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Santa Sightings

Posted on November 22nd, 2017

It’s that time of year again! The children are writing out their wish lists and looking forward to a magical moment with the Santa. Check out these 10 ways to spend a little quality time with the Big Guy this holiday season!

Downtown Charlevoix Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting
Friday, November 24, 10 am to 6 pm
Join the community of Charlevoix for a kick-off to the holiday season!

Stafford’s Annual Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade
Saturday, November 25, 10 am
A downtown Petoskey tradition! Floats, bands, Santa and lots of holiday cheer – a great family event.

Santa’s Workshop – Rose Garden Veranda,
Every Saturday, November 25 – December 23, 12 to 2 pm
Fun for all ages – Santa’s Workshop at Stafford’s Perry Hotel offers hot chocolate, cookies and visits with Santa in his sleigh. It’s free! Bring your camera.

Movie & Santa at the Lyric
Saturday, November 25, 11 am to 1:15 pm
Visit the Lyric Theatre for a special viewing of the Polar Express for 25 cents! After the movie, Santa will arrive outside the Lyric Theatre riding in a firetruck with all of his elves from the Harbor Springs Fire Department.

102 Annual Harbor Springs Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 25, 6:30 to 8 pm
Join the community of Harbor Springs for a downtown tree lighting and to kick-off the holiday season!

Santa Brunch at Stafford’s Bay View Inn
Sunday, December 3, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
You won’t want to miss this splendid holiday buffet. Santa arrives at 10 am. Bring your camera to capture the special moment with the big guy!

Village of Alanson Downtown Merchant Open House
Friday, December 8, 5 to 8 pm
Enjoy the beginning of the holiday season in the Village of Alanson. Santa arrives to the Village Hall for visits with the kids by the Alanson Fire Department. Downtown Merchants will open their doors to offer warm holiday greetings. And, don’t miss the Petoskey Steel Drum Band on River Street at 6:30 pm. 

Santa Luncheon at Stafford’s Weathervane
Sunday, December 10, 11:30 am to 2 pm
Enjoy a visit with Santa and our a la carte lunch menu. Complimentary photos with Santa by Picture This!

Santa Breakfast at Stafford’s Perry Hotel
Sunday, December 17, 10 am to 2 pm
Visit with Santa and kids eat free with the purchase of any adult entree.

Santa Breakfast at Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge
Sunday, December 24, 8 to 10:30 am
 Enjoy our breakfast spread, $5 per guest. Then a visit with Santa! Bring your camera to capture the moment.