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Open on select winter dates
The Lilac Tree Suites opens for select dates throughout the Winter. Most 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 Mackinac Island Ferry Company’s Winter Boat (The Mighty Huron) 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 an annual tradition for the families of the Island. 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 at the annual Great Turtle Drop from top of the Lilac Tree Suites at the stroke of Midnight.
The following gift shops may be open with limited hours during the New Year’s Weekend.
Nephew’s of Mackinac
Pink Pony Store
Great Turtle Toys
Loon Feather (usually open only by appointment)
Rustic Chic Boutique
Douds Market is available for groceries and grab-n-go snacks.
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