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Looking for free holiday fun for your family? West Michigan communities are loaded with activities and holiday cheer, offering you and your family affordable ways to celebrate the season.

Enjoying holiday traditions with your family doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, some of your best memories might even come from things that are free!

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Free Christmas Activities Throughout the Season

A must-do for any family with young kids: a picture with Santa! On most Tuesday evenings you can take a picture of your child visiting Santa for free at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Santa is located outside on his sleigh; you do not need to pay admission unless you also plan to visit the Gardens. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Looking for more free Santa pics? We’ve got a list here.

Many of our local communities also host Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Holiday Parades. This is a perfect way to kick-off your holiday season.

Don’t forget about our great libraries! KDL offers many free activities throughout winter. Typically this includes opportunities to meet live reindeer, make gingerbread houses, meet Santa, or even watch a sled dog demonstration.

Maybe you’d like to take a step back in time and visit the Live Nativity at the Critter Barn? It runs December 6-29 on Tuesdays through Saturdays. (While the event is free, they gladly accept donations.) Check out a full list of live Nativities here.

Can’t decide? We’ve tracked down all the free, holiday fun in the area and grouped it by date on our handy list below. Take your pick!

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Free Holiday Events Around Grand Rapids – 2018

Friday November 16, 2018

Shop Sparta Community Christmas Celebration – Downtown Sparta

Sparta welcomes you downtown to kick off the Christmas holiday season on Friday Novemeber 16th. Santa and his elves invite you to celebrate the 6PM tree lighting. Mingle with friends and family while sipping hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows. Bring [...] Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm– Division Sparta

Santa's Christmas Holiday Sparkle Fireworks in Sparta – Balyeat Field

Head to the center of downtown Sparta for a time of holiday celebration as we start the Christmas season with a fireworks display at 7PM. We invite you to view the winter illumination from the top of the bridge and [...] Time: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm– 190 Olmstead Street Sparta

Saturday November 17, 2018

Art Van Santa Parade – Rosa Parks Circle

A Grand Rapids holiday tradition will once again roll through downtown on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at 9 a.m. with the Art Van Santa Parade, presented by the Grand Rapids Jaycees. The Jaycees are excited to announce the theme for [...] Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm– 135 Monroe Center St NW Grand Rapids

Santa’s Workshop at GRPL Main Branch – Grand Rapids Public Library – Main Branch

After the Santa Claus Parade, stop by the library to indulge in more holiday cheer. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping by after the parade to meet all the good little girls and boys in Grand Rapids. Listen to [...] Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm– 111 Library St NE Grand Rapids

SantaFest 2018 Season Kickoff - Reservations Needed – Woodland Mall

The festivities continue at each workshop station as you: Visit Santa to purchase a keepsake photo PREIT Perks Members get a FastPass! Enjoy holiday treats and interactive games Hang with special characters Create memorable take-home crafts Write a Letter to Santa Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm– 3195 28th St SE Kentwood

Storytime with Sinterklaas – Nelis’ Dutch Village

Learn about the history and life of St. Nicholas, the Dutch traditions of Sinterklaas, and the origins of our Santa Claus in these two FREE events at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cookies and cider; songs and fun all included! Time: 11:00 am– 12350 James St. Holland

Santa's Reindeer Friends Visit Wyoming Flowerland – Fruit Basket – Flowerland

Bring the kids, Bring the camera! Some of Santa’s reindeer friends will be stopping by Flowerland in November. Bring the kids by for a close-up look at these incredible creatures. You may even be able to feed them! What a [...] Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm– 4321 28th St. SE Kentwood

Storytime with Sinterklaas – Nelis’ Dutch Village

Learn about the history and life of St. Nicholas, the Dutch traditions of Sinterklaas, and the origins of our Santa Claus in these two FREE events at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cookies and cider; songs and fun all included! Time: 1:00 pm– 12350 James St. Holland

Holiday Open House in Downtown Holland – Downtown Holland- 8th Street

Each November, the merchants of Downtown Holland host the annual Holiday Open House, a highly anticipated holiday tradition for both visitors and local residents alike. Stroll the decorated streets filled with holiday carolers, sample a roasted chestnut and shop the [...] Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm– 8th Street Holland

Friday November 23, 2018

South Haven's Holiday in the Park – Downtown South Haven- Phoenix St.

