As the snow blankets the charming town of Charlevoix, Michigan, a winter wonderland comes to life. Known for its picturesque landscapes and welcoming community, Charlevoix transforms into a magical destination during the winter months. Here's your guide to all enchanting winter events that make Charlevoix a must-visit during this season.
Candle Light Hikes
Embark on an enchanting adventure of snowshoeing, hiking, or cross-country skiing along candle-lit trails, spanning approximately one mile. Tailor the experience at your own pace in this self-guided journey, starting at the sledding hill parking lot at Mt. McSauba. Join us every Friday from December 29 until February 23, from 5 to 8 PM. Be prepared for the weather, and best of all, this event is free to attend!
Frost Bite Trail
The Frostbite Trail is not your typical woodland stroll—it's a winter culinary event featuring 12 businesses in Antrim and Charlevoix counties. Taking place on four Saturdays in 2024 (January 13, February 10, March 23, and April 20) from 12 pm to 6 pm, visitors can enjoy rotating small food tastings paired with wine, beer, or cider.
Explore local businesses, indulge in delicious treats, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of downtown Charlevoix. Live music, special discounts, and a whole lot of fun await! Don't miss out on the kickoff to a fabulous weekend—come be a part of the First Fridays magic!
Indoor Side Walk Sales
February 16-19: Discover fantastic deals, unique finds, and local treasures. From trendy boutiques to hidden gems, explore the best of what Charlevoix businesses have to offer. Don't miss out on the perfect opportunity to shop 'til you drop, snow or shine!
Charlevoix's winter events extend beyond the town center. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and winter hiking on the area's scenic trails. The abundant snowfall provides the perfect backdrop for a day of adventure and exploration. Check out our calendar of events to see what else is happening in Charlevoix.