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  1. Miracle Mile Ugly Sweater Dash 2019

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    Miracle Mile Ugly Sweater Dash, December 21, 11 a.m.

    Join Cherry Republic for its second annual Ugly Sweater Dash the Saturday before Christmas. Participants will take off in front of the Cherry Public House on Lake Street and then run, walk or stroller-ride one mile, ending up back at the Public House for a pint of beer or a mug of hot cocoa.

    Start Time: 11 a.m.; Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. $20 Adults | $10 Kids (12 and under)
    Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Finishers

    One form must be submitted for each participant. Entry fees are paid during registration at Cherry Republic on day of the event. Required waivers will need to be signed during check in on the day of the event.

    Sign Up Form online, via Google Forms.

  2. Shop & Sweets Sunday

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    Sunday, December 15th, 2019

    A family friendly shopping event in Glen Arbor, open all day during business hours where you can 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: 

    Art’s Tavern

    Cherry Republic

    Coastal

    Cottage Book Shop

    Forest Gallery 

    Glen Arbor Wines

    Leelanau Coffee Roasting Co.

    M22 Glen Arbor

    The Sportsman Shop

     

    > Facebook Event 

  3. Winter Songs & Carols

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    Friday, Dec. 13 @ 7:30pm to 9pm, Manitou Winds will be performing their annual “Winter Songs & Carols” at The Leelanau School, located at 1 Old Homestead Rd., in Glen Arbor, MI.

    The event is FREE to attend; Goodwill donations to benefit art/music programs at The Leelanau School and Manitou Winds.

    Performed in the festively-decorated dining hall, this special presentation is a chance to hear our one-of-a-kind program performed in an intimate setting welcoming our friends, neighbors, and also newcomers.

    More than a concert filled with holiday-themed music, Winter Songs & Carols is an invitation to celebrate the entire season of winter. Our annual winter presentation brings together the entire ensemble performing on a wide variety of instruments in an eclectic program of traditional carols and original compositions.

    Our 2019 program will feature some of your favorites from past seasons while boasting seven brand new works including familiar holiday tunes and a few surprises you definitely won’t hear anywhere else. The program also includes selected poetry and prose to get you in the holiday spirit: an inspiring mix of music and spoken word to create a contemplative start to the season. Join us and our special guest, soprano Emily Curtin Culler, as we welcome winter home to Northern Michigan.

     
     
  4. ‘Keep it Local’ Night

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    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!

    Thursday, December 12th | 4-7 pm

    Visit these participating* businesses: 

    Art’s Tavern

    Cherry Republic

    Coastal

    Cottage Book Shop

    Forest Gallery

    Glen Arbor Wines

    M22 Glen Arbor

    Northwoods Home & Gift

    The Sportsman Shop

    *included but not limited to; Confirmed participants that will be open & participating in the event listed here.  

     

    > Facebook Event

  5. Glen Arbor Players: BACHELOR MOTHER

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    Glen Arbor Players’ presents their holiday show, “Bachelor Mother.” It is a delightful comedy full of mistaken identities, misunderstandings, and a little romance – all
    happening at Christmas time.

    Performances are free, goodwill donations are accepted. Refreshments served.

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 5, 6 and 7, 2019

    7:30pm, at: The Glen Lake Church, 4902 W. MacFarlane Rd. Glen Arbor

  6. Glen Arbor Players: BACHELOR MOTHER

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    Glen Arbor Players’ presents their holiday show, “Bachelor Mother.” It is a delightful comedy full of mistaken identities, misunderstandings, and a little romance – all
    happening at Christmas time.

    Performances are free, goodwill donations are accepted. Refreshments served.

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 5, 6 and 7, 2019

    7:30pm, at: The Glen Lake Church, 4902 W. MacFarlane Rd. Glen Arbor

  7. Glen Arbor Player’s presents: BACHELOR MOTHER

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    Glen Arbor Players’ presents their holiday show, “Bachelor Mother.” It is a delightful comedy full of mistaken identities, misunderstandings, and a little romance – all
    happening at Christmas time.

    Performances are free, goodwill donations are accepted. Refreshments served.

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 5, 6 and 7, 2019

    7:30pm, at: The Glen Lake Church, 4902 W. MacFarlane Rd. Glen Arbor

  8. GAAC: Holiday Open House

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    The Glen Arbor Arts Center will host a “Glen Arbor Holiday Open House” on Thursday, December 5th from 4-6pm.

