Photography by Marion Riedl
The Christmas season is the season to shop, and your local merchants are ready for the holidays with great gift ideas and specials aimed to save you money.
Shop the downtown communities of Ludington, Pentwater, Scottville, Hart, and Manistee--the stores put you in a festive mood with their colorful decorations and seasonal music. You'll find gifts for everyone on your list...unique items you can't get at the mall. And keeping dollars locally helps your neighbors and the community. It just feels nice to walk down friendly sidewalks and gaze in the store windows as snowflakes fall. What is better than that?
In addition to the downtown shopping opportunities, there are numerous Arts & Crafts Shows and Bazaars
during the fall where you can find handcrafted and specialty items for your Christmas gift-giving.
Here is what happened in 2019. Dates for 2020 are being added as they become available. Those planning to attend an event are encouraged to check with organizers, since most have been postponed or canceled due to safety concerns relating to the Covid-19 virus.
OctoberCanceled - St. Simon Applefest Arts & Crafts Show, 9am-5pm. St. Simon Family Center & Gym.TBD - T.W.I.G. Unique Fall Bazaar Hosted by Spectrum Health Foundations and Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, 9am-2pm, United Methodist Church of Ludington, 5810 Bryant Road, Ludington.24 - Kaleva VFW Fall Bazaar, 10am-3pm, Kaleva VFW Post 6333, 13300, 9 Mile Road, Kaleva.TBD - Manistee Marketplace, 10am-2pm, Manistee United Methodist Church, 387 First St., Manistee.24 - Bachelor Bazaar, 9am-2pm, Bachelor Evangelical Covenant Church, 5940 E. Sugar Grove Road, Fountain.
NovemberTBD - Wellston Christmas Craft Show, 9am-3pm, Norman Township Community Hall, Wellston.TBD - MCE Athletic Boosters Crafts Bazaar, 9am-3pm, Mason County Eastern School, Custer.Canceled for 2020 - Mistletoe Market, 9am-3pm, Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Ludington.Canceled for 2020 - UMC Bazaar, 9am-2pm, United Methodist Church, 5810 Bryant Road, Ludington.Canceled for 2020 (replaced by outdoor October event) - Mason County Family Events Annual Christmas Expo, 10am-3pm, Cornerstone Baptist Church, 121 Nelson Road, LudingtonCanceled for 2020 - Holiday Arts & Crafts Show, 9am-3pm, Foster Elementary School, 505 E. Foster St., Ludington.Canceled for 2020 - Lighthouse Market Craft Show, 9am-3pm, Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1950 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington21 - Heritage Bazaar, Modified: wreaths outdoors, craft items online, 10am-2pm, Manistee First Congregational Church.Canceled for 2020 - Multi-Vendor Open House, 10am-2pm, American Legion Post 76, 318 N. James St., Ludington.Canceled for 2020 - Fall Craft Show, 10am-2pm, Manistee Senior Center, 457 River St., Manistee.TBD - Tallman Craft and Bake Sale 9am-3pm, Tallman Senior Center, 6765 E. Marshall Road, Fountain.Canceled for 2020 - Annual Arts and Crafts Show, 10am-3pm, Ludington Senior Center, 308 S. Rowe St., Ludington.Canceled for 2020 - Fall Arts and Crafts Show, 10am-3pm, Ludington Area Catholic School.21 (Canceled for 2020) - Christmas Shoppe Arts & Crafts Show, 9am-3pm, Mason County Reformed Church, Scottville.Canceled for 2020 - Christmas in Onekama, 10am-3pm, Onekama School28 (Canceled for 2020) - Annual Ludington Arts Center Holiday Craft Show, 10am-4pm. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.Canceled for 2020 - Manistee VFW Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar, 10am-3pm, Manistee VFW, 1211 28th St., Manistee.TBD - Small Business Saturday Sale, 10am-3pm, Best Western Lakewinds Hotel- 5005 W. US 10, Ludington.TBD - Market Craft Fair 9am-2pm, St. Vincent's Parish Hall, 637 E. Sixth St., Pentwater.
DecemberCanceled for 2020 - Craft Fair, 9am-3pm, Pentwater Public School, Pentwater.Canceled for 2020 - Lakeshore Animal Friends Bazaar, 9am-2pm, Mason County Animal Control, Meyers Road, Ludington.Canceled for 2020 - Manistee Sleighbell Bazaar and Craft Show, 9am-4pm, Manistee High School, 12th St., Manistee.
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For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:
Ludington Activities & Things to Do
-- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan
-- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
-- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes
-- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan
-- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan
-- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River
-- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides
and our locally produced WestMichigan.MichBiz.com
directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.