A North Shore Holiday Presents A Dazzling Way to Do North

Tree lighting ceremony on November 27 in Harbor Park to kick off special holiday-themed weekends

November 16, 2010– Grand Marais, MN- The holiday season is one of the best times of the year to enjoy Cook County, offering a winter wonderland set against the back drop of Lake Superior, a variety of outdoor winter activities to do along with family and friends, and unique, personal, one-of a king gifts available all along the shore.

In an effort to promote the unique North Shore holiday experience, the Cook County Visitors Bureau has created A North Shore Holiday, a series of themed weekends from Thanksgiving through December.  During the special themed holiday weekends, find the perfect personalized gift or stocking stuffer and meet the artist or author who created it. Participate in do-it-yourself workshops to create unique and memorable gifts. Enjoy live music, caroling under the stars and special holiday concerts. Take advantage of the great offers from local area businesses, hitch a horse-drawn trolley ride, and of course, hit the slopes during the opening of ski season at Lutsen Mountains. Up to date information, activities and entertainment are available online at www.anorthshoreholiday.com.

A North Shore Holiday will officially kick off with a special tree lighting ceremony in Harbor Park on Saturday, November 27 at 4:30 p.m.  Carolers will provide holiday cheer, Mayor Sue Hakes will light the tree, and Santa and his sled dogs will be on hand for photo opportunities. Residents and guests are invited to attend this free, family-friendly event.



Maggie Barnard
Cook County Visitors Bureau