Light up the season during the official lighting of our community holiday tree. Ice skating, karaoke, Santa Paws Pet Parade, luminaries, holiday treats and more will jumpstart the holiday spirit and make memories you can reminisce on for years to [...] Time: 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm– Phoenix Street South Haven

Glenn Circle of Lights – Glenn United Methodist Church

- Free family pictures taken in the Glenn Square - Festive merchants with treats at each stop - Bake sale and town historian at the Historic Glenn Schoolhouse - Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 6pm for annual tree lighting [...] Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm– 1395 Blue Star Hwy South Haven

East Grand Rapids Tree Lighting Ceremony – Regatta Plaza

Tree Lighting Ceremony is hosted by the Gaslight Village Business Association.  The event is always held the Friday after Thanksgiving starting at 6:30 PM.  The ceremony is held in Regatta Plaza near the intersection of Wealthy St. and Bagley in [...] Time: 6:30 pm– Wealthy St. and Bagley East Grand Rapids

Saturday November 24, 2018

Christmas Village and Train Display at the Firehouse – Engine House No. 5 Museum

The display debuts Saturday, November 24th at 10am and will remain on display through the holiday season. Free to the public. Bring the family and check it out. Hours: Wednesday 1:30 to 7pm Thursday 11am to 5pm Friday 11am to [...] Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm– 6610 Lake Michigan Dr Allendale

Storytime with Sinterklaas – Nelis’ Dutch Village

Learn about the history and life of St. Nicholas, the Dutch traditions of Sinterklaas, and the origins of our Santa Claus in these two FREE events at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cookies and cider; songs and fun all included! Time: 11:00 am– 12350 James St. Holland

Storytime with Sinterklaas – Nelis’ Dutch Village

Learn about the history and life of St. Nicholas, the Dutch traditions of Sinterklaas, and the origins of our Santa Claus in these two FREE events at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cookies and cider; songs and fun all included! Time: 1:00 pm– 12350 James St. Holland

Holidays in the City – Hackley Park

Come to Downtown Muskegon this winter to celebrate the holidays with us!  “Holidays in the City” kicks off with Small Business Saturday on November 24 and continues on weekends through the Saturday before Christmas!  Shop local to support our community’s [...] Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm– 350 W Webster Ave Muskegon

Monday November 26, 2018

Zeeland's Magical Christmas Parade – Downtown Zeeland- Main St.

Zealand's Annual Christmas parade is a heart-warming, lighted parade, which is guaranteed to bring smiles to the thousands of spectators of all ages! Among all of the creative entires, walking groups & marching bands, the grand finale of the parade [...] Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm– Main Street Zeeland

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Parade of Lights in Holland – Downtown Holland- 8th Street

During the annual Parade of Lights, Santa will arrive in Downtown Holland escorted by reindeer, bands, floats, trucks, family and friends…all decked out in thousands of sparkling holiday lights! More than 70 entries will illuminate the streets of Downtown Holland [...] Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm– 8th Street Holland

Thursday November 29, 2018

Hudsonville Christmas Tree Lighting – Downtown Hudsonville

It’s the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Hudsonville! Celebrate the holiday season with us on Thursday, November 29, 2018 starting at 4pm in Downtown Hudsonville. You and your family are invited for free kid’s activities, photos with Santa, complimentary snacks [...] Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm– 3488 Kelly Street Hudsonville

