Events Around Northern Michigan: Weekend Before Christmas!

It is the Friday before Christmas and many may be looking for things to do with family, or maybe some last minute holiday shopping.

Friday, December 20th is the Indian River Men's Night Out! The special after-hours, men's shopping night starts at 5:00 p.m. and runs until 8:00 p.m. Several stores in downtown Indian River will be open and waiting for those last minute shoppers, some shops are even offering free gift wrapping on purchases.

And if all your shopping is done, and your looking to do something with family or friends, you can head to Traverse City for the 7th Annual Jingle Bell 5k. The race takes place Sunday, December 22nd at 5:30 p.m. at the Park Place Dome. Pre-registration opens up at 4:30 and costs $20. Runners are asked to bring non-perishable food items for the ACTS Food Pantry in Acme.

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