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Each year, Santa comes to Midland on the Tuesday evening after Thanksgiving. He arrives at the Tridge, makes his way up Ashman St. and helps our community light the Courthouse for the Holidays. Then he makes his way over to the Santa House.

He spends his Holiday season there, visiting with families from all over, delighting children and adults, bringing joy to everyone who stops by to visit. Sometimes Santa's reindeer are able to visit as well. We're not always sure when they will be there - the reindeer have a lot of training to do to get in shape for the big night - but when they do stop in, it's a special treat.

Santa is happy to pose for a picture (bring your own camera) and there is always a friendly volunteer elf to help. There is no cost to visit with Santa.

Volunteers: Volunteers are needed throughout the month of December for the Santa House as well as the Northern Star trackless train. Shifts are between 1.5 - 3 hours each and correspond with the Santa House/Northern Star schedules below. To sign up, please contact Laura Dittenber at 989.839.9661 or email

Location: The Midland Santa House is located on the corner of Main St. and M-20 in Downtown Midland. If you're looking up directions from a GPS, we are directly across the street from the First United Methodist Church.

New! The Northern Star train will provide tours of downtown Midland during the Santa House season. The train will depart from the Midland County Courthouse (Main St.) and take a 10-15 minute trip before safely bringing passengers back to the courthouse.