Friday November 30, 2018

Rockford's 2018 Holiday Lighting Ceremony – Peppler Park

Join us for a ceremony to light up downtown Rockford for the Holiday Season. This includes carols by the RHS choir, a message of peace, and a final countdown to the flip of the switch to turn on all the [...] Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm– 3 East Bridge Rockford

Downtown Grandville Christmas Parade – Downtown Grandville

This year’s parade once again promises to provide an evening filled with Holiday magic and cheer. The night begins with a pre-parade stop in the Franklin St. Corridor for refreshments$, Reindeer viewing, Dickens Carolers, North Pole houses, photo stops, a [...] Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm– Chicago Dr. Grandville

Saturday December 1, 2018

Lowell Christmas Festivities and Parade – Downtown Lowell

Join us for a day of fun and holiday cheer. Unique Shopping and Eateries, Rogue River Artisans Show, Friends of the Englehardt Library Giftable Book Sale, Santa Visits on the Riverwalk, Entertainment by Luc James Studio, Rudolph’s Craft Workshop, Pancake [...] Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm– Main Street Lowell

Merry "Grinch"mas - Christmas Open House – Cedar Springs Public Library

All are welcome to come and join us for our 2nd Annual Christmas Openhouse. This year we will be taking a trip to Whoville for a Merry "Grinch"mas adventure. There will fun for all ages. ** GET PICTURES WITH SANTA [...] Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm– 107 N Main St NE Cedar Springs

Fennville Holiday Celebration – Downtown Fennville

Fennville's Annual Holiday Celebration will be on Saturday December 1st! Join us for a full day of FREE family fun throughout Fennville! In addition to a full day of events, we are having a PAJAMA DRIVE to donate to local [...] Time: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm– Main Street Fennville

Free Horse Drawn Wagon Ride – Western Market- Muskegon

Bring the family and enjoy a free wagon ride Downtown with stops at the Farmers Market and Western Market. Come shop at the Farmers Market, Western Market and the rest of Downtown while you're here! It's a great way to [...] Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm– 307 W Western Muskegon

Christmas Candy Cane Hunt at Rogers Park – Sparta Civic Center

The Rotary Club of Sparta along with the Sparta Chamber of Commerce invite you to stop the Grinch from stealing our community Christmas candy! Kids plan on visiting with Santa too! The Grinch has found out that Sparta is celebrating [...] Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm– 75 N. Union Sparta

75th Annual Rockford Santa Parade! – Downtown Rockford

Join us for the 75th Annual Santa Parade through Rockford! This parade is great entertainment for the whole family! Starting at 11AM the floats and parade participants will go through downtown Rockford! After the parade, make sure to visit Santa [...] Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm– 17 Squires St Rockford

Santa Parade – Ada Fire Department

HO! HO! HO! Get in the holiday spirit and join us for the Santa Parade through Ada Village beginning at 11:00 a.m. Parade route begins at Ada Drive/Thornapple River Drive and ends at Fire House 1 on Fulton Street. Be [...] Time: 11:00 am– 6990 East Fulton Ada

Storytime with Sinterklaas – Nelis’ Dutch Village

Learn about the history and life of St. Nicholas, the Dutch traditions of Sinterklaas, and the origins of our Santa Claus in these two FREE events at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cookies and cider; songs and fun all included! Time: 11:00 am– 12350 James St. Holland

Santa Clause Open House – Fruitport Fire Department

The Fruitport Fire Department has recently spoken with Santa Clause and it has been revealed that the jolly old elf himself will be at station #2 Saturday, December 1 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm!  Be sure to bring your Christmas list [...] Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm– 3368 Black Creek Rd. Fruitport

Winterfest at the Felt Mansion – Felt Mansion

FREE FAMILY FUN DAY! We kick off our Holiday Season with our annual Winterfest – a family fun day at the Felt Estate. On December 1 from noon – 2:00 p.m.: This day includes a visit from Santa, a free [...] Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm– 6597 138th Ave. Laketown Twp

