FAQ • HOLLYDAZZLE

2022 Season • Nov. 25 - Dec. 31
Rain, Snow or Shine • FREE Parking!
12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly, MI 48442

FAQ • HOLLYDAZZLE

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have some questions about all the fun you can have at the Michigan Renaissance Festival? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a list of some of the most common questions we hear from our patrons. Take a look and see if you find what you’re looking for.

Admission Questions

We do not issue rain checks or refunds. We are open rain, shine or snow.

  • Adults (13+): $21.95
  • Kids (5 – 12): $7.95
  • Elf Bundle (1 child & 1 adult): $21.95

Most vendor booths accept credit/debit cards. Festival does not accept personal checks or foreign currency in any locations.

Yes. Please check our discount section on the front page for locations to receive a discount coupon towards your ticket.

Yes. Active military, vets, & first responders receive $5.00 off their gate admission with the proper ID.

The entire walk through of lights are included in the general admission price along with free hot cocoa for kids & gift bags for both kids/adults.

Yes. Please have your hand stamped at the gate when you leave. When you re-enter the Park, show your stamped hand for re-entry. Festival only allows same day re-entry to the grounds.

Yes. Your dog may attend the HollyDazzle event. There is no fee for dogs.

Tickets are both available for purchase online and at the festival box office. You can pick your option of doing whatever method of purchase you choose. You can print your ticket or show it on your phone. Use promo code: HollyDazzle22 to receive $5 off your online purchase.

If you purchased tickets online and can’t find the original email via etix.com, please send us an email and we will gladly re-send you the tickets via email.

No, you may not use left over Renaissance Festival tickets for HollyDazzle.

Common Questions

Location:
12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly, MI 48442

2022 Hours • 5:30p – 10:30p:

  • Nov. 25, 26 & 27
  • Dec. 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9
  • Dec. 10, 11, 15, 16, 17
  • Dec. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
  • Dec. 23, 24, 30 & 31

Parking is FREE! Handicap parking is available.

The Michigan Renaissance Festival does NOT allow outside food or beverages through our gates unless the food is a medical necessity such as infant formula/baby food. NO re-useable/re-fillable bottles are allowed. All flasks must be empty before entering the Festival gates! You may bring a cooler to leave in your car if you wish. If you choose to do so it must remain in your car. Patrons are welcome to leave through our gates, receive a hand stamp, return to their car and reenter through our gates later during the same day. Please note: all bags are inspected at the front gate! (This is for our employee’s and patron’s safety!) If you have any questions, please call 248-634-5552.

Due to high volume production, The Renaissance Festival food locations cannot accommodate or guarantee separation of cooking surfaces. Those guests who suffer from sensitive or life-threatening allergies (such as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, eggs and wheat) should exercise extreme caution as foods are transported, stored and prepared in close proximity.

Mid America Festivals is providing this information for informational purposes only. Neither MAF, its subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, vendors and/or employees assume responsibility for sensitivity or allergy to any food product or ingredient provided by or in our festival.

Unfortunately we do not have this accommodation. Expecting mothers can be dropped off at the front gate entrance.

We have porta potties on our grounds with hand santizer stations. There are handicap accessible porta potties as well.

You are allowed to bring an umbrella, purse (subject to search), backpack (subject to search), baby bag (subject to search), folding chairs, strollers (including dog strollers) and wagons.

We DO NOT have strollers or wagons for rent. We DO NOT have regular wheelchairs for rent.

You are allowed to bring your own scooter, wheelchair, wagon and stroller.

We DO NOT have electric scooters/amigos for this event.

We are not open on Christmas.

General Questions

HollyDazzle is a magical three-quarter mile outdoor trail featuring more than a dozen lighted Christmas scenes including Santa Claus, Sledding Penguins and Candy Land Castle in a magical winter wonderland walk through at the Michigan Renaissance Festival Village!

Lost and Found is located near the festival entrance, directly inside the gift shop. If you lost an item and were not able to make it to the lost and found location on festival site, please be aware, our lost and found items don’t come into the main office (where they are stored) until the Monday after the weekend is over. Call our office to inquire about any items you may have lost during your visit: 248-634-5552.

No patron (customer) is allowed to bring any type of musical instruments on festival grounds.

