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The Ultimate 2022 Guide of November Michigan Events, Festivals, Thanksgiving, Art Shows, Holiday/Christmas Parades, Christmas Trains, Tree Lighting, and Best Things to Do in Michigan This Weekend

Castle Shops at Frankenmuth with life-sized toy soldiers.November Michigan Events Calendar of the Best Festivals, Fairs, Shows, and Fun!

November Michigan Events and Things to Do | By Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com | Last updated: September 9, 2022

The ULTIMATE SOURCE of 2022 Michigan events in November, festivals, happenings, Holiday events, activities and fun things to do in Michigan for families, couples and friends! 

See our monthly current event schedule and things to do in Michigan in November! So many things to do in Michigan in the fall. 

Destinations: DetroitTraverse CityFrankenmuthAnn ArborKalamazooPetoskeyCharlevoixHoughton LakeMidland, South Haven, St. JosephGrand RapidsBattle Creek, Lansing, Escanaba, Gaylord, Upper Peninsula (including Marquette) and more!  

Plan your November Michigan trip or fall vacation around our inspiring upcoming festivals and events!

  • While we make every effort to verify our listed events, please visit the event website, Facebook page or call them prior to your visit to check dates/times, make reservations, buy tickets and ask questions.  Our list is for ideas only and we are not responsible for event changes or cancelations or updates.  

November Michigan events, festivals and activities are in full swing! Apple festivals, beer week and Comic Con are just a few of November events to look forward to! Lots of festivals in Michigan this weekend. 

Traveling Michigan in November is absolutely stunning as our nights are cool but our days are sunny and still perfect for discovering forest walks! 

Let's travel Michigan together! See what's happening in Michigan!

Join us on Instagram where I've posted all of our November Michigan adventures and Michigan vacations!  We hope you enjoy our November Michigan fun things to do today!

And as always, if you have November Michigan events, festivals and activities that you would like listed, let us know here!

Get ready to run some corn mazes this November!!

What is there to do in Northern Michigan in November?

We had a reader ask us, "What is there to do in northern Michigan in November?"  Well, if you are looking for Marquette and Upper Peninsula events, we've got 'em!

There's cheese sampling, ice hockey, winter farmers markets, Turkeytrots and more! (See all the Marquette and Upper Peninsula event listings below)

