Spend Thanksgiving Weekend Having Fun with Loved Ones

If you’re looking for something fun to do (besides eating, of course) for the 2018 Thanksgiving weekend in greater Grand Rapids, check out this list of events.


Friday, Nov. 23

Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink opens for the season at 10 AM.

Make Fused Glass Ornaments at the Mud Room. All supplies included, but bring your imagination.

Santa visits are every Friday at Deer Tracks Junction. You will get a whole “Christmas Experience” including a trip to Whoville to meet the Grinch.

Enjoy live reindeer, carriage & trolley rides, pictures with Santa, and s’mores at the Gaslight Village Tree Lighting.

Rosa Parks Circle Skating

Saturday, Nov. 24

Enjoy Crafts and Critters at Coopersville Farm Museum Kids Day. Fun for all ages including spending time with farmyard “critters.”

Rooftop Reindeer return to at Frederik Meijer Gardens.

Build and decorate a Gingerbread Ornament at several Home Depot locations – Grand Haven, Grandville, Kentwood, Walker, and Wyoming. Find your nearest location on our events calendar here.

Mickey Mouse Christmas Storytime at area Barnes and Noble stores – Holland, Muskegon, Grandville, and Grand Rapids. Check out our events calendar to find your location.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Kids can learn to make and decorate beautiful holiday cookies at the Kids Cookie Workshop at the Downtown Market.

All Weekend

The ever-popular, just-one-hour, holiday tradition continues this year with CARE Ballet’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas


Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at one of many local Christmas tree farms.

Fulton Street Farmers Market, full of Christmas greenery and other trimmings for your home.

Holiday Kerstmarkt in Holland will show you an outdoor European-style market full of unique holiday items.

Enjoy the magical land of Narnia at Master Arts Theatre’s production of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.”

Be enchanted “under the sea” with “The Little Mermaid” at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

Ride The Santa Train. Elves, presents, story-time… on a train!

Enjoy winter exploring and fun in the Children’s Garden at the during a Winter-Time Walk at Frederik Meijer Gardens.

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By |2018-11-02T14:05:37+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Christmas, Fall, SEASONAL, Thanksgiving Fun, THINGS TO DO, Winter, Winter Holidays|0 Comments

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Michelle Smith and her husband live in Lowell where they have been homeschooling their children for many years. They are currently educating four of them and have two graduates. Michelle enjoys classical ballet and live theater, especially musicals, both being in the audience and working backstage.

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