Holiday “Shop local” events in Glen Arbor

Visit Glen Arbor & Shop Local for the Holidays. Join us for a variety of anticipated holiday-themed shopping events in Glen Arbor, taking place Thanksgiving weekend & beyond. Open to everyone, no admission fee.


PJ Party Shopping: Friday, November 29th, 6:30-9am

Participating retailers in Glen Arbor offer “once-a-year worthy specials” during this annually “better than Black Friday” shopping experience. Come dressed festive and cozy to shop local and get the best deals at stops which include: Bay Wear, Cherry Republic, Coastal, Cottage Book Shop, Forest Gallery, Glen Arbor Wines, M22 Glen Arbor, Northwoods Home & Gift, Northwoods Hardware, and The Sportsman Shop. Stick around town to grab breakfast at iconic Art’s or coffee from Leelanau Coffee Roasters. On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/393972234816845/


Bed Parade: 9am, Fri. Nov 29th 

In its third year, the quirky “Glen Arbor Bed Parade” brings another fun thing to Glen Arbor for Thanksgiving weekend. Join the new Black Friday tradition, sponsored by Becky Thatcher Designs. Open to anyone and everyone to cheer from the curb or roll down Western Avenue. Want to participate? Haul that creatively decorated bed on wheels to Sylvan Inn’s parking at 9:00 Friday and join the parade. Your support team to push would be good, too. Event begins at 9am and ends by 9:30am at Art’s Tavern. Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/526301271273262/


Holiday Marketplace Opening: 6:15pm – 8pm, Fri, Nov 29th

Bring your Holiday spirit and join the local community outside the Glen Arbor Town Hall for Christmas Caroling and a ceremonial Tree lighting at 6:15pm. This year, Carols will be lead by members of the Glen Lake Church team. Warm up inside the Town Hall following the caroling & tree lighting. Be the first to shop the Holiday Marketplace from 6:30-8pm. The market features an amazing breadth of handcrafted, locally made goods by 30+ Artisans. Cider and Doughnuts provided by Art’s Tavern. Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/372771413611226/


Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace: 10am-3pm Sat, Nov. 30th

Shop an amazing breadth of handcrafted, locally made goods from 30+ Artisans during the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace. The event, located at the Glen Arbor Town Hall, offers a rich variety of beautiful Holiday gift items and Greenery for sale. Meet Santa from 11am-1:30pm. Bring the kids and your camera for festive photo opportunities. Page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glenarborholidaymarketplace/  Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/476389996290577/


‘Keep it Local’ Night: 4-7pm Thursday, December 12th

Come out for a fun shopping event in Glen Arbor and “keep it local” for the holidays with offerings at participating businesses which may include refreshments, special discounts and gift wrapping!  Visit these participating* businesses:  Cherry Republic, Coastal, Cottage Book Shop, Forest Gallery, Glen Arbor Wines, M22 Glen Arbor, Northwoods Home & Gift, and The Sportsman Shop. *participating but not limited to; Confirmed businesses open for this event listed. Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/777618715976870/


Shop & Sweets Sunday: Dec. 15th (all day/business hours) 

A family friendly shopping event in Glen Arbor to shop, celebrate the holidays, and treat the kids too! Children are invited to “find a sweet treat” at each participating business location, plus discover additional activities offered, like: cookie decorating, gingerbread houses, and special refreshments like hot cocoa stations, and more!  Visit these participating businesses: Cherry Republic, Coastal, Cottage Book Shop, Forest Gallery, Glen Arbor Wines, Leelanau Coffee Roasting Co., M22 Glen Arbor, and The Sportsman Shop. Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/620968821768356/


Open to anyone. No admission fee. Individual events also posted on Facebook and details can be found at https://www.visitglenarbor.com/events/ The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce is a 501c organization.