Photography by Marion Riedl
The Christmas season is the season to shop, and your local merchants are ready for the holidays with great gift ideas and specials aimed to save you money.
Shop the downtown communities of Ludington, Pentwater, Scottville, Hart, and Manistee--the stores put you in a festive mood with their colorful decorations and seasonal music. You'll find gifts for everyone on your list...unique items you can't get at the mall. And keeping dollars locally helps your neighbors and the community. It just feels nice to walk down friendly sidewalks and gaze in the store windows as snowflakes fall. What is better than that?
In addition to the downtown shopping opportunities, there are numerous Arts & Crafts Shows and Bazaars
during the fall where you can find handcrafted and specialty items for your Christmas gift-giving.
Here is what usually occurs. Dates are being posted for 2018 as they become available.
September - Vendor & Craft Show,
10am-4pm, Shagway Arts Barn, 5949 Shagway Rd., Ludington.
October - St. Simon Applefest, 9am-5pm. St. Simon Family Center & Gym. - Fall Vendor Expo, 9am-3pm, Bethany Lutheran Church, 1101 S. Madison St., Ludington. - UMW Bazaar, 9am-2pm, Ludington United Methodist Church, 5810 Bryant Road, Ludington. - UMW Harvest Luncheon & Bazaar, 10am-3pm, Manistee United Methodist Church, 387 First St., Manistee.
November - Arts, Crafts & Jewelry, 10am-3pm, Ludington Senior Center, 308 S. Rowe St., Ludington. - Wellston Boosters Craft Show, 9am-3pm, Norman Township Community Hall, Wellston. - VFW Craft Show, 9am-4pm, VFW, State Street, Hart. - MCE Athletic Boosters Art & Craft Show, 9am-3pm, Mason County Eastern School, Custer., Custer.3 - Mistletoe Market, 9am-3pm, Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Ludington.10 - Mason County Family Events Annual Christmas Expo, 10am-3pm, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Ludington - Holiday Arts & Crafts Show, 9am-3pm, Foster Elementary School, Ludington. - Shopping Extravaganza craft show, 9am-3pm, Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1950 N. Jebavy Drive, Ludington - Multi-Vendor Fall Open House, 10am-2pm, American Legion Post 76, 318 N. James St., Ludington.17 - Fall Arts and Crafts Show, 10am-3pm, Ludington Area Catholic School. - Christmas Shoppe Arts & Crafts Show, 9am-3pm, Mason County Reformed Church. - Advent Market and Craft Fair, 9:30am-2:30pm, St. Vincent's Hall, Pentwater.24 - Ludington Arts Center Holiday Craft Show, 10am-4pm. Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington. - Manistee VFW Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar, 10am-3pm, Manistee VFW, 1211 28th St., Manistee.
December - Christmas Bazaar Sale, Shelby Library, 189 N. Maple.1 - Craft Fair, Pentwater Public School, Pentwater.1 - Manistee Sleighbell Bazaar and Craft Show, 9am-4pm, Manistee High School, 12th St., Manistee. - Scottville UMC Christmas Bazaar, 9am-2pm, Scottville United Methodist Church, State Street. - Last Minute Christmas Shopping Show, 10am-2pm, Tamarac Village, N. Lakeshore Drive, Ludington.
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Oceana County Arts & Crafts Fairs
Frankfort Arts & Crafts Fairs
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For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:
Ludington Activities & Things to Do
-- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
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.
-- 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.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides
and our locally produced WestMichigan.MichBiz.com
directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.