Santa Finder 2019 – Photos with Santa, Breakfast with Santa, Visits with Santa + More

If you’re looking for Santa in West Michigan, Grand Rapids, or the Lakeshore, you’re in the right place! Read on to find out when and where you can eat with Santa (breakfast or brunch with Santa is fun!), get photos with Santa, see him in a Santa Parade, or even go on a Santa train ride or sleigh ride.

We’ve found Santa at locations all around Grand Rapids and West Michigan – look below to find out when and where the big guy will be near you.

**Looking for the real Santa that you see in our feature image? Find his 2019 schedule here

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Brunches and Other Meals With Santa

What would it be like to share a meal with Santa?

Santa loves to spend time with families, and what says “FAMILY” better than a delicious meal? Strolling among the families, Santa makes sure to visit each one to get a photo taken or chat with a little one about what they hope to see under the tree. Sharing his time like this draws Santa in more as a part of your family and makes for a wonderful tradition.

Don’t expect him to eat much, though. Not only does he really want to meet everyone there, but as he told me personally, he doesn’t like to mess up his beard with syrup.

Saturday November 23, 2019

Santa Brunch!

Location: The Atrium at Uccello’s – 125 Monroe Center St NW Grand Rapids
Join us after the Art Van Santa Parade from 10am to 12pm for Brunch! Buffet Price: Adults: $12.99 Children $6.99 Warm up with Traditional Breakfast Food, Uccello's staples and a Hot Chocolate Bar while you and your little ones enjoy Craft Activities and Photos with Santa!
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday December 7, 2019

Brunch with Santa

Location: Camp Newaygo – 5333 Centerline Road Newaygo
Start your holiday season by spending the morning with Santa at Camp Newaygo. Enjoy the North Pole atmosphere while having a festive brunch buffet prepared by Ridge Specialties. Our executive chef has prepared a menu that both little ones and the whole family will enjoy! BRUNCH MENU Morning Delights...Baked French [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Breakfast with Santa at Indian Trails Camp

Location: Indian Trails Camp – O-1859 Lake Michigan Drive NW Grand Rapids
Santa Claus is coming to camp! Join IKUS Life Enrichment Services at Indian Trails Camp for our Breakfast with Santa community event on Saturday, December 7 from 10am to noon. We’ll have a hot breakfast, holiday activities, a chance to visit with Santa and an opportunity to receive a gift [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cookies with Santa

Location: Hastings Public Library – 227 E State St Hastings
Visit the Merry Ol’ Elf and have some cookies. The lines for this event fill up, so get there early! Hastings Public Library Upstairs Community Room * 227 E State Street
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday December 8, 2019

The Great Candy Cane Hunt and Lunch with Santa

Location: Wyoming Senior Center – 2380 DeHoop SW Wyoming
Children are invited to participate in a hunt for the many hidden candy canes outside, games, a craft project, and lunch. Children will also have an opportunity to meet Santa and give him their holiday wish list! Join us for all the family fun & lunch! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Best for [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday December 14, 2019

Breakfast with Santa!

Location: Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids
Join us for a special morning with Santa & Mrs. Claus for pictures, breakfast, Let it Snow in the Planetarium and a holiday gift. This holiday fundraiser supports exhibitions and programming at the Museum. Tickets on Sale Now! Breakfast with Santa will take place on Saturday, December 14 and be [...]
Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Sunday December 15, 2019

Milk and Cookies with Santa

Location: KDL Kentwood Library Branch – 4950 Breton SE Grand Rapids
Join us as we enjoy some milk and cookies with Santa! A professional photo will be provided for each child who visits with Santa. Cookies and milk will be available for the event on a first come first serve basis. We will also have coloring for the kids.
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Monday December 23, 2019

Cookies with Santa

Location: Howard Miller Public Library – 14 S. Church St. Zeeland
Visit with Santa and enjoy cookies with your little ones! Drop in anytime between 10 AM and noon.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where to Get Photos With Santa

Pictures with Santa can be some of the best ways to document and remember each holiday.  Sure, some kids are petrified, but others are delighted to visit their favorite elf.

