December Activities Calendar: 2020’s Daily List of Things to Do for Families

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December Activities for Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, 2020 is our golden opportunity to enjoy many of the local winter and Christmas traditions that we haven’t had time for in the past. Most of the time, December is a madly busy month, with class parties, work parties, church and volunteer gigs, extended family obligations, and on and on.

But this December, the pandemic has freed us of so many of these expectations. This December, we can pick the things that matter most and celebrate them with our household. Which new experiences are you looking forward to this month?

Many December activities are taking place outdoors, which I think is so good for kids. Bundle up and admire beautiful wreaths through downtown Muskegon, walk a nature trail at Fellinlove Farm or explore 40 joyfully decorated Christmas trees at Live Stream Church.

If you’re easily chased away by the chill, you can be awed by the Holiday Trees display at Meijer Gardens, take a ride on the Santa Train, or catch a virtual Christmas show put on by local talent.

Plan your December days with our events list below and be sure to take time to just be still this season.

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Here’s a round up of Grand Rapids events for December that are on repeat:


NOV 24-DEC 6, 2020 | All Day  

Festival of Wreaths
Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440
» Each participating downtown business or organization will host a designer wreath provided by the MMA in a window facing the street or sidewalk from November 24-December 6. The MMA will provide a walking map with the location of all the wreaths in both a printed and digital version, accessible via a QR code.


NOV 24-JAN 3, 2020  

Metro Health Christmas & Holiday Traditions
Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Excitement surrounds this time of year as the annual Metro Health Christmas & Holiday Traditions exhibition brings the glow of over 300,000 colorful lights, strolling carolers, visits from Santa, rooftop reindeer and 46 international trees and displays.


NOV 11-DEC 24, 2020  

Photos with Santa
Woodland Mall
3195 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids 49512
» Get the milk and cookies ready because Santa Claus is coming to Woodland Mall! To protect shoppers, reservations are required to take a photo with Santa. Virtual Visit options available!


NOV 1-DEC 27, 2020  

Virtual Visits with Santa
Hosted by Rivertown Crossings
Virtual Event
» Make this holiday magical with a virtual visit to the North Pole! Choose from a live Virtual Visit with Santa, Storytime with The Clauses, or a Pre-Recorded Personalized Santa Video.


NOV 27-DEC 25, 2020  

Photos with Santa
Rivertown Crossings
 3700 RiverTown Parkway, Grandville, MI 49418
» Visit us in the Food Court to get your professional pics with Santa taken. Face coverings for you and Santa may be required during your contactless visit based on current state regulations.


NOV 7-DEC 24, 2020  

Santa’s Wonderland
Cabela’s Grandville
3000 44th Street SW, Grandville, MI 49418
» By popular demand we continue the tradition in a safe and responsible way. Families who visit Santa receive a free 4×6 studio-quality photo, as well as a free digital greeting card that can be shared on social media. During your visit, families can mail their letter to Santa and bring home free holiday craft activity kits while supplies last. Reservations required.


Saturday & Sunday, NOV 28-DEC 20, 2020 | Various Times  

Santa Train 2020
Coopersville & Marne Railway
306 Main St, Coopersville, MI 49404

» Elves will escort the children to sit with Santa. All children get a present, even the shy ones! Our story-telling Princess will read Christmas-themed books to the children in each of the decorated railcars. All of our cars are comfortably heated and each has a restroom on board. Online tickets must be purchased in advance. Masks required.


NOV 5-DEC 22, 2020  

Sneaky Elves To-Go
Holland Arts Council
150 East 8th St, Holland, MI 49423
» Holiday and winter themed art projects for kids and their families to complete at home. This year, families will have the opportunity to purchase two different craft boxes filled with everything kids need to be sneaky elves at home! For ages 5 & up


Tuesday-Saturday, DEC 9-30, 2020 | 10am-5pm  

Critter Barn 2020 Christmas Nativity
Critter Barn
9275 Adams Street, Zeeland, MI 49464   

» View our unique collection of photography from Bethlehem and Galilee. “Walk through” our Christmas Nativity staged with live animals!​ Also, enjoy a “December walk around the Critter Barn” with your family and friends. Visit cows, sheep, goats, rabbits, donkeys and more.


DEC 12-26, 2020 | 8am-8pm  

Kentwood Winter Walk
Northeast Park
1900 Middleground Dr SE, Kentwood, MI 49546

» Search for a dozen whimsical winter items hidden along the trails at Northeast Park! A checklist of items will be found at the trail head.


DEC 17-31, 2020  

Online VINTAGE CHRISTMAS Show
Hosted by Master Arts Theatre
Virtual Event

» Celebrate the holidays by traveling back to the golden age of radio with our VINTAGE CHRISTMAS show! We will be presenting two classic holiday radio shows . . . FATHER KNOWS BEST-THE CHRISTMAS EPISODE from 1953 and O. Henry’s THE GIFT OF THE MAGI from 1943. $5 tickets


DEC 18-31, 2020  

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play
Hosted by Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Virtual Event

» The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage costumes, the magic of live sound effects, and musical underscoring. Individual ticket $9.99, family ticket $24.99


DEC 18-27, 2020  

The Nutcracker Experience
Hosted by Grand Rapids Ballet
Virtual Event

» The beloved holiday classic, with choreography by Val Caniparoli, as you’ve never seen it before! Enjoy many of your favorite on-stage moments, behind-the-scenes interviews and rehearsals, and more. And the story wouldn’t be complete without the musical accompaniment of Grand Rapids Symphony. $15


Monday-Saturday, DEC 18-31, 2020 | 12pm-9:30pm   

Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle
Rosa Parks Circle
135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» $2 per person. Admission price includes skates. All open skate hours are weather-dependent. Must reserve skate time, no walk ups.


DEC 19-31, 2020  

The Michigan Ballet Academy presents Clara’s Dream, A Nutcracker Story: an immersive 360 film
Hosted by Michigan Ballet Academy
Virtual Event

» A narrated, poetic reimagining about a young girl’s and her love for a broken Nutcracker. $30 for streaming window


DEC 20, 2020-JAN 3, 2021   

Winter GooseChase Challenge at Calvin Ecosystem Preserve
Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens
1750 East Beltline Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» Looking for some outdoor fun this holiday break? Play this game of entertaining missions, earn points and you may win a prize!


Various Dates, DEC 4, 2020-JAN 31, 2021 | 4-6pm  

Fellinlove Farm’s Winter Wonderland
Fellinlove Farm
6364 144th Ave, Holland, MI 49423
» Walk on our 3/4 mile nature trail decorated with lights and winter creatures, and then watch the “parade” as we bring all of the large animals to their barns with the backdrop of the colorful fountain, koi pond, trail/house/barn lights. Animal interaction welcomed before or after “parade”. Dress warmly. $5 suggested donation/person


NOV 25, 2020-JAN 2, 2021 | 5:30-9:30/10pm  

Christmas Lite Show 2020
Fifth Third Ballpark
4500 West River Dr NE Comstock Park, MI 49321

» West Michigan’s largest, animated, drive-thru light show. Enjoy nearly two miles, over two million lights with more than 50 animated displays, many lighted tunnels and more! $25


NOV 27, 2020-JAN 2, 2021 | 6-10pm  

Christmas Tree Walk
Life Stream Church
6561 Lake Michigan Dr, Allendale, MI 49401

» Come out and enjoy an outdoor walk through 40 Christmas Trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. On Fridays and Saturdays from 6-8pm, there will be special events and activities such as food trucks, free hot cocoa, and more. November 27 is our tree lighting ceremony at 6PM.


DEC 1-31, 2020 | 5:30-9pm  

Hughes Musical Christmas Show
Hughes Musical Christmas Show
10679 Deer Ridge Ct, Zeeland, MI 49464

» Musical Christmas Light display in Zeeland, MI. All donations will go to Hand2Hand again this year if you wish to contribute.


Tuesday 12-6pm | Thursday 5-9pm   

Free Tuesdays & Thursdays
Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» Free admission on Tuesdays from 12-6pm and Thursdays from 5-9pm.


Thursday | 11am-4pm   

Free Thursdays
Muskegon Museum of Art 

296 W. Webster Avenue Muskegon, Michigan 49440
» Free admission all day (11am-4pm) every Thursday.


Friday 7-10pm  

Friday Public Skating Session
Tarry Hall Roller Skating Rink
3330 Fairlanes Ave, Grandville, MI 49418 
» $10 admission, $1 roller skate rental, $2 rollerblades, $5 parent admission (skate rental included).


Saturday 1:30-4:30pm & 6:30-9:30pm  

Saturday Public Skating Session
Tarry Hall Roller Skating Rink
3330 Fairlanes Ave, Grandville, MI 49418 
» $8 admission, $1 roller skate rental, $2 rollerblades, $5 parent admission (skate rental included).