All film rights are reserved. Commercial use of photos, videos or audio tapes made at the festival without written permission from the marketing department is strictly prohibited. Any cameras with lenses over 12 inches must have prior approval from the marketing department to shoot photos on the Michigan Renaissance Festival grounds. If you have any questions, please call 248-634-5552.

The Festival is held in a natural, outdoor setting (grass, dirt, mud, rocks, gravel). Wheelchairs and motorized wheelchairs are allowed. We have disabled accessible parking and disabled accessible portable toilets.

Unfortunately we do not have this accommodation.

We do not have any restaurants open during this event.

Policies

The Festival bans guns on our premises. Longbows are allowed as long as they are not strung, arrows with tips are not allowed unless you are competing in the longbow competition that day. Swords, knives, dirks and daggers must be completely sheathed and peace-tied. Axes, claymores, maces, antique firearms, pikes and halberds are NOT allowed on the Festival site. No drawing of any weapon at any time. Plastic and wood toy weapons are allowed without sheaths or peace bonded, but may not be wielded in a way that they might accidentally strike another guest or employee. Must be 18 years or older to carry a weapon.

ONCE AGAIN:

Renaissance Festival bans firearms on the premises. Guests may wear a sword or dagger, but the sword or dagger must be sheathed completely with no part of the blade showing and secured in the sheath or scabbard with a plastic zip tie, (peace bound or peace tied), and at no time may they be drawn from the scabbard or sheath. Zip ties are available at each entrance gate. Guests may not carry any other weapons or objects that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon, and no costume or accessory may contain sharp objects, pointed objects, or materials that may accidentally strike another guest. Bows are not permitted except may be transported, by competitors, unstrung, to and from festival events, such as the longbow competition. Guests who do not adhere to the weapons policy may be refused entry and/or removed, unless the costume or attire can be modified to meet the above standards. If you have any questions, please call 248-634-5552.

Purpose: Mid-America Festivals, Corp. (“Festival”) desires to provide a positive and productive business and entertainment environment. To that end, the Festival is committed to providing a business and entertainment environment that is free of discrimination and harassment, and to provide a means of dealing with such incidents should they occur.

Policy: Harassment or discrimination, in any form, will not be tolerated at the Festival by any of its employees, vendors, or independent contractors. This includes harassment based upon a person’s race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, creed, marital status, veteran’s status, status with regard to public assistance and/or sexual orientation and any other category protected by law. This policy applies to all employees, supervisors, managers and officers of the Festival, as well as to any vendor or independent contractor of the Festival. If, after appropriate investigation, harassment or discrimination is found to have occurred, the initiator will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, depending on the circumstances, up to and including termination of the employment and/or business relationship.
Harassment is verbal or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual because of his/her race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, creed, marital status, veteran’s status, status with regard to public assistance or sexual orientation and any other category protected by law, or that of his/her relatives, friends, or associates and that:

Has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive business or entertainment environment; Has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance; or Otherwise adversely affects an individual’s employment opportunities. Sexual harassment is defined in accordance with the Equal-Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidelines, issued November 10, 1980 as:
Harassment on the basis of sex is a violation of Section 703 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:
Submission to such conduct is made explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment; Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting such individual; Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

Harassment can occur intentionally or unintentionally. Some examples of conduct that is prohibited by this policy are listed below. Please note that these are not the only examples.

Epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping, or threatening, intimidating or hostile acts that relate to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, creed, marital status, veteran’s status, status with regard to public assistance or sexual orientation and any other category protected by law; Written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group because of their race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, creed, marital status, veteran’s status, status with regard to public assistance or sexual orientation and any other category protected by law that is placed on walls, bulletin boards or elsewhere on the Festival’s premises or circulated throughout the workplace or entertainment areas;

Unwanted sexual comments, innuendoes, flirtations, propositions, or suggestions;
Use of offensive words of a sexual nature describing body parts or the sexual act, telling “suggestive” jokes or stories, and conversations about sexual exploits, sexual preferences, and desires or suggestive or sexist remarks about a person’s clothing or body; Unwanted and unnecessary touching, brushing against, patting or pinching;
Displaying, in the work or entertainment area, pictures, objects, cartoons, pornographic magazines, or representations of any action or subject which is sexual in nature, depicting nude, scantily clad or suggestively posed women or men and which can be perceived as offensive; Sabotaging another’s character, reputation, work effects, or property because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, creed, marital status, veteran’s status, status with regard to public assistance or sexual orientation and any other category protected by law; Direct and/or indirect suggestions, requests, or demands that an employee’s job security, job assignment, conditions of employment, or opportunities for advancement depend in any way on the granting of sexual favors; or Sexual relations accompanied by implied or overt threats or promises.

