Step into the winter wonderland when visiting the lakeshore during the holiday season! From festive markets to sparkling lights, to ringing in 2024 with fireworks, your visit will be full of activities. Keep reading to learn more about some of the events and make sure you book your place to stay!



Holiday Artisan Market at Modales Winery December 16th

Immerse yourself in a festive shopping experience at the Holiday Artisan Market at Modales Winery. Browse through the curated selection of handcrafted gifts from local artists, including jewelry, pottery, unique home goods, and more. Enjoy live music, delicious food, and the cozy ambiance of the winery as you find the perfect presents for your loved ones and yourself. 


Saugatuck’s 37th Annual Production of “A Christmas Carol” December 8th-17th

Experience the timeless tale of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. This beloved annual production showcases talented local actors and stunning costumes, capturing the essence of this classic holiday story.


Jingle and Mingle December 16th

Join Water Street Gallery for fun, holiday mingling, and good food. Hors d’oeuvres and champagne will be served as you browse through the beautiful art pieces. 


Yule Festivities December 23rd 

Start the winter solstice with brightness at Waypost Brewing Co. Stay cozy in the candlelit tasting room or head outside for the burning of the Yule log. Waypost’s seasonal brews will help keep you toasty. 


New Year’s Eve Fireworks  December 31st

Coral Gables is the place to be on New Year’s Eve! The event features DJ Misfitz, party favors, karaoke, and more. When the clock strikes midnight, fireworks will be set off over Kalamazoo Lake!


South Haven 


37th Annual South Haven Center for the Arts Mistletoe Market December 8th-January 4th

Immerse yourself in a wonderland of handcrafted gifts created by local artisans, including jewelry, pottery, and more. Enjoy live music, festive food, and a chance to win a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the silent auction.


Holiday Train Display & Christmas Tree Silent Auction December 1st-3rd, 8th-10th, 15th-17th

Step into a miniature world of wonder at the We Care Annual Holiday Train Display & Christmas Tree Silent Auction, at the South Haven Woodhams Ford Lincoln Showroom. Enjoy the intricate train displays and bid on stunningly decorated Christmas trees. Proceeds will support local families in need.


Christmas in the Park at Jellystone Park™ December 8th-30th

Head to Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort for a good time during their annual “Christmas in the Park” celebration. Enjoy festive activities including caroling, hayrides, and visits with Santa, while enjoying the twinkling lights and cheerful atmosphere of the park.


Crane Orchards Light Show November 29th-December 31st

Step into the magical holiday wonderland at Crane Orchards! The lights display stretches for a mile and features thousands of lights and hand-crafted props. Comfortably enjoy the holiday magic from your warm car. 


New Year’s Eve Celebration December 31st

Ring in the new year downtown South Haven! There are many family-friendly events including a zipline, glow party, ice skating, scavenger hunt, food trucks, and more. To officially kick off the new year, the annual beach ball drop and fireworks show will take place in the center of town at midnight!

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