NautiMi on the River in Pinckney is Your ONE -STOP Holiday Shop

More than just Ice Cream and Coffee- Unique Gifts, Holiday Events and Classes

By Autumn J. Moricz December 2, 2023

NautiMI on the River is a local coffee, ice cream and gift shop right on the river in Pinckney, off the Huron River Chain of Lakes.They are open year round and have so much to offer.  Customers stop in for their favorite latte or sundae, but often leave with a selection of NautiMi's Michigan made gifts. 

The selection includes items with local lake names and images, unique food products, jewelry and so much more. You are sure to find something to please even the hardest to shop for!  They also have a packed schedule of events, classes and workshops throughout the year.


Cocoa with Claus for a Cause

Enjoy a semi-private visit with Santa, along with Hot Cocoa and Donuts!  Registration required to choose your preferred time slot. $10 per child/person pictures/ cocoa/donuts.

(Adults not wanting pictures or cocoa need not register.)  

Proceeds to benefit the St. Mary's Church Angel Tree program.

Sponsored by Cat Brown-Realtor, A Wink and A Smile PhotoBooth and NautiMI on the River.

Date: Saturday, December 9th  9am-noon

Cost: $10 Per Person

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Noel Night & Visit with Santa

The most magical time of the year at NautiMI on the River is here! 

Join us while we welcome Santa Claus from 5pm-8pm! 

No cost or reservations required, just stop by!
We will have A Wink and a Smile Photobooth on hand for complimentary pictures.
Cocoa and our famous Holiday Drink Specials will be available for purchase.

Our gift store is FULL of Holiday delights, stocking stuffers and Michigan sourced items - sure to please even the hardest to shop for! PLUS we will have several guest vendors joining us, including Treat Ur Self Sweet Shoppe.

Be sure to check out our ONE NIGHT ONLY Sales and Specials - let us help you get your Christmas shopping done (or started!).

Invite your friends, neighbors and family - we look forward to celebrating Christmas with you! 

Date: December 14th  5-8pm

FREE and no registration required!

Ginger Bread House Workshops

All ages welcome! All supplies included. 

We provide everything needed to make a beautiful and whimsical house - AND we clean up the mess afterwards!  Parents are asked to stay with their children if they are under the age of 8. 

Please leave additional kids/siblings at home for the duration of this event, unless each is registered.

Classes run December 3rd and 16th at 11am.

Cost: $30 Per person/Per House

Registration Link:

NautiMI on the River

9260 McGregor Rd.

Pinckney, MI 48169

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My family and I love going to NautiMi on the River year round. We love the atmosphere. Whether enjoying a sweet treat or grabbing dinner from one of the food trucks that cycled through this summer, we always found a spot outside to relax and enjoy the benefits of the county life here in Livingston County. 

It is great to have a local store to pop in to and grab a Michigan made gift to give friends on their birthday or as a hostess gift. We also take advantage of their kayak rentals in the summer to get our family out on the lakes.