What is Holidays in the City?

Holidays in the City is a collaboration between the Downtown Development Authority, the City of Muskegon, and business owners to bring you the very best of our downtown during the holiday season. Every weekend from Thanksgiving through Christmas, there are fun and exciting holiday events taking place! Explore below all the great things downtown Muskegon has to offer this holiday season!

The Kick-Off

Holidays in the City kicks off on November 27 with Small Business Saturday and the community Christmas tree lighting in Hackley Park.

Small Business Saturday

Holidays in the City first began over 10 years ago with the start of Small Business Saturday and is still the kick-off event! Downtown Muskegon prides itself on the abundunce of local shops and resturants, so come on down on November 27 and shop local!

Hackley Park Tree Lighting

Santa and his reindeer will make a special visit to Hackley Park for the community Christmas tree lighting on November 27! Holiday activities will begin with the Hackley and Hume Holiday Tours Kick-Off at 2pm. Enjoy tours of the Hackley and Hume historic sites, ornament decorating, cookies, and hot chocolate! Santa’s reindeer will be available to meet outside of the Hackley Public Library on Third Street starting at 4:30pm. Santa himself will arrive at Hackley Park to receive the keys to the city and light the Christmas tree at 6pm.

Christmas Lights

After the tree lighting, join us to view the NEW holiday lights on Western Avenue! 


Every Christmas Story Ever Told

Presented by the Muskegon Civic Theatre

November 19 – December 5

Festival of Wreaths

Downtown Muskegon Wreath Walk

November 24 – December 5

Holiday Tours

Experience the Hackley & Hume homes on Saturdays during the holiday season

November 27 – December 29 2pm-7pm

Small Business Saturday

Shop Local in the Lakeside District

November 27th, 10am – 5pm

Christmas Tree Lighting

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting with Reindeer in Hackley Park

Saturday, November 27 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. Madison

Flaunt Your Flannel Night

Friday, November 26 7:10pm

Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. Madison

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday, November 27 7:10pm

Singing Christmas Tree

Presented by Mona Shores High School Choir

December 1 – 3 7:00pm  December 4 3:00pm & 7:00pm

Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. Cedar Rapids

Teddy Bear Toss

Friday, December 3 7:10pm

Holidays in Lakeside

Enjoy holidays in the Lakeside District

Saturday, December 4                10am – 5pm

Hanukkah History & Traditions

Presented by the Lakeshore Museum Center

Saturday, December 4              2:00pm – 4:00pm

Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. Cedar Rapids


Saturday, December 4 7:10pm

Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. Cedar Rapids

Princess & Hero Night

Sunday, December 5 4:00pm

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party

Concert at the Frauenthal

Monday, December 6              7:30pm

Christmas Cookie Traditions

Presented by Hackely Public Library

Tuesday, December 7         6:00pm

Holiday Little Learners: STEAM Learn & Play

Presented by the Lakeshore Museum Center

Thursday, December 9              10:00am – 11:00am

Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. Team USA U17

Ugly Sweater Night

Friday, December 10 7:10pm

Home for the Holidays

Presented by the West Michigan Symphony

Friday, December 10 7:30pm

Downtown Cookie Crawl

Presented by the City of Muskegon

Saturday, December 11                10am – 8pm

Indoor Holiday Market

Presented by Pigeon Hill

Saturday, December 11                11:30am – 4:00pm

A Christmas Celebration

Concert at the Frauenthal

Saturday, December 11              7:00pm

Ugly Sweater Party

Presented by Pigeon Hill 

Friday, December 17              7:00pm – 10:00pm

The Nutcracker

Ballet at the Frauenthal

Saturday, December 18            3:00pm – 5:00pm

Free Family Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life

Presented by the Frauenthal

Sunday, December 19                     3:00pm – 5:30pm

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