5 Best Towns to Shop Local in Michigan This Holiday Season


Holiday shopping in Petoskey for unique gifts and other items is nothing short of fantastic. From children’s clothing and high fashion to art galleries, souvenir shops, and specialty stores, you can find everything that you need for the special people in your life, as well as holiday decor.


For a shopping experience that piques your interest, head to Manistee Michigan. The city has an alluring mix of new and old stores — upscale boutiques, creative galleries, and other fine shops. Many of them line both sides of River St for about a half-mile.

Bay City

Whether you’re looking for holiday souvenirs, handcrafted goods, or something passed down for generations, Bay City is the place to go. This city is ideal for holiday shopping in the Great Lakes Bay Region. After all, it’s home to the biggest antique center in the state!


Frankenmuth is one of the most walkable Michigan towns for holiday shopping, featuring a Bavarian-style village with cobblestone streets. Alongside Bavarian and Michigan-themed gifts, you’ll find the world’s largest Christmas store, fashion-forward boutiques, and more.


Known for its brick sidewalks, outdoor sculptures, and Victorian architecture, Holland is already a top holiday destination in Michigan. Additionally, it’s home to more than 200 art galleries, shops, and other businesses that offer home accents, music, books, jewelry, clothing, gifts, and more.

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