December 1-4, 2022

Enjoy the sounds of the holidays

Drawing record crowds for a Winter Festival

Join us December 1-4, 2022, for the Victorian Sleighbell Parade and Old Christmas Weekend

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.

Old Christmas Weekend is filled with lovely events including the Festival of Trees and guided tours of the historic 1894 Lumber Baron Mansion, which now houses the Dempsey Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn and Victorian Tea Room.


Time until the 33rd annual Victorian Sleighbell Parade and Old Christmas Weekend