Check out our list of holiday traditions and events in the Mt. Pleasant area

It’s the time of year for Holiday cheer. Grab the scarf, lace up your boots, and head off into a wonderful world full of stocking stuffers, sledding, Santas and more! What follows is the ultimate must-do list of Holiday traditions in the Mt. Pleasant area.

Lights in Downtown Mt. Pleasant

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way into Downtown Mt. Pleasant to see the beautiful display of Christmas lights.

Sledding, skiing and snowshoeing in Isabella County

Here are our favorite spots for outdoor activities:
-Sledding: Mission Creek Woodland Park, Deerfield Nature Park and Snow Snake
-Skiing: Snow Snake
-Snowshoeing & cross-country skiing: Deerfield Nature Park
-Hiking: Chippewa Watershed Conservancy Preserves; Bundy Hill Preserve

#shoplocal artists handmade gifts at Art Reach of Mid-Michigan

Art Reach of Mid-Michigan’s gift shop offers unique, one-of-a-kind works from over 150 Michigan artists, as well as wholesale goods; Shop pottery, jewelry, clothing, children’s toys, wood works and more! Check out our Holiday Gift Guide, a resource to #shoppinglocal in Isabella County.

Hot Cocoa at Roz’s Diner

Hot cocoa + whipped cream + Christmas sprinkles = a holiday MUST! Roz’s Diner, one of Michigan’s Best Diners, has holiday sweet treats and seasonal menu items for you to enjoy in Rosebush, Michigan. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, keep a lookout for featured local artists’ gifts for sale at the diner.

Ice skating at I.C.E. Arena

Ice skate at the Mt. Pleasant I.C.E. Arena all winter long; Wednesdays $2.50 Public Skate Deal!

Sweet treats & holiday candies from local favorite, Mitchell’s Gourmet Deli & Market

From candies and cookies, to Oh Boys! And chocolate covered pretzels, Mitchell’s Gourmet Deli & Market promises holiday-cheer in every bite. Shop Michigan-made and Mitchell-made products for stocking stuffers, gifts, gift basket arrangements or to just treat yourself. Located in both Shepherd and Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Seasonal cocktail & coffee menus in Downtown Mt. Pleasant–GP2ADzC/

Pleasant City Coffee and Ponder Coffee Company for delicious, holiday-inspired coffee menus; drinks featuring holiday flavors like peppermint, gingerbread and more. For something with a “kick” visit Midori Sushi & Martini Lounge for handcrafted, seasonal cocktails and a rockin’ sushi menu.


Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration

This two-day event, the first weekend in December, features:
-Tree lighting ceremony
-Community caroling sing-along session
-Jingle All the Way 5K
-Pancake breakfast with Santa
-Santa hours
-Light Christmas parade

Mountain Town Brewing Company’s “Beers of Christmas”

Starting the week of Thanksgiving, Mountain Town Brewing Co., located inside Summit Smokehouse, will launch a new, delicious, small batch beer every day until Christmas Eve.

Visits with Santa at Town Center

Meet the Big Guy at Town Center in Downtown Mt. Pleasant, every weekend, leading up to Christmas. Click here for Santa Hours.

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