Thursday, SEPT-MAY | 1-2:30pm   

Open Gym
Grand Rapids Gymnastics
1601 Galbraith Ave, STE 301, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» 1pm-2:30pm every Thursday, Sept-May
Our supervised open gym format offers safe and fun physical activity for your children. No pre-registration necessary. $6/child. $18/max per family


Tuesday and Thursday, OCT 27-DEC 10, 2020 | 10am   

Babbling Baby Feet
Rockford Speech Therapy and Little Feet Movement
Virtual Event
» Every Tuesday & Thursday, Oct 27-Dec 10, 10am (skip Nov 24 & 26)
Join us on Zoom for playing, learning, and communicating with your babies!! You will learn how to support your child’s physical, cognitive, social-emotional & language development! $20/class


Wednesday, OCT 14-DEC 16, 2020 | 6:30pm   

Drop In Tumbling
Grand Rapids Gymnastics
1601 Galbraith Ave, STE 301, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» $10/person. No pre-registration needed. Work on what you want to. Coach assisted.


Monday-Friday | 9am-6pm   

Outdoor Ice Skating with Free Skate Rentals
The City of Zeeland Skating Rink
Elm Street, Zeeland, MI 49464
» The Outdoor Skating Rink (synthetic ice) is located at the Elm Street Park across from City Hall. Visit the Howard Miller Library for FREE ice skate rentals.


December 1-15, 2020 | 8am-8pm  

December Storywalk Book: Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

701 W. Cloverdale Rd, Hastings, MI 49058
» Follow one girl’s boundless imagination and curiosity in this month’s storywalk book. Journey through why, what, how, and when to embark on fact-finding missions and elaborate scientific experiments all the while discovering the value of thinking through problems and staying curious.


 DEC 1  •  Tu  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 1, 2020 | 10 am   

EatPlayGrow Virtual Family Program 🆓
Hosted by Grand Rapids Art Museum
Virtual Event
» Features a virtual EatPlayGrow lesson filled with songs and stories, followed by a virtual tour of the exhibition Mathias J. Alten: An Enduring Legacy from the galleries at GRAM. Email [email protected] for the program link to join in.

 DEC 1, 2020 | 11:15 am   

Winter-Time Walks
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Winter in the Children’s Garden can be chilly, but fun! Bundle up and join us on an outdoor discovery walk to investigate the Children’s Garden in new ways. Included with admission.

 DEC 1, 2020 | 1 pm   

Handbells Celebrate the Holidays 🆓
Hosted by Scott Club
Virtual Event
» Ann Habicht brings handbells and holiday songs to celebrate the festive season. All are welcome. Non-members/guests – email [email protected] to request a link.

 DEC 1, 2020 | 5 pm   

Pom Pom Advent Calendar 🆓
Hosted by Michaels
Virtual Event
» Join us for fun holiday crafts designed for your mini makers. We will kick off 24 days of merry making with an advent calendar to bring the excitement of the holidays.

 DEC 1, 2020 | 5 pm   

Virtual Santa Visits
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» 5-8pm. These interactive visits with Santa will occur in the Hauenstein and Pfeiffer Event Rooms, located off of the main BISSELL Corridor. Included with admission.

 DEC 1, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

Virtual 6 Days of Christmas 🆓
Hosted by Camp Newaygo
Virtual Event
» Different festive, virtual activities each day on Facebook.

 DEC 1, 2020 | 6 pm   

Virtual Original Dickens Carolers
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» The Dickens Carolers will be here performing virtually on Tuesday evenings before Christmas from 6-8 pm. Included with admission.

 DEC 1, 2020 | 6 pm   

Georgetown Township Tree Lighting
Georgetown Township Public Library
1525 Baldwin St, Jenison, MI 49428
» The tree lighting will begin with remarks by Township Supervisor Jim Wierenga at 6PM, followed by the West Michigan Community Choral and a performance by Body Language Dance Company. All activities will take place outdoors.

 DEC 1, 2020 | 6 pm   

Community Christmas Tree Exhibit 🆓
Coopersville Farm Museum
375 Main Street, Coopersville, MI  49404
» 6-8pm. Featured inside the Coopersville Farm Museum is a beautiful display of tree decorated by the community; businesses, organizations, and individuals. Free admission.

 DEC 2  •  W  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 2, 2020 | 10 am   

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 10am-1pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

 DEC 2, 2020 | 11:15 am   

Winter-Time Walks
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Winter in the Children’s Garden can be chilly, but fun! Bundle up and join us on an outdoor discovery walk to investigate the Children’s Garden in new ways. Included with admission.

 DEC 2, 2020 | 12:30 pm   

Homeschool/Virtual Learning Days
BattleGR Tactical Games

284 Dodge NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
» 12:30-2:30pm. 2 hours of all-you-can play laser tag, archery tag & open gym. Arcade and food available! $12/child

 DEC 2, 2020 | 2 pm   

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 2-5pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

 DEC 2, 2020 | 4 pm   

Wristband Wednesday
Craigs Cruisers
5730 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
» 4-8pm. Unlimited Indoor & Outdoor Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Mini-Golf, Bumper Boats, Frog Hopper, Cruiser Coaster and Kiddie Karts. *Weather permitting on outdoor attractions. $26/person

 DEC 2, 2020 | 5 pm   

Christmas on the Trail
Mill Race Park
3370 Carlton Park, Grandville, MI 49418
» 5-9pm. Includes a 10 minute carriage or train car ride down the lighted path and a $25 food voucher to be used anytime during the month of December 2020 at MI Moonshine, Osgood Brewing, Rainbow Grill, or Wild Roast Coffee Co. Voucher must be used in one sitting and must be surrendered at time of use. Tickets will go on sale Monday, November 9, at Grandville City Hall. In person sales only.

 DEC 2, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

Walk Through Sparta Candy Cane Lane 🆓
Candy Cane Lane
201 E Division St, Sparta, MI 49345
» 5:30-9pm. A free lighted walkway to bring some magic to your month. The lights are lining the walking path, just beyond the Santa workshop where you can take a peak inside Santa’s work station!

 DEC 2, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

Virtual 6 Days of Christmas 🆓
Hosted by Camp Newaygo
Virtual Event
» Different festive, virtual activities each day on Facebook.

 DEC 2, 2020 | 6 pm   

Animal Crossing
Hosted by Muskegon Area District Library
Virtual Event
» Need to take an island break? Grab your Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite and explore a new island or two when MADL staff open their airport gates.

 DEC 2, 2020 | 6 pm   

Community Christmas Tree Exhibit 🆓
Coopersville Farm Museum
375 Main Street, Coopersville, MI  49404
» 6-8pm. Featured inside the Coopersville Farm Museum is a beautiful display of tree decorated by the community; businesses, organizations, and individuals. Free admission.

 DEC 3  •  Th  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 3, 2020 | 5 pm   

Christmas on the Trail
Mill Race Park
3370 Carlton Park, Grandville, MI 49418
» 5-9pm. Includes a 10 minute carriage or train car ride down the lighted path and a $25 food voucher to be used anytime during the month of December 2020 at MI Moonshine, Osgood Brewing, Rainbow Grill, or Wild Roast Coffee Co. Voucher must be used in one sitting and must be surrendered at time of use. Tickets will go on sale Monday, November 9, at Grandville City Hall. In person sales only.

 DEC 3, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

Anime Club 🆓
Hosted by Grand Rapids Public Library
Virtual Event
» Join our virtual Anime Club to talk with other enthusiasts about your favorite fandom, discuss comics and manga, play online games, and enjoy anime-related content together! Ages 13 and up. Pre-registration required.

 DEC 3, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

Walk Through Sparta Candy Cane Lane 🆓
Candy Cane Lane
201 E Division St, Sparta, MI 49345
» 5:30-9pm. A free lighted walkway to bring some magic to your month. The lights are lining the walking path, just beyond the Santa workshop where you can take a peak inside Santa’s work station!

 DEC 3, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

Virtual 6 Days of Christmas 🆓
Hosted by Camp Newaygo
Virtual Event
» Different festive, virtual activities each day on Facebook.

 DEC 3, 2020 | 6 pm   

Walker’s Jingle Bell Lane 🆓
Walker Ice & Fitness Center
4151 Remembrance Rd NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
» 6-7:30pm. FREE DRIVE-THRU event! Enjoy Santa, his reindeer, and the brightly decorated WIFC! Don’t forget to bring jingle bells and your letters for Santa! We will have a drop box for the letters, as well as a box for Toys for Tots donations.

 DEC 3, 2020 | 6 pm   

Community Christmas Tree Exhibit 🆓
Coopersville Farm Museum
375 Main Street, Coopersville, MI  49404
» 6-8pm. Featured inside the Coopersville Farm Museum is a beautiful display of tree decorated by the community; businesses, organizations, and individuals. Free admission.

 DEC 3, 2020 | 6:30 pm   

Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony 🆓
Hosted by City of Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department
Virtual Event
» Mayor Stephen Kepley will give a holiday greeting before lighting the tree. Viewers also will get a glimpse of the holiday lights and decorations around city campus. Ceremony will be streamed on Facebook

 DEC 4  •  F  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 4, 2020 | 10 am   

Knee-High Naturalists
The Outdoor Discovery Center

4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» Introduce the wonders of the natural world to young children. Crafts, activities, books, snacks, live animals, and outside exploration will be incorporated into their nature-based learning experience. Registration required, $10 per child, $5 for members.

