The Lilac Tree Suites 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 from St. Ignace. If ice conditions don’t allow for a boat, you’re able to fly to the Island from the airport in St. Ignace.

Dinner options include:

Mackinac Island Christmas Tree Lighting

The Mackinac Island Christmas Tree Lighting 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 is at 5:30PM on Friday. Join us for Christmas Carols lead by Mackinac’s very own Trish Martin.

A variety of Mackinac Island Gift Shops will be open for last minute Christmas shopping.


A New Year’s on Mackinac Island (December 29th through January 2nd)

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
  • Pink Pony Store
  • Great Turtle Toys
  • Loon Feather
  • SEW U.P
  • SomeWear on Mackinac

Douds Market available for groceries

Mackinac Wheels available for bike rental


Call us today to book your Mackinac Island Winter Getaway!