Christmas activities this weekend in Presque Isle County

News Photo by Jordan Spence The New Presque Isle Lighthouse will be the center of a few Christmas activities that start Friday.

ROGERS CITY — Presque Isle Township Museum Society board member Vicki Wright said the society hopes to showcase its little part of the world during three Christmas activities this weekend.

“We have three interesting things on Saturday here in Presque Isle. At the township hall there is a Country Christmas Craft Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,” she said.

There will be local vendors and a few from outside of the area with 29 crafters total. She said there will be food available for purchase at that time.

From 12-2 p.m. there will be a book sale at the Presque Isle County Library, Grand Lake branch. From 1-2 p.m. there will be Christmas stories read and hot chocolate available.

The big event is Christmas at the Lighthouse from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at The New Lighthouse Park. Wright said everything will be decorated for Christmas.

“It will be gorgeous. At the park itself there will be sleigh rides, cookie decorating, hot chocolate and holiday projects. Santa will also be there,” Wright said.

Presque Isle is such a lovely part of the county Wright said.

“I know people know how gorgeous Presque Isle is. Our lighthouses are real treasures in our neck of the woods. We love to invite people to see our little piece of heaven. It’s going to be very festive. It’s a real great place to get away from it all,” she said.

She said everything will be decorated in to the period of the lighthouse, which was built in the early 1900s.

“The decorations will be somewhat old-fashioned. Lots of strung popcorn and berries and things like that,” she said.

Another event not be missed in Presque Isle County is the Light Up Rogers City Holiday Parade at 6 p.m. today. The parade starts at the Grambau Center, goes down Third Street to Westminster Church, goes up to Fourth Street and concludes at the Bradley House Museum. There are 11 entries for the parade and when the parade is finished festivities will continue with a visit from Santa at the Bradley House, Rogers City Area Chamber interim Director Kim Margherio said.

Jordan Spence can be reached via email at jspence@thealpenanews.com or by phone at 358-5687.