 DEC 4, 2020 | 11 am   

Downtown Rockford’s Polar Express “Ride” Through Town
Corner Bar

31 N Main St, Rockford, MI 49341
» 11am-1pm. Children (and their adult) will meet at the second floor of The Corner Bar, where there will be a book reading of “The Polar Express.” Children will then be given their train ticket and asked to “ride” (walk) through town collecting punches on their ticket just like in the book. Includes ornament painting, froyo hot chocolate treat, train and holiday book display, and a goodie bag. This event will be ticketed in order to provide a safe environment for all those participating. $15/child

 DEC 4, 2020 | 12:30 pm   

Downtown Rockford’s Polar Express “Ride” Through Town
Corner Bar

31 N Main St, Rockford, MI 49341
» 12:30pm-2:30pm. Children (and their adult) will meet at the second floor of The Corner Bar, where there will be a book reading of “The Polar Express.” Children will then be given their train ticket and asked to “ride” (walk) through town collecting punches on their ticket just like in the book. Includes ornament painting, froyo hot chocolate treat, train and holiday book display, and a goodie bag. This event will be ticketed in order to provide a safe environment for all those participating. $15/child

 DEC 4, 2020 | 3 pm   

Kerstmarkt Holiday Market 2020
8th Street Marketplace

8th Street and Pine Avenue, Holland, MI 49423
» 3-8pm. Experience a delightful outdoor European-style market with holiday items, delicious food and artisan demonstrations in Holland.

 DEC 4, 2020 | 4 pm   

{ Believe } 🆓
Red Barn Market

3550 Alden Nash Ave NE, Lowell, MI 49331
» 4-8pm. Santa is coming to Red Barn! We are sorting out the details, traffic flow, proper social distancing, etc. details coming soon. This is as always a free event for you! Bring your camera for photos with Santa and our added photo ops!

 DEC 4, 2020 | 5 pm   

Christmas on the Trail
Mill Race Park
3370 Carlton Park, Grandville, MI 49418
» 5-9pm. Includes a 10 minute carriage or train car ride down the lighted path and a $25 food voucher to be used anytime during the month of December 2020 at MI Moonshine, Osgood Brewing, Rainbow Grill, or Wild Roast Coffee Co. Tickets will go on sale Monday, November 9, at Grandville City Hall. In person sales only. The trail will be open and free for walkers on the 4th and 5th, masks required. Numbers on the trail will be limited to allow social distancing.

 DEC 4, 2020 | 5 pm   

Festive Fridays 2020
Downtown Allegan
Allegan, MI 49010
» 5-8pm. Shop and dine with participating businesses. Mail your letter to Santa at Allegan City Hall! View a Facebook Live broadcast on Positively Allegan of the annual tree lighting at 8pm.

 DEC 4, 2020 | 5 pm   

Stuff a Firetruck- Food & Essentials Drive
Engine House No. 5 Museum
6610 Lake Michigan Dr, Allendale Charter Twp, MI 49401
» 5-10pm. Collecting non-perishable food items and other essentials. Santa will be coming to your neighborhood on Friday evening in a firetruck, making a scene, playing holiday music, and chatting with the kiddos to make the pick-up from your neighborhood representative. Santa will be staying inside the truck to talk with the kids to maintain social distance.

 DEC 4, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

Visit with Santa via ZOOM 🆓
Hosted by Cedar Springs Public Library
Virtual Event
» You will get to interact with Santa, ask him questions and even tell him your Christmas Wish! All of this in the comfort of your own home.

 DEC 4, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

Walk Through Sparta Candy Cane Lane 🆓
Candy Cane Lane
201 E Division St, Sparta, MI 49345
» 5:30-9pm. A free lighted walkway to bring some magic to your month. The lights are lining the walking path, just beyond the Santa workshop where you can take a peak inside Santa’s work station!

 DEC 4, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

Virtual 6 Days of Christmas 🆓
Hosted by Camp Newaygo
Virtual Event
» Different festive, virtual activities each day on Facebook.

 DEC 4, 2020 | 6 pm   

Community Christmas Tree Exhibit 🆓
Coopersville Farm Museum
375 Main Street, Coopersville, MI  49404
» 6-8pm. Featured inside the Coopersville Farm Museum is a beautiful display of tree decorated by the community; businesses, organizations, and individuals. Free admission.

 DEC 4, 2020 | 7 pm   

West Michigan Youth Ballet presents: The Nutcracker
Hosted by West Michigan Youth Ballet
Virtual Event
» The WMYB is excited to announce three live-streamed performances of the Nutcracker spanning three days, December 4th, 5th & 6th at various show times to fit your schedule. Tickets will be available through wmyb.org. Asking a minimum of $30/family.

 DEC 4, 2020 | 7:30 pm   

GR Symphony Holiday Pops
Hosted by Grand Rapids Symphony
Virtual Event
» The West Michigan holiday tradition features familiar holiday favorites with your Grand Rapids Symphony and includes virtual performances from the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus, Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus, vocalist Capathia Jenkins, and singer/pianist Tony DeSare. $25

 DEC 5  •  Sa  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 5, 2020 | 9 am   

Kerstmarkt Holiday Market 2020
8th Street Marketplace

8th Street and Pine Avenue, Holland, MI 49423
» 9am-5pm. Experience a delightful outdoor European-style market with holiday items, delicious food and artisan demonstrations in Holland. Dogsled Demos: 12pm-2:30pm.

 DEC 5, 2020 | 10 am   

Family Day
Coopersville Farm Museum
375 Main St, Coopersville, MI 49404
» 10am-2pm. Enjoy a multigenerational adventure inside the facility, exploring the exhibits, sharing stories, and creating memories. Includes crafts. $5 per family

 DEC 5, 2020 | 10 am   

Kid 2 Kid Flea Market
Coopersville Farm Museum
375 Main St, Coopersville, MI 49404
» Make your own things to sell or bring some of your things from home to sell! All booths will be ran by kids with little assistance from parents. Come support these entrepreneurs & grab some goodies to wrap up for Christmas! Purchase a booth for $10 ($15 for electric). A 6′ Table & chairs will be provided.

 DEC 5, 2020 | 10 am   

Virtual Visits with Santa 🆓
Hosted by Allendale Township Library
Virtual Event
» 10am-12pm. Get a chance to chat with Santa virtually! All registered participants will be assigned a 5 minute time slot between 10 AM and 12 PM. Links to join will be emailed to you before the event. Registration required. One time slot per family please.

 DEC 5, 2020 | 10 am   

Festive Family Event 🆓
Coopersville Hardware & Feed

364 Main St, Coopersville, MI 49404
» 10am-1pm. Come out and enjoy a day full of Christmas fun in our Garden Center! Hot Chocolate, Christmas Tree Mini Photo Sessions (reserve your time slot in advance), Kids Games, Christmas Tree Shopping, Build your own Christmas Porch Pot.

 DEC 5, 2020 | 10 am   

Signing Santa Drive-Thru 🆓
Little Pine Island Camp

6889 Pine Island Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
» The holiday path will have refreshment stands, games, take-away goodies, and Santa that you can access right from the comfort and convenience of your car! When you reach Santa’s North Pole, the kids can sign with him and even receive a gift on the spot! Santa’s interpreting elves will be there too! Please register.

 DEC 5, 2020 | 11 am   

Downtown Rockford’s Polar Express “Ride” Through Town
Corner Bar

31 N Main St, Rockford, MI 49341
» 11am-1pm. Children (and their adult) will meet at the second floor of The Corner Bar, where there will be a book reading of “The Polar Express.” Children will then be given their train ticket and asked to “ride” (walk) through town collecting punches on their ticket just like in the book. Includes ornament painting, froyo hot chocolate treat, train and holiday book display, and a goodie bag. This event will be ticketed in order to provide a safe environment for all those participating. $15/child

 DEC 5, 2020 | 11 am   

CANCELED! GRCM’s 1st Annual Outdoor Holiday Market
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» 11am-4pm. Come shop at the GRCM’s 1st Annual Outdoor Holiday Market! Small businesses will be set up outside of the museum so you can shop on Sheldon Ave & buy local for the holidays!

 DEC 5, 2020 | 11 am   

Visit with Santa via ZOOM 🆓
Hosted by Cedar Springs Public Library
Virtual Event
» You will get to interact with Santa, ask him questions and even tell him your Christmas Wish! All of this in the comfort of your own home.

 DEC 5, 2020 | 11 am   

Santa’s Virtual Storytime 🆓
Hosted by Schuler Books
Virtual Event
» The holiday is unlike any other year, so Santa’s taking some time from his busy preparations to stop by our Saturday storytimes in December!

 DEC 5, 2020 | 11 am   

Historical Live Nativity- Follow the Star
Heidi’s Farmstand and Bakery
11999 Cascade Rd SE, Lowell, MI 49331
 

» You will have the opportunity to visit Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, Wise Men, and Angels dressed in historical costume and speaking in first person about their experiences surrounding Jesus’ birth. There will be live animals and a manger scene. Timed tickets are required, $1

 DEC 5, 2020 | 11:15 am   

Winter-Time Walks
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Winter in the Children’s Garden can be chilly, but fun! Bundle up and join us on an outdoor discovery walk to investigate the Children’s Garden in new ways. Included with admission.

 DEC 5, 2020 | 12:30 pm   

Downtown Rockford’s Polar Express “Ride” Through Town
Corner Bar

31 N Main St, Rockford, MI 49341
» 12:30pm-2:30pm. Children (and their adult) will meet at the second floor of The Corner Bar, where there will be a book reading of “The Polar Express.” Children will then be given their train ticket and asked to “ride” (walk) through town collecting punches on their ticket just like in the book. Includes ornament painting, froyo hot chocolate treat, train and holiday book display, and a goodie bag. This event will be ticketed in order to provide a safe environment for all those participating. $15/child

 DEC 5, 2020 | 1 pm   

Rooftop Reindeer
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Reindeer will be here from 1-4 pm on the Saturdays leading up to Christmas. Guests will not be able to pet the reindeer this year. Included with admission.

