Traverse City, Michigan – Travel and Lodging

The Homestead – Feast of Seven Fishes – December 23, 2016

Celebrated around the world on Christmas Eve, the Feast of Seven Fishes is known as La Vigilia, Italian for “The Vigil” in wait of the midnight Christmas birth.

A Southern Italian tradition, the menu consists of fish and pasta with a fasting from meat for the Roman Catholic holiday.

The numerology represents the seven sacraments and seven days of creation.

Chef Piombo offers his interpretation of this celebrated meal albeit one week early, putting history and tradition together on one table with his favorite seven fishes.

Advance reservations required.


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Crystal Mountain – New Year’s Eve with Fireworks – December 31, 2016

Say goodbye to 2016 and ring in the New Year at Crystal Mountain!

Stay tuned for additional party details!

Torchlight Parade

Showtime at 11:45pm: Everyone with a valid season pass or lift ticket is welcome to participate. Parade starts at the top of Cheers at 11:45pm. To carry a torch you must be 16 years of age and you must sign up at the Snowsports Desk on 12/31 (parent signature required if you are under 18). Call ext. 2000.

Fireworks Over the Mountain

Midnight – Free, everyone is welcome!

In-Room Babysitting

Sitters are limited, reservations required. Book early, call ext. 7000.


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Crystal Mountain – New Year’s Eve Photo Gallery (2014) – via Crystal Mountain Page on Facebook (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)


The Accidentals put on a great show at the Vista Lounge to welcome in the new year!


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The Homestead – Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brew Master Dinner – January 7, 2017

The Homestead’s Chef, John Piombo and Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brew Master, Greg “Gonzo” Haner team up for an exclusive dinner that combines great beer with delicous food.

Those of you who have experienced Nonna’s, know that Chef John has a passion for food. Like Chef, Greg “Gonzo” has a unique talent and love… but his is for craft beer and brewing.

Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing in Kalamazoo was established in 2013 and has allowed him to share is passion with others.

Guests will enjoy Gonzo’s beer throughout the entire weekend at Beppi’s. But for an exclusive experience and an opportunity to meet Chef Piombo and Gonzo join us at Nonna’s on Saturday evening for a five course meal and beer pairings.

Cost is $65 per person. Reservations are required. Call 231.334.5222.


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The Homestead – Winter Concert & Dance with Jazz North – February 4, 2017

An extension of our popular summer concert series, The Homestead is hosting a concert at Mountain Flowers Saturday, February 4 from 7pm to 10pm. The music and energy will be so inspiring you’ll have a hard time sitting still.

Jazz North is a “little” big band combining the best acoustic and electric jamz for all genres.

The horn section gels with the rhythm section to perform everything from funk to swing to rhythm and blues. You’ll also hear some Latin, bebop, and rock.

This seven piece band also throws in plenty of fresh original arrangements for a mix that’s delightful for listening and dancing!

The experienced core musicians have played together for many years, creating a tight musical camaraderie that demonstrates their love for music and inspiring anyone with a toe to tap.

Advance tickets are $15 each or $20 at the door. Cash bar available. Call 231.334.5100 for advance tickets.


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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail – Taste the Passion ~ Wine & Love – February 11 & 12, 2017

Join us for Taste the Passion – the SWEETEST event of the year!

February 11 & 12, 2017
Saturday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm

Love is in the air along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail during “Taste the Passion,” an annual celebration of wine, delicious fare and love!

Tickets are $35 per person and include a souvenir wine glass and a delicious Leelanau wine and small plate pairing of sweet or savory fare at each winery.

The fabulous weekend starts on Saturday as you chart your own course along the wine trail between the hours of 11:00 am and 5:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Sunday. It’s a great way to enjoy the peninsula’s winter wonderland.


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