When touring town be sure to check out all the life size hand painted nutcrackers throughout town.
Santa and Mrs. Claus Brunch Fundraiser
Held at Northport Public School, tickets for this special breakfast are available online. Enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and get photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus as they visit table to table. All proceeds go to fund the Northport Tree Lighting Festivities.
Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
Held at the Northport Arts Association & Willowbrook Mill, come out and support local artists and find unique one-of-a-kind Holiday gifts for your loved ones!
Gingerbread House Competition
Held at the Northport Creek Golf Clubhouse, come, view and vote on gingerbread creations from local bakeries and home bakers alike. Winners will be selected by public vote and announced at 6pm at the Tree Lighting and will receive a trophy and the glory of the best baker this holiday season. All voters will automatically be entered to win prizes from local businesses.
*please note that the Gingerbread Competition will also be on display every Saturday in December from 3-6pm
Cookie and Gingerbread House Decorating
Held at the Northport Creek Golf Clubhouse, enjoy this free event where kids and adults alike can create their own edible masterpieces.
Letters to Santa, Kids Holiday Crafts and Storytime
Held at the Leelanau Township Library, enjoy this free event where kids of all ages can write and mail letters to Santa and cozy up for a festive story or two. Visit their web site for more information here.
Holiday Wreath Making
Held at the Northport Pub & Grille, enjoy this free event where kids and adults alike can create their own holiday wreaths to take home.
Held at The Northport Union, enjoy this free tasting where Northport and Omena restaurants show off their best soups for victory. Winners will be selected by public vote and announced at 6pm at the Tree Lighting and will receive a trophy and the glory of the best soup in Northport this holiday season. All voters will automatically be entered to win prizes from local businesses.
Sessions held at Northport Fitness every 20 minutes (limit to 12 children per session, no reserved times available), kids can enjoy this free yoga session, warm up and get out some of the sugar and wiggles.
Make Snow Globes
Held at the Northport Village Hall, enjoy this free event creating snow globe masterpieces to take home and continue the magic.
Holiday Movie Showing: Elf
Showing at the Northport Public School auditorium join us for a free showing of Elf. Popcorn and concessions will be available to purchase. All proceeds go to fund the Northport Tree Lighting Festivities.
Felt Ornament Making
Held at Dolls 'n More, enjoy this free event where kids and adults alike can create their own special felt ornaments to take home.
Hot Cocoa & Cookie Fundraiser
Swing by the Hot Cocoa and Cookie fundraiser by The Mitten fireplace, to keep warm on your wagon rides. All proceeds go to fund the Northport Tree Lighting Festivities.
Horse-drawn Carriage Rides
Starting from the Northport Tree, enjoy a free horse-drawn wagon ride through town, led by Clydesdale horses.
*please note that Carriage Rides will also be available every Saturday in December from 3-6pm, leaving from the same location, with horse-drawn rides on December 10 & 17, and tractor-drawn rides on December 3 & 24.
Santa Beard Competition
Held at Find North, bring your bushy beards together for a competition of the best with prizes and trophies for the winners. Categories are: Santa's Beard, Most Festive Beard, Longest Beard, Biggest Mustache.
Meet Santa's Reindeer
Held at Around the Corner Food and Fun, enjoy this free event meeting one of Santa's reindeer, snapping some photos and enjoying festive treats. Visit their web site for more information here.
Caroling through the Village
Held throughout town, join the Village Voices as they stroll through town, stopping to fill the air with music. To join just take a peek around town and join them! Visit their web site for more information here.
Northport Community Band and Village Voices
Held at the Northport Tree, our Village Voices will perform holiday songs of the season for your merriment.
Blessing of the Season
The Lighting of the Tree
Santa will turn on the magic and light our holiday tree for the whole holiday season!
Held at the Northport Public School gym, come and try your hand at rock climbing on the gym wall.
DJ and Karaoke
Get your dancing shoes on! A DJ, Karaoke, and even a photo booth will take you into the night at Northport Pub and Grille. Visit their web site for more information here.
Live music will take you into the night at The Northport Union. Visit their web site for more information here.