THE BEST November Michigan Events-2022

  • Downtown Marquette Farmers Market, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Ongoing Late Fall Market 2022 Occurring through November 19, 2022 on Saturdays at the Marquette Commons. This outdoor market features fresh produce, small farm raised meat and eggs, flower bouquets and more. The market moves inside the Commons building starting November 5, 2022.
  • 10th Annual M-60 Corn Maze, 8220 M 60 Union City, MI 49094. They open September 16, 2022 and go through the end of November. There are so many places to visit in Michigan in November!  See our Giant List of Michigan Corn Mazes!
  • Winter's Eve Market at SCA -November 4, 2022, 5-9 pm, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, 400 Culver Street Saugatuck, MI 49453. Com out for the perfect night of artisan craft cocktails, Michigan made wares, and music at the SCA. Grab a snack and one of our unique cold-weather inspired drinks to enjoy while you stroll through the booths of local top-notch creatives featuring artisan housewares and decor, hand-crafted wearables, treats for you and your pets, and MORE! There are so many places to visit in Michigan in November!
  • Hot Cider Hustle - Grand Rapids, November 5, 2022. Half marathon and 5k run/walk. Waiting for you at the finish line is hot caramel apples and apple cider! 7:00 a.m. Packet Pick Up Open and 8:00 a.m. Packet Pick Up Closes. 8:30 a.m. the Half Marathon & 5K starts.  Course time limit: Half Marathon – 3 hours, 30 minutes. 5K – 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Treetops 11th Annual Michigan Beer & Wine Festival November 5, 2022 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. $40 per person - includes 10 tasting tickets, access to the event, souvenir glass/mug.
  • Jackson Toy Show - November 5, 2022, ​9am to 3pm, located at ​200 W. Ganson St. Jackson, MI 49202, Jackson Fairgrounds (Keeley Park). ​Admission $5.00 per person kids under 12 FREE. The Jackson show has over 240 tables of toy collectibles including NASCAR, Tractors, Dolls, Promos, Hot Wheels, Slot Cars, Model Cars, Star Wars, Action Figures, Movie Posters, Comics, Sport Cards, Matchbox, Trains, Die Cast Trucks, Cartoon Characters, Battery Operated & Wind-Ups, Antique Toys and more!
  • Harvest Market - Kalamazoo Expo Center, November 5, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Get a started on your Christmas shopping. Over 100 booths to shop with unique vendors from across Michigan. Admission is free to this fun November Michigan event!
  • Holiday Expo and Artisan's Market, November 5, 2022, 9 AM – 3 PM Forest Hills Eastern High School, 2200 Pettis Ave NE, Ada, MI. Fun November Michigan event!
  • Kalamazoo Reptile & Exotic Pet Expo, Kalamazoo Expo Center, November 5, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Expo South
  • Self Guided Recycling Center Tours, Presented By Kent County Department of Public Works, November 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 977 Wealthy St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. FREE! Learn all about recycling, watch their workers and machines sort right in front of you! Fantastic November Michigan event for the whole family.
  •  Escanaba Winter Farmers Market, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Winter 2022, Saturdays at the Civic Center in Escanaba. 225 21st St N, Escanaba, MI. Baked goods and meat products, including fish, eggs, and other miscellaneous goods.
  • Grand Rapids Comic Con, November 11, 2022 - November 13, 2022, DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI. Fun things to do in Grand Rapids in November.
  • Traverse City Beer Week, November 11-18, 2022 Traverse City Beer Week showcases a series of events highlighting their fabulous craft beer scene. Experience craft beer tastings, dinners, and workshops. Fun November Michigan beer event!
  • Magic of Lights - Drive Through Christmas lights experience! Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI Nov. 18th - Dec. 31st, 2022 Sun-Thurs 5:30pm-10pm | Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm. $15 per carload. Get into the Christmas spirit this November Michigan!
  • Yuletide Festival – Blissfield, November 11-13, 2022
  • Dowagiac Christmas Open House Weekend and Craft Show, November 11 and 12, 2022, Enjoy yuletide classics while enjoying holiday activities held downtown. Enjoy holiday shopping as Yuletide classics trumpet the crisp air, with the Open House from 10 to 2 p.m. A true-to-life Old-World Santa and Europeen-styled Mrs. Claus greet children downtown. Enjoy vocal, instrumental and dance performances at Beckwith Park, tour the grand city by horse-drawn carriage and meet local artisans at the Theta Mu Sorority Craft Show, held at Dowagiac Middle School from 9 to 3 p.m.
  • Smetanka Arts & Crafts Show, November 12, 2022 - Grand Blanc High School - Grand Blanc, MI
  • Self-Guided Saturdays at The Pines (Dow Gardens) Midland, MI, Call for availability. First Saturday of the month, there is a fee+ admission. Experience the 1899 home of Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow at your own pace during Self-Guided Saturday! Docents will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about this National Historic Landmark.

Greenfield Village

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village is one of the top Christmas experiences in the state and country! Tickets go on sale around the first week of November 2022. Book your spots in early November as they sell out fast! Learn more about visiting Greenfield Village!

Find a Turkey Farm!

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So Many Fun Things to Do in Michigan in November!

    Things to do in November 2022! Visiting Michigan in November is fantastic as there are so many November events!  

  • Keepsake Arts and Crafts Shows:
    1. November 12, 2022 - Morey Courts
    2. December 3, 4, 2022 - Clarkston High School
    3. December 10, 2022 - Horizons Conference Center
  • Women’s Spectacular Shopping Saturday, November 2022 TBD, Downtown South Haven | 10am–6pm. Fun November Michigan shopping event!
  • Detroit Doll Show/Expo, Sat, Nov 12, 2022, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Northwest Activities Center, Detroit, MI
  • Harper Holly Days Craft Show, November 12, 2022, Harper Creek Middle School, Battle Creek, 9 am–3 pm, Free.  I love this show, I had a booth there for several years as an artist! 
  • Flapjack and Flannel Fest, November 12, 2022, Jacob's Farm, Traverse City, MI.  Don your awesome flannel shirts and come on down to Jacob's Farm for the annual festival involving breweries, wineries, distilleries, pancake pairings, live music, heated barn and good times.
  • Cheese Sampling, Nov 12, 2022, 11 – 1 pm, Marquette Food Co-op, 502 W Washington St, Marquette, MI. Perfect November Michigan event in the upper Peninsula!

Are Wineries Open in Traverse City in November?

Absolutely! Wine tasting and treats galore! Grab our Traverse City Guides!

