Christmas (Kewadin) Casino

Games To Play At Christmas Casino

  • A tour to explore the beautiful Christmas city
  • Gaming at Casino
  • Cash Prizes and Giveaways
  • Offers and Rewards

Christmas (Kewadin) Casino is simply superb. While traveling to Michigan, I visited the peaceful and charming city of Christmas. Christmas is located northwest of Munising, about a 5-minute drive along M-28. As I was looking for a casino, I came across a banner showing me the direction to Christmas Casino or otherwise known as Kewadin Casino. This casino is the largest building in the town of Christmas.

Christmas casino map

Why this city is called Christmas dates back to 1938 when a Munising man started a roadside factory to make holiday gifts, thus came upon this name. Christmas’ zip code is 49862, and many letters have come from there since 1966 when the town received it’s first Post Office. From that point forward many people have shown up in the month of December to mail their Christmas cards and presents so they would be postmarked coming from Christmas.

Christmas City
The old welcome banner replaced with new one at Christmas Michigan

Christmas is also near the Bay Furnace campgrounds on Lake Superior in the Hiawatha National Forest. From 1869 to 1877, the campground was the site of Onota, an iron smelting town with a population of 517. The town was destroyed by fire in 1877 and only the iron kiln ruins remain. While in operation, Bay Furnace produced 20 tons of pig iron a day. Ships came to the 1200 foot dock bringing supplies and taking out pig iron. Bay Furnace is on the National Register of Historic Places. While driving through Christmas you won’t miss the 35-foot tall Santa Claus.

For the fun fact, it’s not only Michigan having a city of Christmas, but there are various other states having cities named after Christmas, Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Utah, Maine, Oregon, and Tennessee also have Christmas towns and valleys.

Christmas (Kewadin) Casino

Games To Play At Christmas Casino
Christmas (Kewadin) Casino

One of five casinos owned and operated by the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Kewadin Casino or Christmas casino which was launched in 1994 is located here in the small town of Christmas. Kewadin Casinos is a family of five great casinos in Michigan—Kewadin Sault Ste. Marie, St. Ignace, Manistique, Christmas, and Hessel. Kewadin Casino features nearly 2,200 of your favorite slot machines ranging in denominations from penny and nickel to $25. You’re sure to find a game you like at one of these locations throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Games to play at Christmas casino

The casino offers the following games to play:

  • Slots
  • Table Games
  • Tournaments
  • Keno
  • Bingo

1. Slots

Christmas casino- slot machines to play

Slots games and machines are available at all their five casino locations to play. Slots are available at: Sault Ste. Marie, St. Ignace, Manistique, Christmas and Hessel. Kewadin Casino features nearly 2,200 of your favorite slot machines ranging in denominations from penny and nickel to $25. You’re sure to find a game you like at one of their  locations throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Also they now offer Kewadin e-credits as part of their promotional packages.

The minimum bet found at casino Christmas is $0.009 and the maximum bet is $100 for slots. You can choose from a wide variety of exciting slot titles such as The Walking Dead, Cash Fever, Wheel of Fortune, King of Dragons, Lightning Link, Aladdin’s Fortune 3D and more.

2. Table Games

Christmas casino table games

Among table games you will find lots of table from blackjack to their 10x odds craps table. Among other live table games you can find Let it Ride Bonus, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, and Roulette that are trademarks used under license from SHFL Entertainment, Inc.

Also are virtual table games Kewadin Sault has Shuffle Master Roulette and Table Master Blackjack each game with seating for five players. These games are an exciting way to play roulette and blackjack. The table limits are $5 to $100.

The casino floor features Vegas-style action multi-denomination gaming machines including electronic blackjack, slots, video poker, and video keno, along with six gaming tables featuring Blackjack and poker variations.

3. Tournaments at Christmas (Kewadin) Casino

Tournaments at Kewadin casino
Slot Tournaments

Registration time for all tournaments at all Kewadin Casinos is the first day of the month, two months prior to the month of the tournament date. Early signup offers are available with the paid entry within the first month of open registration. Tournament registration is based on availability and player criteria. Tournament registrations or receptions are held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at all Casino locations.

Each tournament package contains an entry slip for a chance to win a free tournament which is one entry per player. The winner must use the free tournament at the next tournament of its kind at the location where it was won. Video Poker and Spin to Win tournaments offer Kewadin Credit prizes.

You can contact Northern Rewards at 1.800.539.2346 at extension 36109 at Christmas casino for taking part in tournaments.

Note that you should be 19 + of age to play at the casino. Acceptable Forms of Identification at the casino include State-issued driver’s license with photo, Government identification with a photo, Military identification with a photo, State-issued ID card or Passport.

The casino offers rewards or comp points when you play the games which can be then redeemed at their Restaurants or Delis or Gift Shops.

4. Keno

Keno Lounge at Christmas Casino
Keno Lounge

Keno lotto type games are available only at Sault Ste. Marie from Thursday – Sunday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
 Playing Keno at Christmas casino means winning $100000.

Kewadin offers players reduced rates for purchasing multiple games. Games that are offered include Regular, Top & Bottom, Edge, 20 Pick Special, Cover All Tickets and Left and Right.

At Kewadin Sault Ste. Marie, they  offer live Keno where you have the chance to win $100,000.

Watch your games on their Keno monitors placed throughout the facility in the comfort of your hotel room, while enjoying a meal in thei r restaurant, or while having drinks at one of their lounges.

