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December 2022 Events Calendar

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Featured December Events

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In addition to the calendar below, check out our story on Holiday Arts & Crafts Shows and Bazaars!

December 1-7, 2022

November 25th-December 11th, 2022

Festival of Wreaths Auction
Wreaths created by local artists will be on display and up for silent auction in the lobby of the performance hall. Wreaths will be accepted until November 22nd and must be pre-registered by contacting the Ludington Area Center for the Arts at (231) 845-2787 or info@ludingtonartscenter.org. LACA- 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington.

December 1st-27th, 2022

Deck the Halls: A Mason County Decorating Contest
Mason County residents may enter the Ludington & Scottville Chamber’s holiday decorating contest. Get in the Christmas spirit, deck your halls and enter for a chance to win cash prizes! Find rules, entry form, and digital map at ludington.org/deckthehalls.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
6-8pm

Rotary Club of Ludington Holiday Auction
Tickets are $50 per person and include heavy hors d’oeurves, desserts, cash bar, and the opportunity to bid on dozens of items donated by local businesses. Many items will also be available to bid on online beginning on Thursday, November 24th. Purchase tickets or bid online at one.bidpal.net. The event will be held at the Stearns Hotel Ballroom- 212 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club’s STRIVE Program and college scholarships. 

December 8-14, 2022

Saturday, December 10th-Sunday, December 11th; 2022
10am-4pm

Snowshoe Making Classes
Participants must be age 16 and older. The cost is $190, which includes the preformed wooden frames, lacing, high-quality bindings, and personal instruction. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, December 10th-Sunday, December 11th; 2022
5-8pm

Christmas in the Village
Explore Christmas traditions of the past and present with fun activities like letter writing to Santa, crafts, demonstrations, and more. Cost is $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors, $8 for Children ages 3-13, and free for Children under age 3. Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington.

Saturday, December 10th, 2022
9:30am-3pm

Christmas Party at Sandcastles
Mr. and Mrs. Claus will make a special stop from 10:30am-12pm with John Marek and his Balloon Creations. Deb Borema at the Creation Station will demonstrate and help you make Funny Sweater Ornaments from 12-1:30pm. Refreshments will also be provided. Regular admission rates apply. Visit sandcastleschildrensmuseum.com for more information.

Saturday, December 10th, 2022
10am-2pm

Floracraft’s Annual Santa’s Workshop
This free event includes crafting, games, snacks, gifts, a walk through our Winter Wonderland, and more. There will also be photos with Santa Claus and story time with Mrs. Claus.  For more information, visit facebook.com. Floracraft- 1 Longfellow Place, Ludington.

Sunday, December 11th, 2022
1-4pm

Santa Visits the Brewery
Free and open to all ages. Ludington Bay Brewing Co.- 515 S. James St., Ludington.

Sunday, December 11th, 2022
12-4pm

Christmas Party
Visit with Santa, Ugly-Sweater crafts, cookie decorating, and balloon animals. Regular admission rates apply. Sandcastles Children’s Museum– 129 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

December 15-21

Saturday, December 17th-Sunday, December 18th; 2022
10am-4pm

Snowshoe Making Classes
Participants must be age 16 and older. The cost is $190, which includes the preformed wooden frames, lacing, high-quality bindings, and personal instruction. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, December 17th, 2022
10-11:30am

Santa Social
Free event with photos with Santa, activities, hot cocoa, and cookies. Ludington Library– 217 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Saturday, December 17th, 2022
1pam

Christmas Card Making for Kids
Create three cards to give out to friends and family. Supplies provided. Ages 4-10. Cost is $10 per person. Please RSVP by December 14th by calling (231) 843-4808. Mason County Historical Society- 130 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Saturday, December 17th, 2022
3:30-5pm AND 6:30-8pm

The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet
Enjoy a magical experience at Sandcastles Children’s Museum as the story of the Nutcracker is told through live-action scenes and dance performed by Tye Chua Dance. Cost is $10 for non-members and $8 for members and can be purchased by calling (231) 233-9326. Refreshments will be served after the show. Sandcastles Children’s Museum– 129 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

December 22-31, 2022

Saturday, December 31st, 2022
9pm

Ludington New Year’s Eve Ball Drop
Live music, beer tent, lighted ball drop at midnight with fireworks to follow. Legacy Plaza- 110 N. James St., Ludington.

Saturday, December 31st, 2022
5-8pm

New Year’s Eve Balloon Drop
Fun activities and refreshments for the whole family with a balloon drop to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Tickets available soon. Sandcastles Children’s Museum– 129 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Saturday, December 31st, 2022
9-11pm

New Year’s Eve Party
Free event for teens and adults including VR, crafts, games, Smash Tournament, and more. Ludington Library– 217 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Saturday, December 31st, 2022
9:30-11:30pm

New Year’s Eve @ The Port
Fun, family activities, live music with Third Coast Swing, and all businesses within will be open. The Port- 222 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington.

Check back often for updates to this calendar of events!

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