 DEC 5, 2020 | 2 pm   

CANCELED! 68th Annual Christmas Parade
Downtown Montague and Whitehall
Business 31/Colby Street, Montague, MI 49437
» Santa’s comin’ to town! December 5th at 2pm is the 68th Annual Christmas Parade in downtown Montague and Whitehall. Please wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines. No candy will be handed out this year.

 DEC 5, 2020 | 2 pm   

Socially Safe Santa Photos & Toy Drive 🆓
Keenan Marina
526 Pine St, Spring Lake, MI 49456
» 2-4pm. Prior to the Tri-Cities Santa Cruise, we will have the Santa Slide Toon lit up on display with Santa aboard for pictures and will also be having a toy drive to help families in need.

 DEC 5, 2020 | 4:30 pm   

West Michigan Youth Ballet presents: The Nutcracker
Hosted by West Michigan Youth Ballet
Virtual Event
» The WMYB is excited to announce three live-streamed performances of the Nutcracker spanning three days, December 4th, 5th & 6th at various show times to fit your schedule. Tickets will be available through wmyb.org. Asking a minimum of $30/family.

 DEC 5, 2020 | 5 pm   

Allendale Rotary Club’s Holiday Lights Parade 🆓
Allendale Park
11069 68th Ave, Allendale, MI 49401
» 5-8pm. A drive-thru event at Allendale Community Park! It will run as a reverse parade where the community will drive their vehicles around through the route in the park and see the lights and floats. Enter the park from Lake Michigan Drive just east of the township building.

 DEC 5, 2020 | 5 pm   

Christmas on the Trail
Mill Race Park
3370 Carlton Park, Grandville, MI 49418
» 5-9pm. Includes a 10 minute carriage or train car ride down the lighted path and a $25 food voucher to be used anytime during the month of December 2020 at MI Moonshine, Osgood Brewing, Rainbow Grill, or Wild Roast Coffee Co. Tickets will go on sale Monday, November 9, at Grandville City Hall. In person sales only. The trail will be open and free for walkers on the 4th and 5th, masks required. Numbers on the trail will be limited to allow social distancing.

 DEC 5, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

Santa’s Cruise 🆓
Hosted by Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg Chamber
12-mile route through Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Ferrysburg, MI
» The Cruise starts at 5:30 pm and is a processional that weaves through Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Ferrysburg on a 12 mile route. This is an opportunity for individuals and families to watch the cruise in a safe distance from one another and be able to spread out among the 12-mile route and for some, watch it right outside your home!

 DEC 5, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

Walk Through Sparta Candy Cane Lane 🆓
Candy Cane Lane
201 E Division St, Sparta, MI 49345
» 5:30-9pm. A free lighted walkway to bring some magic to your month. The lights are lining the walking path, just beyond the Santa workshop where you can take a peak inside Santa’s work station!

 DEC 5, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

Virtual 6 Days of Christmas 🆓
Hosted by Camp Newaygo
Virtual Event
» Different festive, virtual activities each day on Facebook.

 DEC 5, 2020 | 6 pm   

Lowell’s Annual Night-time Santa Parade: Drive-Thru Edition 🆓
Kent County Fairgrounds
225 S Hudson St, Lowell, MI 49331
» This year has looked different for so many things and the parade will be one of them. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we will be hosting a drive-thru style, lighted parade at the Kent County Fairgrounds from 6pm to 8pm. The Theme is Winter Wonderland!

 DEC 5, 2020 | 6 pm   

Christmas Light Drive-Through on Candy Cane Lane 🆓
Candy Cane Lane
Madison St, Coopersville, MI 49404
» 6-8pm. Tour Candy Cane Lane and enjoy the wonderful lights, treats, and surprises from the comfort of your own vehicle! Come down Eastmanville in Coopersville, drive down Danforth by City Hall, and make your way down Candy Cane Lane (Madison)! Stop at the corner of Lincoln and Madison for gifts for the kids, then continue your tour and see all of the lights! This is a warm clothes/non-perishable item food drive for Coopersville Cares, so please help make someone else’s day a little bit brighter!

 DEC 5, 2020 | 6 pm   

Santa Claus will visit Sage River Holiday Lights 🆓
Sage River Holiday Lights
5823 Sage River Ct, Wyoming, MI 49418
» 6-8pm. Santa Claus will visit Sage River Holiday Lights (Weather permitting)! Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, children and adults cannot approach Santa but may instead hand him a letter to read or drop one off in the Letters to Santa “mailbox”. (No postage required!) Candy canes will be provided via a candy cane chute!

 DEC 5, 2020 | 7:30 pm   

GR Symphony Holiday Pops
Hosted by Grand Rapids Symphony
Virtual Event
» The West Michigan holiday tradition features familiar holiday favorites with your Grand Rapids Symphony and includes virtual performances from the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus, Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus, vocalist Capathia Jenkins, and singer/pianist Tony DeSare. $25

 DEC 6  •  Su  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 6, 2020 | 1 pm   

Easy Mandala Making
Hosted by City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation
Virtual Event
» 1-2:30pm. Join us for a fun and mindful mandala making class! Perfect for all ages, no experience necessary. Use common household objects to make beautiful works of art. $10/household

 DEC 6, 2020 | 2 pm   

West Michigan Youth Ballet presents: The Nutcracker
Hosted by West Michigan Youth Ballet
Virtual Event
» The WMYB is excited to announce three live-streamed performances of the Nutcracker spanning three days, December 4th, 5th & 6th at various show times to fit your schedule. Tickets will be available through wmyb.org. Asking a minimum of $30/family.

 DEC 6, 2020 | 5 pm   

Hike the Lights- Socially Distanced Naturally
Muskegon Luge
462 N Scenic Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445
» 5-8pm. This time of year is hard, with limited daylight, cold temps, and no snow to play in. That’s why we wanted to give you an after work/end of day option for your hike, run or dog walk!

 DEC 6, 2020 | 7 pm   

A Virtually Celtic Christmas
Hosted by Holland Civic Center Place
Virtual Event
» Deck the halls and grab the Eggnog!  A Virtually Celtic Christmas concert is coming to the Holland Civic Center Place on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 7pm. Tickets will be available starting at 10am Friday, November 6th, and will stream on the ShowTix4U platform. $25

 DEC 7  •  M  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 7, 2020 | 5 pm   

Hike the Lights- Socially Distanced Naturally
Muskegon Luge
462 N Scenic Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445
» 5-8pm. This time of year is hard, with limited daylight, cold temps, and no snow to play in. That’s why we wanted to give you an after work/end of day option for your hike, run or dog walk!

 DEC 7, 2020 | 6 pm   

Community Christmas Tree Exhibit 🆓
Coopersville Farm Museum
375 Main Street, Coopersville, MI  49404
» 6-8pm. Featured inside the Coopersville Farm Museum is a beautiful display of tree decorated by the community; businesses, organizations, and individuals. Free admission.

 DEC 7, 2020 | 6:30 pm   

Auditions for “Snow White in the Black Forest”
Children’s Creations Theater
6161 28th Street SE, Suite 5, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» Children’s Creations Theater and Act II Theater for Teens are announcing auditions for “Snow White in the Black Forest”. Register here.

 DEC 8  •  Tu  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 8, 2020 | 11:15 am   

Winter-Time Walks
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Winter in the Children’s Garden can be chilly, but fun! Bundle up and join us on an outdoor discovery walk to investigate the Children’s Garden in new ways. Included with admission.

 DEC 8, 2020 | 4 pm   

Ottawa Area ISD Play n Learn Drive thru Book Giveaway 🆓
Educational Services Building
13565 Port Sheldon St., Holland, MI 49424
» 4-5pm. Stop by the Educational Services building to say hello and pick up a free children’s book. Enter the Eastern most parking lot and drive around to the main entryway where one of us will bring a book right to your driver’s side window. For families with children ages birth through 5 years old.

 DEC 8, 2020 | 5 pm   

Virtual Santa Visits
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» 5-8pm. These interactive visits with Santa will occur in the Hauenstein and Pfeiffer Event Rooms, located off of the main BISSELL Corridor. Included with admission.

 DEC 8, 2020 | 5 pm   

Hike the Lights- Socially Distanced Naturally
Muskegon Luge
462 N Scenic Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445
» 5-8pm. This time of year is hard, with limited daylight, cold temps, and no snow to play in. That’s why we wanted to give you an after work/end of day option for your hike, run or dog walk!

 DEC 8, 2020 | 5 pm   

Kids Eat Free Night at Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South
Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South
1545 Edgeknoll Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
» 5-7pm. Kids under 12 get a FREE 4-ct Nugget Kids Meal with purchase of an adult meal.

 DEC 8, 2020 | 6 pm                             

Chinese Immersion Kindergarten Virtual Tour
Forest Hills Mandarin Chinese Immersion Program
Virtual Event

» Launch your child on a journey from Kindergarten through High School, learning Chinese language and culture everyday.

