Location: Lake Michigan
Ease of Getting There: 9/10
Ease of Staying There: 9/10
Ease of Eating There: 9/10
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Discover Muskegon, Michigan, from a different perspective this winter. The coastal town transforms into a holiday village, illuminated by the sparkling lights of the season.
You won’t want to miss the 35th anniversary of the Tallest Singing Christmas Tree – December 5-7, 2019. This dazzling show boasts 25,000 colored lights, 15 tiers, 67’ tall, 280 singers and 50 piece Mona Shores High School orchestra. This will set a joyful tune for the holidays. The same weekend brings Santa to town on a horse drawn carriage in the 67th annual Christmas Parade. Over 50 participants will march the streets entertaining young and old alike.
Muskegon’s Lakeside District gets into the spirit of the season as well with merry making activities for the whole family, including shopping, tree lighting, carriage rides and more. Festivities start on December 7 as well.
The beauty of the land, beach, water and trails brings out new adventures during the winter season. Get your cold-weather gear on and head outdoors to explore Muskegon. Warm up with a drink at a local brewery, distillery or winery and choose from a variety of cafes, restaurants, fine dining and ethnic food options. Something for everyone.
Muskegon is an easy drive from Detroit or Chicago (about three hours from each), and a quick 40-minute drive from Grand Rapids.