More November Events and Fun Things to do in November for the Whole Family!

  • Pretzel Rolling at Bavarian Inn, ongoing at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant, 713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI. Become a German baker! You will be taught proper pretzel-rolling methods to roll your own pretzel! Pick up your piping hot pretzel after it is baked!  This November Michigan activity is very fun, we've done it!

Michigan Christmas Train Rides!

  • North Pole Polar Express Train Ride - IT SELLS OUT VERY QUICKLY (before end of October)- Saturdays and Sundays, November to December. Departing from Owosso, MI. Embark on a nostalgic journey back in time to the Christmas of yesteryear when you climb aboard the North Pole Express, pulled by the world-famous Pere Marquette 1225 steam train! Depart from the Steam Railroading Institute for a four-hour, round trip excursion to the Village of Ashley’s Country Christmas. One of my favorite events in November!

Downtown Crossroads Village at night with Wreaths and lights on the buildings.Visit Crossroads Christmas Village and Huckleberry Railroad!
  • Visit Crossroads Village and ride the Huckleberry Railroad! November 25-December 30, 2022. This incredible Michigan Christmas village in Flint, Michigan features a buffet dinner and several historical buildings to tour including a post office, church and dentist's office! Plus, you can ride the nostalgic Huckleberry Railroad for a true taste of the past! Buy your tickets early for this fall November Michigan train ride and nostalgic village.

The train boarding entrance to the Crossroads Huckleberry RailroadSo Many Michigan Christmas Trains to Get in the Christmas Spirit!

All Aboard!  This November and December, celebrate the joy of Christmas by experiencing a nostalgic Michigan train ride!

  • Grand Rapids International Wine Beer and Food Festival, November 18 - 19, 2022, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids. This November Michigan festival has established itself as Michigan’s annual tasting event, measured by more than 1,000 wines, beers, ciders and spirits from around the world, along with creations from the area’s finest restaurants. Friday, November 18 - 4:00 - 10:00 PM and Saturday, November 19 - 2:00 - 10:00 PM.  Fee. 
  • 27th Annual Luminary Festival, November 18, 2022, Downtown St. Joseph, 5–8 pm, Free. Stroll through lovely downtown St. Joe as luminaries light your way to kick off the holiday season! Participating locations invite you to eat, shop, drink and be merry while you enjoy this charming Michigan lakeside town.
  • Annual Detroit Tree Lighting - Held at Campus Martius Park from 5 p.m. – midnight on 2022 TBDFree. Spectacular live entertainment, Olympic figure skaters, and award-winning local performers and skating clubs.  Enjoy dazzling lighting attractions, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, hot chocolate giveaways, food trucks, visits from Santa, and much more at this exciting November Michigan family friendly activity! 
  • See the spectacular Michigan-grown, 65-foot Norway spruce sparkling with ornaments and 20,000 lights.  See Santa and special guests light the Tree just after 7pm!  Fun things to do in Detroit in November!

  • Silver Bells in the City, November 18, 2022 from 5-9 PM, Downtown Lansing, Parade on Washington and Capital, concerts, tree lighting, music.
  • Merry Marketplace at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Traverse City, MI. Each week will feature different artists, so come on out!  November 18 & 19, 2022 and December 2 & 3, 2022. 
  • Mary Poppins, November 18th – December 18th, 2022, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, 30 N. Division, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Such a fun November Michigan getaway to Grand Rapids!
  • Kalamazoo Holiday Parade, The Maple Hill Kalamazoo Holiday Parade will return this November and take to the streets of downtown Kalamazoo on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 at approximately 11:00 a.m.
  • Battle Creek Christmas Parade, Nov. 19, 2022, Downtown Battle Creek, 5:00pm 77 E Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI. Since 1979 parade goers can enjoy the colorful Battle Creek Christmas Parade as it routes along Michigan Avenue through beautiful downtown Battle Creek. It's the beginning of the International Festival of Lights and you can see Santa Claus too!
  • Mistletoe Market Gala, South Haven Center for the Arts, Nov. 19th through Dec. 11, 2022. 11 am - 4 pm. 600 Phoenix Street, South Haven. This holiday-based consignment shop transforms the SHCA into a fine art market. 
  • Festival of the Lights Parade and Tree Lighting, Big Rapids, November 19, 2022, Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Parade, Tree Lighting, Live Reindeer, Special Visit From Santa, Christmas Stories, Caroling, Hot Chocolate. Don't miss this November Michigan festival.

