A Northern Michigan town that "evokes the real-life essence of the festive communities featured in Hallmark holiday movies" will be featured on the Hallmark Channel's Christmas Cam in 2022.

See Harbor Springs Mich. on Hallmark's Christmas Cam

According to a release, you'll be able to see the festive happenings in Harbor Springs, Mich. as part of Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas on their Christmas Cam.

Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce, Facebook
Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce, Facebook
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Known for their holiday specials, Hallmark Channel has teamed up with towns across the country to help viewers "relax, indulge, and be inspired to get into the holiday spirit" with the towns' "twinkling lights and stunning displays".

 

The Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce encourages visitors to come visit the towns annual Christmas tree and "dazzling decor" in person too!

 

How to Watch the Hallmark Christmas Cam

Hallmark Channel's Christmas Cam goes live on their website Nov. 27 at 10a.m. You can catch the Christmas Cam livestreams daily November 27 through December 30, 2022, from 10a.m. to 10p.m.

Harbor Springs Annual Christmas Celebration

Harbor Springs has been celebrating Christmas in a big way for more than a century! According to the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce, in the early 1900s a young contractor named George B. Hartung decided to "enhance Harbor Springs’ Christmas spirit by placing a freshly cut tree in the middle of town".

 

The town embraced the tree, and the first official lighting of the Harbor Springs Christmas Tree took place Dec. 24, 1915, "on a chilly Christmas Eve in Zorn Park, with 2,000 people in attendance."

Harbor Springs Historical Society via Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce, Facebook
Harbor Springs Historical Society via Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce, Facebook
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In 2022, Harbor Springs is celebrating the 107th anniversary of their community Christmas tree. The annual tree lighting will take place Saturday, Nov. 26th.

Festivities begin at at 11a.m. with a showing of"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at The Lyric Theatre. Immediately after the movie, Santa will arrive on firetruck to meet and greet the kids.

Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce, Facebook
Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce, Facebook
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Tree lighting festivities will start at 6p.m. The public is invited to sing carols, enjoy the lighting of the tree on Main Street, and celebrate the winners of the annual window decorating contest.

Everyone is then invited to attend an ecumenical chili dinner in the Holy Childhood Parish Hall at 150 W. Main Street, just adjacent to the tree, where you can also enjoy homemade cookies and hot cocoa!

Want to watch from home? The Christmas tree lighting will be streamed live on the Harbor Spring's Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

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