
Snowshoe Making Classes

Saturday, December 8th, 1pm

Annual Children's Christmas Party
Sponsored by Scottville Optimist Club at Scottville Optimist Center, Green Street, Scottville.

Saturday, December 8th, 1:30pm-4pm

COVE Afternoon Tea
Cottages Clubhouse, Pentwater.

Sunday, December 9th, 9am-4pm

Snowshoe Making Classes
Part II. Instructors lead you through the steps to making your own traditional wooden snowshoes. Fee is $200; class sizes are limited.

Sunday, December 9th, 2pm

LHS Band Christmas Concert
Peterson Auditorium, Ludington High School, Ludington.
Holiday Concerts and Performances

Monday, December 10th, 7:30pm

WSCC Performing Arts Series: Gold Coast Chorale
Center Stage Theater, West Shore Community College, Scottville.
Holiday Concerts and Performances

Tuesday, December 11th, 6pm

Pentwater Elementary Music K-4 Winter Program
Pentwater School.
Holiday Concerts and Performances

Tuesday, December 11th, 7:30pm

Hart Community Performing Art Series: Spanish Brass
Hart Middle School Auditorium, Hart.
Performing Arts

Tuesday, December 11th, 7:30pm-8:30pm

OJ Middle School Band Christmas Concert
Peterson Auditorium, Ludington High School, Ludington.
Holiday Concerts and Performances

Wednesday, December 12th, 7:30pm

WSCC Performing Arts Series: WSCC Wind Symphony & Percussion Ensemble
Shelby Area Schools, Shelby.
Holiday Concerts and Performances

Thursday, December 13th, 7pm-8pm

Ludington Kindergarten Christmas Concert
Lakeview Elementary School, Ludington.
Holiday Concerts and Performances

Thursday, December 13th, 7pm

Manistee 8th, Jazz and MHS Christmas Concert
Manistee High School, Manistee.
Holiday Concerts and Performances

Friday, December 14th - Sunday, December 16th

West Michigan Bed & Breakfast Cookie Tour
Stop in at all the Bed and Breakfasts on our West Michigan Cookie Tour and gather a collection of Christmas goodies to take home. You will get a peek inside the bed and breakfasts all decked-out for the holidays, smell the aroma of fresh baked goods, meet the innkeepers, and sample some of their beautifully decorated creations. Recipes, a one of a kind Christmas ornament by local artist Mary Case, and a raffle drawing are all part of the fun.
Event Details

Saturday, December 15th, 12am

Letha Fulton School of Dance Christmas Show
Performances at 1pm and 6pm. Peterson Auditorium, Ludington.
Holiday Concerts and Performances

Saturday, December 15th, 10am-2pm

Santa's Workshop at FloraCraft
Christmas crafting, holiday games, pictures with Santa, stories with Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate, Sleigh Rides and more. FloraCraft, 1 W. Longfellow Pl., Ludington.

Saturday, December 15th, 12:55pm

Met Opera: "La Traviata" (Verdi)
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Maple Street, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Saturday, December 15th, 1pm-4pm

Met Opera: "La Traviata" (Verdi)
Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.
Performing Arts

Saturday, December 15th, 8pm

Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas starring Michelle Berting Brett!
Little River Casino Resort, Manistee.
Holiday Concerts and Performances

Sunday, December 16th, 2pm

WSCC Performing Arts Series: WSCC Concert Choir
Center Stage Theater, West Shore Community College, Scottville.
Holiday Concerts and Performances

Wednesday, December 19th, 7pm

Pentwater 5th-6th, Junior High & High School Winter Concert
Pentwater School.
Holiday Concerts and Performances

Monday, December 31st, 5pm-8pm

Balloon Drop New Years Eve Party
$35/immediate family; $10/person. Sandcastles Children's Museum, 129 E Ludington Ave., downtown Ludington.
New Year's Eve

Monday, December 31st - Tuesday, January 1st, 8pm-1am

Ramsdell presents "The Roaring 20s"
Twenties' costumes optional. Music by Dave Greer's Classic Jazz Stompers. Hors d'oeuvres, noise makers, champagne toast. Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee.

More December Information...

We strive to provide the most current and correct information on our Calendar of Events. We are continually adding to our calendars. If nothing appears above, most likely the information is not yet available. Events may be subject to change. Keep checking back for updates!

Holiday Arts & Crafts Shows
Holiday Concerts & Performances
Victorian Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend, Manistee
Scottville Christmas
Pentwater's Festival of Lights
Home for the Holidays in Hart
Snowshoe Making Classes at Ludington State Park
New Years Eve Lighted Ball Drop
Where to Find a Fresh Christmas Tree

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