Parade Route Map of the Midland MI Santa Parade

  • 2022 Midland Santa Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 19, 2022. This year’s theme being “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”. Parade begins from Midland High School at 10 AM. Parade route: Eastlawn, Saginaw, Ashman and finishes on Main street (downtown).  After the parade, head to the Midland Center For the Arts Art Fair or the Cocoa Crawl (listed below!)  Visit the Midland Santa House and ride the Northstar train!
  • Brighton's Holiday Glow - November 19, 2022, Each year this event launches the holiday season filling downtown Brighton with beautiful lights and warm holiday spirit. We love this exciting November Michigan family friendly activity!

  • 30th Annual Wonderland of Lights - Thursday through Sunday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, November 19 – December 23, 2022 (closed on Thanksgiving). Where: Potter Park Zoo! Thousands of colorful lights create an breathtaking holiday display! This November Michigan, take a stroll around the zoo, enjoy holiday music, and be wowed with sparkling lights for a  magical Michigan winter evening. Stop by the Savanna Grill for a bite to eat and grab a goodie!
  • Autumn Artisan Market, Journeyman Distillery, Three Oaks, Nov 19, 2022 - Sunday Nov 20, 2022
  • Downtown Traverse City Light Parade, Santa's Arrival and Tree Lighting, November 19, 2022, Location: Downtown Traverse City, E Front St, Traverse City, MI at 5:30 PM
  • Holiday Craft Show | Kalamazoo Expo Center, November 19 - November 22, 2022.  Times:  Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Entire Expo Center. So come on out to this November Michigan craft show, you will love it!
  • Kerstmarkt Dutch Winterfest- Saturday, November 19, November 25, November 26, November 29, December 3, December 4, December 9, December 10, 2022.  8th Street Marketplace and Pine Avenue, Holland - Ottawa, MI.  Weekends.  Experience a delightful outdoor European-style market with holiday items, delicious food and artisan demonstrations in Holland, Michigan.  “Kerstmarkt” in the Dutch language means “Christmas market” Kerstmarkt is located at the 8th Street Market Place in front of the Civic Center. This lovely November Michigan festival is open for three weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  

  • Ann Arbor Frosted Flea Vintage Market, November 20, 2022. You will find shabby chic, antiques, vintage, bohemian goods, rusty treasures, jewelry, barn salvage, home decor, furniture, kitchenware, gypsy couture, candles, clothing, upscale handmade items, garden decor, and more. Also listen to live music and savor delicious food. Hours: 10am-5pm
  • Dearborn Festival of Trees, November 20th - November 27, 2022. This lovely November Michigan event is an annual benefit for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. Located at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. Super fun way to get into the holiday spirit at this winter November Michigan family activity!
  • University of Michigan Health-West: Christmas & Holiday Traditions, November 21, 2022 - January 2, 2023, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. Be wowed with the glow of over 300,000 colorful lights, virtual visits from Santa, rooftop reindeer and 46 international trees and displays. 
  • Fredrick Meijer Garden Christmas Trees - See 300,000 lights, strolling carolers, rooftop reindeer and 46 international trees and displays. It's incredible! November 21, 2022 - January 2, 2023.  We have been to this November Michigan event several times and absolutely love it! You can wander around outside too!

Magical Rochester Hills Christmas Lights

  • The Big Bright Light Show, Rochester, Mi, Magical Rochester Hills Christmas Lights 2022-2023 | See The Big Bright Light Show! - Incredible Drive Through Lights in Michigan! November 21, 2022 – January 15, 2023. This show is spectacular! Starts at 5:00 p.m. 308 1/2 Main Street, Rochester, Michigan
  • Holiday Stroll at Olde World Canterbury Village – Make the Holiday Stroll one of your most memorable experience of the holiday season! Canterbury Village transforms into a winter wonderland as you stroll through the quaint Village glowing with almost a million festive lights.  See a light show choreographed to classic holiday songs, professional carolers, and live Christmas performances. See classic characters like Frosty, Buddy The Elf, The Grinch, Olaf, Jack Frost, Anna and Elsa and more! Enjoy cocktails with firepits. Visit with Santa Claus too! November 23, 25-27, 2022 and December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 22 & 23, 2022
  • Celebration of Trees - Downtown Marshall will have a special glow and sparkle with the “Celebration of Trees” event, taking place  November 23 through January 3, 2022. Remember a loved one, recognize a favorite organization, or just spread hope and cheer by sponsoring and decorating a downtown holiday tree.

Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Bundle up and come to Woodward Ave in Detroit to enjoy the bright colorful floats, marching bands, live entertainment and happy sounds of the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thanksgiving day, November 24, 2022.  

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  • Portage Health Turkey Trot, Thursday, November 24, 2022, 9:00 am at the UP Health System - Portage, Hancock, 500 Campus Dr, Hancock, MI. Come out for a 5k Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning! This is a great event for the entire family! Participants will meet at the front lobby of UP Health System - Portage in Hancock to register.  
  • Jackson Christmas Light Show, Nite Lites - Drive Through Experience, November 24, 2022-December 31, 2022 at Michigan International Speedway.  Open everyday - Including holidays. Drive through its twinkling Christmas light sculptures then stretch your legs in Winter Wonderland, where all ages can enjoy a mug of hot cocoa, a seasonal snack, and of course, Santa himself — even his reindeer visit on certain weekends. Sun - Thurs: 5:30 - 9 PM and Fri - Sat: 5:30 - 10PM.
  • Up North Media Traverse City Turkey TrotThu, Nov 24, 2022, 8:45 am.  Traverse City, MI. Runners and walkers alike will be able to trot the streets of Traverse City once again this year for this annual Thanksgiving event!  5K run/walk. Wear your turkey hats, socks, and costumes!  123 E. Eleventh St.Traverse City, MI. Fun Traverse City in November event!
  • The Spring Lake Sparkle Festival 2022 is such a fun chance to meet Santa, grab some eats and enjoy a drink at Santa’s Workshop.  November 25, 2022 - January 3, 2023. Visit a winter wonderland of holiday lights, sights and sounds! Over 120,000 multi-colored lights will light up the trees along Savidge Street between Division and Buchanan, as well as the buildings along Savidge.
  • Annual Community Tree Lighting, November 25, 2022, 3 pm-6 pm (Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 5 pm) Wicks Park, Water Street Saugatuck, MI.  Santa and his reindeer will be available for photos and chats from 3 pm-6 pm! At 5 pm head over to Wicks Park Gazebo on Water Street for a countdown to the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa & the Mayor of Saugatuck. The lighting of the holiday tree will be in unison with the Star on Mt. Baldhead! Visit local shops and restaurants and enjoy the holiday spirit!
  • Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade + Downtown Tree Lighting in Alpena!  Kick off the holiday season on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 5:30 pm with the annual Bolenz Holiday Parade through Downtown Alpena! The tree lighting ceremony and arrival of Santa in Culligan Plaza follows the parade. 
  • Fantasy of Lights and 5K, Howell, MI Parade begins at 7 p.m. on November 25, 2022. This spectacular nighttime parade includes dozens of illuminated floats, marching bands, over 50 other entries, and Santa. 3:30-7 p.m. – Enjoy holiday music from various groups in front of the courthouse.  4 p.m. – The T-Mobile Holiday Zone welcomes live reindeer and a visit with Santa Claus. 6 p.m. – Fantasy of Lights 5K starts from the First Presbyterian Church. There will be time to register on the day, with packet pick-up from 12-5pm.  7 p.m. – The Fantasy of Lights Parade.
  • Visit Meadow Brook for Winter Wonder Lights! The Holidays at Meadow Brook are simply dazzling! November 25 – December 30, 2022. Winter Wonder Lights is a self-guided outdoor experience with brightly lit light displays across the grounds of Meadow Brook Hall, located in Rochester on the campus of Oakland University. Come enjoy a lovely evening of lights and music as you explore this National Historic Landmark at its most festive. There will be fun concessions such as glow-in-the-dark cotton candy and hot meals in their outdoor café. Seasonal and specialty drinks, bonfires and more!
  • Meadow Brook Hall's Holiday Walk, November 25 – Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2022. 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, Michigan. It’s the most wonderful time of year! Holiday Walk is a self-guided indoor tour featuring incomparable holiday sights and decorations inside Meadow Brook Hall, the historic mansion and National Historic Landmark located in Rochester on the campus of Oakland University. See more than 50 magnificent trees, flickering fireplaces, and lights galore! Holiday Walk invites you to explore the 110 room estate from the Grand Ballroom to Candy Cane Cottage and visit Santa and his reindeer on Santa Saturdays! Perfect for a special date night or family outing.