Saugatuck's Annual Christmas Parade – Downtown Saugatuck

This year’s Annual Christmas Parade will take place on December 1 at 1 p.m. The parade will begin lineup starting at noon at the corner of Mason and Griffith streets in downtown Saugatuck. 2018 Parade Route: - Parade kicks off [...] Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm– Butler and Main St. Saugatuck

Storytime with Sinterklaas – Nelis’ Dutch Village

Learn about the history and life of St. Nicholas, the Dutch traditions of Sinterklaas, and the origins of our Santa Claus in these two FREE events at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cookies and cider; songs and fun all included! Time: 1:00 pm– 12350 James St. Holland

Christmas in Claremont Court – Carolyn Stich Studio

Join us at 29 W. 8th Street for an afternoon of Santa, fun activities, special treats, and lots of holiday spirit! Santa will be available for those must have holiday pictures! Sponsored by: Cherry Republic of Holland, Merle Norman, and [...] Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm– 29 West 8th Street, Suite 100 Holland

SANTA Extravaganza – Forever Curious Children’s Museum

Kick off the holiday season with a visit from SANTA! We will have all day FREE admission, crafts & activities, and a magic show! FREE Admission ALL DAY! Santa 2-4 pm Crafts and Activities 2-4 pm Magic Show 4-4:45 pm Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm– 202 East Main Street Fennville

Allendale's Hometown Holiday Celebration – Heritage Town Square Plaza

Mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual Hometown Holiday Celebration Christmas Tree Lighting. From 5-7pm we'll have family friendly fun and at 6pm, we'll gather around to light up the Christmas tree and sing carols together. You'll get to visit [...] Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm– North West Corner of 60th and Lake Michigan Drive Allendale

Light Up Downtown – Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

Kick off the holiday season in style with this NEW holiday tradition that combines the Holiday Open House and the Annual Tree Lighting into one blockbuster event. Listen to holiday music and visit with Santa and his reindeer. On display [...] Time: 5:00 pm– 303 Pearl ST NW Grand Rapids

Grand Haven Jingle Bell Parade – Downtown Grand Haven- Washington Ave.

The Jingle Bell Parade is held the first Saturday in December in downtown Grand Haven, and is gaining in popularity each year. Area non-profits and businesses ring in the holidays with lighted floats, music, costumes and good cheer. The parade [...] Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm– Washington Ave. Grand Haven

Sunday December 2, 2018

Circle of Trees & Dog Parade – Walker Park

The Circle of Trees is held on the first Sunday in December.  Trees are decorated in Walker Park, the annual “Dog Parade” is held on Ruddiman Ave. and the tree lighting ceremony, refreshments and visits with Santa follow immediately after.  If you wish to participate or for [...] Time: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm– 1521 Ruddiman North Muskegon

Santa at the Nature Education Center! – Hemlock Crossing – Nature Education Center

Santa & Mrs. Claus are returning by popular demand to the Nature Education Center! Enjoy refreshments and capture the scene as little ones have a special talk with Santa & Mrs. Claus. There will be craft activities in the classroom, [...] Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm– 8115 West Olive Road West Olive

Thursday December 6, 2018

Walker WinterFest – Walker Ice and Fitness Center

Join us for our Annual Walker WinterFest! *A FREE event for the whole family* Join us on Thursday, December 6 from 5-7:30 pm at the Walker Ice and Fitness Center (4151 Remembrance Rd NW). 5:00 pm: Pictures with Santa Hot [...] Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm– 4151 Remembrance Rd. NW Walker

Holiday Carriage Rides in Rockford – Rockford Rotary Pavilion

Presented by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, enjoy free Holiday Carriage Rides through town to see the holiday lights and decorated storefronts. These are first come, first served and will begin at the Rotary Pavilion. Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm– 50 Squires Street Square NE Rockford

