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Michigan Thumbcoast 2021 Holiday Guide

‘Tis the season for a magical Michigan holiday for the entire family. The Thumbcoast has many wonderful seasonal events, unique gift boutiques, lighted parades, horse drawn hayrides and one-of-a-kind tree farms for that holiday masterpiece you’ll decorate! Grab a hot chocolate, put on some festive music, get a warm blanket and mark your calendar because you’ll want to make plans to visit!

Featured Photo | Lexington Christmas Horse Parade, Memories by Annette

Holiday Events

Nov. 9 – Dec. 22 | Yulethyme Fair | St. Clair Art Association

Nov. 19 – Dec. 19 | The Christmas Schooner | Riverbank Theatre | Marine City

Nov. 24 – Jan. 2 | Winter Celebration at Pine Grove Park | Port Huron

Nov. 25 – Jan. 1 | Festival of the Trees | McLaren Lobby | Port Huron

Nov. 26 | Sperry’s Santa Parade | Downtown Port Huron

Nov. 26 – 28 | Elf off the Shelf Tour | Port Huron, Marysville, St. Clair, Marine City

Nov. 26 – Dec. 18 | Candle Light Tour | Fort Gratiot Light, Port Huron

Dec. 1 | We Need a Little Christmas Concert | Port Huron

Dec. 3 – 19 | Miracle on 34th Street | Enter Stage Right, Citadel | Port Huron

Dec. 3 – 4 | Krampus – Santa at the Mariner | Marine City

Dec. 4 | Merrytime Christmas | Marine City

Dec. 4 | The Nutcracker | McMorran Place | Port Huron

Dec. 4 | Parked Lighted Christmas Parade | Algonac

Dec. 4 | Christmas Tree Lighting & Merchant Walk | Lexington, 4 pm

Dec. 4 | Lighted Christmas Parade | Harbor Beach

Dec. 4 | Marysville Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec. 4 | Jingle Bell Run | YMCA – Port Huron

Dec. 5 | Heritage Vintage Market Show | Port Huron

Dec. 7 | We Need a Little Christmas Concert | Port Huron

Dec. 11 | Christmas Horse Parade | Lexington

Dec. 11 | Live Nativity | Algonac

Dec. 11 | A Carpenters Christmas | Lexington

Dec. 11 | Yale Area Chamber of Commerce Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec. 11 – 12 | Santa Visit | St. Clair Riverview Plaza, 12 – 3 pm

Dec. 18 | Holiday Night at the Light | Fort Gratiot Light, Port Huron

Dec. 18 | An Irish Nutcracker | McMorran Place | Port Huron

Dec. 18 | Holiday Lantern Walk | Greig Park, St. Clair, 7 pm


Events are subject to change. Please check with each venue directly before visiting. If you don’t want to drive home, make plans for a sleepover at a hotel in the area.

Photo | Sperry’s Santa Parade, Port Huron

Holiday Tree Farms
  • Western’s Tree Farm in Applegate, about 36 miles north of Port Huron, a 4th generation family farm featuring horse drawn hayrides, craft shop with u-cut and pre-cut trees to pick from.
  • Natural Farms in Ruby, 12 miles west of Port Huron, has locally grown organic Blue, White and Norway Spruce trees. Opening day is Nov. 26th for u-cut and pre-cut trees.
  • Centennial Pines Tree Farm in Goodells, 17 miles west of Port Huron. They are a family owned farm in their 168th year and open on the weekends starting Nov. 26th for u-cut, hayrides and tree wrapping.
  • Country Christmas Tree Farm & Gifts in Greenwood, 25 miles north of Port Huron, has a classic holiday experience including wagon rides, hot chocolate, gift shopping and cutting your own tree.
  • Port Sanilac Tree Farm has a cedar forest to explore while looking for your perfect tree.
  • Egle U-Cut Tree Farm, 6310 Gratiot Ave., St. Clair. 810-488-1086. Family owned tree farm for u-cut trees.
Holiday Boutiques

The shoreline communities have some of the best shopping boutiques around, shop small and shop unique this holiday season. Discover boutiques by the community you’re visiting for Holiday Shopping!

Photo | Le Marché Artisan Market in St. Clair

Elf off the Shelf Tour

Find Pixie Glitter Flake at an Elf off the Shelf Tour locations, take an elfie, tag us and be entered to win a $100 shopping gift card. Taggable links are our TikTok, Facebook or Instagram pages. Be sure to bring your letter to Santa when you visit Pixie. Brought to you by in partnership with the United Way of St. Clair County.

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