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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS  (Under Pavilion & Tent)
All Events FREE with Pin – some exclusions apply


  • 5:00pm: Registration
  • 6:00pm: Pageant (under heated tent) Sponsored by Forman Mechanical & Art Van 


  • 5:00pm – 11:00pm: Beer & Wine Tent (under heated tent-Must be 21 to enter) DJ Bill Combs playing Oldies 5-7pm then Live Entertainment by from Scarkasm 7-11pm, Open Ice Skating, Carnival Rides open for Kids (5-8pm), Bonfire, Laser Light Show (8pm Under Pavilion), and food – Beer tent Sponsored by MEC, Inc, Bayside Beverage, Laser Light show by Diesel Freak


  • All Day Events: ‘Polar Express’ Trackless Train, Kids Carnival Rides (Airplanes, Tugboats & Fire Engines), Skating, S’mores on the Courthouse Lawn. All rides 11-4

Sponsors: MEC, Tourism Bureau, City of Gaylord, Otsego County, Meijer, CFCU, Wolverine Power, Michaywe, Johnston’s Landscaping, DTE, First Federal, Gaylord Eye Care Center, Johnson’s Propane, Gaylord Herald Times, Sportsplex, Shirt Works, Awakon Credit Union, Otsego County United Way, Dream A Theme Parties, Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce, JLK Engineering, Eagle 101.5, Atkinson, Petruska, Kozma & Hart and Executive Office Services.

  • 8:00am: Frosty 5k Registration Sponsored by Up North Medical Centers
  • 8:45am: Alpenfrost/Klondike Opening Ceremony by VFW Sponsored by BoyScout Troop 14
  • 9:00am: Frosty 5k – Awards to Follow Sponsored by Up North Medical Centers
  • 9:30am: Downtown Frosty Plunge Registration at Alpine Tavern Sponsored by Otsego County United Way
  • 9:30am: FREE Breakfast Burritos by the Otsego County Historical Society Sponsored by Bob Evans
  • 10:00am: World’s Largest Hot Cocoa Break Sponsored by Johnston’s Landscaping, DTE & Alpine Chocolat Haus. Presented by United Way.
  • 10:45am: Downtown Frosty Plunge Parade Sponsored by Smith Realty Group (Alpine Tavern to Pavilion)
  • 11:00am: Downtown Frosty Plunge at Pavilion, Awards announced at Pavilion after jump
  • 11:30am: Soup Cook-Off Sponsored by Meijer
  • 12:00pm: Story Reading with Fairytale Characters at Saturn Booksellers
  • 12:30-3:30pm: Horse Carriage Rides Sponsored by Cook Family Farm. Presented by Otsego Co. Historical Society.
  • 12:30-3:30pm: Rosco the Clown & Olaf Sponsored by Bliss Salon & Gaylord Eye Care Center
  • 12:30-3:30pm: Meet, Greet & Skate: Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristof, Hans, Belle & the Beast, and more Winter Fairytale Friends! (Photo ops, Autographs, Snowshoeing, Live Performances, Hockey Competition). Sponsored by Wolverine Power & Michaywe
  • 1:45-2:15pm: Kids Snow Art Sponsored by First Federal of Northern Michigan & Winn Telecom. Presented by Winn Telecom.
  • 2:15pm: Cupcake Wars Sponsored by Awakon Credit Union
  • 3:00pm: BoyScouts/Klondike Sled Race on 1st Street
  • 3:30pm: GHS Drama Downhill Duck Race at Treetops
  • 4:00-5:00pm: Cardboard Sled Race at Treetops for Adults & Kids 4pm Registration at Halfway Cafe’ Sponsored by Treetops, Shirt Works & Diane Pompei Realtor. Hosted by Treetops.
  • 6:00-10:00pm: Michigan Beer & Wine Festival at Treetops



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