  • Tree lighting ceremony in Bronson Park, Friday, November TBD 2022, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. 
  • Alpaca Open Farm and Gift Shop, Saturday, November 26, 2022 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, At CanDo Acres 40640 Paw Paw Road Paw Paw, MI. Free admission. See cute animals (alpaca, donkeys, sheep, and goats) and shop for alpaca-themed and local artist products (socks, gloves, scarves, blankets, toys and more).
  • HollyDazzle at the Michigan Renaissance Festival - 12600 Dixie Hwy. Holly, MI, 2022 TBD. Holly Dazzle is a magical three-quarter mile outdoor trail featuring pretty lighted Christmas scenes including Santa Claus, Sledding Penguins and Candy Land Castle in a magical winter wonderland walk through at the Renaissance Village. Get your tickets online! Free Parking! 
  • Visit Frankenmuth this month! Carriage tours, fudge, Christmas lights, ice skating and so much more! Grab our Frankenmuth Christmas guide!
  • TV6 Thanksgiving Craft Show, Friday, November 25, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 26, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Ruth Butler Building - Escanaba.
  • Black Friday & Small Business Saturday in Downtown Traverse CityFri, Nov 25 – Sat, Nov 26, 2022 by the Downtown Traverse City Association, 303 E State St, Traverse City, MI.  Get ready to start your holiday shopping and support your local merchants! Fun November events traverse city 2022 
  • Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace, November 25, 2022 and 26, 2022 at Glen Arbor Township Hall, 6394 W Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI, Friday:  Tree Lighting and Caroling at 6:15 pm at Glen Arbor Town Hall. Shopping handcrafted, locally made goods from dozens of artisans from 6:30-8 pm inside Township Hall. Cider and doughnuts. Saturday:  Holiday Marketplace 10 am - 3 pm. Meet Santa from 11am-1:30pm. 
  • Handbell Concerts Friday, November 25, 2022, 3pm and also Friday, December 10, 2022 at 5pm - 7pm. 8th Street Marketplace and Pine Avenue, Holland - Ottawa, MI.
  • Country Christmas at Three Cedars Farm, 7897 Six Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48168.  Country Christmas begins on Nov 25, 2022. Get in the Holiday spirit at Three Cedars! They offer Christmas trees, wreaths, hot cocoa, cider, donuts and of course Santa Claus! Photos with Mr. & Mrs Claus, shopping in their fabulous Christmas store, kids outdoor play land, petting farm and train rides. 
  • Nite Lites at the Michigan International Speedway - Nov. 24 thru Dec. 31, 2022 Michigan International Speedway, US-12 Entrances only, 12626 US-12, Brooklyn, Michigan. Hours: Sun - Thurs | 5:30 - 9PM, Fri - Sat | 5:30 - 10PM
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at Frankfort High School, November 26, 2022 at Frankfort High School, 534 11th St. Frankfort, MI at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Price: Free
  • Holly Berry Arts & Crafts Fair at Frankfort High School,  November 26, 2022 at Frankfort High School, 534 11th St., Frankfort, MI. Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Price: $2 
  • Frankenmuth ChristKindlMarkt, "A Handmade Christmas" TBD 2022 Frankenmuth Farmers Market, 534 N Main St, Frankenmuth. Frankenmuth is fondly known by some as "Christmas Town, USA" and now you can see why. Enjoy a traditional German holiday market set in a quaint winter wonderland at the North end of Frankenmuth. Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

We hope you enjoy our exciting November Michigan events and ideas of fun things to do! Perfect for families, solo or couples.

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Pond Hill Farms-5699 S Lake Shore Dr, Harbor Springs, MI.  If you are out and about for Michigan fall color tours, be sure to stop at Pond Hill Farms to enjoy fresh warm donuts and cider around their bonfire!  There's a cafe to warm up and enjoy the day!

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We will be in the northern part of the lower peninsula this fall and wondered what there is to do! Thanks! Answer Hi Aston, Northern Michigan …

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Need things to do in November and December in Michigan! Thanks! Answer Hey Doug! There are tons of great hiking trails in Michigan that I just …

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Would love some of your ideas of places to visit or go this fall in Michigan with my boyfriend. Thanks! Answer Hi Lori, There are tons of great …

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Visiting Michigan in November and I'm looking for some super fun ideas with my family! Answer Hi Chelsea, Michigan has lots of events happening …

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