Thanksgiving Events in Leelanau and the region

The annual Glen Arbor Pajama Party is held the morning after Thanksgiving (Friday, Nov 26) from 5-7 AM and features shoppers in their PJs and bargains galore! Glen Arbor also holds their annual Tree Lighting and Carols followed by a preview of the Saturday’s Holiday Market Place at the town hall. More information on the weekend’s events and area shops & stores from the Glen Arbor Area Chamber.

Leland’s PJ Party will be held Friday as well with stores open 8-10 AM with special sales, clever display of PJ’s and pre-holiday discounts. More about Leland from the Leland Chamber of Commerce.

The Northport-Omena Chamber of Commerce will host a tree lighting ceremony at the big tree next to the Hardware Store on Saturday (Nov 27). There will be a warm fire, carols lead by the Village Voices and music from the Northport Community Band from 5:30 to 6 pm. The open house portion will be ongoing throughout the day. There will be a story hour at Dog Ears Books from 2:30 to 3:30 pm and a puppet workshop at Dolls & More (cost $10) from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Eateries will offer holiday specials.


Crystal Mountain & Leelanau-based Wings of Wonder invite you to clear some room for your holiday feast with the annual Turkey Vulture Trot on Thursday morning. The 5k winds around the mountain and starts at 9 AM with a 1 mile fun run at 10. Proceeds benefit Wings of Wonder – details at!