Holiday Events in Huron County

Let the holiday fun and festivities begin! Huron County has so many events for you and your loved ones to enjoy this holiday season. Check it out!

There is much to love about the holiday season. As the colder weather arrives and the last of the leaves fall to the ground, we say goodbye to fall with a grateful heart and hopefully, wait for the holidays. With the holiday season comes time well spent with family and friends, tasty treats, and gifts aplenty. Huron County welcomes you and your loved ones to join us as we celebrate the holiday season together. From parades to cookie walks to holiday shopping, Santa Claus and beyond, there is so much to enjoy this time of year.

Here is a list of fun holiday festivities going on throughout Huron County for you and your loved ones to enjoy this holiday season.


  • Sebewaing Lighted Parade | Saturday, November 19th
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. 
    • Location: Downtown Sebewaing
    • Parade route begins at Ace Hardware, down M-25 to Main street and ends at the park.
Bad Axe Christmas Parade
  • Bad Axe Christmas Parade | Saturday, November 26th
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. 
    • Location: Downtown Bad Axe
    • See Santa and the Grinch!
    • Parade route begins at the Bad Axe Middle School & will conclude at City Hall
Harbor Beach Christmas Parade
  • Harbor Beach Christmas Parade | Saturday, December 3rd
    • Time: 5:30 p.m.
    • Location: Downtown Harbor Beach
    • Click the link to visit the Harbor Beach Christmas Parade website
    • Lighted parade heralds the Christmas season complete with bands, fuzzy characters, Santa, and more! 
    • Free hot chocolate and cookies!


Cookies with Santa - Port Austin
  • Santa at the Bad Axe Christmas Parade
    • Saturday, November 26th
  • Cookies With Santa | Port Austin
    • Saturday, November 26th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • Location: Port Austin Welcome Center
    • Bring a camera because your kids are sure to enjoy "cookies with Santa", goodie bags, and ice cream! 
  • Lunch with Santa | Caseville
    • Saturday, December 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Location: Caseville Eagles Club7017 E Park Street
    • Kids will enjoy lunch with Santa, pictures, drawings and more! 
  • Visit Santa | Pigeon
    • Saturday, December 3rd from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • Location: Pigeon Farmer's Market, next to the Historical Museum
    • Boys and girls through 5th grade can come enjoy cookies, a bag of candy from Santa, and pick out their own toy!
    • Grand prize drawing will be at 11 a.m.
  • Lunch with Santa | Elkton
    • aturday, December 3rd at 1:00 p.m. 
    • Location: Elkton Fire Hall, 5006 Hoffman Street
    • Have lunch with Santa!
    • Presents, prizes, drawings, and candy
  • Santa at the Library | Ubly
  • Pancake Breakfast with Santa | Ubly
    • Location: Corner of Bingham & Pike streets, TVO Hall (Thumb Veterans Organization) 
    • Children 10 years old and younger eat for free
    • Adults $7
    • Photo and free gift for all children
    • Free eye screenings

Music & Plays

Sonas Music - Port Austin Community Players
  • Christmas Concert: Music by Sonas | Port Austin
    • Friday, November 25th at 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: Port Austin Community Players, 35 Railroad Street
    • $10 for adults & $5 for students
    • Visit the Sonas Music online to learn more


PACP - A Christmas Carol: Radio Play
  • "A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play" | Port Austin
    • December 2nd - 4th, and 9th-11th
    • Fridays and Saturdays the play begins at 7:30 p.m., on Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
    • Location: Port Austin Community Players, 35 Railroad Street
    • $12 for adults and $8 for youth
    • Based on the story by Charles Dickens
  • Tree Lighting & Sing-A-Long | Port Hope
    • Sunday, December 4th at 4:30 p.m.
    • Location: Port Hope
    • Join in the annual town tree lighting and sing-a-long to Christmas favorites
  • Community Christmas Sing | Harbor Beach
    • Sunday, December 11th at 2:00 p.m.
    • Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 299 Garden Street
    • Anyone is welcome to the service of choir and congregational singing to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. 

