November 14-16, 2014 – Deer Widows Retreat: Shop, Dance & Dine – Holiday Lights Galore in Petoskey & Harbor Springs. Great way to experience up north in a custom-tailored tour like no other. Friday: Lots of great demo's in unique spaces – antiquing tables; glass blowing; pottery and a very cool store. Meal provided on the way to the mitten's northeast. Check into hotel with a wine to welcome winter. Then off to a bookstore for a very fun commentary of great books recommended just for us complimented with cheese and of course, wine. Then line, belly & international dancing. Prizes awarded. Saturday is all about seeing the Holiday lights in Petoskey. Stores have deep discounts. Dinner on your own but with the group. Indulge your inner astronomer for a once-in-a-lifetime star show with exceptionally starry skies and hear our guide tell us all about the night skies. Sunday will see us enjoying a wine tasting at an all time sensational winery, a demo at a studio, and lunch. $50.00 Deposit requried to hold your spot with full payment due by October 17, 2014. $250/person (based on double occupancy)
December 2, 2014 – Christmas With The Amish – Experience an “old-fashioned” Christmas – Amish Style by invitation only by a private family. Enjoy mouthwatering home cooked Amish meal in a private, Amish home with oil lights, demonstrations and see horse and buggies on the road, enroute to their various destinations. Be prepared to purchase bread, jams and much more. Activities will include: Amish cheese-making demo, Beeswax candle-making demo, Amish Christmas traditions explained, Amish preacher giving a traditional sermon, Amish Christmas brunch as they would serve and celebrate with family and friends, Quilts displayed in home, Visit an Amish Schoolhouse, An Amish department store with variety of traditional and up-to-date merchandise, Buggy/sleigh rides (at additional cost). $85/person
December 5, 2014 – Kellogg House Holiday – Guided tour of the beautifully decorated W. K. Kellogg Manor House ending with hot spiced tea and cookies. There will be 32 artists and vendors selling one-of-a-kind gifts for your holiday shopping pleasure! $85/person
December 12, 2014 – Greenfield Village Holiday Nights – Step into a Christmas card from the past. It’s America’s premier holiday celebration, complete with candlelit paths, live entertainment, costumed presenters, horse-drawn wagon and Model T Rides, delightful holiday shops, Santa and live reindeer, ice skating, caroling, spectacular fireworks and more. NOTE: This tour involves a lot of walking. Must have payment by November 19 in order to purchase advance tickets. $99/person
December 18, 2014 – Holiday Lights in Southeastern MI – We'll start with a filling meal along the way in order for the sky to darken. Then we'll take in the Christmas Lights in metro Detroit – we'll see blue lit trees, nativities, amazing displays on buildings, a holiday lobby and plenty of other places designed to delight. Naturally, we'll make a couple of shopping stops in very unusual stores. Hour & half stop at MGM Casino. $55person
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