Santa visits at Woodland Mall

Visiting Santa at Woodland Mall

One year my daughter peppered Santa with questions on the North Pole, flying reindeer, Mrs. Claus, elves…  Poor Santa just wanted to know what the girl wanted for Christmas!

Whether you want a beautiful memento of that season or a way to thrill your kid with having a few minutes of Santa’s attention, here are places you can make that happen!

Photos with Santa at Woodland Mall

Location: Woodland Mall, Center Court, Kentwood

Visiting Santa is always free. Photo packages are available and prices range from $29.99 – $49.99.

Shorten your wait time by purchasing a FastPass to Santa by pre-ordering pictures.

Santa’s Cabin on the Riverwalk

Location: Riverwalk Plaza in downtown Lowell

Come and experience the magic of Lowell this holiday season. Visit Santa at Santa’s Cabin on the magical Riverwalk Plaza. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. Free Photos by Bruce Doll will be posted online for download.

Photos with Santa at Rivertown Crossings

Location: Rivertown Crossings Mall – 3700 Rivertown Parkway, Grandville

Create magical memories, make the holidays special, and take care of those wish lists—all in one place. Want to avoid the line? Simply reserve your place today with a FastPass!

Santa’s House at the Christmas Lite Show at Fifth Third Ballpark

Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive Comstock Park

West Michigan’s largest, animated, drive thru light show, is now celebrating it’s 22nd year, of entertaining people of all ages.

On select evenings, you can stop at Santa’s House and give him your wish list! 

Christmas Experience with Santa at Deer Tracks Junction

Location: Deer Tracks Junction, LLC – 7850 14 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs

Santa will be at Deer Tracks Junction every weekend from the day after Thanksgiving until December 24 with special hours the week before Christmas. Get your picture with Santa, then head out back and check out all of the cool stuff in the “town.”

Santa Shoppe in Holland

Location: Home & Company – 190 S. River Ave, Holland
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.

Sinterklaas Storytime at Nelis’ Dutch Village

Location: Nelis’ Dutch Village – 12350 James St. Holland
JOIN US FOR A VISIT FROM SINTERKLAAS Saturdays, November 18, 25 & December 2, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
This fun afternoon storytime is available to you and your family free of charge. No reservation is necessary.

The Santa Train

Location: Coopersville & Marne Railway – 311 Danforth Street Coopersville

Ride with the FUN GUY! Everyone loves Santa and Santa loves children.

Each of our vintage passenger cars has a special seat reserved just for the Big Guy and his friends.

Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s

Location: Cabela’s – 3000 44th SW, Grandville

FREE photo with Santa! (November 16-December 24) *Free 4×6 studio quality photo in-store! Other photo packages and Christmas cards available for purchase.

A Bass Pass is required and provides a time slot to see Santa, allowing you to explore Santa’s Wonderland® or shop the store while waiting in a virtual line. Bass Passes are limited and go quickly each day.

Friday November 15, 2019

DIY Ornament Bar, Meet Santa, Reindeer, Anna & Elsa at Eastern Floral's Open House

Location: Eastern Floral – 2836 Broadmoor Ave SE Grand Rapids
Live Reindeer, Anna + Elsa, Santa Claus + More! Join Eastern Floral annual Holiday Open House November 15th and 16th in Grand Rapids, Holland, and Grand Haven. There will be a LIVE reindeer & Santa in Grand Rapids location, Anna & Elsa in all three locations (see schedule below), gorgeous [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Santa is visiting the farm!

Location: Dairy Discovery at SwissLane Farms – 12877 84th SE Alto
Santa is visiting Dairy Discovery at SwissLane Farms once again to make note of your children's Christmas wishes! Take a free picture with Santa and pet his "reindeer" calves (baby cows). While you're here check out the variety of vendors selling their hand crafted and locally sourced goods.
Time: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday November 16, 2019

Eastern Floral Open House + Meet Santa, Anna and Elsa

Location: Eastern Floral – 2836 Broadmoor Ave SE Grand Rapids
Live Reindeer, Anna + Elsa, Santa Claus + More! Join Eastern Floral annual Holiday Open House November 15th and 16th in Grand Rapids, Holland, and Grand Haven. There will be a LIVE reindeer & Santa in Grand Rapids location, Anna & Elsa in all three locations (see schedule below), gorgeous [...]
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Santa is visiting the farm!

