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Old Fashioned Christmas at the Lighthouse

Dec 1 – 8

December 8 is Family Day with extended hours 10 am – 6 pm!

We will be celebrating the heritage of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse keepers from 1858-1880. Each room in the lighthouse will be Christmas themed, portraying the traditional time period and showcasing the keeper heritages. We will also be telling the story of our only female lighthouse keeper. There will be an actor in period costume telling the Christmas story of that family. Learn also about the history of the Christmas Tree ship Rouse Simmons, that sank in Lake Michigan in 1912. This exhibit will be open December 1-December 6 from 10-4 with extended hours for Family Day on Dec 8 until 6 pm. December 8 will be our Family Day of the exhibit with extended hours.  A modern-day Santa’s Workshop will be open from 3-6 PM.  Come out and enjoy cookie decorating, crafting an ornament, visiting with Santa, games, holiday campfire, hot cocoa bar and crafting activities. A Recreation Passport is required for entry into the State Park.

Anna and Elsa Sing-Along Fundraiser

December 7  1 – 3 pm

The Filling Station Microbrewery

642 Railroad Pl‎ Traverse City, MI 49686


Come join Princess Anna and Queen Elsa at a special Sing-Along fundraising event at the Filling Station Microbrewery on Saturday Dec 7, beginning at 1 pm. First, Anna and Elsa will lead us in singing our favorite songs from the first film! Then you’ll get a chance to get a picture with the sisters AND Santa will be there too! We’ll have craft activities after the Sing-Along and of course you can enjoy the great beverages and menu the Filling Station has to offer! Thanks to the Filling Station for hosting this event for the Lighthouse. Tickets can be purchased day-of at the event and are $5 per person. See you there!


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