What to See and Do in the Thumb Region of Michigan

Michigan Life's Region 6 Michigan's Thumb Area including Huron County, Lapeer County, Macomb County, Oakland County, Sanilac County, St Clair County, Tuscola County Michigan.

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What to See and Do in Region 6 - Thumb Area of Michigan

Join us the first week of October for the annual The Tuscola County Pumpkin Festival is the premier fall festival in the Thumb of Michigan. The festival brings the beauty of Fall to downtown Caro with painted and decorated pumpkins from area schools.

December 2,2017 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm The Harbor Beach 31st Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will travel from City Hall east down State Street to the light and then south on Huron Avenue to Trescott Street. Join Harbor Beach for this festive occasion!

Southeastern Michigan Ski Industry invites you come out and share our expertyly groomed trails perfect for both Skiing and Snowboarding.

Costumed villagers prepare for the holiday season in the Village’s homes and shops. The Colwell Opera House presents live entertainment, and Santa Claus visits with the children. See model trains and craft demonstrations, and enjoy holiday music and unique shopping opportunities.

Welcome to Alpine Valley – Southeast Michigan’s Mountain of Fun for the whole family! Imagine beautiful surroundings, 25 picturesque tree-lined slopes, 9 chairlifts, 4 rope tows, a magic carpet, and four terrain parks all rolled into the largest and most scenic ski area in southern Michigan and you have Alpine Valley

NOVEMBER 19 - JANUARY 6, 2019

You are invited to brighten your holidays in downtown Rochester with The Big, Bright Light Show! The buildings in downtown Rochester will be covered with more than 1 million points of glimmering holiday light.

Friday, November 16, 2018 – Sunday, November 18, 2018 7:00pm

The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is a holiday spectacular unlike any other, featuring trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes, centerpieces and Gingerbread Houses designed and donated by the Metro Detroit community.

January 18-20, 2019

Annual Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester is back for another year of family fun and festivities. Enjoy the ice sculptures along Main Street, tube sledding hill, ice skating rink, dog sled rides, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, fireworks, food trucks and tent and so much more!

Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade.
Bring the family to enjoy the largest Christmas parade in Michigan. The parade will include floats, bands and of course, Santa Claus. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 248-651-6700.

The Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade, and is right out from the pages of a Victorian Christmas.... Go back in time and experience the pageantry and beauty of horses and equestrians dressed in the their holiday finest in Lexington's Christmas Horse Parade!

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