Mid Michigan College’s Harrison Campus offers nearly 20 miles of trails for hiking and mountain bike enthusiasts to enjoy. The trail system is open to the public, and is also used for organized athletic events throughout the year. But, in December, the trails offer community members and guests from all over Michigan something very different—because on six evenings, Mid’s trails are full of holiday magic!

The North Pole Passage Holiday Trail is designed and staffed by students who are members of Mid’s Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society for two-year college students. The event is also sponsored by the Mid Michigan College Foundation.

North Pole Passage will be open 7pm-10pm on the first three Fridays and Saturdays in December —December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, & 18. Take a stroll through our enchanted trail covered in twinkling lights, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy hot cocoa, and more. Plus, children can make their own snow globe and take a ride on the North Pole Passage Express!

Tickets are available online at midmich.edu/north-pole-passage or at the event and cost $5 for those 12 and under, and $10 adults.

“These events will require social distancing, and face coverings are required inside college facilities,” explained Tammy Alvaro, Director of Student Advancement and PTK Advisor at Mid. “We’re excited to have a fun event on campus, but are following health guidelines to maintain a safe, healthy environment for those in attendance.”

This event raises funds for service learning projects and leadership development experiences for Mid's Phi Theta Kappa students.

“North Pole Passage is an event full of holiday spirit orchestrated by more than 40 student volunteers who help to make the trail a safe, fun night,” noted Alvaro. “It's great to see community members come out and enjoy something that we plan for several months in advance, and we hope many visitors will make memories they cherish.”

For more information about North Pole Passage, visit midmich.edu/north-pole-passage or contact Tammy Alvaro at talvaro@midmich.edu or (989) 386-6634.

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