    You’re invited to shop for a 100 works of local art for sale under $150. Enjoy holiday music with a hand bell choir, create family crafts, and savor food and drinks!

  9. Grand Traverse Lighthouse: Old Fashioned Christmas

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    Celebrate Grand Traverse Lighthouse heritage at Christmastime!

    Each room in the lighthouse will be Christmas themed, portraying the traditional time period (from 1858-1880) and showcasing the keeper heritages. There will be story telling of our only female lighthouse keeper. There will be an actor in period costume retelling the Christmas story of the keeper families. Some of the heritages showcased will be from Germany, Denmark, England, and Ireland. In addition, learn about the history of the Christmas Tree ship Rouse Simmons, that sank in Lake Michigan in 1912.

    Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Leelanau State Park

    Dec. 1st – 7th, 2019 from 10 am – 4 pm

    $5 per person admittance to lighthouse. A Recreation Passport is required for State Park entry.

    231-386-7195

    [email protected]com

    https://www.facebook.com/events/495615344612703/

  10. Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace 2019

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    Shop an amazing breadth of handcrafted, locally made goods from 30+ Artisans during the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace

    Also featuring a variety of beautiful Holiday Greenery for sale!!!

    Meet Santa from 11am-1:30pm. They will be at the Glen Arbor Holiday Market with some little toys and goodies! Bring the kids and your own camera for some great photo opportunities and fun.

    Open to the public. No admission fee.

    Photos by Rockwell Art & Design ® for the Glen Lake Chamber

    Questions? 

    Artisans/Vendors may contact Patricia, our event organizer, at: [email protected] / 847.570.4891

    >> Event on Facebook


    > Don’t Miss the Holiday Marketplace Opening the day before, Friday Nov. 29th with Tree Lighting and Caroling from 6:15-8pm at the Glen Arbor Town Hall.

  11. Holiday Marketplace Opening

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    Tree Lighting & Caroling at 6:15pm

    Bring your Holiday spirit and join the local community outside the Glen Arbor Town Hall for Christmas Caroling and a ceremonial Tree lighting.

    This year, Carols will be lead by members of the Glen Lake Church worship team. 

    Photo by Raquel Jackson ® for the Glen Lake Chamber

    Shopping from 6:30-8pm

    Warm up inside the Town Hall following the caroling & tree lighting and be the first to shop the Holiday Marketplace featuring an amazing breadth of handcrafted, locally made goods from 30+ Artisans. Cider and Doughnuts provided by Art’s Tavern.

    Photo by Raquel Jackson ® for the Glen Lake Chamber

    Open to the public. No admission fee.

    >> Event on Facebook


    > Don’t Miss the Holiday Marketplace on Saturday, Nov 30th and bring the kids to meet Santa! 

  12. PJ Party

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    Participating retailers in Glen Arbor offer “once a year worthy specials” during this annually anticipated “better than black Friday” shopping experience.

    Businesses open early to offer specials to shoppers from 6:30-9am. Come dressed festive and cozy to shop local. Plan to stay in town to grab a bite to eat and drink too! 

    Participating businesses* include:

    •Bay Wear
    •Cherry Republic
    •Coastal
    •Cottage Book Shop
    •Forest Gallery
    •Glen Arbor Wines
    •Leelanau Coffee Roasting Co.
    •M22 Glen Arbor
    •Northwoods Hardware
    •Northwoods Home & Gift
    •The Sportsman Shop
     
     
    *not limited to, confirmed businesses listed here
     

    Event on Facebook 

  13. Small Works: Art opening reception

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    The Glen Arbor Arts Center celebrates the holidays with Small Works, an exhibition of original art that opens Friday, November 15th. This holiday show features art work 12” x 12” and smaller, all priced at $150 or less. A 6 pm reception launches the show.

    Small Works continues through December 18. The Glen Arbor Arts Center is located at 6031 S. Lake Street. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org

     

  14. Holiday “Shop local” events in Glen Arbor

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    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.   

  15. Shop & Sweets Sunday

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    The Inaugural Shop & Sweets Sunday to take place Sunday, Dec. 23rd, from 11 am – 3 pm in Glen Arbor.

