Downtown Petoskey Holiday Open House
Held the first Friday in December, December 7, from 6 to 9 pm, the Holiday Open House begins with an appearance by Santa Claus, who flies in to town to light the giant Christmas tree in Pennsylvania Park! After the tree lighting Santa will sit in the Gazebo and listen to children's holiday wishes. The winner of the Shop Downtown Contest, as well as the winner of the Holiday Window Contest, will be announced after the tree lighting. This is the night when the streets close down and the merchants open their doors to offer warm holiday greetings and hospitality. The streets are filled with merry entertainment by carolers and the Petoskey High School Steel Drum Band. And don't forget to visit the bean pots and enjoy a cup of soup made by the Petoskey Snowmobile Club or the Kiwanis tent for grilled brats. Come Downtown and enjoy the smiling faces and Christmas fun with your family with this evening that is a holiday tradition on the first Friday in December every year!
Admission is free.