Sign up today for a virtual tour and a Zoom link will be e-mailed to you!

Additional tours scheduled for Thursday, December 10, 2020 @ 10am, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 @ 6pm, and Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 2pm.

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 DEC 8, 2020 | 6 pm   

Virtual Original Dickens Carolers
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» The Dickens Carolers will be here performing virtually on Tuesday evenings before Christmas from 6-8 pm. Included with admission.

 DEC 8, 2020 | 6 pm   

Community Christmas Tree Exhibit 🆓
Coopersville Farm Museum
375 Main Street, Coopersville, MI  49404
» 6-8pm. Featured inside the Coopersville Farm Museum is a beautiful display of tree decorated by the community; businesses, organizations, and individuals. Free admission.

 DEC 9  •  W  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 9, 2020 | 10 am   

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 10am-1pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

 DEC 9, 2020 | 11:15 am   

Winter-Time Walks
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Winter in the Children’s Garden can be chilly, but fun! Bundle up and join us on an outdoor discovery walk to investigate the Children’s Garden in new ways. Included with admission.

 DEC 9, 2020 | 2 pm   

Adventure Club
Allegan Event
439 River Street, Allegan, MI 49010
» 2-5pm. Each Adventure Club visit includes two hours on the Sky Trail® ropes course with Sky Rail® zip rails, plus climbing on the 16 unique and challenging Clip ’n Climb® walls & free WiFi. During the final hour of the Adventure Club session, guests are invited to add optional add ons, such as arcade game play, weekly food/drink combos, and free WiFi! $15.00/person

 DEC 9, 2020 | 4 pm   

Wristband Wednesday
Craigs Cruisers
5730 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
» 4-8pm. Unlimited Indoor & Outdoor Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Mini-Golf, Bumper Boats, Frog Hopper, Cruiser Coaster and Kiddie Karts. *Weather permitting on outdoor attractions. $26/person

 DEC 9, 2020 | 5 pm   

Hike the Lights- Socially Distanced Naturally
Muskegon Luge
462 N Scenic Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445
» 5-8pm. This time of year is hard, with limited daylight, cold temps, and no snow to play in. That’s why we wanted to give you an after work/end of day option for your hike, run or dog walk!

 DEC 9, 2020 | 6 pm   

Open Studio Anywhere: Art Nouveau
Hosted by Artists Creating Together
Virtual Event
» A virtual lesson in various activities inspired by the Medieval Art movement. Discover the why Art Nouveau movement started, learn how it inspired design for years to come, and make your own artwork, all led by ACT Intern Kathrine Davis.

 DEC 9, 2020 | 6 pm   

Community Christmas Tree Exhibit 🆓
Coopersville Farm Museum
375 Main Street, Coopersville, MI  49404
» 6-8pm. Featured inside the Coopersville Farm Museum is a beautiful display of tree decorated by the community; businesses, organizations, and individuals. Free admission.

 DEC 9, 2020 | 6:30 pm   

Auditions for “Annie and the Orphans”
Children’s Creations Theater
6161 28th Street SE, Suite 5, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» Join us for auditions as we work to a remake of Annie with “Annie and the Orphans” with Fusion Film Academy. Register here.

 DEC 9, 2020 | 8:30 pm   

Project Night Lights 🆓
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
100 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» Kids flash flashlights out of their windows at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, and local law enforcement and community members respond by flashing their lights back. Bring a flashlight or flash your cell phone back at the hospital. Wearing a mask is encouraged.

 DEC 10  •  Th  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 10, 2020 | 10 am                             

Chinese Immersion Kindergarten Virtual Tour
Forest Hills Mandarin Chinese Immersion Program
Virtual Event

» Launch your child on a journey from Kindergarten through High School, learning Chinese language and culture everyday.

Sign up today for a virtual tour and a Zoom link will be e-mailed to you!

Additional tours scheduled for Tuesday, December 8, 2020 @ 6pm, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 @ 6pm, and Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 2pm.

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 DEC 10, 2020 | 10 am   

Little Learners: STEAM Play & Learn 🆓
Lakeshore Museum Center
430 W Clay Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440
» A free literacy-based program for Muskegon County infants and toddlers ages 0-4. During this program participants will be invited into one of two rooms for a story time inside. Then both groups will head outside for socially distanced playtime. Registration via Eventbrite is required.

 DEC 10, 2020 | 10 am   

Explore A Story
DeGraaf Nature Center 

600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423
» We’ll be introducing kids to the outdoors through books and outdoor adventures. We’ll read stories, take hikes, meet animals, and have lots of fun.  Dress for the weather because the entire program will be outdoors. Registration required, $6 per child, $4 for members

 DEC 10, 2020 | 3 pm   

Happy Hanukkah (Chanukah)!!! Virtual Story Book Read 🆓
Hosted by Hackley Public Library
Virtual Event
» This event will include learning new songs and reading themed books such as: Elmo’s Little Dreidel.

 DEC 10, 2020 | 5 pm   

Hike the Lights- Socially Distanced Naturally
Muskegon Luge
462 N Scenic Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445
» 5-8pm. This time of year is hard, with limited daylight, cold temps, and no snow to play in. That’s why we wanted to give you an after work/end of day option for your hike, run or dog walk!

 DEC 10, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

Anime Club 🆓
Hosted by Grand Rapids Public Library
Virtual Event
» Join our virtual Anime Club to talk with other enthusiasts about your favorite fandom, discuss comics and manga, play online games, and enjoy anime-related content together! Ages 13 and up. Pre-registration required.

 DEC 10, 2020 | 6 pm   

Community Christmas Tree Exhibit 🆓
Coopersville Farm Museum
375 Main Street, Coopersville, MI  49404
» 6-8pm. Featured inside the Coopersville Farm Museum is a beautiful display of tree decorated by the community; businesses, organizations, and individuals. Free admission.

 DEC 10, 2020 | 6 pm   

Potter’s Wheel Class
The Mud Room
1971 E Beltline Ave NE Suite 103, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» 6-8:30pm. The Mud Room’s instructors will guide you through a unique experience as you mold a lump of clay into a bowl or cup. Ages: 7 to Adult, Sign up today!

 DEC 10, 2020 | 7 pm   

Easy Mandala Making
Hosted by City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation
Virtual Event
» 7-8:30pm. Join us for a fun and mindful mandala making class! Perfect for all ages, no experience necessary. Use common household objects to make beautiful works of art. $10/household

 DEC 11  •  F  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 11, 2020 | 10 am   

Knee-High Naturalists
DeGraaf Nature Center 

600 Graafschap Rd, Holland, MI 49423
» Introduce the wonders of the natural world to young children. Crafts, activities, books, snacks, live animals, and outside exploration will be incorporated into their nature-based learning experience. Registration required, $10 per child, $5 for members.

 DEC 11, 2020 | 1 pm   

Reindeer Open House on the Farm
GG Reindeer Farm

3754 76th St SE, Caledonia, MI 49316
» 1-5pm. Come out to the family farm to meet the reindeer! We will have apples to feed the reindeer. Santa’s sleigh will be available for your Christmas photos. Donations are appreciated. Everything will be outside, we encourage social distancing and to keep everyone healthy.

 DEC 11, 2020 | 3 pm   

Kerstmarkt Holiday Market 2020
8th Street Marketplace

8th Street and Pine Avenue, Holland, MI 49423
» 3-8pm. Experience a delightful outdoor European-style market with holiday items, delicious food and artisan demonstrations in Holland. Bell Ringers 5-7pm.

 DEC 11, 2020 | 5 pm   

Luminary Hike
Wittenbach Wege Center

11715 Vergennes St, Lowell, MI 49331
» 5-9pm. As you meander through the forest on a candle-lit path, you’ll enjoy the beautiful serenity of the forest at night and experience the power of nature! Pre-registration and masks required. $2/person OR $10/family

 DEC 11, 2020 | 5 pm   

Festive Fridays 2020
Downtown Allegan
Allegan, MI 49010
» 5-8pm. Shop and dine with participating businesses. Mail your letter to Santa at Allegan City Hall! Stocking Hop- Stuff your oversized sock with candy from door-to-door participating businesses!

 DEC 11, 2020 | 5 pm   

Christmas Handbell Duets at the Kerstmarkt 🆓
Eighth Street Marketplace
150 W 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» 5-7pm. Mildly insane Holland-based handbell duo Larry and Carla will be braving the chilly weather to play Christmas handbell duets at the Kerstmarkt in Downtown Holland.

 DEC 11, 2020 | 5 pm   

Hike the Lights- Socially Distanced Naturally
Muskegon Luge
462 N Scenic Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445
» 5-8pm. This time of year is hard, with limited daylight, cold temps, and no snow to play in. That’s why we wanted to give you an after work/end of day option for your hike, run or dog walk!

 DEC 11, 2020 | 5:15 pm   

Friday Family Fun Pack
Hudsonville Lanes

5775 Balsam Dr, Hudsonville, MI 49426
» 5:15-7:15pm. You get 90 minutes of bowling, shoe rental, hot dog, chips, and unlimited pop for up to 6 people for only $45 per lane. Please call 669-9380 for reservations and lane availability.

