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Jack Frost Parade
November 18th - January 29th, 2022

Jack Frost Festival

The Jack Frost Festival is a community festival in downtown Ironwood, Michigan that starts in November 2021 and ends in January of 2022.

2021 JACK FROST FESTIVAL PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE [NOTE: partial list; many more events to be added and revisions are likely]

1 October to 4 December: Ironwood Chamber of Commerce $10,000 Jack Frost Raffle. Tickets (only 200 printed; each ticket costs $100) are available at the Chamber Office in the Historic Ironwood Depot and also at Northwind Natural Foods Co-op. Drawing will be on Saturday, December 4, 2:00 p.m., at Northwind Natural Foods

18 November: Old Depot Tree Lighting Ceremony—6:00 p.m. in Depot Park. Post-ceremony refreshments and carol sing-along inside the Depot. Special music by Luther L. Wright High School Choir members.

19 November: Gogebic Range Honors Band Concert at the Historic Ironwood Theatre, 7:00 p.m.

27 November: Warren Miller Ski Film at the Historic Ironwood Theatre, 7:00 p.m. Fundraiser for the Gogebic Range Ski Team

30 November: Jack Frost Parade Entries Due at the Chamber Depot office. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO THE PARADE AFER THIS CLOSING REGISTRATIION DATE.

3 December: WUPM Jack Frost Festival Radio Broadcast, live from the Chamber Depot office from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

3 December: Ironwood St. Vincent DePaul Customer Appreciation Day, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., stop in to see the Christmas decorations and for treats!

3 December: “Frost Friday” in Downtown Ironwood. Businesses open late; Historic Ironwood Theatre Christmas Movie “Joulutarina,” at 7:30 p.m.

3 December: NoEL Holiday Market, located at the Incredible Bank on Suffolk Street, with overflow vendors in other downtown businesses: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on FRIDAY the 3rd and 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on SATURDAY the 4th.

4 December: NoEL Holiday Market Ice-Carving event from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Ironwood’s City Square

4 December: Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Incredible Bank, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

4 December: Historic Ironwood Theatre Christmas Movie, “Miracle on 34th Street,” 4:00 p.m.

4 December: Ironwood Carnegie Library Open House, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

4 December: NoEL Holiday Market Santa Dash, starts at 5:30 in front of the Ironwood Carnegie Library

4 December: Jack Frost Festival of Lights Parade, 6:00 p.m., downtown Ironwood

4 December: Gogebic Range Concert Band after parade performance at the Historic Ironwood Theatre, at 7:30 p.m.

4 – 6 December: Snow Cross racing at Ironwood’s Mt. Zion; registration and practice runs on Saturday, Dec. 4th (register at the Mt. Zion Ski Chalet) with races on the 5th and 6th. Part of the Mid West Snow Cross racing series.

5 December: Ironwood Area Middle and High School Christmas Concert at the Historic Ironwood Theatre, 1:00 p.m.

11 December: Historic Ironwood Theatre Christmas Show, 7:00 p.m.

12 December: Historic Ironwood Theatre Christmas Show, 2:00 p.m.

18 December: Luther L. Wright “Accent” Choir Holiday Show, 7:00 p.m., at the Historic Ironwood Theatre

31 December – 1 January: ISO Vintage Snowmobile Races at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds

7 – 9 January: USSA Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds

7–9 January: SISU Nordic Ski Festival; Friday registration (and vendor display) at the Memorial Building Auditorium, 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.; SISU races Saturday, beginning at ABR Trails with a “Finnish” at downtown Ironwood City Square; Sunday Fat Tire Bike event.

29 January: “Light Up the Night” Christmas Tree Burning Event, Norrie Amateur Sports Club, 7:00 p.m.

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NoEl Holiday Market
December 3rd - December 4th

NoEL Holiday Market

Northern Elves Festival featuring the NoEl Holiday Market!

Location: Cold Iron Brewing & Incredible Bank

We’re a holiday inspired retail experience for those who want it all. Experience an unforgettable holiday at Cold Iron Brewing & Incredible Bank. One of a kind gifts that come with a story, seasonal food and beverage, food trucks and festive background tunes. We’re lovers of all things northwoods: Yooper canvas totes to driftwood cutting boards, fanny packs to IPAs, jewelry to jam. We curate the artists and the products. A holidazzled sales and marketing platform for emerging brands and local artisans. We celebrate the local artisans, historic miners and new-age makers movement. We are Northern Elves Holiday Market.

Check us out during Downtown Ironwood Frost Friday (Fri. 3-7 p.m.) and before the Jack Frost Festival Parade of Lights (Sat. 12-5) for your unique Christmas experience in the 5th best Christmas town in Michigan.

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December First Friday
December 3rd

Downtown Ironwood Frost Friday

Christmas Card Charm in Downtown Ironwood with downtown streets-cape and Jack Frost Festival window decorations. The opening day of the Northern Elves Festival NoEl Holiday Market in Downtown Ironwood from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. complete with Jack Frost Festival holiday Street Carolers throughout downtown, and downtown streetscape and window decorations. Visit downtown Shops as they are Open Late with many offering something special for your holiday experience. Finish out the evening at the Historic Ironwood Theatre with a holiday Christmas movie “Joulutarina,” starting at 7:30 p.m.



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Jack Frost Parade
December 4th

Jack Frost Parade 2021

The Parade starts at 6-8

The Jack Frost parade lines Aurora Street of Downtown Ironwood.  A night where the entire downtown is filled with lights, and holiday cheer.  Floats, bands, animals, snow-shovel drill team, and of course, a special appearance by Mr. Jack Frost!

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