Friday December 7, 2018

Art Hop 2018 – Downtown Wayland

On December 7, 2018, Downtown Wayland will be transformed into a festive Art Hop. The streets will be closed so guests may walk safely between venues. Artists will appear in various downtown businesses showcasing or selling their art. In addition [...] Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm– Main Street Wayland

A Nite of Christmas Cheer – Riverwalk Plaza

Visit with Santa & get a free photo by Kim Feenstra Photography, Hots Dogs, Roasted Chestnuts, Horse & Carriage Rides, Hot Cocoa & Cookies in the Cookie Room, Warming Fires, and more! Suggested donation for holiday activities & pictures: $2 Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm– 113 Riverwalk Lowell

Holiday Carriage Rides in Rockford – Rockford Rotary Pavilion

Presented by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, enjoy free Holiday Carriage Rides through town to see the holiday lights and decorated storefronts. These are first come, first served and will begin at the Rotary Pavilion. Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm– 50 Squires Street Square NE Rockford

Bethlehem Experience & Live Nativity – Jenison Bible Church

Jenison Bible Church presents the 6th Annual Bethlehem Experience (indoors) & Live Nativity (outdoors).  Friday, December 7 from 6-8pm and Saturday/Sunday, December 8-9 from 5-8pm.  Come kick off the Christmas season by walking through the streets of Bethlehem.  You can [...] Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm– 6360 14th Avenue Hudsonville

Kentwood Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Light Parade – KDL Kentwood Library Branch

Join us for the Annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony! The event takes place in front of the Kentwood Library starting with a holiday light parade. There will also be carriage rides, hay rides, hot chocolate and cookies, live music, caroling, [...] Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm– 4950 Breton SE Grand Rapids

Sinterklaas Eve Celebration – Holland Area Arts Council

Join us for an evening of Dutch holiday traditions as we celebrate Sinterklaas Eve. The festivities begin at 6:00 pm with Dutch lantern making, crafts and storytelling at the Holland Area Arts Council. Dutch lanterns are available to the first [...] Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm– 150 E. 8th Street Holland

38th Annual Coopersville Nighttime Christmas Parade – Downtown Coopersville

Christmas is just around the corner and so is the 38th Annual Coopersville Nighttime Christmas Parade! This year?s theme is It’s a Magical Christmas?.  Our Grand Marshalls will be, Lori’s Voice.  The purpose of Lori’s Voice is to provide equipment, educational [...] Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm– Main Street Coopersville

The Polar Express Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Holland – Barnes & Noble Felch St. Plaza

Join us for this beloved Christmas story featuring a young boy who is welcomed aboard on a magical trip to the North Pole where he gets to make his Christmas wish. Get free hot chocolate and a cookie from our [...] Time: 7:00 pm– 3050 Beeline Rd. Holland

The Polar Express Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Muskegon – Barnes & Noble Muskegon

Join us for this beloved Christmas story featuring a young boy who is welcomed aboard on a magical trip to the North Pole where he gets to make his Christmas wish. Get free hot chocolate and a cookie from our [...] Time: 7:00 pm– 5275 Harvey Street Muskegon

The Polar Express Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Rivertown – Barnes & Noble Rivertown Crossings

Join us for this beloved Christmas story featuring a young boy who is welcomed aboard on a magical trip to the North Pole where he gets to make his Christmas wish. Get free hot chocolate and a cookie from our [...] Time: 7:00 pm– 3700 Rivertown Parkway Ste. 2058 Grandville

The Polar Express Storytime at Barnes & Noble- Woodland – Barnes & Noble Woodland Mall

Join us for this beloved Christmas story featuring a young boy who is welcomed aboard on a magical trip to the North Pole where he gets to make his Christmas wish. Get free hot chocolate and a cookie from our [...] Time: 7:00 pm– 3195 28th Street SE Grand Rapids

