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December Holidays — 2023
- December 1st - National Christmas Lights Day and Rosa Parks Day. While not related, they are both good reasons to celebrate the first day of December.
- December 2nd - National Build Joy Day. Spread kindness!
- December 4th - National Cookie Day.
- December 5th - National Blue Jeans Day
- December 7th - National Pearl Harbor Day of Remembrance and Hanukkah
- December 9th - Christmas Card Day. Whether you send snail-mail cards or send a virtual card to everyone on your list, don’t forget the value of a heartfelt, personal card.
- December 12th - Gingerbread House Day and National Poinsettia Day.
- December 15th - National Cat Herders Day.
- December 16th - National Wreaths Across America Day.
- December 17th - Festival of Winter Walks.
- December 20th - Games Day. Share a list with your friends for the games to give as gifts.
- December 21st - Winter Solstice and World Snowboard Day. Bundle up, buttercup.
- December 24th - Christmas Eve and National Eggnog Day.
- December 25th - Christmas Day
- December 26th - Kwanzaa and Boxing Day.
- December 31st - New Year's Eve
THANKSGIVING FUN FACTS:
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 over a three-day harvest festival.
Abrham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3, 1863.
There are four towns in the United States named “Turkey”. They can be found in Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, and North Carolina.
The tradition of football on Thanksgiving began in 1876 with a game between Yale and Princeton. The first NFL games were played on Thanksgiving in 1920.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids
This 158 acre park earned honors for the country’s top sculpture park featuring world class sculptures, children’s gardens, tropical conservatory, and artist collections.
Riding the Dunes
Silver Lake State Park in Mears, MI offers 450 acres of dunes for riding your own ORV or a rental. Open through October 31st.
Experience entertainment including plays, national theater acts, concerts, sports, museums, exceptional restaurants (from BBS to fine dining) and a Children’s Zoo. All in Saginaw and Saginaw County (Frankenmuth and Birch Run are close by).
Everglades of Michigan
A Three-Hour Tour. Again, in Saginaw. But who knew it! Visit part of the largest watershed in the state. Go by yourself or maybe with a group (up to 10).
Yep, again, in Saginaw. Visit the Saginaw Valley Rail Trail for an 11 mile ride on a 12 foot wide paved rail trail that runs from Saginaw to St. Charles. Bike through natural areas and cross over 7 restored railroad bridges over creeks, rivers and wetlands.
Make plans. October 7th in Caseville is Patio Pour Brewfest. A Dog O Weenie Costume Contest with pups is October 22nd. The Witches Walk takes place on October 28th (a witch’s ball will be held at Thumb Brewery from 6:30 -10:00 pm. Holly Berry Weekend, a town holiday shopping event, is November 4 – 5. Thumb Brewery for craft brews is open 6 days a week – closes in November and reopens in February.
Discover Manistee, a 154-year-old port city with beaches, lighthouses, tours of preserved historic mansions, a 1.5 river walk, a newly restored theatre featuring first-run flicks along with 25 cent matinees, and so much more.