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Tree Lighting Ceremony

Gladstone Old Fashioned Christmas & Tree Lighting

Friday November 25th 2022

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Downtown
Gladstone, MI

Cost:  Free

Web:  click/tap

Join us for the annual DDA Sponsored Old Fashioned Christmas! 
This event is put on by local businesses on (but not limited to) Delta Avenue. 

There will be numerous activities for community members of all ages such as hot chocolate, treats, games, and much more! 
Please take advantage of wagon ride transportation to each activity.

Event begins with Tree Lighting at 6:00 PM
Event concludes at 8:00 PM

Kids Craft & Hot Dogs (Iversons)
Cookies & Cider (Brampton Bike & Ski)
Letters to Santa (Dance it Up!)
Face Painting (D & D Dog Dynamics)
Kids Games (Evangelical Covenant Church)
Warm Peanuts (Main Street Pizza)
Ice Cream (Dairy Flo)
Chocolate Treats (Frame Farm)
Hot Chocolate (Great Lake Credit Union)
Reindeer Chow & Hot Cocoa (The Dew Drop)
Football Toss Game (Xcellerate Gym)
Kids Craft (Trotters Floral)
Christmas Treat Game (Grace & Clare Boutique)
Hot Cocoa, Treat, & Photo Booth (Happy Rock Boutique)
Cookies, Egg Nog, & Hot Cocoa (Waters Edge Chiropractic)
Adult & Kids Beverages and LIVE Music (Wally's Bar)
Burning Barrels with S'mores (Delta Avenue)
Meet Santa (Farmers Market)
LIVE Nativity Scene (Electrical Garage ~ near City Hall)

Annual events in Escanaba

Are you uncertain when to plan your trip to the Bays de Noc? Check out some of our popular annual events and come during your favorite! 

Rapid River Relic Ride

Each year, this vintage snowmobile ride, show and swap happens in the last weekend of January. Do you have an older sled yourself? Come join the fun! The group also makes announcements on their Facebook page

The Big Freeze Ice Fishing Derby

In February, this ice fishing derby invites anglers to the Walleye capital of the world. The bigger your catch, the better the prize! Find updated information as the event nears on our Big Freeze Ice Fishing Derby page

Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day Celebrations

Spend your long weekend in the Bays de Noc and celebrate our country with us! Plan for parades, picnics, live music, fireworks, food and more. Search the event calendar for these specific weekends to find each municipality’s plans. 

Kruisin' Klassics

As June approaches, the classic cars cruise into the Bays for the Kruisin’ Klassics Car Show and Swap Meet at the U.P. State Fair Grounds. Peruse the vehicles on display, see who wins best in show awards, test your own speed in a fun run and stick around for the grand finale — a parade!

Fayette Heritage Days

This August event at Fayette Historic State Park and Townsite celebrates the “hey-day” of Fayette as a bustling iron smelting town. Activities include period displays, food, music and a historic baseball game —1860’s style. And you will be invited to play! 

U.P. State Fair 

Since 1928, the Upper Peninsula State Fair has delighted folks from all over as they experience and celebrate the unique culture of Michigan’s U.P. It’s seven days of thrilling rides, enthralling grandstand shows and lots of blue ribbon fun. 

Yooper Fest

Celebrating Yoopers! Each September, join others on Ludington Street in downtown Escanaba as they visit vendors, play games, eat delicious food and enjoy live music and more. 

Holiday Events

Plan your winter trip around these annual holiday events

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