Procedure: Persons who believe they have been victimized through or witnessed harassment or discrimination should report those incidents so that we may promptly address the problem. You may report your concerns to any of the following:
Immediate supervisor; or Any member of management; or General Manager; or The President.

All complaints of harassment and/or discrimination will be examined impartially without prejudice and without malice toward the reporting party regardless of the status of the person accused. Information provided will be released only on a need to know basis. After an investigation of the allegations, a determination will be made, and resulting action will be recommended to management. The investigation may include interviews with the individual making the charges, the accused individual and appropriate witnesses. All employees or contractors with information are required to participate in an investigation if asked to do so by the Festival.
All determinations are made on an individual basis. The Festival has the discretion to apply any sanctions or a combination of sanctions to eliminate any unlawful conduct and remedy the impact of any harassment or discrimination, such as:
Counseling the offender;
Transferring the offender to another position;
Placing the offender on probation, with a warning of suspension or discharge for continuing or recurring offenses;
Placing the offender on suspension with or without pay;
Discharging the offender; or
Terminating the business relationship with the offender.

The Festival encourages individuals to make accurate reports of harassment and/or discrimination and provide as much information to the Festival as possible so that it may properly and thoroughly investigate the report.

The Festival will not condone retaliation against any individual who reports possible harassment or discrimination or assists in an investigation of possible harassment or discrimination.

If you have questions about whether conduct is permissible under this policy, you should discuss it with your supervisor, department manager or the Event Manager.
I HEREBY REPRESENT THAT I HAVE NEVER COMMITTED AN ACT OF VIOLENCE CAUSING INJURY OR POSING A SERIOUS RISK OR INJURY NOR ENGAGED IN INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT TOWARD A MINOR OR VULNERABLE ADULT AND THAT NO ONE WHO IS AT THE EVENT BY MY INVITATION OR UNDER MY DIRECTION HAS EVER ENGAGED IN ANY SUCH CONDUCT. I UNDERSTAND THAT MY AND OR ORGANIZATION’S AFFILIATION WITH FESTIVAL IS CONDITIONED UPON THIS REPRESENTATION. I UNDERSTAND THAT IF FESTIVAL DETERMINES, IN ITS SOLE JUDGMENT, THAT THIS REPRESENTATION IS FALSE, OR THAT SUCH PROHIBITED CONDUCT OCCURS AFTER THE SIGNING OF THIS CONTRACT, THEN THIS CONTRACT MAY BE TERMINATED IMMEDIATELY, WITHOUT NOTICE TO ME, AND WITH NO FURTHER REMUNERATION OR CONTRIBUTION DUE ME OR ORGANIZATION (EXCEPT PAYMENT FOR SERVICES ALREADY PERFORMED).

Alcohol service will only be provided to guests 21 or older who show a valid, government-issued photo ID. The Michigan Renaissance Festival reserves the right to refuse service to any individual who appears to be impaired or intoxicated. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed.

  • Costumes and attire must be family-friendly and may not be offensive, obstructive, violent or otherwise objectionable.
  • Footwear is required at all times.
    • Guests wearing bulky or layered clothing may be subject to additional security screening.

 

    • Guests who do not adhere to the costume/weapons policy may be refused entry and/or removed, unless the costume or attire can be modified to meet the above standards.

 

    • We reserve the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that WE consider inappropriate or attire that could distract from the experience of other guests. Guest in violation of our dress code will be asked to leave and escorted from the park. Please dress as you would if you were going to any type of public location that adheres a proper dress code. So please no booty shorts, shorts that show your butt cheeks, no swim/bathing suits.

 

  • Men, please have your nipples covered.

Patrons over 21 years old (according to the Michigan state law) are permitted to smoke cigarettes. You may NOT smoke in pubs, enclosed buildings, vendor booths and seating areas near stages.

Marijuana smoking is prohibited (NOT ALLOWED) on the Michigan Renaissance Festival grounds.

If you have any questions, please call 248-634-5552.

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