Marquette definitely has a way of making every season feel special, but there's no time quite as festive and fun as the Holiday season. Here's some Holiday hits happening this week (Nov.30th-Dec.3rd) that you won't want to miss. LightingUp-flyer Wednesday November 30th: Lighting Up the Holidays

Northern Michigan University’s 29th Annual Lighting Up the Holidays.

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Free for NMU families, students and surrounding Upper Peninsula communities.


Santa Visits & Pictures by Daniele Carol Photography

Horse Drawn Hayrides

Music from Northern Lights A Cappella

Dance Performances by New Attitudes

Performance by NMU Cheer Team

Holiday Card & Ornament Making

Face Painting & Free Books

Games & Prizes

Cookies, Hot Chocolate & Hot Cider

Barnes & Noble NMU’s Bookstore Cold Weather Sale

Free Gift Wrapping


*A holiday themed meal will be served in the Wildcat Den until 6:00pm if you care to attend.

$10.25 for adults & $6.25 for Children


Friday December 2nd: Holiday Carols & Cocoa

Join us for some merrymaking this Friday downtown Marquette as Range Bank hosts Carols and Cocoa for all! The Marquette Male Chorus will be covering some classic Christmas hits, accompanied by a complimentary hot cocoa bar.

Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting:

6pm will kick-off the Downtown Marquette 6th Annual Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade and the 41st annual tree lighting (at the Marquette Commons) so be sure to bundle up before heading out!

An old red root cellar with a Christmas wreath during a snowstorm.

Friday December 2nd-4th: TV6 Christmas Craft Show

Come on out for some quality crafts!


NMU Superior Dome


Friday, December 2: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, December 3: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, December 4: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A pair of old wooden snowshoes are adorned with a ribbon as they rest against a cedar shrub in the snow in central Wisconsin during the Christmas holiday.

Saturday December 3rd: The Nutcracker Ballet

Join us for two performances of The Nutcracker Ballet


Saturday December 3rd- 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm


Kaufman Auditorium.

Advance Tickets are available through NMUEZ Ticket Outlets.


$12 adult, $10 senior, $8 student (add $3 at the door)