Holiday Happenings

  • Christmas Open House | Sebewaing
    • Saturday, November 19th
    • Open House is from 12 p.m. to 4p.m.
    • Parade starts at 6 p.m.
    • Santa will be a the library, vendors at the Sebewaing Township Hall and Library, a Chili Cook Off and Soup Lunch at Immanuel's Great Room, and sales and specials at local businesses.
    • Also a Winter Wonderland at the Christ the King Gym from 2p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Lighted Christmas Parade starts at 6pm - beginning at Ace Hardware, down M-25 to Main street and ends at the Park.
  • Christmas Town Lighting with Santa | Pigeon
    • Friday, November 25th
    • Drawings and hayrides

Christmas in Caseville

  • Saturday, December 3rd
  • Holiday activities and events will be taking place all day long across Caseville
  • Tree Lighting and Caroling - featuring Caseville students, a bonfire, hot chocolate, and snacks! 
  • Holly Jolly Shopping & Coupons | Pigeon
    • Saturday, December 3rd only!
    • Click here for coupons to Linda's Basket Case, Amy's of Pigeon, Harjo's Ben Franklin, Pigeon Hardware, Haist Flowers, Orr's Drug Store, Pigeon's One Stop Shop, and Pigeon IGA.
Elkton Christmas Celebration - Santa
  • Elkton Christmas Celebration
    • Saturday, December 3rd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Location: Elkton Civic Center, 33 N Main Street
    • Kids Christmas cookie and stocking decorating
    • Write a letter to Santa and mail it to the North Pole
    • Balloon animals, ice cream, free showing of the Polar Express and more!
  • Christmas In The Village | Bad Axe
    • December 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th, and 26th & 27th
    • Location: Log Cabins across from the Bad Axe Library
    • Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Visit the cabins to see how the holidays and Christmas was celebrated in the early 1900's. 

Holiday Shopping

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  • Small Town Saturday | Harbor Beach
    • Located at businesses throughout the town of Harbor Beach
    • Join shoppers across the country shopping local during National Small Business Saturday!
    • One of a kind discounts and drawings, with extended hours available
  • Silver Bells Shopping Events | Port Austin
    • Going on Friday evening and all day Saturday, December 3rd throughout the town and local businesses from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Visit the Port Austin Chamber of Commerce website for more information
      • Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale
        • Location: United Protestant Church - 8625 Arch Street (corner of Arch and W State Streets)
        • Saturday, December 3rd from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
        • Shop handmade items and unique gifts from a variety of vendors
        • There will also be a luncheon 
      • Local Art & Crafts at the Welcome Center
        • Location: Port Austin Welcome Center - 2 W. Spring Street
        • From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. come to the Port Austin Welcome Center where local artists will have a variety of their art and crafts for sale - pottery, wooden items, jewelry, water colors and more!
        • There will be a drawing held at 3:00 p.m.
      • Port Austin History Center Museum & Gift Shop
      • Shopping at The Bee Barn
        • Location: 20 Washington Street, Port Austin
        • Friday from 5 to 8 pm and Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
        • Choose from crafts, clothing, jams, fudge, maple syrup and other gifts – Special “night shopper” drawings. 
      • Wine Tasting
        • On your shopping excursion make sure to head to the Port Austin IGA for some refreshment; there will be wine-tasting going on throughout the day.

Cookie Walks

  • Christmas Cookie Walk | Port Austin
    • Saturday, December 3rd from 9 a.m. to noon
    • Location: Port Austin Township Library - 114 Railroad Street
    • Fill your tin with a variety of delicious cookies, apart of the Silver Bells activities in Port Austin
  • Cookie Walk | Harbor Beach
  • Annual Cookie Walk | Caseville
    • Saturday, December 10th
    • Location: St. John's Episcopal Church - 8271 Crescent Beach Rd, Pigeon, MI 48755
    • Take your pick of homemade cookies on the annual cookie walk

Outdoor Recreation

Candlelight Skiing at Sleeper State Park
  • Candlelight Cross Country Ski Event | Port Austin
    • Saturday, January 7th from 5:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Location: Sleeper State Park
    • Ski by candlelight and then warm up next to a crackling fire while drinking hot cocoa. The Candlestick Trail is an easy trail, just over a mile long. Dress warm. Call the park for ski conditions or for cancellation notification. Local radio station, WLEW in Bad Axe, will announce any cancellation. For more information, contact the park at 989-856-4411.

We hope you and yours have a truly special holiday season! Thanks for reading! 

See our Community Events Calendar for even more events and activities going on around Huron County!