Glen Lake Chamber hosts PJ Party, Holiday Marketplace, Nov. 26

From staff reports

Enjoy a variety of highly anticipated holiday-themed events during Thanksgiving weekend in Glen Arbor, and shop local for the holidays.

Glen Arbor businesses offer “once-a-year worthy specials” during the annual PJ Party shopping event, boasting a “better than Black Friday” experience. Dress festive and cozy to get your local holiday shopping done at participating retailers, open on Friday, Nov. 26 from 6-8 a.m.

Then bring your holiday spirit and join the community at the Glen Arbor Town Hall for Christmas caroling and the lighting of the tree that evening at 6:15 p.m. Carols will be led by members of the Glen Lake Church team. The tree will be ceremonially lit by Leonard Thoreson, who has lived in Glen Arbor all of his life. Special thanks to the Glen Lake Fire Department for stringing up the lights again this year.

Warm up indoors and be the first to shop artisan goods during the Holiday Marketplace Opening, from 6:30-8 p.m. The market features a curated selection of locally made goods from 24 vendors.

Shop an amazing selection of artisan-made gifts during the Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace, inside the Town Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27. Goods that will be available include: pastel paintings, cards and postcards, logo merchandise, fine art photography, scarves and gloves, woven rugs & blankets, woven scarves, felted hats, vintage style hand-painted signs, copper jewelry, silver and precious stone jewelry, fleece & denim items, fiber art, ornaments and dryer balls, books, tile art, homemade soaps, knit American Girl clothing, baked goods, maple syrup, and holiday greenery.

Meet Santa and Mrs Claus (long time community members Fred & Bunny Lanham) from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for festive family photo opportunities, with refreshments available, located at the M22 Wine Patio in Glen Arbor.

Glen Arbor’s PJ Party and Holiday Marketplace are open to everyone. There are no admission fees. Masks will be required when indoors. Individual events will be posted on Facebook and learn more at