We wait an entire year for Christmas, but every year it seems the holiday sneaks up on us and it’s here before we know it. But just because the days get closer to December 24th, that doesn’t mean the celebrations have to start winding down! There’s still plenty of time to get out and bask in the joy of the holiday season. No matter what your age, there’s something truly magical about December in Michigan. Here are nine of the best Christmas things to do in Michigan before Santa makes his stop in the Great Lakes State.

Of course, this list only scratches the surface when it comes to fascinating Christmas things to do in Michigan. Did we leave any of your favorites off our list? How many of these activities have you been to? Feel free to share your ideas and recommendations in the comment section!

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Christmas in Michigan

Are there any Christmas train rides in Michigan?

The short answer to this question is yes! Beginning in mid-November, the Steam Railroading Institute has a Christmas train ride in Michigan you can take known as the North Pole Express. The train only operates on select days, so be sure to visit their website in plenty of advance to purchase your tickets. Then, sit back and enjoy a magical ride to the Village of Ashley Country Christmas for a Christmas party like no other. We hear the party’s guest of honor is none other than Santa himself! Plan to make an entire day out of your experience on the North Pole Express and take home memories to last a lifetime.

Where are the best Christmas towns in Michigan?

Cities and towns across the country and across the globe love to get into the Christmas spirit. The same holds true here in the Great Lakes State, and we have rounded up some of our favorite Christmas towns in Michigan. From the western city of Holland to the town literally called Christmas, there’s holiday cheer along every street corner. If you’re feeling up for an adventure this winter, we have created a holiday road trip through Michigan that takes you to several of the most charming Christmas towns in the state! We know you’ll have fun and be laughing all the way!

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