Following your family’s Thanksgiving turkey feast, visit Glen Arbor for weekend festivities, including the Pajama Party from 7-9 am on Friday, Nov. 24. The PJ Party is an annual tradition in the Glen Arbor business district, where you are invited to wear your pajamas and come out for special sales and offers with participating local merchants for a “Better than Black Friday” shopping experience. Among other holiday traditions in Glen Arbor, the fun and quirky Bed Parade returns on Friday from 9-9:30 am. On Friday evening, from 6:15-8 pm, celebrate the season with a community tree lighting and caroling at the Glen Arbor Township Hall, followed by shopping the opening of the Holiday Artisan Marketplace. Then on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 10 am-4 pm, shop a curated variety of local artisan goods during the 2023 Glen Arbor Holiday Marketplace. Santa Claus will visit on Saturday between 11 am and 1 pm.

Visit Glen Arbor and shop local for the holidays. The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce invites you to take part in a variety of anticipated holiday-themed shopping events in Glen Arbor over Thanksgiving weekend. Events are free and open to everyone.

“Better than Black Friday” shopping in Glen Arbor takes place annually at participating restaurants and retailers from 6-9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24. Join the community for this fun holiday shopping event in your pajamas.

It’s here again. A Glen Arbor original, “better than a bustling city’s Black Friday,” our version of the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping, is the annual PJ party, on Friday morning, Nov. 28, from 5-8 a.m.

This weekend kicks off the start of the holiday season in Glen Arbor and Empire. The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce invites you to shop small and shop local at the special events lined up after Thanksgiving.

Start your Holiday shopping with Glen Arbor’s Pajama Party sales, Friday, Nov. 26, from 5-7 a.m. The Township Hall will host tree lighting and carols at 7 p.m. Return on Saturday for the Holiday Market Place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also on Saturday, don’t miss Empire’s Artisan Market Place from noon to 5 p.m. in the Empire Township Hall.