Christmas celebrations abound this weekend across the Copper Country.
Chassell’s Old Fashioned Christmas wraps up today and tomorrow. We detailed those events earlier this week in a story you’ll find at KeweenawReport.com.
Christmas in Calumet tomorrow features music from the Copper Country Clown Band, horse-drawn wagon rides and photos with Santa at Ramona’s Bakery from 10 until 2. The Friends of Fashion will present “Living Windows” at the Keweenaw National Historical Park Visitors Center from noon until 3, with music by Mike Irish. Santa’s Workshop will be open from 11 until 1 at the Calumet Theatre. Kids can be involved in a Children’s Theatre workshop that will run from 1 until 6, with a live show presented at 6. The Christmas Tree lighting will take place at the theatre at 6:30.
L’Anse’s Light Up Baraga County celebration will begin tomorrow at 3 with a visit by Santa to the fire hall. The parade will start at 5:30. Decorated floats and big rigs are invited to take part. Floats and small vehicles should meet at 5:00 at Meadowbrook Arena, and big rigs should line up along Main Street above Meadowbrook Hill. Following the parade, the tree will be lit at Waterfront Park, with a Christmas carol sing. Meadowbrook Arena will be open for skating between 6 and 9.
Other events tomorrow include…
• Skanee’s Christmas Fun Day, from noon until 2 at the town hall, with raffles, grab bags, a bake sale, fire truck rides, and a visit from Santa at 12:30.
• A visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Hubbell firehall from 1 until 3. Kids can talk to them, deliver letters, and grab a goodie bag. This will be an outside event.
• An open skating session with Santa and members of the Houghton High School hockey team at Dee Stadium from 3:00 until 5:00.
• A visit from Santa at the Lake Linden Village Hall at 4:00,. At 6:00, the film The Year Without a Santa Claus will be shown at the Village Hall. Admission and beverages are free.
• The annual Mass City-Greenland Parade of Lights, which will line up at 5:15 at the Mass Community Building. Santa will lead the parade from Mass City to Greenland, and then will meet with kids at the Log Cabin. Decorated vehicles are welcome in the parade.
• A visit from Santa Claus to the Hurontown Fire Department from 6:30 until 8:00.
And… one of the holiday’s most unique traditions returns to Houghton Sunday. Tuba and euphonium players will gather for the annual Tuba Christmas performance. Tuba Christmas began 48 years ago in New York City. Our local concert is one of hundreds that will be performed across the United States, and in several foreign countries, this year. Local players are invited to take part – meet at the Rozsa Center at 3:30, in advance of a 4:00 rehearsal. There is a $10 registration fee, and you should bring a folding stand if you have one. The performance begins at 7:00 in the Rozsa lobby. It is open to the public, at no charge.