The Copper Country is known for it’s amazing history and miles of endless shoreline, but what some don’t know is that the holiday season brings a whole new life to the Keweenaw. The streets are lined with holiday decorations and lights and since we are the snow capital of the Midwest there’s a good chance the sidewalks are lined in the soft white snow we all long for this time of year. Here are 3 Copper Country events that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
1. Old Fashioned Christmas and Holiday Home Tour
Before or after visiting with Santa & Mrs. Claus, children can decorate their very own cookies to take home. Enjoy the Friends of Fashion Christmas in the Vintage Fashion Room at the Chassell Heritage Center with traditional Holiday music performed by “Chassell Centennial Chorus.”
If you’re looking for some holiday inspiration check out the Home for the Holidays home tour and gourmet tasting to snag ideas for your holiday party.
2. Christmas in Calumet
Stroll down the historic streets of Downtown Calumet and hear carolers singing and sleigh bells ringing…literally. On Saturdays and Sundays in the month of December, Downtown Calumet turns into a scene out of a movie. Visit Santa at the Vertin Gallery, the very first department store in Calumet, go for a ride on a dog sled or horse drawn carriage. Take a walk through all the local stores decorated with all your holiday favorites and enjoy the smells of fresh hot cocoa. Find something unique, make a memory, or just take in the old time feel.
3. Copper Harbor Lighting
Copper Harbor, MI, is a quaint little town at the northern most point of the Keweenaw Peninsula that is hiding something spectacular. Every year for the last 11 years, Copper Harbor is lit up by over 50,000 Christmas lights for most of December until New Years. The day of the initial lighting is always a festive event with extraordinary cookies, children laughing and friends and family gathered around. The magical feeling you get when you see the lights for the first time makes the drive alone worth it plus you get to see everywhere else on your way up!