Location: Dairy Discovery at SwissLane Farms – 12877 84th SE Alto
Santa will stop by Dairy Discovery at SwissLane Farms once again to take your children's Christmas wishes! Take a free picture and pet his "reindeer" calves (baby cows). Check out the vendors while you're there selling their handcrafted and locally sourced goods.
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Santa and the Reindeer Visit Flowerland

Location: Flowerland Wyoming – 765 28th St SW Wyoming
Santa, Mrs. Claus and some of their 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! Santa and Mrs. Claus are looking forward to visiting with children of all ages [...]
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Arrival of Santa & Opening of Santa's Wonderland

Location: Cabela’s Grandville – 3000 44th SW Grandville
Come see Santa as he arrives at 5pm, here at Cabela's in Grandville. We'll have FREE hot chocolate and snacks. Santa will be lighting the Christmas tree at 6pm and then opening Santa's Wonderland for tours and photos. Get your pass for a Free photo with Santa. Passes will be [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holiday Open House in Downtown Holland

Location: Downtown Holland- 8th Street – 8th Street Holland
Enjoy the kick-off event of the holiday season! Walk the decorated sidewalks while the sound of singing carolers echos through the streets and the smells of freshly roasted chestnuts fill your senses. Bring the kids for a photo with Santa Claus, and make sure they also get to pet the reindeer at the petting corral!  Stick [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday November 23, 2019

Art Van Santa Parade - 100 Years of Memories

Location: Downtown Grand Rapids- Monroe Avenue – Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids
The West Michigan holiday season will officially kick-off with the Art Van Santa Parade, presented by the Grand Rapids Junior Chamber. Downtown Grand Rapids will be filled the sweet sounds of local marching bands, carolers, and local performers. Entrants for the 2019 event will create unique entries around the theme, [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Friday November 29, 2019

East Grand Rapids Tree Lighting Ceremony

Location: Regatta Plaza – Wealthy St. and Bagley East Grand Rapids
Join our host, Kyle Underwood of WOODD TV 8 for a holiday season kick-off. Mayor Amna Seibold will be on-hand to lead a carol while children can meet Santa Claus and see live reindeer. Light-up wands will be available for children at various shops in the Village. To help keep warm, [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Sunday December 1, 2019

Santa and the Reindeer Visit Flowerland

Location: Fruit Basket – Flowerland – 4321 28th St. SE Kentwood
Santa, Mrs. Claus and some of their 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! Santa and Mrs. Claus are looking forward to visiting with children of all ages [...]
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday December 5, 2019

Santa at The Dailey Method

Location: Eastown- Wealthy St. – Wealthy St. Grand Rapids
The Dailey Method is joining in on the Uptown Shop Hop festivities. We will be hosting two 45-minute ShopHop themed fitness classes for adults, a 5:30pm Shop Hop Cycle class and a 6:15pm Shop Hop Barre class. For the kids, Santa Claus will be on site for photos along with [...]
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Walker Winter Fest Free Event

Location: Walker Ice & Fitness Center – 4151 Remembrance Rd NW Walker
Join us for our Annual Walker Winter Fest! *A FREE event for the whole family* Join us on Thursday, December 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Walker Ice and Fitness Center (4151 Remembrance Rd NW). 5:30 pm: Pictures with Santa Hot Cocoa and Cookies Live Reindeer Holiday crafts with the [...]
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday December 7, 2019

Holiday Open House - A Frozen Adventure

Location: Cedar Springs Public Library – 107 N Main St NE Cedar Springs
Come join us on Saturday, December 7th from 9am-12pm for our Annual Holiday Open House! There will be a "Frozen" Storytime, make and take crafts, pictures with Santa, Friends of the Library bake sale, cookies/card/ornaments to make and MUCH MORE!!
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Santa at the Dorr Library

Location: 
Come get a picture with Santa for the Holidays!
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

