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Holiday Fun in the Republic

Join us Up North for fun in the Republic. We have lots of events coming up at our retail stores during this Holiday season.


Santa’s Coming to Traverse City 11/25 4pm-6pm

On Comet, On Cupid, On Donner and Blitzen! On to Cherry Republic to celebrate the kick-off of the 2016 holiday season. Santa Claus is flying in from the North Pole and will arrive at the Traverse City Cherry Republic on November 25th from 4 pm – 6 pm. Eat cookies and drink hot cocoa with him, shake his hand, sit on his lap, or take a picture. Just make sure you’re not on the Naughty List!

Santa at Cherry Republic

Glen Arbor PJ Party 5am-8am

Roll out of bed, grab your flashlight and head to Glen Arbor for great sales! Six of our gift boxes will be featured with a free tin upgrade and other specials throughout the store.

Gift tin

Small Business Saturday’s Shop – Sample – Support 11/26

SHOP at any of our Cherry Republic retail stores on Small Business Saturday

SAMPLE best-selling items, as well as our signature Baby Boomchunka cookies and drinks

SUPPORT a local non-profit by casting your vote for a local non-profit organization to receive a $1,000 donation from Cherry Republic. We have a total of $5,000 to give away, so come and help us decide!

Gifts with a side of giving. Now that’s gift giving perfected!

Traverse City: Boots for Kids, Child and Family Services, Father Fred Foundation

Glen Arbor: Wings of Wonder, Leelanau Outdoor Center, Buckets of Rain

Ann Arbor: Food Gatherers, Huron Valley Humane Society, The Neutral Zone

Frankenmuth: Hidden Harvest, Tree’s for the Tri-cities, Habitat For Humanity

Charlevoix: Community Christmas Project, Charlevoix Foundation of Munson Healthcare, Charlevoix Main street Program


Breakfast With Boomer 12/3 9am & 10:30am

Start your day with yummy food at the and Northern Michigan’s favorite bear – Boomer. He knows where all of the best treats are … right here at Cherry Republic in Traverse City. The annual “Breakfast With Boomer” will follow the tree lighting ceremony on December 3rd. Two seatings are available (9:00 am and 10:30 am). Advance tickets are required. Tickets are available for purchase here. $10 per person.

Breakfast with Boomer

Gingerbread House Decorating With Cherry Republic Baker Sara Hartley

Run, run as fast as you can. You CAN catch the Gingerbread Man at Cherry Republic on December 10th. Star baker Sara Hartley will have all of the sugary supplies ready for you to create your masterpiece at two decorating sessions. Family Gingerbread Decorating will begin at 9 am, followed by Wine and Gingerbread (adults only, please) at 2 pm. Advance tickets are required and available for purchase here. Cost is $25 per kit.

Gingerbread decorating

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