Courthouse Lighting/Santa House Tradition Continues

Santa HouseStart your holiday  season with a magical evening as you and your family experience the arrival of Santa Claus to his local home at the Midland Santa House and the annual Midland Courthouse Lighting Ceremony scheduled for Tuesday evening, November 30.  The traditional festivities get underway at 7:00 p.m. with the arrival of Santa Claus at the Tridge in downtown Midland. This year there is a special surprise- fireworks!  After the annual lighting, to celebrate the opening of the Santa House, stay to enjoy the fireworks.

Santa will lead the caroling crowd from the Tridge to the Midland County Courthouse for a brief program where he will be presented with the keys to his house and join in the lighting of the Courthouse displays.  Holiday music will be provided, and volunteers from Salvation Army and the MSU/4H Extension will serve refreshments near and in the Courthouse.

Immediately following the lighting ceremony, everyone will be able to enjoy the winter fireworks.  Santa will then open the door of his Midland workshop for visitors.  He will greet families from his fireside chair daily through December 23.  The house will be closed on December 24 and 25, but will re-open December 26 & 27 without Santa.  Families wishing to bring cameras are welcome to do so.

A daily schedule of the Santa House hours can be found on the Midland Area Community Foundation’s website at or by calling the Foundation at 989.839.9661.