There’s plenty to do during Thanksgiving weekend around the Glen Lake area.
Start by shopping early during the PJ Party in Glen Arbor on Friday morning for special sales at participating merchants. Eat out Friday then come back after dark for the annual Tree Lighting and Christmas caroling to get you in the holiday spirit. Then on Saturday, you’ll have a great opportunity to buy from your local artisans during two Holiday Marketplaces!
Glen Arbor and Empire both host an annual holiday market featuring a variety of artisans showcasing different types of gifts/work, with an emphasis on local and handmade products/artworks. There’s different artisans at both markets and plenty of time in the day for you, your friends and family to drive and shop both markets!
Plus, Saturday on November 28th is the nationwide #ShopSmall Saturday. Visit all the #SmallBiz around town for the Holidays! *Available at participating restaurants and shops.
Friday, November 27th, 2015 | 5am – 8am
The town’s version of the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping. Shop the downtown district stores in your PJ’s for extra special discounts and fun! Shops offer special discounts during this time on clothing, gourmet foods, household decor, Michigan/USA Made products, local Artisan gifts, Art, Jewelry, Toys and More! Shoppers can grab some coffee, baked goods and breakfast or lunch while in Glen Arbor that morning too.
Tree Lighting, Caroling & Holiday Market preview party
Friday, November 27th, 2015 | 6:30pm – 8pm
at the Glen Arbor Township Hall
Glen Arbor’s annual Tree Lighting and Caroling, located outside in front of the Town Hall, off of M-22/Western Ave. in downtown Glen Arbor. The Holiday Market “Preview Party” is located inside the Town Hall immediately following the tree lighting. Mingle, shop and get first picks of all the goods during the Holiday Marketplace preview party!
Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace:
Saturday, November 28th, 2015 | 10am – 4pm
in the Glen Arbor Township Hall
Shop locally made artisan goods at the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace. During the market from 10:30am-3pm – Meet Santa & Mrs. Santa Claus! They will be at the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace with some little toys and goodies! Bring the kids and your camera for some great fun and photo opportunities.
(If you are a vendor or artisan and have any questions, please contact Betsy at [email protected])
Empire Holiday Market:
Saturday, November 28th | 11am-5pm
in the Empire Town hall
Shop the Empire Artisan’s Market. Following the Market, will be a Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Village of Empire!
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