 DEC 11, 2020 | 5:15 pm   

Danish Kingdom Christmas Castle Drive Thru & Candy Cane Hunt
Greenville Area Community Center

900 E. Kent Rd., Greenville, MI 48838
» 5:15-8:45pm. Give your Santa letter directly to the big guy himself, get a photo with Santa (physically distanced from your vehicle), enjoy a warm cup of hot cocoa followed by drive-thru Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt. Pre-registration required, $5/vehicle

 DEC 11, 2020 | 6 pm   

Community Christmas Tree Exhibit 🆓
Coopersville Farm Museum
375 Main Street, Coopersville, MI  49404
» 6-8pm. Featured inside the Coopersville Farm Museum is a beautiful display of tree decorated by the community; businesses, organizations, and individuals. Free admission.

 DEC 11, 2020 | 6 pm   

Renew Christmas Drive-Thru Light Display 🆓
Renew Therapeutic Riding Center
5080 146th Ave, Holland, MI 49423
» 6-7pm. It is our goal to light up our driveway with Christmas spirit and host a few drive thru options at our farm this December! Some of our therapeutic riding horses will also be joining in on the fun from a distance! Enter our U-Shaped drive from the west, and exit on the east side of the property.

 DEC 11, 2020 | 6 pm   

Star of Wonder: Journey To The Manger 🆓
CranHill
14444 17 Mile Rd, Rodney, MI 49342
» 6-9pm. This drive-thru LIVE nativity is complete with actors, animals, lights, and narration.

 DEC 11, 2020 | 7 pm   

Santa Storytime 🆓
Hosted by Cedar Springs Public Library
Virtual Event
» Join us on Facebook or on Youtube for a special Storytime with Santa!

 DEC 11, 2020 | 7:30 pm   

Home for the Holidays Virtual Concert
Hosted by West Michigan Symphony

Virtual Event
» This year’s program features all your Holiday favorites performed by the WMS strings. We will be showcasing the Frauenthal Center’s newly-restored 1929 Barton Theatre Organ, played by the dazzling and dexterous Peter Kurdziel. Joining him will be the amazing Russian Bayan accordionist Stas Venglevski–a whole symphony by himself–and our good friend, Diane Penning.

 DEC 12  •  Sa   

 All Day                                   

 DEC 12, 2020 | 8 am   

Holiday Hunt
Pinery Park

2301 De Hoop Ave, Wyoming, MI 49509
» 8am-8pm. Holiday Hunt is an event where kids will hunt around Pinery Park to find clues that will lead them to Santa. Each child registered will be given a Santa Guide that will have maps, coloring sheets, a Santa wish list, and much more. All activities will be done on your own. Sign up today to reserve your spot! $5/child

 DEC 12, 2020 | 8:30 am   

Macatawa Christmas Market
Holland Town Center

12330 James St, Holland, MI 49424
» 8:30am-3pm. All types of vendors including: artists, photographers, woodworkers, crafters, painters, home décor, those who upcycle, food, pet supplies, antiques, etc. Shoppers can enjoy a cup of Hot Cocoa or Eggnog while getting a warm cookie! Santa will be coming to visit all the good girls and boys.

 DEC 12, 2020 | 9 am   

Kerstmarkt Holiday Market 2020
8th Street Marketplace

8th Street and Pine Avenue, Holland, MI 49423
» 9am-5pm. Experience a delightful outdoor European-style market with holiday items, delicious food and artisan demonstrations in Holland. Dogsled Demos: 12pm-2:30pm.

 DEC 12, 2020 | 10 am   

Christmas Fair
Coopersville Farm Museum
375 Main St, Coopersville, MI 49404
» 10am-2pm. Crafters and Vendors scattered among the Community Christmas Trees! Come support our local small & home based businesses while finishing up your shopping!

 DEC 12, 2020 | 10 am   

You Shop While They Play!
Amped Virtual Reality

2923 28th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49512
» Drop-off any time between 10am-6pm. $50: 1 hour Virtual Reality & 2 hours: building straws & blocks, marble runs, robots, coding at 4.9-STAR rated Amped Reality! Ages 6+. 2-day pre-registration required.

 DEC 12, 2020 | 10 am   

Winter Wonderland Hike
Outdoor Discovery Center

4214 56th St, Holland, MI 49423
» Take a walk with us as we explore the wonders of winter. We will take a walk along our trails and discuss what plants and animals do for the winter and how they survive these cold months. We will keep an eye out for any signs of animals like tracks or rubbings. Registration required, $6/person

 DEC 12, 2020 | 10 am   

Hawks, Owls & Falcons – Oh My!
Outdoor Discovery Center

4214 56th St, Holland, MI 49423
» We have many kinds of birds of prey that call Michigan home. During this program we will talk about hawks, falcons, and owls and what makes them unique. We will have live birds from each of those groups for everyone to see up close. Registration required, $6/person

 DEC 12, 2020 | 10 am   

Fulton Street Farmers Market
Fulton Street Farmers Market

1145 East Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» 10am-1pm. Second season market- first Saturday in November through the last Saturday in April.

 DEC 12, 2020 | 10:30 am   

Social Justice Begins with Me: A Book Club for Kids 🆓
Hosted by Grand Rapids Public Library
Virtual Event
» Children ages 4-11 can explore social justice topics that impact their daily lives through children’s literature. Pre-registration required

 DEC 12, 2020 | 10:30 am   

Origami Poinsettia Pop-Up Card 
LowellArts

223 W Main Street, Lowell, MI 49331

» Using the Japanese art of origami, the flower is made with 6 petals cut from one single template and folded so that the petals unfurl as the card is opened. Ages 10 to 17. Class Fee: $22

 DEC 12, 2020 | 11 am   

Reindeer Open House on the Farm
GG Reindeer Farm

3754 76th St SE, Caledonia, MI 49316
» 11am-5pm. Come out to the family farm to meet the reindeer! We will have apples to feed the reindeer. Santa’s sleigh will be available for your Christmas photos. Donations are appreciated. Everything will be outside, we encourage social distancing and to keep everyone healthy.

 DEC 12, 2020 | 11:15 am   

Winter-Time Walks
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Winter in the Children’s Garden can be chilly, but fun! Bundle up and join us on an outdoor discovery walk to investigate the Children’s Garden in new ways. Included with admission.

 DEC 12, 2020 | 12 pm   

Wreath Event
Howard Christensen Nature Center
16190 Red Pine Dr, Kent City, MI 49330
» 12pm-3pm. Bring your kids to the HCNC wreath kit pick-up! You can pre-purchase a hand-crafted grapevine wreath and pick out all the accessories for a beautiful homemade wreath!

 DEC 12, 2020 | 12:30 pm   

Potter’s Wheel Class
The Mud Room
1971 E Beltline Ave NE Suite 103, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» 12:30-5pm. The Mud Room’s instructors will guide you through a unique experience as you mold a lump of clay into a bowl or cup. Ages: 7 to Adult, Sign up today!

DEC 12, 2020 | 1 pm – 3 pm                             

Pictures with Santa
Dairy Discovery
12877 84th St SE, Alto, MI 49302

» Come visit with Santa for 2 hours only. Take a picture with him right outside in our Dairy Fun Zone and Dairy Discovery.

Roast marshmallows at our bonfire and drink hot cocoa. Santa loves pictures with pets too!

Enjoy a special day and let your kids tell Santa their final wish list.

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 DEC 12, 2020 | 1 pm   

Rooftop Reindeer
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Reindeer will be here from 1-4 pm on the Saturdays leading up to Christmas. Guests will not be able to pet the reindeer this year. Included with admission.

 DEC 12, 2020 | 2 pm   

Drop In Saturdays
Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» 2-3pm. Join Meijer Gardens educators for a family friendly activity at 2 pm. Activities happen throughout the Gardens & Sculpture Park and may include guided walks, art activities and more! Activities will be suitable for adults and kids 8 and up.

 DEC 12, 2020 | 2 pm   

Princess Meet and Greet 🆓
HMD Boutique

523 Ada Dr, Ada, MI 49301
» 2-4pm. Guests will be invited one at a time to meet the princesses with their adult where they will be able to meet the princesses and take a photo. The store is limited to 10 people inside at once in order to follow proper social distancing. We also ask that all parties please wear a mask while inside of our shop and studio.

 DEC 12, 2020 | 4 pm   

MINI Nativity: Let’s Celebrate His Birth
Fellinlove Farm
6364 144th Ave, Holland, MI 49423
» 4-6pm. Come Celebrate the Birth of Jesus through a Live MINI Nativity Scene at the mini red stable where inside the Holy Family will admire The Christ Child as The Angel, Shepherds and Wisemen also adore Him. Fell pony & Gypsy Vanner horse jingle rides will be available. $5 suggested donation/person

 DEC 12, 2020 | 5 pm   

Luminary Hike
Wittenbach Wege Center

11715 Vergennes St, Lowell, MI 49331
» 5-9pm. As you meander through the forest on a candle-lit path, you’ll enjoy the beautiful serenity of the forest at night and experience the power of nature! Pre-registration and masks required. $2/person OR $10/family

 DEC 12, 2020 | 5 pm   

Hike the Lights- Socially Distanced Naturally
Muskegon Luge
462 N Scenic Dr, Muskegon, MI 49445
» 5-8pm. This time of year is hard, with limited daylight, cold temps, and no snow to play in. That’s why we wanted to give you an after work/end of day option for your hike, run or dog walk!

