The Lilac Tree Suites & Spa opens for select dates throughout the Winter. Many shops and businesses close for the Winter months making it possible to enjoy a quiet stroll down Main Street. Escape the hustle and bustle of the “Real World” and visit our Winter Wonderland. Experience Mackinac Island like a local and enjoy our “Quiet Season”

You can get to Mackinac Island in the Winter by catching the Star Line Ferry
The 2019/2020 Winter Schedule and Parking Rules can be found here

Dinner options include:

*Reservations required on New Year’s Eve*

We will be opening for the following dates:

  • December 6th and December 7th, 2019 for the Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar
  • December 29th through January 2nd for A New Year’s Celebration on Mackinac Island


Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar

The Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar is a annual tradition for the families of the Island. This event raises money for The Medical Center, St. Anne’s, Little Stone Church, Trinity Church, and The Bible Church. The Main Street Christmas Tree Lighting kicks off the Bazaar at 5:30PM on Friday. Join us for Christmas Carols lead by Mackinac’s very own Trish Martin.

Kick off Saturday morning with our best Bloody Mary made with love from Miranda at the Mustang Lounge. Breakfast available from 8AM-11AM.
The Community Hall opens at 11:30AM. Lunch is served from 11:30AM-3PM. Bynoe Stree Hockey starts at Noon in front of the Huron Street Pub. Live Auction starts at 2PM. Kids games from 3PM-6PM. The Mackinac Island Christmas Concert is at 6:30PM at Mission Point Theater. Live music starts at 8PM at the Mustang Lounge.

Sunday breakfast at the Mustang is served from 8AM-2PM. Our famous Prime Rib lunch at 12PM served in the Community Hall. Santa arrives on the Fire Truck around 1:00PM.Live Auction begins at 2PM and Kids Games from 3PM-6PM.

On Monday, lunch is served at 11:30AM at the Community Hall and the raffle winners will be announced around 2:30PM. You do not need to be present to win!


A New Year’s on Mackinac Island (December 29th through January 3rd)

Ring in the New year on Mackinac Island! Annual turtle dropping from the Lilac Tree Suites & Spa at the stroke of Midnight.

The following gift shops will be open for limited hours during the New Year’s Weekend.

  • Nephew’s of Mackinac
  • Little Luxuries
  • Canvas & Paddle
  • Great Turtle Toys
  • Loon Feather
  • Mackinac Outfitters
  • SomeWear on Mackinac

Coffee & pastries available at Lucky Bean Coffeehouse

Douds Market available for groceries

Mackinac Wheels available for bike rental