Winter Events in Downtown Petoskey
February 19 - 22, 2013
Celebrate Winter at the Downtown Petoskey Winter Festival
The annual Winter Festival will be held Wednesday through Saturday, February 19 – 22, 2014 in Downtown Petoskey. Celebrate winter during the fun-filled week end event. There’s something for everyone, and lots of fun for visitors to make Petoskey their destination for the President’s Day get away.
WINTER FESTIVAL EVENTS.......
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Holiday Open House
Join the merchants of Downtown Petoskey for Holiday Open House, the region's premier holiday season event!
|Photo courtesy Peg Muzzall|
Held the first Friday in December (December 6 in 2013), from 6 to 9 pm, Holiday Open House begins with an appearance by Santa Claus, who flies in to town to light our giant Christmas tree in Pennsylvania Park. After the tree lighting Santa will sit by the tree and listen to children's holiday wishes.
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.
This year, cast members from the Little Traverse Civic Theatre's production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas - the Musical will be performing at 6 pm just prior to the tree lighting. Kevin Dunaway from 9 & 10 News will be on hand to help with the live broadcast.
Many Downtown businessess will be offering special in store events. Some of these are listed below. Watch this space for new additions.
- McLean and Eakin will welcome Glenn Wolff signing copies of his newly illustrated version of A Child's Christmas in New England.
Customers can also pick up a child's book request for The Women's Resource Center's Giving Tree starting during Open House through Monday, December 23.
- The annual Candy Cane Village event sponsored by the Friends of the Petoskey Public Library will take place during the Downtown Holiday Open House on Friday, December 6, at the Carnegie Building from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Every child and teen who comes is invited to choose a book to keep. Music will be provided by Dr. Goodhart’s Home Remedy and refreshments will be served.
- The Michigan Northern Lights chorale will be caroling in the streets.
- Cast members of the Little Traverse Civic Theater's production of "White Christmas" will be performing at Monarch Flowers and Gifts in their new location at 317 E. Mitchell Street
- Cross Law Firm/Petoskey Title 407 Michigan Street will be hosting an outdoor holiday movie with smores. This will be held outdoors in our parking lot on the south side of Julienne Tomatoes.
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.
Stafford's Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade
Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving
Holiday spirit will be coming your way during the 2013 Stafford’s Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade, Saturday, November 30, 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 30 by 10:00 am for the 2013 Stafford’s Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade.
If you would like to enter a float or other entry into the parade please click here for an application.
Stafford's Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade is grateful for the support of:
Rocking Horse Toy Company
American Spoon Foods
Flowers from Sky's the Limit
McLean and Eakin Booksellers