The game of Keno consists of grabbing a Keno card and selecting both the type of game and numbers you wish to play. You may wager between $1 and $100 per game. After selecting the type of Keno game and the numbers, bring your ticket to the Keno booth where it’ll be registered and you’ll get an official copy of your ticket.

Winners playing 20 games or less have just 24 hours from the purchase of the winning ticket to claim their prize, while those playing more have up to 360 days to collect on winning Keno tickets.

5. Bingo

Bingo at Christmas Casino
Bingo Megawin

Bingo games and bingo tourneys are held at this casino at Sault Ste. Marie & St. Ignace from time to time. You can check at their events calendar and find for any upcoming Bingo tournaments which offer some of the best cash prizes.

To take part in the bingo tournament you need to first register at the casino a day before for just $10.

How to enter the casino to play casino games?

To enter this casino to play various types of casino games you need to be age 19 plus and above.You need to bring the following identification documents to verify yourself:

  • State-issued driver’s license with photo
  • Government identification with photo
  • Military identification with photo
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribal identification with photo and birthday
  • State-issued ID card
  • Passport
  • Canadian Social Insurance card

All patrons aged 18–20 must check in with the appropriate security check-in point before entering the gaming floor during each visit.

Persons appearing under the age of 30 may be asked for identification, all patrons aged 19–20 must wear a stamp/band during their stay.

If you consume alcoholic beverages at Kewadin Casinos and are under the age of 21, the Tribal Law Enforcement will be contacted and you will be barred from all Kewadin Casino properties until you are 21. Casino guests under the age of 21 are not allowed in any bar area.

Frosty’s Pub ‘n Grub at Christmas

Frosty pub at Christmas casino
Frosty’s Pub

After the games and events at Christmas casino, you can enjoy drinks and meals at Frost’s Pub n Grub. Serving: Coffee, Prime Rib, Grilled, Alcoholic Drinks, Cocktails, Wine, Soup, Salads, Sandwiches, Chicken Wings, Appetizers, Burgers Frosty’s Pub ‘n Grub is conveniently situated directly off of the casino floor and along with the full-service restaurant features a bar area with video poker. Frosty’s menu features breakfast, sandwiches and baskets, appetizers, soups, and salads. Signature cocktails include the Candy Cane Martini made with UV Cake Vodka and White Creme De Menthe, Fireball Martini, and a Cinamon Toast Crunch Shot made with Fireball Whiskey and RumChata.

Outdoor fun at Christmas

outdoor fun at Christmas
Lake Superior

The Christmas area offers exciting outdoor attractions along the coast of Lake Superior. Visit the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore or take a voyage on the Glass Bottom Shipwreck Tours Easy access to snowmobile and ATV trails.

Enjoy all nature has to offer at Christmas! This means you can stop at Christmas if you are to fully enjoy your vacation visit to the Upper Peninsula. An ideal spot for fishermen, hunters, hayfever sufferers, rockhounds, for swimming, hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, visiting the Pictured Rocks or just plain relaxing.

You can also step into the world-famous Christmas Store, where you will find just about every Christmas ornament imaginable. You will feel the Christmas spirit here at any time of the year.


Q1. Where is Christmas (Kewadin) Casino located?

Kewadin Casino Christmas, located on Lake Superior, offers Vegas-style gaming including slots, Blackjack, Virtual Blackjack, Let it Ride, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and six spot King’s Bounty Blackjack.

Q2. What can I find at this casino?

Besides slots and games you can find entertainment and amenities like  Frosty’s Pub ‘n Grub, the Northern Rewards Players Club and the Northern Lights gift shop.The Christmas area offers exciting outdoor attractions along the coast of Lake Superior. You can visit the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore or take a voyage on the Glass Bottom Shipwreck Tours.

Q3. Are there any offers to redeem at the casino?

Yes there are monthly and weekly offers to redeem at the casino which are handed to you with your personalizes email or mail which you register at the casino. These exclusive offers may include:

  • Point Multipliers
  • Kewadin Credits
  • Food Vouchers
  • Complementary Hotel Stays
  • Gift Shop Discounts
  • Entertainment Discounts

Q4. How do I register for their rewards program?

To register for their direct mail via e-mail program, click here. Your Northern Rewards Players Club account number and birth date is required.

Q5. How to get the comp points?

Christmas casino’s  tiered Northern Rewards Club has a two point system. The two sets of points accumulate simultaneously while serving separate purposes within the club.

  • One Club point earned for every $4 bet in slot play
  • One Club point earned for every $8 bet in video poker
  • One club point earned for every $1 bet in Keno
  • Club points have a monetary value of $1 for every 100 Club points
  • Club points cannot be cashed out; they are used for Christmas casino’s  goods and services

Q6. What are tier points?

There are four tiers for players. Tier upgrades will happen every month.

Tier points hold no monetary value and cannot be redeemed

  • One tier point earned for every $4 bet in slot play
  • One tier point earned for every $8 bet in video poker
  • One tier point earned for $1 bet in Keno
  • One tier point earned for every $10 bet on table games

Q7. How to contact the casino?

If you want to know more about this casino, you can contact the Kewadin Casino Christmas at (906) 387-5475 or toll-free at 1-800-KEWADIN. The Kewadin Casino Christmas is located at N7761 Candy Cane Ln, Christmas, MI 49862, USA.