 DEC 12, 2020 | 5 pm   

Luminary Walk 🆓
Caledonia Community Green Park
6260 92nd St SE, Caledonia Twp, MI 49316
» 5-8pm. Come celebrate the season with a lighted stroll down the Caledonia Trail, located near the Community Green Park and the Caledonia Library. The trail will be lit with over 1000 luminaries and is open to the public.

 DEC 12, 2020 | 5:15 pm   

Danish Kingdom Christmas Castle Drive Thru & Candy Cane Hunt
Greenville Area Community Center

900 E. Kent Rd., Greenville, MI 48838
» 5:15-8:45pm. Give your Santa letter directly to the big guy himself, get a photo with Santa (physically distanced from your vehicle), enjoy a warm cup of hot cocoa followed by drive-thru Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt. Pre-registration required, $5/vehicle

 DEC 12, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

Drive-In Movie Fundraiser
Celebration Cinema

2121 Celebration Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Help support the foster care system in Michigan while enjoying a traditional family experience + the one and only Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch” animated movie (2018). $40/car

 DEC 12, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

St. Anthony’s Live Nativity
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Community
2510 Richmond St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» 5:30-7:30pm. Join St. Anthony’s For Our Own LIVE NATIVITY! Drive by viewing for everyone’s safety. This will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page. All are welcome!

 DEC 12, 2020 | 6 pm   

Parents Night Out
Grand Rapids Gymnastics
1601 Galbraith Ave, STE 301, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
» 6-9pm. Your kids (4+ years) will have a BLAST at GRG. Jumping on trampolines, playing games and practicing their gymnastics skills.
All under the supervision of our fantastic GRG coaching staff! Snacks will be provided for the kids. Registration required. Ages 4+, Members: $18/child. $12 each sibling, Non Members: $20/child. $15 each sibling

 DEC 12, 2020 | 6 pm   

Renew Christmas Drive-Thru Light Display 🆓
Renew Therapeutic Riding Center
5080 146th Ave, Holland, MI 49423
» 6-7pm. It is our goal to light up our driveway with Christmas spirit and host a few drive thru options at our farm this December! Some of our therapeutic riding horses will also be joining in on the fun from a distance! Enter our U-Shaped drive from the west, and exit on the east side of the property.

 DEC 12, 2020 | 6 pm   

Star of Wonder: Journey To The Manger 🆓
CranHill
14444 17 Mile Rd, Rodney, MI 49342
» 6-9pm. This drive-thru LIVE nativity is complete with actors, animals, lights, and narration.

 DEC 13  •  Su  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 13, 2020 | 10:30 am   

Gian-Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors”
Hosted by Mayflower Congregational Church
Virtual Event
» Join us for this special Mayflower Christmas Cantata featuring Mayflower Chancel Choir, Grand Rapids Choir of Men and Boys, and Grand Rapids Symphony Musicians.

 DEC 13, 2020 | 1:30 pm   

Potter’s Wheel Class
The Mud Room
1971 E Beltline Ave NE Suite 103, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» 1:30-6:30pm. The Mud Room’s instructors will guide you through a unique experience as you mold a lump of clay into a bowl or cup. Ages: 7 to Adult, Sign up today!

 DEC 13, 2020 | 4 pm   

MINI Nativity: Let’s Celebrate His Birth
Fellinlove Farm
6364 144th Ave, Holland, MI 49423
» 4-6pm. Come Celebrate the Birth of Jesus through a Live MINI Nativity Scene at the mini red stable where inside the Holy Family will admire The Christ Child as The Angel, Shepherds and Wisemen also adore Him. Fell pony & Gypsy Vanner horse jingle rides will be available. $5 suggested donation/person

 DEC 13, 2020 | 4 pm   

Walk-Thru Live Nativity
Hillcrest Christian Reformed Church
3617 Hillcrest Rd, Hudsonville, MI 49426
» 4-6pm. Come enjoy a walk outside to meet the animals and see the manger scene. Free hot cocoa for all and goodie bags for the kids, including the Christmas story. Dress for the weather for this socially-distanced event.

 DEC 13, 2020 | 5 pm   

Luminary Hike
Wittenbach Wege Center

11715 Vergennes St, Lowell, MI 49331
» 5-9pm. As you meander through the forest on a candle-lit path, you’ll enjoy the beautiful serenity of the forest at night and experience the power of nature! Pre-registration and masks required. $2/person OR $10/family

 DEC 13, 2020 | 6 pm   

Family Scavenger Hunt
Hosted by Chapel Pointe

Virtual Event
» A fun, family photo scavenger hunt hosted live online on Sunday night! Get your family together, have a phone ready to send in your pictures and compete in the Family Ministry’s text message scavenger hunt, right from your home!

 DEC 13, 2020 | 6 pm   

Star of Wonder: Journey To The Manger 🆓
CranHill
14444 17 Mile Rd, Rodney, MI 49342
» 6-9pm. This drive-thru LIVE nativity is complete with actors, animals, lights, and narration.

 DEC 14  •  M  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 14, 2020 | 11 am   

Ottawa Area ISD Play n Learn Drive thru Book Giveaway 🆓
Educational Services Building
13565 Port Sheldon St., Holland, MI 49424
» 11-11:30am. Stop by the Educational Services building to say hello and pick up a free children’s book. Enter the Eastern most parking lot and drive around to the main entryway where one of us will bring a book right to your driver’s side window. For families with children ages birth through 5 years old.

 DEC 14, 2020 | 4 pm   

FREE Second Monday! 🆓
Holland Museum

31 W. 10th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» The Holland Museum is open tonight from 4-7pm with FREE admission!  Spark!Lab is temporarily closed, but check out their current exhibits.

 DEC 14, 2020 | 5 pm   

GRTV Santa Show! 🆓
Hosted by Grand Rapids Community Media Center

Virtual Event
» Santa is flying in from the north pole to join us live from the Wealthy Theatre, and provide you with an evening of magic, music, and more! Does your child want to ask Santa a question or share your holiday wish with him? Please register ahead of time online.

 DEC 14, 2020 | 6 pm   

Home School Information Sessions
HSB, Inc.

5625 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
» 6-8pm. Thinking about home education? Sign up for a Home School Information Session! These sessions are not only perfect for those considering home educating but are also great for those who have already started and need a little direction. $15, Pre-registration is required.

 DEC 15  •  Tu  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 15, 2020 | 11:15 am   

Winter-Time Walks
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Winter in the Children’s Garden can be chilly, but fun! Bundle up and join us on an outdoor discovery walk to investigate the Children’s Garden in new ways. Included with admission.

 DEC 15, 2020 | 5 pm   

Virtual Santa Visits
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» 5-8pm. These interactive visits with Santa will occur in the Hauenstein and Pfeiffer Event Rooms, located off of the main BISSELL Corridor. Included with admission.

 DEC 15, 2020 | 5 pm   

Drive-Thru Teddy Bear Toss & Holiday Drive
Griff’s Icehouse Belknap
30 Coldbrook St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» 5-7pm. Donate new stuffed animals, canned food items, spare change and cash donations while remaining in your vehicle. Salvation Army red kettles will be held by a Griffins player and coaches. Griff will also be on hand, waving to fans as they toss their bears and make their donations.

 DEC 15, 2020 | 6 pm   

Virtual Original Dickens Carolers
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» The Dickens Carolers will be here performing virtually on Tuesday evenings before Christmas from 6-8 pm. Included with admission.

 DEC 16  •  W  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 16, 2020 | 10 am   

EatPlayGrow Virtual Family Program 🆓
Hosted by Grand Rapids Art Museum
Virtual Event
» Features a virtual EatPlayGrow lesson filled with songs and stories, followed by a virtual tour of the exhibition Mathias J. Alten: An Enduring Legacy from the galleries at GRAM. Email [email protected] for the program link to join in.

 DEC 16, 2020 | 10 am   

Nature Tykes
The Outdoor Discovery Center

4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» You and your little tyke will have the opportunity to explore together. For this session we will be learning all about how different animals hibernate. Please dress for the weather as the entire program will be outdoors. Registration required, $6 per child, $4 for members

 DEC 16, 2020 | 11 am   

The Loutit Littles Show 🆓
Hosted by Loutit District Library

Virtual Event
» Learn bounces, rhymes, and songs to enjoy with your little one. Get inspired with ideas for games and activities using everyday household items. Learn ASL signs to help communication, tips to raise a reader, and ways to just have fun together!

 DEC 16, 2020 | 11:15 am   

Winter-Time Walks
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
» Winter in the Children’s Garden can be chilly, but fun! Bundle up and join us on an outdoor discovery walk to investigate the Children’s Garden in new ways. Included with admission.

 DEC 16, 2020 | 12:30 pm   

Homeschool/Virtual Learning Days
BattleGR Tactical Games

284 Dodge NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
» 12:30-2:30pm. 2 hours of all-you-can play laser tag, archery tag & open gym. Arcade and food available! $12/child

 DEC 16, 2020 | 4 pm   

Wristband Wednesday
Craigs Cruisers
5730 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
» 4-8pm. Unlimited Indoor & Outdoor Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Mini-Golf, Bumper Boats, Frog Hopper, Cruiser Coaster and Kiddie Karts. *Weather permitting on outdoor attractions. $26/person

 DEC 16, 2020 | 5 pm   

Kids Eat Free Night at Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South
Chick-fil-A Grand Rapids South
1545 Edgeknoll Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
» 5-7pm. Kids under 12 get a FREE 4-ct Nugget Kids Meal with purchase of an adult meal.

