The best remedy to the short days and cold nights that November brings is a warm, homemade meal, surrounded by family, and no family meal is quite as good as Thanksgiving dinner! Thanksgiving holds a special place in our hearts, but Thanksgiving in Michigan is especially good. The weather might be chilly, but get-togethers and events here are cozy. In Saugatuck and the surrounding area, the weeks leading up to the holiday are full of great events—you’ll be in the holiday spirit in no time. Spend Thanksgiving in Michigan with us this year and see for yourself what makes Saugatuck so inviting, year round.
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Things to do during a Saugatuck-Douglas Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day Buffet, Nov. 23, 2017. Don’t miss the Thanksgiving Day at The Kirby from 2pm-5pm. You can look forward to a traditional menu plus a few surprises. The cost is $40 per guest plus tax, gratuity, and beverage. Children 10 and under are $25.
Feast of Thanksgiving, Nov. 23, 2017. Enjoy a mouthwatering Thanksgiving meal at the annual Feast of Thanksgiving dinner at The Belvedere Inn & Restaurant. Meal times are 3 and 6 p.m., and more information can be found by visiting The Belvedere online.
Dunes Resort Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov. 23, 2017. Visit Saugatuck/Douglas’s only LGBTQ resort for a Thanksgiving potluck. Bring a dish, or don’t, and then join in on a game of Euchre after dinner.
Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Black Friday is typically associated with swarms of people flocking to large retail stores and Thanksgiving night cut short. Why bother with that when you can save your shopping for Saturday and support your favorite Saugatuck businesses?
Places to call home during your Thanksgiving in Michigan
A Thanksgiving vacation calls for a home that provides all the amenities for whatever kind of holiday you have in mind. With properties with fully equipped kitchens and gorgeous food-prep spaces, Lakeshore Lodging is the best vacation rentals to find your Thanksgiving home away from home. Here are some of our homes we think would be great to host an extravagant Thanksgiving meal in.
Liberty Bluff is perched right on top of a bluff overlooking gorgeous Lake Michigan, and it comes with some remarkable views. This spacious vacation rental would be a great place to host a large family get-together for Thanksgiving.
This home is located right on the lake. In terms of Thanksgiving-related amenities, it has a spacious dining table and a freshly renovated kitchen that’s a dream to cook in. Plus, the living area has a wood-burning fireplace to kick back by while you digest a legendary meal.
You won’t find a kitchen with a better view than the one at Blackstone on the Bluff, with massive counter-to-ceiling windows facing the lake. The kitchen also has gorgeous stainless steel appliances and abundant counter space, and a center island with seating that’s perfect for hors d’oeuvres and pre-Thanksgiving dinner conversation.
Switching Gears has lots of great spaces to gather, whether that be around the dinner table or around the fireplace. Downtown Douglas is just a mile away and Saugatuck is just two miles away from this home, so you’ll be close to the festivities in town.
This spacious vacation rental has a great kitchen and dining space fully stocked with any equipment you could possibly need to make the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner. Great for big gatherings!
Don’t Wait Until Thanksgiving to Enjoy Michigan!
If you’re planning on spending Thanksgiving in Michigan, great! However, you don’t have to wait until the end of November to enjoy Michigan. Here’s a quick look at what the Great Lakes State offers leading up to the holidays
Anyone who loves the amazing display of colors that autumn brings will love Michigan in the fall. Brilliant burnt hues, accompanied by farmland and Great Lakes shoreline, make Michigan a living postcard in autumn. All across the state, the changing leaves provide amazing views. Grab your jacket, a cup of hot apple cider, and check out this Michigan fall colors map!
In October, Downtown Saugatuck hosts its Fall Fun Days events, where families can enjoy games, food, and music, during this month-long celebration. In nearby Douglas, Beery Field will come alive at night during “Glow in the Park,” on October 27. Expect plenty of glow in the dark fun, Halloween costumes, food, music, and more. Make sure you come back for the Douglas Nighttime Halloween Parade for Adults the next evening on October 28.
If you want to see Saugatuck’s artistic side this fall, don’t miss the Blue Coast Artists Fall Tour of Studios. This free event will take place on October 7-8, and allows attendees to see the best of the area’s art.
Celebrate the Season with Lakeshore Lodging
It doesn’t matter if you’re in Saugatuck for Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July, you’ll love your time here, regardless of the season. From beautiful Oval Beach and the waters of Lake Michigan to our inviting, creative community, there are more than a few reasons why Saugatuck is one of the best places to vacation in the U.S. When you visit, let Lakeshore Lodging take care of your accommodations. Our Lake Michigan vacation homes offer the comfort and space you need to enjoy your stay in Saugatuck, no matter how much room you need. From fireplaces perfect for chilly evenings, to fully furnished kitchens and back deck ideal for family meals, Lakeshore Lodging will help you find the Saugatuck vacation home that’s right for you. Contact us today, online or by calling (866) 765-7522, and spend your next vacation with us in Saugatuck.