Christmas events this weekend

A youngster visits with Santa at last year’s Christmas in the Village. (Escanaba Daily Press file photo)

ESCANABA — There are a number of holiday activities in the local area this weekend.


The U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association’s Christmas in the Village was held Friday and again today at the antique village in the U.P. State Fairgrounds. The village will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The antique village will be decked with lights and greenery. There are carols in Community Chapel, bonfires in the Village Square, and complimentary roasted chestnuts in the Agricultural Museum.

There will also be wagon rides, photo ops, cookie sale, popcorn, hot chocolate and goodies.

It will also be an opportunity to do some holiday shopping. There will be a wide selection of handcrafted items from a variety of local artisans and craftsmen available.

All shops are open and the Community Hall is filled with additional vendors. There is also a can raffle and a quilt raffle.

Children will also have an opportunity to visit Santa and tell him their Christmas wish.

There is no admission charge for Christmas in the Village. Instead, the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association asks you consider sharing the holiday spirit with others by donating non-perishable items to their holiday food drive. All donations go to a local food pantry.


Bay de Noc Choral Society’s annual Christmas concert, titled Glory, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba, 11th Street and 1st Avenue South. The concert will feature bells, organ, piano, brass, strings and more. Each Christmas season the concert fills the church, so all are encouraged to come early. There is no charge and a free-will offering will be taken at intermission. Traditional, classical and contemporary pieces will be presented.


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