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A Colonial Christmas

Colonial Michilimackinac
Mackinaw City

Saturday, December 14, 2024
3:00 – 7:00pm

Last admission at 6:30pm

Historic Interpreters getting ready to celebrate Christmas at MichilimackinacAdult – $12
Child (5-12) – $8
Free for children 4 and under and Mackinac Associates (excluding Heritage level)

Tickets will go on sale online in summer, 2024. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.

The sun sets on the Straits of Mackinac. Fires crackle in stone hearths. The smell of treats and warm beverages fill the crisp winter air. Laughter, conversation, and more can be heard emanating from inside the palisaded walls. It’s ‘A Colonial Christmas’ at Colonial Michilimackinac, where the traditions of the 17th and 18th century are alive for all to explore. 

Lanterns light the path in Michilimackinac where storytellers recount the various traditions of historic residents, a retelling of the first Christmas at Mackinac in 1679, and the church at Ste. Anne’s prepared for Christmas Mass as it would have been in the 18th century. Create crafts to take home and bring the family out on the Parade Ground for historic games. All the while, enjoy delicious holiday snacks located throughout the fort.