    Introducing a new event to bring some extra holiday cheer to Glen Arbor during the final shopping days of the holiday season. Do some last minute shopping throughout town and find some sweet entertainment for young ones! From 11-3 on Sunday, Dec. 23 participating businesses will have family & kid-friendly activities like: Cookie Decorating, Hot Cocoa, Smore’s and other sweets to share with shoppers. 

    Participating Businesses include: 

    •Cottage Book Shop, •M22 Glen Arbor, •Coastal, •Art’s Tavern, •Cherry Republic, •The Sportsman Shop, •Riverfront Pizza & Specialties, •Glen Arbor Wines, •Becky Thatcher Designs

    Event on Facebook


    If your business would like to participate, please email [email protected] by December 10th to be included the promoting of this event. 

  16. Christmas Miracle Mile – Ugly Sweater 5k

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    Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor introduces the “Christmas Miracle Mile – an Ugly Sweater dash” on Saturday, Dec 22nd starting at 11am.

    Run half a mile and back, drink some cocoa or a craft beer then take off for another lap!

    Fun for the whole family, $20 Adults, $10 for kids to participate, ages 12 and under FREE. 

    Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers including Cherry Republic swag, race drink and a $10 Public House voucher. 

    Run Sign up here

  17. The Bells of Saint Mary’s

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    The Glen Arbor Players ring in the holidays with “The Bells of Saint Mary’s,” a Christmas-time classic. Performances are December 14 + 15, 7:30 pm at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, 4902 W. MacFarlane Road, Burdickville.

    “The Bells of Saint Mary’s” debuted in 1945 as a film drama produced and directed by Leo McCarey, and starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. The story centers on a priest and a nun, who, despite their good-natured rivalry, try to save their school from being shut down. The Glen Arbor Players’ production is adapted from the 1947 radio script. GAP veteran player Ron Smith directs this production.

    The performances are free. No reservations are required. The Glen Arbor Players is a project of the Glen Arbor Arts Center. For more information, go to
    GlenArborArt.org, and click on THEATER.

  18. The Bells of Saint Mary’s Dec 14

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    The Glen Arbor Players ring in the holidays with “The Bells of Saint Mary’s,” a Christmas-time classic. Performances are December 14 + 15, 7:30 pm at the Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, 4902 W. MacFarlane Road, Burdickville.

    “The Bells of Saint Mary’s” debuted in 1945 as a film drama produced and directed by Leo McCarey, and starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. The story centers on a priest and a nun, who, despite their good-natured rivalry, try to save their school from being shut down. The Glen Arbor Players’ production is adapted from the 1947 radio script. GAP veteran player Ron Smith directs this production.

    The performances are free. No reservations are required. The Glen Arbor Players is a project of the Glen Arbor Arts Center. For more information, go to
    GlenArborArt.org, and click on THEATER.

  19. Girl’s Night Out: Glen Arbor

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    NEW event this December, participating businesses are staying open later for “Glen Arbor Girl’s Night Out” on Thursday, Dec 13, from 4 – 7:30 pm. Each will offer their own discounts/specials, drinks, treats and giveaways!

    Participating businesses include:

    •Northwoods Home and Gift, •The Cottage Book Shop, •M22 Glen Arbor, •Coastal, •Glen Arbor Wines

    Event on Facebook


    Interested?

    Email [email protected] to have your business included the promoting this new event.

  20. Winter Songs and Carols

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    Manitou Winds celebrates the coming season with a concert of “Winter Songs & Carols,” December 7, 7:30 pm at The Leelanau School, 1 Old Homestead Road, Glen Arbor. An evening intertwining chamber music with song and spoken word, the annual concert is sponsored by the Glen Arbor Arts Center. It’s open to the public without charge.

    The ancient Celts divided the year into a light half (May-September) and a dark half (November- April), seeing the dark half as the beginning. Inspired by this traditional view of the seasons, Manitou Winds created a program of music exploring winter as a beginning rather than an end. The eclectic program will contain both traditional music and original compositions performed on colorful combinations of instruments, reflecting a sense of optimism for what lies ahead in the New Year. 

    Founded in 2014, Manitou Winds is a versatile chamber ensemble comprised of five musicians who perform on many different instruments throughout their programs. In this December concert, Emily Curtin Culler, soprano, and Jan Ross, narrator, join the quintet. For more information please go to GlenArborArt.org, and click on EVENTS. No reservations required.