Toast the Season – Leelanau style! Celebrate the upcoming holiday season enjoying local wine and fresh fare at each of the 23 participating wineries along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Each year in November, enjoy tasting and touring during one of two consecutive weekends – November 1 and 2 or November 8 and 9, 2014.

Tickets are $75 for couples or $50 for singles and include a featured wine and food pairing at 23 wineries, a souvenir wine glass and the wildly popular holiday gift bag (details coming soon). Take the self-guided tour through the tasting rooms between the hours of 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm on Sunday.

Weekend 1 Tickets (November 1 and 2, 2014)

Weekend 2 Tickets (November 8 and 9, 2014)

Toast the Season Lodging Packages

Toast the Season Touring Packages

“This is a great time for families and friends to gather to celebrate the upcoming season and even get started on their holiday shopping,” says winemaker Adam Satchwell of Shady Lane Cellars. “Wines and other items from Leelanau Peninsula tasting rooms are the perfect gift for the holidays. Our wines compliment holiday meals, cocktail parties or any gathering and they make great gifts!”


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Traverse City is already known for its great craft beer, breweries and brewpubs. But did you know that we are also known for great events featuring beer?

Traverse City Beer Week (November 7th-14th) showcases a week-long series of events hosted in your favorite Traverse City establishments. Our breweries, restaurants and bars will offer unique beer events, featuring brewers and brewery representatives from our Great Beer State of Michigan and beyond.

Learn about the art of pairing beer with food, rub elbows with the very person that brewed your favorite beer, or experience a multi course beer dinner, presented by a team of talented chefs and brewers.

For up-to-date information and all of the latest details on what’s happening during Traverse City Beer Week make sure to follow us on social media!


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Welcome to the home of the Traverse City Children’s Book Festival, Michigan’s ORIGINAL children’s book fest. The festival will be held November 8, 2014 at the City Opera House in Traverse City, MI from 10am-3pm.

TCCBF is a celebration of children, families, community, and literacy. The festival offers a sampling of books for the entire family from a variety of Michigan and national publishers! Local non-profits will be on hand with fun, kid-friendly activities and crafts.

Proceeds benefit the Grand Traverse Area Literacy Council. and Read

City Opera House

106 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684-2509
(231) 941-8082

Tickets & Admission

General attendance is free!
No tickets are required

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Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 27, 2014

Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving buffet with all the trimmings - without stepping foot in the kitchen - at the annual Thanksgiving buffet in the beautiful Crystal Center.

Stay tuned for details!


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Gourmet Comfort Food Competition

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula will host some of the area’s top restaurant chefs who have turned the classic comfort food dish of Macaroni & Cheese into culinary marvels!

This rich and creamy fare is paired with wines from Old Mission–Rieslings, Pinot Grigios, Chardonnays and more. Discover and enjoy what our local chefs have cooked up this year!

Tickets go on sale 60 days prior to the event.

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Saturday - November 29, 2014

Join us on the front lawn of the Lodge as we celebrate in the first light of the season.

Enjoy roasting marshmallows around the roaring bonfire, complimentary hot chocolate and Live traditional Holiday Carols.

Tree Lighting at 5:30pm sharp.


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Life sized corn mazes are fun for everyone, young and old alike. Experience our world class computer designed 10 acre Corn Maze creation, unlike any other in Northern Michigan. We are “Outstanding In Our Field!”

Jacob’s Secret Agent Adventure is an exciting and fully interactive farm experience. It will capticate and entertain you and your family for hours with its twists and turns. Jacob’s Corn Maze is larger than 10 high school football fields with over five miles of trails!


  • Sunday from Noon to 7:00pm
  • Mon, Tue, Thur from 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Wednesday from 10:00am to 9:00pm
  • Friday from 10:00am to 9:00pm
  • Saturday from 10:00am to 9:00pm


General Admission $9.00
Children ages 3-11 $7.00
Under 3 Free
Group of 20 or more $8.00 ea.

Jacob’s Farm Market & U-Pick

Market is now open for business!


Open Monday-Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm

Closed Sundays until August 16th – Then open 7 days a week the same hours as the Corn Maze.

Jacob’s Corn Maze
7100 East Traverse Hwy. (M-72 West)
Traverse City, MI 49684
231-632-MAZE (6293)


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June, Starting June 18: Wednesday & Saturday Evenings

July & August: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Evenings

Sept & October:  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings

A winery tour kicks off the evening at 6pm, with dinner seating at 6:30. The price is $75 per person, inclusive of tax, gratuity and wine.

Reservations are required at least a day in advance and can be made by calling 1-800-969-4009 or booking online. Payment is taken at time of booking.  Cancelations accepted up to 3 days prior to reservation for full refund.

Enjoy a beautifully and elegant multi-course meal, each course perfectly paired with a Chateau Chantal wine and prepared in-house.

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