Meet in the middle of the mitten to celebrate the most wonderful time of year at the Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration. This annual event takes place in historic downtown Mt. Pleasant the first week of December, and is sure to bring holiday cheer to everyone with its family-friendly activities, tasty holiday treats and festive sights!

Merry Christmas Light-up Sign

Photo curtesy of City of Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation Facebook Page

Schedule of Events

Kick the weekend off on Friday, December 1, with the Winter Market in Town Center, and find unique gifts and crafts that will make perfect presents for the upcoming Holiday season. Kids can participate in different Christmas-themed activities at Candy Cane Lane, watch singing performances and even enjoy a hay ride as they meander through the downtown area.

Start Saturday morning on the right foot as you participate in the Jingle all the Way 5k, which also includes a 5 Mile and a Kids 1 Mile Fun Run! The race starts at 7:50am in downtown Mt. Pleasant, and all proceeds from this event will go towards Toys for Tots. To sign up for the Jingle all the Way 5k, click here.

Runners at the Jingle All the Way 5k
Cookie booth at the Winter Market

Photo curtesy of the City of Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation Facebook page

After building up a hefty appetite from the morning run, enjoy breakfast with Santa from 9:00am until noon at Sacred Heart Parish Hall and fill up on pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and all proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Academy Athletic Association.

Round out the jolly-filled evening at 6:00pm with the anticipated Lighted Parade, and see Santa Clause pulled in his sleigh by Clydesdales! In addition to all of these events, kids can also visit with Santa downtown at Coldwell Banker throughout the weekend. Don’t let the cold stop you from having a good time – enjoy hot chocolate while stopping by one of the many warming stations!

Truck at the Lighted Christmas Parade

Photo curtesy of the City of Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation Facebook page

Stop by other shops and restaurants in the Mt. Pleasant area, and enjoy different family friendly activities to keep everyone busy the whole weekend. Keep an eye on the Christmas Celebration event page for the most up-to-date schedule of events as we approach the holiday season.

Meet Mt. Pleasant

While attending this year’s Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration, be sure to snap a photo using #meetmtp on social media, we might just feature your photo! Follow the Mt. Pleasant CVB on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok to stay up to date on the latest in the central Michigan area, and check out the calendar of events to see other upcoming winter events.

Image Credits: City of Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation