Leelanau News and Events

It's Santa Season In Suttons Bay!

By Craig Manning | Nov. 15, 2023

Santa Claus is coming to town.

The Suttons Bay Chamber has announced plans for its annual holiday kickoff celebration, including the return of Santa Claus to the village.

On Saturday, November 25, Santa, his reindeer, and Mrs. Claus will all be passing through Suttons Bay for a day of holiday festivities. Events begin at noon, when locals will have a chance to meet two of Santa’s reindeer. The reindeer meet-and-greet runs until 2pm, after which Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive via fire truck to a chorus of locals singing Christmas carols. The festivities will be punctuated with a free 3:30pm showing of The Polar Express at The Bay Theatre.

The Suttons Bay Chamber is also reprising its annual “Letters to Santa” tradition. Starting on Friday, November 17, locals can stop by participating retailers pick up “the magical stationary that delivers itself to the North Pole every night.” Each shop that has the stationary available will have a gold medallion on their front door. Kids can write wish lists or letters to Santa on the stationary, and then drop their correspondence into “Santa’s Mailbox,” which will be located in front of Bahle’s until December 20. If parents choose to include a mailing address on their children's letters, the child will receive a note back.

Keep an eye on the Leelanau Ticker next week for a roundup of more holiday kickoff events throughout the county!


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