New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

December 26, 2018

Marquette, MI – Gather with family and friends to ring in 2019 at the 30th annual New Year’s Eve ball drop in Downtown Marquette on Monday, December 31, 2018. Share in this true Marquette tradition and join in the countdown to midnight atop the Masonic Square Mall at 130 W. Washington Street. Double Trouble DJs have again stepped up to take on the continuation of this tradition,and will add their own signature twists to the event. Special thanks to the Masonic Association for the generous use of their building. According to Mona Lang, Marquette Downtown Development Authority Executive Director, “This is a great event for the community and an exciting way to bring in the New Year.”

Event participants are reminded that the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop is a family friendly event. While the 100 block of W. Washington Street will be closed to traffic, the public is reminded that consumption of alcohol is not allowed in the public right of way. Bar and restaurant patrons are asked to consume any beverages inside of respective establishments before venturing out onto the streets.

The Marquette City Commission has generously waived the street closure and police protection fees to help bring this popular events to the community. The event is sponsored by the City of Marquette and the Marquette Downtown Development Authority.

Share in the magic of the twelfth strike marking the beginning of 2019 at this family friendly community celebration.

For more information, contact the Marquette Downtown Development Authority at (906) 228-9475.

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Christmas Dinners

December 13, 2018

Marquette, MIDecember 13, 2018 – On December 25th, Christmas Day, Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly will be hosting Christmas Dinner in 9 locations. Marquette, Houghton, Hancock, Tapiola, South Range, Calumet, Mohawk, Baraga and Ontonagon. All DINNERS ARE SERVED AT 2 PM.
We are inviting elderly friends who have no family or are alone on Christmas Day. If you would like to attend please call 482-6944. We will also be preparing home delivered meals to elders who will be alone and not attending the parties.
Volunteers are needed for transportation, set-up, cooking, clean-up and serving. Please go to select a location and time slot.

Santa is Coming to Town!

December 13, 2018

Escanaba, MIDecember 13, 2018 – Santa is flying into Delta County Airport on a special mission. Rudolph got lost in the forest of the UP and he is trying to find him before Christmas! He is planning to fly in this Saturday, December 15th at 12:30 pm. So don’t be late!

Santa has sent treats in advance to share with those that come to welcome him at the Delta County Airport. He will be available for pictures until 3 pm.

Light Up the Soo – December 14-23

December 9, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – The holiday season shines bright in Sault Ste. Marie! Create a new holiday tradition with the festive lights and glittering decorations of the city. Dress warm, though, so you can leisurely enjoy all the beauty and wonder associated with this event.

Hours for Light up the Soo are 5-9 pm daily.

Holiday Brass Choir Concert at the Marquette Commons

December 9, 2018

Marquette, MIDecember 9, 2018 – Many people can mentally picture a few Salvation Army brass musicians bundled up and playing carols outside at Christmas time. It is, however, rare to actually see such a group. Well here’s your chance to experience something similar, and in a more comfortable environment.

Sammy Nestico expanded on the classic idea to create lush carol arrangements for slightly larger brass groups. On Sunday afternoon, December 16, ten local brass players will be playing those arrangements for the enjoyment of the community.

The concert will be inside at the Marquette Commons, 112 South Third St, Marquette, on December 16 at 4:00 PM. It is open to the public and free. We hope to see you there.

All Aboard the Polar Express at the Peter White Public Library

December 5, 2018

Marquette, MIDecember 5, 2018 – On Thursday, December 13, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Peter White Community Room, join us for this interactive storytime for kids of all ages featuring the book The Polar Express. There will crafts and snacks available. You are encouraged to wear your PJ’s to stay in theme with the story! Free For more information, please call 226-4321, 226-4323, visit, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

NMU Holiday Collage Concert on December 6

December 1, 2018

Marquette, MIDecember 1, 2018 – Northern Michigan University’s music department will host its third annual Holiday Collage Concert at 7:30 pm on Thursday, December 6, in Reynolds Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. The concert will feature the NMU band, choirs, orchestra and a variety of student soloists and ensembles.

Holly Jolly Jubilee at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library

December 1, 2018

Ishpeming, MIDecember 1, 2018 – The Friends of the Library are hosting a holiday fundraiser at the library on Saturday, December 8th from 10 am – 4 pm. All profits will go to fund the 2019 Summer Reading Program. Pick up all of your stocking stuffers early: shop the book sale, complete your set of local landmark ornaments, grab next year’s calendar, and more! Kids crafts, a scavenger hunt, and yummy snacks will be here, too. Make sure to vote in our wreath contest!

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