Saturday December 8, 2018

Wyoming-Kentwood Santa Parade – Brann’s Sizzlin’ Steaks & Sports Grille

Help the Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Santa! Saturday, December 8, 2018 10 am Stepping onto S. Division from 34th Street (34th Street Mall Parking Lot, formerly Hope Network) and marching southbound to Chase Bank (Murray Street) Bring your [...] Time: 10:00 am– 4132 S. Division Wyoming

Santa in Centertown 2018 – Downtown Grand Haven

Santa is coming to Centertown! Many of the Centertown neighborhood businesses will be offering treats and activities such as decorating cookies, coloring, and feature specials on gifts for the whole family. Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm– Washington Ave. Grand Haven

Bethlehem Experience & Live Nativity – Jenison Bible Church

Jenison Bible Church presents the 6th Annual Bethlehem Experience (indoors) & Live Nativity (outdoors).  Friday, December 7 from 6-8pm and Saturday/Sunday, December 8-9 from 5-8pm.  Come kick off the Christmas season by walking through the streets of Bethlehem.  You can [...] Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm– 6360 14th Avenue Hudsonville

Actors del Arte Ensemble presents: "A Christmas Story" – Cedar Springs Public Library

Actors del Arte Ensemble presents: "A Christmas Story" by Jean Shepherd. This event is free and will be held at the Cedar Springs Library on Saturday, December 8th at 7pm. Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm– 107 N Main St NE Cedar Springs

Sunday December 9, 2018

Pajama Story Time at the Ford – Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

Bring the kids and join Mac from Star 105.7 as he reads his favorite holiday story, The Polar Express. Come down in your PJs, sip cocoa, tour the museum, and check out the former Breton Village Train at its new [...] Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm– 303 Pearl ST NW Grand Rapids

Holiday on Ice Show (A Figure Skating Showcase) – L. C. Walker Arena

Holiday on Ice Show Sunday, December 9 @ 3:45pm L.C.Walker Arena Local figure skaters perform to holiday classics Admission is free. Donations are appreciated! Muskegon Lakeshore Figure Skating Club presents an unforgettable experience for the entire family. The Holiday on [...] Time: 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm– 955 Fourth St. Muskegon

Celebrate Christmas! – Ivanrest Church

Looking for a way to engage your whole family in the Christmas story? Ivanrest Church in Grandville is holding a Celebrate Christmas event on December 9 from 4-6 PM in our West Wing. This is a fun community fellowship event [...] Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm– 3777 Ivanrest SW Grandville

Bethlehem Experience & Live Nativity – Jenison Bible Church

Jenison Bible Church presents the 6th Annual Bethlehem Experience (indoors) & Live Nativity (outdoors).  Friday, December 7 from 6-8pm and Saturday/Sunday, December 8-9 from 5-8pm.  Come kick off the Christmas season by walking through the streets of Bethlehem.  You can [...] Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm– 6360 14th Avenue Hudsonville

Tuesday December 11, 2018

Snacks with Santa at the Downtown Market – Downtown Market Grand Rapids

On Tuesday, December 11, your children will have the chance to share a snack with the big man in red! In addition to meeting Santa, kids can also play holiday bingo, make special holiday crafts and more! This is a [...] Time: 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm– 435 Ionia Avenue SW Grand Rapids

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Cookies with Santa – Woodland Mall

Santa has a special morning planed for your toddlers and preschoolers. Enjoy free milk and cookies and a holiday themed craft activity. Santa Claus will be here ready to hear your Christmas wishes in Macy's court! 11:00 am - Wednesday, [...] Time: 10:00 am– 3195 28th St SE Kentwood

Thursday December 13, 2018

Holiday Carriage Rides in Rockford – Rockford Rotary Pavilion

Presented by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, enjoy free Holiday Carriage Rides through town to see the holiday lights and decorated storefronts. These are first come, first served and will begin at the Rotary Pavilion. Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm– 50 Squires Street Square NE Rockford

