Christmas Cheer Comes to Midland with Special Events

On Saturday, November 28, the Jack Barstow Municipal Airport in Midland is holding a holiday cheer celebration to promote the spirit of the Christmas season.

Families can visit the Barstow Airport terminal to pick up holiday treat bags and drop off letters to Santa Claus. Each treat bag will contain a candy cane, a wooden airplane ornament, and a simple craft that children can build at home. Visitors are asked to follow current COVID-19 prevention protocol while picking up their bags, including wearing masks, maintaining six feet of social distance between other visitors, and limiting the number of guests in the terminal to six people at a time. Visitors may also call the terminal office at (989) 835-3231 upon arrival to have treat bags delivered to their vehicle.

In addition, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1093 has received word from the North Pole that a special holiday guest may make a secret landing at Barstow Airport in December! Stay tuned to Midland Community Television on Charter channel 188 and U-verse channel 99 and the city of Midland, MCTV and EAA Chapter 1093 Facebook pages for more information.

Midland’s Holly Jolly Days downtown shopping event takes place this year from December 5-13.

Get in the spirit of the holiday season and enjoy a festive shopping experience with special deals, view beautifully painted holiday window displays, cozy up by the outdoor fireplaces while enjoying a takeout meal and more. This year, Holly Jolly Days has been expanded to a nine day event to allow guests plenty of date and time options to safely explore Downtown retailers and pick up a to go order from one of Downtown’s unique restaurants. Guests who spend at least $25 at a participating location will receive a $5 gift coupon or similar offer. In accordance with current COVID-19 prevention guidelines, the horse drawn carriage rides offered at previous Holly Jolly Days events have been suspended for this year.

For more information and a complete listing of Downtown Midland’s retailers, restaurants, events, and entertainment options, visit