Holiday Happenings around Grand Rapids, Michigan

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It's the most wonderful time of the year!  The holiday season is in full swing throughout greater Grand Rapids, Michigan, and there is something for everyone to enjoy.  From tree lightings, to cookie decorating, and enjoying one of your favorite Beer City craft beers there are many ways to make the season just a little more jolly.  Here are a few events you may want to add to your Holiday calendar:

 

December 1, 2017- 

 

37th Annual Night-time Christmas Parade

Main Street in Historic Downtown Coopersville

7-9 PM; free event

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Light Up Downtown

Rosa Parks Circle, Downtown Grand Rapids

5-7 PM; free event

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The Nutcraker

Devos Performace Hall

December 1- 10

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The Nutcracker

The Jenison Center of the Arts

December 1-3

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Christmas Lite Show

5/3rd Ball Park

December 1- December 31

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Memory Lane Train

5/3rd Ball Park

December 1- December 31

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Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World

Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

December 1- January 7

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December 2, 2017-

 

12 Bars of X-Mas Crawl

Various Locations

12-8 PM

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Breakfast with Santa

The Salvation Army Kroc Center

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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Breakfast with Santa

Grand Rapids Public Museum

8:30 AM & 10:30 AM

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Christmas for the Animals

John Ball Zoo

10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

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Santa and Live Reindeer

Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery

12-3 PM

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Holly Jolly Cookie Bash

Downtown Market Grand Rapids

10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

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Santa Train

Coopersville & Marne Railway

December 2-24

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Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle

Rosa Park’s Circle

December 2- February 25

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Rooftop Reindeer

Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

December 2- 23

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December 3, 2017-

 

Holiday Open House

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

1-4 PM

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Van Andel Arena

3 PM & 7:30 PM

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Kid’s Cookie Workshop

Downtown Market Grand Rapids

2-4 PM

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Clara's Nutcracker Park

Amway Grand Plaza

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December 4, 2017-

 

Holiday Mix it Up

JW Marriott

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December 5, 2017-

 

Live Nativity

The Critter Barn

December 5-30

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Winter Wonderland

Downtown Market Grand Rapids

4-8 PM

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Perrin Holiday Beer Dinner

Perrin Brewing Company

7-10 PM

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Uptown Holiday Shop Hop

Uptown District (Wealthy Street, East Hills, East Fulton, Eastown)

Starts at 4:00 PM

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December 8, 2017

 

Kent Philharmonic Orchestra Presents “ A Rockapella”

St. Cecilia Music Center

7:30-9 PM

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December 9, 2017

 

The Great Candy Cane Hunt

City of Wyoming

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Pioneer Holiday Celebration

Blandford Nature Center

1-4 PM

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Swingin’ Sleigh Ride

Calvin College Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

3-5 PM

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Teddy Bear Tea & Christmas Crafts

Coopersville Farm Museum

10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

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Vegan Grand Rapids Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Linc Up

10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

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Lowel Luminary Hike

Wittenback/Wege Agriscience and Environmental Education Center

5-9 PM

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Oh, Christmas Treat

Downtown Market Grand Rapids

5-8 PM

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December 10, 2017-

 

CHRISTMAS with Amy Grand & Michael W. Smith

Van Andel Arena

Starts at 7:30 PM

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Holiday Concert- Forest Hills Adult Community Band

Forest Hills Eastern High School

2:30-3:30 PM; free event

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The Whoville 5k run/walk and Kid’s Run

Riverside Park

Starts and 1:00 PM

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West Michigan Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert

Fountain Street Church

2-4 PM

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December 12, 2017-

 

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Devos Performance Hall

Starts at 7:30

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December 14, 2017-

 

Grand Rapids Symphony’s Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops

DeVos Performance Hall

December 14- 17

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Holiday Arts and Crafts Workshop

ArtPrize Building

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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December 15, 2017-

 

West Michigan Symphony Presents: Celtic Christmas

Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts

Starts at 7:30 PM

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December 16, 2017-

 

A B93 Christmas with Granger Smith

The Intersection

Starts at 6:30 PM

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Wheelhouse Brunch with Santa!

Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktains

Dec 16-17

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

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Yule-tide Eatings

Downtown Market Grand Rapids

5-8:30 PM

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December 17, 2017-

 

Holly Jolly Cookie Bash

Downtown Market Grand Rapids

10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

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December 19, 2017

 

Stocking Snackers: Edible Holiday Gifts

Downtown Market Grand Rapids

6-9 PM

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December 21, 2017-

 

Cirque de Noel

Devos Performance Hall

December 21-22

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December 22, 2017-

 

A Christmas Carol

Peter Martin Wege Theatre

December 22-23

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December 25, 2017-

 

Christmas Brunch

Six.one.six

9:00 AM- 3:00 PM