2022 Sleighbell Parade & Old Christmas Weekend Event Schedule


Thursday, December 1

Chamber of Commerce UnTapped

5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre Ballroom, 101 Maple Street

Join the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce for an evening of great food, drinks and good company! Reconnect with friends and colleagues at Chamber UnTapped. Tickets required. More information can be found at www.manisteechamber.com.

 

Friday, December 2

Event: 6 x 6 Art Exhibition

noon to 5 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Hardy Hall Art Gallery, 101 Maple Street

The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts presents this community show featuring 6 x 6 canvases by area and regional artists and enthusiasts. The square canvases will be for sale for $20. Be inspired by art! Purchase and support the Hardy Hall Art Gallery. Free and open to the public.

 

Lakeside Club’s Festival of Trees & Holiday Decor
1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre Ballroom, 101 Maple Street   
Admission: $1 minimum donation

View and bid on creatively decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, gift baskets, and other seasonal decor designed by local holiday enthusiasts. “Buy it Now” options available. Bring canned goods to vote for your favorite entry for the “People’s Choice” award. Bring unwrapped toys for Five CAP’s “Toys for Tots/Gifts for Teens”.  Bidding closes Saturday, December 3 at 8 pm. Proceeds benefit two local nonprofits.

 

Lakeside Club’s “1885 Come Alive!”

7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre Ballroom, 101 Maple Street

Step back in time! This event is an authentic Victorian Christmas gathering. Black tie with a Victorian theme required. Enjoy entertainment, Victorian appetizers and sweets with a cash bar. Limited tickets are available. Purchase advance tickets online at lakesideclubmanistee.org. Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple.  

 

Saturday, December 3

Christmas Craft Bazaar

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wagoner Community Center, 260 St. Mary’s Parkway

 
25 cents Holiday Movie

10 a.m., The Vogue Theatre, 383 River Street

Hot Chocolate from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Jingle Bell Jog 5K

10 a.m. Location tbd
Race details and information will be posted on http://runmanistee.blogspot.com. Advanced registration will be $20 per runner, $25 on race day.   

Event: 6 x 6 Art Exhibition

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Hardy Hall Art Gallery, 101 Maple Street

The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts presents this community show featuring 6 x 6 canvases by area and regional artists and enthusiasts. The square canvases will be for sale for $20. Come in and be inspired by art! Purchase and support the Hardy Hall Art Gallery. Free and open to the public.

Tours of the Ramsdell Theatre

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (every 30 minutes), Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple Street

$5 per person. Available at www.RamsdellTheatre.org

 

Ramsdell Theatre Box Office is open from 11 a.m. to 4  p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m.

 
Lakeside Club’s Festival of Trees & Holiday Decor

11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Ramsdell Ballroom, 101 Maple Street 
Admission: $1 minimum donation

View and bid on creatively decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, gift baskets, and other seasonal decor designed by local holiday enthusiasts. “Buy it Now” options available. Bring canned goods to vote for your favorite entry for the “People’s Choice” award. Bring unwrapped toys for Five CAP’s “Toys for Tots/Gifts for Teens”.  Bidding closes Saturday, December 3 at 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit two local nonprofits.

Scandinavian Christmas Open House

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Old Kirke Museum, 304 Walnut Street

Christmas trees decorated in the traditional Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian manner and traditional Scandinavian cookies in the 1868 sanctuary along with a display of Christmas “Tiny Towns and Trains II” and the Madsen Lumbering Dioramas in the lower exhibit hall.

 

Santa’s Headquarters

1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Manistee Marina, 480 River Street

Santa himself will be there for photo ops and to receive Christmas lists from all the good girls and boys. Santa has to leave promptly at 4 p.m. to line up for the Victorian Sleighbell Parade.

Sponsored by: RE/MAX Randy Zakrajseck 

 

Roasted Chestnuts: Annual Sleighbell Tradition

4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Downtown Manistee, various Locations on River Street

Sponsored by: Kendra C. Thompson Architects, PC

Victorian Sleighbell Parade

5:30 p.m., Downtown Manistee, River Street

Experience one of Michigan’s most memorable holiday traditions. This authentic parade features horse drawn carriages, turn of the century characters, 30-foot Christmas tree pulled upright by a beautiful horse team, bagpipers and much more. The parade concludes downtown’s west end near the fountain with community caroling and lighting of the tree. 
Sponsored by: West Shore Bank

 

Sleighbell Fireworks

Immediately following the Victorian Sleighbell Parade

Sponsored by: Jeff Reau Edward Jones

 

A West Shore Community College Holiday Rock Spectacular Reunion

8 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple Street

The West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series, in collaboration with Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, will present the Holiday Rock Spectacular Reunion. This is an opportunity to ring in the holiday season with a powerful musical production featuring the music of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, For King and Country, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, and U2 to name a few. Tickets are required and range from $15 to $50. Available at www.RamsdellTheatre.org.

 

Sunday, December 4

Lakeside Club’s Festival of Trees & Holiday Decor

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ramsdell Ballroom, 101 Maple Street

Pick-up time for Winning Bidders

 

Event: 6 x 6 Art Exhibition

noon to 3 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, Hardy Hall Art Gallery, 101 Maple Street

The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts presents this community show featuring 6 x 6 canvases by area and regional artists and enthusiasts. The square canvases will be for sale for $20. Be inspired by art! Purchase and support the Hardy Hall Art Gallery. Free and open to the public.

Ramsdell Theatre Box Office is open from 1 to 2 p.m.

 
Santa’s Headquarters

1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Manistee Marina, 480 River Street

Santa headquarters will also be open on Dec. 10, 11, 17 and 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sponsored by: RE/MAX Randy Zakrajseck 

 

A West Shore Community College Holiday Rock Spectacular Reunion

2 p.m., Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple Street

The West Shore Community College Performing Arts Series, in collaboration with Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, will present the Holiday Rock Spectacular Reunion. This is an opportunity to ring in the holiday season with a powerful musical production featuring the music of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, For King and Country, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton and U2 to name a few. Tickets are required and range from $15 to $50. Available at www.RamsdellTheatre.org.