Starts Thursday, Dec. 1!

Enjoy the sounds of the holidays

Drawing record crowds for a Winter Festival

A spectacular celebration … 

Step back in time to one of Michigan’s most unique holiday celebrations.

An entire weekend of excitement including the Victorian Sleighbell Parade with horse-drawn entries, bagpipers, reindeer and carolers elegantly dressed in Victorian attire. The highlights of the parade are draft horses pulling a 30-foot Christmas tree down River Street followed by a beautiful display of luminaries, caroling and the lighting of the tree.

Manistee’s Old Christmas Weekend is filled with charming, Victorian-inspired events including the Festival of Trees, craft bazaar, 5K race and more … 

It’s an entire weekend of nostalgia and old-fashioned fun. 


Time until the 33rd annual Victorian Sleighbell Parade at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3.