 DEC 16, 2020 | 6 pm   

Animal Crossing 🆓
Hosted by Muskegon Area District Library
Virtual Event
» Need to take an island break? Grab your Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite and explore a new island or two when MADL staff open their airport gates.

 DEC 16, 2020 | 6 pm   

Renew Christmas Drive-Thru Light Display 🆓
Renew Therapeutic Riding Center
5080 146th Ave, Holland, MI 49423
» 6-7pm. It is our goal to light up our driveway with Christmas spirit and host a few drive thru options at our farm this December! Some of our therapeutic riding horses will also be joining in on the fun from a distance! Enter our U-Shaped drive from the west, and exit on the east side of the property.

 DEC 17  •  Th  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 17, 2020 | 10 am   

Little Learners: STEAM Play & Learn 🆓
430 W Clay Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440
» A free literacy-based program for Muskegon County infants and toddlers ages 0-4. During this program participants will be invited into one of two rooms for a story time inside. Then both groups will head outside for socially distanced playtime. Registration via Eventbrite is required.

 DEC 17, 2020 | 11 am   

Music Play Patrol: Festival of the Bells 🆓
Hosted by Muskegon Area District Library
Virtual Event
» Join us as we explore handbells and the glockenspiel while celebrating songs from different holidays (Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa) with Mr. Frank. Registration required on the madl.org calendar.

 DEC 17, 2020 | 3 pm   

Merry Christmas! Virtual Story Book Read 🆓
Hosted by Hackley Public Library
Virtual Event
» Miss Melissa and Miss Lydia are back with another special story book read. They’re excited to share holiday traditions passed down from their Swedish and German family members. Will be posted to HPL’s Facebook page.

 DEC 17, 2020 | 4:30 pm   

Lego Club 🆓
Patmos Library
2445 Riley St, Jamestown, MI 49427
» Lego club for grades 1-6! Explore a different challenge every month. Social distancing will be followed, only 5 families will be allowed to attend. RSVP in advance.

 DEC 17, 2020 | 5 pm   

CANCELED! Light the Night 🆓
Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» 5-9pm. Enjoy a light up art-making activity, a scavenger hunt, prizes, sketching in the galleries, and docent-led Gallery Chats!

 DEC 17, 2020 | 5 pm   

SANTA! In his office, come by to say HI! 🆓
Sparta Today
201 E Division St, Sparta, MI 49345
» 5-5:30pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in his office located right behind the large Christmas Tree in downtown Sparta! You can stop by to see him in action, working on his list of naughty and nice kids and writing letters back to anyone who dropped off a letter (with a return address)!

 DEC 17, 2020 | 5:30 pm   

Anime Club 🆓
Hosted by Grand Rapids Public Library
Virtual Event
» Join our virtual Anime Club to talk with other enthusiasts about your favorite fandom, discuss comics and manga, play online games, and enjoy anime-related content together! Ages 13 and up. Pre-registration required.

 DEC 17, 2020 | 6 pm   

Build a Robot, Decorate it, and Take it home!
Amped Reality
2923 28th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49512
» Build, decorate, & play with a robot & learn how robots work! A great activity for children ages 5-9 to do with a grandparent. $35

 DEC 17, 2020 | 6 pm   

Renew Christmas Drive-Thru Light Display 🆓
Renew Therapeutic Riding Center
5080 146th Ave, Holland, MI 49423
» 6-7pm. It is our goal to light up our driveway with Christmas spirit and host a few drive thru options at our farm this December! Some of our therapeutic riding horses will also be joining in on the fun from a distance! Enter our U-Shaped drive from the west, and exit on the east side of the property.

 DEC 18  •  F  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 18, 2020 | 10 am   

Knee-High Naturalists
The Outdoor Discovery Center

4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» Introduce the wonders of the natural world to young children. Crafts, activities, books, snacks, live animals, and outside exploration will be incorporated into their nature-based learning experience. Registration required, $10 per child, $5 for members.

 DEC 18, 2020 | 10:30 am   

Baby Time Online 🆓
Hosted by Muskegon Area District Library

Virtual Event
» Join Miss Gill as she introduces babies to music, rhythm, and rhyme, all vital pre-lingual and pre-literacy skills.

 DEC 18, 2020 | 11 am   

Free Santa Visit and Food/Toy Drive 🆓
Urban Air Adventure Park

12331 James St, Holland, MI 49424
» 11am-4pm. Visit Santa for free and bring a donation of a toy or can good to help your community! Donations will be made to Toys for Tots and Community Action House. Registration required, COVID protocols will be followed.

 DEC 18, 2020 | 1 pm   

Wristband Day
BattleGR Tactical Games

284 Dodge, Comstock Park, MI 49321
» 1-3pm. Two hours of UNLIMITED laser tag, archery tag, and open gym time. $20

 DEC 18, 2020 | 5 pm   

Festive Fridays 2020
Downtown Allegan
Allegan, MI 49010
» 5-8pm. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Shop and dine with participating businesses. Mail your letter to Santa at Allegan City Hall!

 DEC 18, 2020 | 5 pm   

Lamont CRC’s Drive Thru Live Nativity 🆓
Lamont Christian Reformed Church
4745 Leonard St, Coopersville, MI 49404
» 5-9pm. Please enter off of Berkley.

 DEC 18, 2020 | 5:15 pm   

Friday Family Fun Pack
Hudsonville Lanes

5775 Balsam Dr, Hudsonville, MI 49426
» 5:15-7:15pm. You get 90 minutes of bowling, shoe rental, hot dog, chips, and unlimited pop for up to 6 people for only $45 per lane. Please call 669-9380 for reservations and lane availability.

 DEC 18, 2020 | 6 pm   

Samaritas Festival of Lights Kick Off 🆓
Samaritas Senior Living of Grand Rapids

2000 32nd St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
» Grab your family, some hot cocoa and enjoy “Card Art” from businesses, local artists and other groups from the comfort and safety of your car. Also enjoy an appearance from Santa, Goody Bags handed out (while supplies last), & Christmas Music.

 DEC 18, 2020 | 6 pm   

Community Christmas Tree Exhibit 🆓
Coopersville Farm Museum
375 Main Street, Coopersville, MI  49404
» 6-8pm. Featured inside the Coopersville Farm Museum is a beautiful display of tree decorated by the community; businesses, organizations, and individuals. Free admission.

 DEC 18, 2020 | 6 pm   

Drive Thru Nativity 🆓
St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church
1200 Seminole Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49441
» 6-8pm. Experience the Real Story of Christmas! Start at St. Gregory’s Episcopal 1200 Seminole Rd. and travel to 4 church parking lots to see parts of the Christmas story.

 DEC 18, 2020 | 7 pm   

Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ Concert: Holiday Classics
Grand Rapids Public Museum

272 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
» Deck the halls this season by enjoying cheerful holiday songs on the GRPM’s Mighty Wurlitzer Theater organ, performed by Lance Luce. Organ concerts are offered virtually and in-person!

 DEC 18, 2020 | 7 pm   

The Night Before Christmas | Christmas Program
Central Wesleyan Church

446 W 40th St, Holland, MI 49423
» This Christmas pull a chair up to the campfire. Sit down with us and hear the story of struggle, hope, and unquenchable love. Perhaps we’ll find ourselves a little a closer, even as we “physically distance” at an unforgettable Christmas experience of stories, songs, and community. Save your seat in advance! Not ready or able to join in person? We’d love to have you join us online!

 DEC 18, 2020 | 7 pm   

Santa Storytime 🆓
Hosted by Cedar Springs Public Library
Virtual Event
» Join us on Facebook or on Youtube for a special Storytime with Santa!

 DEC 19  •  Sa  

 All Day                                   

 DEC 19, 2020 | 10 am   

You Shop While They Play!
Amped Virtual Reality

2923 28th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49512
» Drop-off any time between 10am-6pm. $50: 1 hour Virtual Reality & 2 hours: building straws & blocks, marble runs, robots, coding at 4.9-STAR rated Amped Reality! Ages 6+. 2-day pre-registration required.

 DEC 19, 2020 | 10 am   

Winter Wonderland Hike
The Outdoor Discovery Center

4214 56th Street, Holland, MI 49423
» We will take a walk along our trails and discuss what plants and animals do for the winter and how they survive these cold months.  We will keep an eye out for any signs of animals like tracks or rubbings.  Please dress for the weather as the entire program will be outdoors. Registration required, $6 per child, $4 for members

 DEC 19, 2020 | 10 am   

Special Visit with Santa
The Candied Yam

2305 44th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
» 10am-2pm. Bring your camera to capture your exclusive time with Santa. Kids will recieve a FREE meal and a sweet treat from Santa. Reservation Required, $5 per family

 DEC 19, 2020 | 10 am   

Fulton Street Farmers Market
Fulton Street Farmers Market

1145 East Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
» 10am-1pm. Second season market- first Saturday in November through the last Saturday in April.

 DEC 19, 2020 | 10:30 am   

Build a Robot, Decorate it, and Take it home!
Amped Reality
2923 28th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49512
» Build, decorate, & play with a robot & learn how robots work! A great activity for children ages 5-9 to do with a grandparent. $35