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Mardi Patty Gras Crawl

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 6th!
Shake off your March madness with the Mardi Patty Gras Crawl throughout Downtown Petoskey!

Holiday Open House

Join the merchants of Downtown Petoskey for the Holiday Open House, the region's premier holiday season event!Holiday Open House

Held the first Friday in December, December 5, 2014 from 6 to 9 pm, the Holiday Open House begins with an appearance by Santa Claus, who flies in to town to light the giant Christmas tree in Pennsylvania Park!  After the tree lighting Santa will sit in the Gazebo and listen to children's holiday wishes. At the tree lighting ceremony the Little Traverse Civic Theater will be performing carols, and the winner of the Treasure Downtown Contest, as well as the winner of the Holiday Window Contest, will be announced. All of this, and an interview with Santa, will be featured live on 9&10 News.

This is the night when the streets close down and the merchants open their doors to offer warm holiday greetings and hospitality. The streets are filled with merry entertainment by carolers and the Petoskey High School Steel Drum Band. And don't forget to visit the bean pots and enjoy a cup of soup made by the Petoskey Snowmobile Club or the Kiwanis tent for grilled brats.

Come Downtown and enjoy the smiling faces and Christmas fun with your family with this evening that is a holiday tradition on the first Friday in December every year!

 Please contact Kate Manthei, Downtown Promotions Coordinator, at 231.348.0388 or kate@petoskeydowntown.com for information on non profit organizations applications.


Stafford's Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade

Stafford's HospitalityAlways the Saturday after Thanksgiving

Holiday spirit will be coming your way during the 2014 Stafford’s Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade, Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 10 am. The parade will wind through Downtown streets and end at the Perry Hotel, where children will have those all-important conversations with Santa.

Downtown Petoskey will again join with the US Marines Toys for Tots to collect new, unwrapped toys for the many nothern Michigan families who will be unable to afford gifts during the holiday season.  

In addition, there will be excellent performances by the Petoskey High School Marching Band, floats, and walking ensembles representing many businesses and nonprofits in the community, and much more.

This is an event for the whole family and one you won’t want to miss in.  If you are having guests, sign them up for a Holiday Parade Weekend package at Stafford’s Perry Hotel www.staffords.com/perrypackages.     Come Downtown on Saturday, November 29 by 10:00 am for the 2014 Stafford’s Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade!

If you would like to enter a float or other entry into the parade, click here.

Thank you to our 2014 parade supporters!

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