Dickinson County Holiday Happenings


Christmas at Swanson’s Big Red Barn

Big Red Barn


Cost: Age 1 or under: FREE, Ages 2-12: $4, Ages 13+: $3
Saturdays, November 30 - December 21
9:30AM - 4:00PM CST
Sundays, November 24 - December 15
10:30AM - 4:00PM CST
W7484 Valerior Road
Niagara, WI 54151

Christmas at Swanson’s Big Red Barn includes: visiting with Santa, face painting, coloring, food and drinks in the heated Barn. Door County Coffee, Bakery, and Candy in the Sweet Shop, also don’t forget to check out the gift shop for LED canvas prints, ornaments, mugs, candles and other holiday decorations. Other activities include kids train rides, wagon rides, or relaxing by one of our two fire pits!

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Downtown Christmas Walk

Illustration of white Christmas lights on a black background


Friday, December 6
3:00- 7:30PM CST
Downtown Iron Mountain

Schedule of events include 3:30PM Outdoor Activities with BOSS Snowplow, 3:30-5:30PM Ornament Decorating at Dickinson County Library, 4:00PM Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Friends arrive at Dickinson County Library, 4:00-5:45PM Photos with Santa and Friends, 5:45PM Santa and Friends lead the Downtown Christmas Walk, and 6:00PM Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting at First National Bank.

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City of Kingsford Christmas Parade

Illustration of people decorating a Christmas tree


Monday, December 9
5:00 - 8:00PM CST
City of Kingsford

Come out and kick off the Christmas season, while spreading some Kingsford community cheer!
Events include a parade of lights lead by the Kingsford High School band, our brand new fire truck "lit up" for the event, and of course, Mr. and Mrs. Claus!
There will be seasonal musical selections by our Kingsford High School chorus, make & take ornament crafts, cookies, hot cocoa, warming barrels and a special performance by the UP Dance Academy! Schedule of events include 5:00 Ornament make & take, 5:45 Parade beginning at KHS and 6:00 Tree lighting.

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The Polar Express

Yellow train illustration on blue background


Thursday, December 12
6:00 PM CST
Bay College West Campus
2801 N US 2
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

The tradition continues with the free showing of this classic Christmas story at the West Campus! Plan on wearing your pajamas, enjoying hot chocolate and popcorn, getting your ticket punched by the conductor and having your photo taken in our "photo booth!" Plus each child will leave with a bell.

In order to provide a great experience and a comfortable venue, we are requiring that you register for this movie. Once you register you will receive a google form confirmation. Tickets for the event can be picked up December 9th through the 12th in student services at the West Campus. Tickets will be required to enter Fornetti Hall as our conductors will be punching tickets as you enter.

Register for the Polar Express event

We are limiting attendance to 225 for this event. The form will close when this number is reached.

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Classic Movie: Elf

Will Farrell in an elf costume

Saturday, December 14
1:00 - 3:00PM CST
The Braumart Theater 
106 East B St.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

A Free Community Movie sponsored by Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union! Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York in search of his real father.

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Christmas Traditions Concert

Red piano by a Christmas tree

Friday, December 20
6:00- 8:00PM CST
Niagara High School Auditorium 
700 Jefferson Ave.
Niagara, WI 54151

Save the date! Are you ready to experience the awe and wonder of the Christmas season? The public is invited to attend a live charity piano concert highlighting Christmas favorites from the past and present.

Niagara Native, Marc James, will lead guests on piano showcasing his compelling skills and technique. Special guests include members of Next Myle!

This family friendly event is a great way to begin the Christmas holiday and to show support for a good cause. Tickets are free and all proceeds raised at the event will be donated to a local charity.

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The Nutcracker: A Ballet

Actors on stage performing

Cost: Adults: $12 - Children: $8
Friday, December 20 
7:30PM CST
Saturday, December 21
1:00PM and 7:30PM CST
Sunday, December 22
1:00PM CST
The Braumart Theater 
106 East B St.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

The Northern Michigan Dance Academy presents "The Nutcracker". This magical story told in dance captures the imagination every year for everyone, young and old, in the holiday season. Tickets available online at www.thebraumart.org or during Braumart Box Office Hours on Tuesday – Thursday from 3 to 6pm.

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Classic Movie: Home Alone

Macaulay Culkin holdinbg a bb gun


Cost: Adults: $7 - Children: $4 - All Tickets Available at the Door.
Saturday, December 28
Showings at 3:00PM and 7:00PM Central
The Braumart Theater 
106 East B St.
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (The Wet Bandits!) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

1990 - Directed by Chris Columbus - Rated PG - 1 Hr. 43 Min.

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Christmas in the Wizarding World

Old world Christmas scene

Cost: $61.62
Friday, January 31
5:30PM CST
Saturday, February 1
Pine Grove Country Club
1520 W Hughitt St
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Suitable for kids and adults alike! Join us for a magical evening at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry.  This interactive dining experience features all of your favorite (and not-so-favorite) characters from the films.  You can get your wand at Ollivanders, check out the Potions classroom, visit Moaning Myrtle and SO much more...we cannot reveal all our secrets, but our Marauders Map surely will!

There are limited tickets for this event so don't miss out! Tickets make great Christmas presents.

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