Friday December 14, 2018

Holiday Carriage Rides in Rockford – Rockford Rotary Pavilion

Presented by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, enjoy free Holiday Carriage Rides through town to see the holiday lights and decorated storefronts. These are first come, first served and will begin at the Rotary Pavilion. Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm– 50 Squires Street Square NE Rockford

Bethlehem Alive – Little Farms Chapel

Little Farms Chapel presents another year of Bethlehem Alive. Follow the light to the indoor living nativity. Wander the streets of Bethlehem, watch villagers work, and hear the Angels sing. Shepherds with their sheep, Roman soldiers on their horses, the [...] Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm– 2518 Arthur Coopersville, MI

Saturday December 15, 2018

Holiday Extravaganza – Georgetown Township Public Library

Join us for LIVE reindeer, a Santa visit, fun holiday stories, and a craft! There will also be Fresh cookies provided by the Jenison Lake Michigan Credit Union. All ages welcome, no registration required! Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm– 1525 Baldwin St Jenison

Santa & Kid's Day 2018 – Main Street Bicycle Company of Zeeland

Come join us on December 15th as we welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to Main Street Bicycle Co. 11 am - 11:30 am ~ Story Time with Mrs. Claus 11 am -1 pm ~ Visit and take pictures with Santa [...] Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm– 201 E Main Ave Zeeland

Christmas At Keeper's House – Michigan Maritime Museum

Join us for Christmas at the Museum's historic Light Keeper's House. There will be children's book reading of the Christmas Tree Ship on the top of each hour, hot cocoa, Christmas tree cookies, sledding, and a little nautical holiday shopping. [...] Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm– 260 Dyckman Avenue South Haven

Bethlehem Alive – Little Farms Chapel

Little Farms Chapel presents another year of Bethlehem Alive. Follow the light to the indoor living nativity. Wander the streets of Bethlehem, watch villagers work, and hear the Angels sing. Shepherds with their sheep, Roman soldiers on their horses, the [...] Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm– 2518 Arthur Coopersville, MI

Sunday December 16, 2018

Live Nativity at Knapp Street Reformed Church – Knapp Street Reformed Church

Join us for a live performance of the nativity story told through story and song.  This outdoor event will feature two performances - one at 6:00pm and the second at 7:00pm.  Live animals will be on site until 7:30pm.  Light [...] Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm– 4025 Knapp Street NE Grand Rapids

Monday December 17, 2018

Santa's Wonderland – Cabela’s Grandville

FREE photo with Santa! (November 10-December 24) *Free 4x6 studio quality photo in-store! Other photo packages and Christmas cards available for purchase. Weekdays: 5-8pm; Saturday: 10am-8pm; Sunday: 12pm-5pm Free crafts, games & activities! Gather the family and come experience the [...] Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm– 3000 44th SW Grandville

Hughes Musical Christmas Light Show – Hughes Musical Christmas Show

Christmas light display synchronized to music. Show runs from Dec 1st to Dec 31st every year. Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm– 10679 Deer Ridge Ct Zeeland

Santa's Shoppe in Holland – Home & Company

Enjoy this favorite holiday tradition and visit Santa Claus in Downtown Holland at Home & Company! There is no charge for children to sit on Santa’s lap, but be sure to bring your own camera for photos. Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm– 190 S River Ave Holland

Wednesday December 19, 2018

Princess Party with Santa (Super Heroes welcome too) – Woodland Mall

Wear your prettiest princess gown or favorite super hero costume for a morning with Santa Claus in Macy's court. A special time just for preschoolers and toddlers to give their Christmas wishes to Santa and enjoy a free holiday themed [...] Time: 10:00 am– 3195 28th St SE Kentwood

Friday December 21, 2018

Reindeer Visit Ada 

Friday, Dec 21st 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm stop by to enjoy hot cocoa & cookies while visiting with Santa's reindeer! Hop on Santa's Sleigh for a photo! Time: 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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