Nestled along the pristine shores of Lake Michigan, Ludington is a hidden gem that truly shines during the holiday season.
With its charming streets adorned with lights and a myriad of festive activities, Ludington exudes holiday charm like no other. Here's how to make the most of your holiday visit in November and December.
COZY PLACES TO STAY: HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Ludington boasts a range of accommodations, from charming bed-and-breakfasts to lakeside cottages, where you can enjoy the warmth of a cozy fireplace or a private hot tub after a day of winter adventures. These snug retreats offer a welcoming respite in the heart of Ludington's holiday magic, perfect for couples or group getaways.
OUTDOOR RECREATION: EMBRACE THE SEASON
Ludington State Park is a winter wonderland just waiting to be explored. Hike or snowshoe along the snow-dusted trails, or try your hand at cross-country skiing in this picturesque natural setting. And for those seeking more thrills, the snowy trails at Ludington School Forest and Cartier Park provide the perfect fat tire biking experience.
AGLOW ON THE AVENUE: A PARADE OF LIGHTS
Ludington Aglow is a holiday spectacle that you won't want to miss. The town comes to life with shimmering lights, creating a fairy-tale atmosphere. The highlight of the season is the "Aglow on the Avenue" holiday parade. Bundle up and join locals and visitors as they line the streets to witness Santa Claus and his reindeer make their way through town, spreading holiday cheer. It's a magical experience that's sure to warm your heart on a winter's night.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING DOWNTOWN: UNIQUE TREASURES AWAIT
Ludington's downtown area comes alive with a festive spirit during the holiday season. The sidewalks are filled with festive holiday music while you make your way from shop to shop. The local shops and boutiques are perfect for your holiday shopping needs. Discover one-of-a-kind gifts, handmade crafts and artisanal goods that make for thoughtful presents for friends and family. You'll also find cozy cafes where you can take a break from shopping and savor seasonal treats.
NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL DROP: RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR
Ludington isn't just about the festivities leading up to Christmas; it's also a fantastic place to welcome the New Year. Join the spirited crowd as they gather in downtown Ludington for the annual New Year's Eve Ball Drop. Legacy Plaza and the streets of downtown come alive with music, dancing and a dazzling display of fireworks, culminating in the traditional lowering of the ball as the clock strikes midnight. It's a memorable way to start the year with style.
This holiday season, Ludington invites you to bask in the warmth of its holiday charm while embracing the serenity of its winter landscape. Whether you're seeking cozy relaxation or festive celebration, Ludington has something special to offer during this magical time of year.
Plan your visit and discover Ludington's unique holiday spirit for yourself by visiting PureLudington.com/winter.
Courtesy of Pure Ludington.
Photo Courtesy of Todd Reed.