Blake’s Tree Lighting Ceremony & Other Holiday Events

Blake Farms kicks off their holiday festivities this week.
Photograph courtesy of Blake's Orchard

Blake Farms is getting into the holiday spirit. The family-owned business will host a variety of seasonal activities this month and next at its Orchard & Cider Mill in Armada and Blake’s Backyard in Almont.

It all kicks off on Nov. 16 with heated igloo seating. The igloos, which seat up to 10 people, will serve appetizers, entrees, desserts, and Blake’s Hard Cider. Reservations can be made online with a $15 deposit.

The 100-acre Christmas tree farm in Armada opens the next day with a variety of u-cut and pre-cut trees including Fraser fir, Douglas fir, blue spruce, white spruce, Balsam fir, Concolor fir, and Scotch pine.

Free saws, wagon rides, and tree cleaning and wrapping services will be provided to those who wish to chop down their own tree. Pre-cut trees are also available at Blake’s Backyard.

Shop holiday decor and gifts at Blake’s Artisan Market. // Photograph courtesy of Blake’s Orchard

Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill hosts its annual Holiday Extravaganza Nov. 18-19 and 24-26. During this event, guests can shop dozens of artisan vendors and visit with Santa as they enjoy live music and carolers. Plus, free crafts and face painting for kids.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Nov. 18 during Holiday Extravaganza. Head to Orchard Square at 6 p.m. to see the tree glow for the first time this holiday season.

Other upcoming holiday events to look forward to at Blake’s include the new Holiday Hustle 5K Run and Walk, which will take participants through the “enchanted Christmas Tree wonderland,” for $45-$50 per person; meet and greets with Santa every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 17 ($18.95 for kids two and up and $7.95 for adults); an exclusive party with Anna and Elsa from Frozen on Dec. 16-17 ($19.95 for kids and $10.95 for adults); a Grinch ornament workshop Dec. 9-10; and the Holiday Murder Mystery Dinner on Dec. 13.

Blake’s will also have a selection of holiday pies including apple, Dutch apple, pumpkin, strawberry rhubarb, cherry, peach, blueberry and others for $19.95 via pre-order by Nov. 19, as well as 10 different holiday gift boxes.

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This post has been updated for 2023.