Christmas Festivities and the Aglow on the Avenue Parade with Santa in Downtown Ludington
Bring the family to Ludington's Aglow on the Avenue Parade. This is a great way to kick off the holiday season and welcome Santa to town!
The event is generally held the Saturday after Thanksgiving and coincides with the Small Business Saturday "Shop Locally" promotions, when most stores downtown are open for holiday shopping from 11am-7pm. You can select your tree from the Christmas Tree Lot downtown, enjoy a holiday craft show at the Art Center, and visit with Santa after the parade at Sandcastles Children's Museum.
The Aglow on the Avenue Parade and activities are presented by the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Downtown Ludington Board.
Here's what happened in 2018:
- 10am - Singletrack Showdown. 15 mile bike race.
- 11am-7pm - Shop Small Business Saturday in downtown Ludington
- 10am-4pm - Holiday Craft Show at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts
- 11am-8pm - Christmas Tree Lot at James Street Plaza
- 4-6pm - Parade Open House at the Mason County District Library
- 5:30pm - Tree Lighting & Caroling, James Street Plaza
- 6pm - Aglow on the Avenue Holiday Parade on Ludington Avenue from Gaylord to Harrison
- After Parade until 8pm - Visit with Santa at Sandcastles Children's Museum
Check back later for information on the 2019 Christmas Festivities in Downtown Ludington!
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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.
Hamlin Lake -- 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.
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