A Heap O' Holiday Cheer

Location: Allendale Township Library – 6175 Library Ln Allendale
Join us in celebrating the holiday season! Santa will be available to visit and take pictures with from 11 AM-1 PM. There will be one session of gingerbread house decorating at 11 AM and one at 12 PM. Registration is required for gingerbread decorating only. Sign up here: http://allendalelibrary2.evanced.info/signup/calendar
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wednesday December 11, 2019

Free Holiday Photos with Santa

Location: Samaritas Senior Living – 2000 32nd St Grand Rapids
This holiday season, don’t overspend at the mall getting photos with Santa. Gather the family and come take a free holiday photo at Samaritas! You can choose to have your photos printed here or we can send them to you electronically. While you wait, help yourself to cookie decorating and [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday December 12, 2019

Cookies & Milk with Santa

Location: Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry – 1750 Grand Ridge Ct NE, Ste 202 Grand Rapids
Please join us for cookies and milk with Santa! Bring your phone or camera and get the perfect postcard picture of your kids. Santa will be with us from 3 to 7 pm before he has to go back to his workshop to finish up last minute details for Christmas. [...]
Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday December 13, 2019

Santa & His Live Reindeer at Horrocks Market

Location: Horrocks Market – 4455 Breton Rd SE Kentwood
It's a yearly tradition! Santa and his Live Reindeer are coming to Horrocks. Entry is free, and there is no cost to have your photo taken with Santa himself! We'll also have... Complimentary Hot Chocolate Kid's Crafts Real Live Reindeer Carolers & Live Music Outdoor Tavern Complimentary Ice Cream Macaroni [...]
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday December 14, 2019

Santa Makes a Stop at Renew Mama

Location: Renew Mama Studio – 5161 Northland Dr NE Grand Rapids
Renew Mama Studio has talked with the north pole and Santa will be making a special stop at the studio on December 14th! Families come bring your kids to see Santa in our boutique family studio plus beat the mall lines. Come sit on Santa's lap, tell him your Christmas [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wyoming-Kentwood Santa Parade

Location: Brann’s Sizzlin’ Steaks & Sports Grille – 4132 S. Division Wyoming
Help the Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Santa! Saturday, December 14, 2019 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 camera to Brann's Sizzlin' Steaks & Sports Grille at 4132 [...]
Time: 10:00 am

Photos With Santa

Location: Holland Town Center – 12330 James St Holland
Bring your little elves to get their photos taken with Santa. Photo's will be in Suite B 130, taken by Photo Op Studio LLC. Please RSVP to guarantee your FREE photo slot. We will only be able to accommodate around 500 photo slots during the two hour time frame. Please [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cookies with Santa

Location: Salvation Army Kroc Center – 2500 S. Division Grand Rapids
Make some family memories with kids' activities and enjoy some cookies and milk! Don't forget to snap a photo with Santa himself! Free for Kroc Center members; $1/person for non-members (cash only). No registration required!
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Visits with Santa at the Downtown Market

Location: Downtown Market Grand Rapids – 435 Ionia Avenue SW Grand Rapids
December 14 and 15 from 2pm-6pm in the second floor atrium (by the live wall) Stop by the Downtown Market to visit the big guy himself! Bring your wish list to ensure you land on his 'nice' list this year. This is a free event Bring your own camera or [...]
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday December 15, 2019

Milk and Cookies with Santa

Location: KDL Kentwood Library Branch – 4950 Breton SE Grand Rapids
Join us as we enjoy some milk and cookies with Santa! A professional photo will be provided for each child who visits with Santa. Cookies and milk will be available for the event on a first come first serve basis. We will also have coloring for the kids.
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visits with Santa at the Downtown Market

Location: Downtown Market Grand Rapids – 435 Ionia Avenue SW Grand Rapids
December 14 and 15 from 2pm-6pm in the second floor atrium (by the live wall) Stop by the Downtown Market to visit the big guy himself! Bring your wish list to ensure you land on his 'nice' list this year. This is a free event Bring your own camera or [...]
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Monday December 23, 2019

Cookies with Santa

Location: Howard Miller Public Library – 14 S. Church St. Zeeland
Visit with Santa and enjoy cookies with your little ones! Drop in anytime between 10 AM and noon.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Christmas Events Where You can Find Old St. Nick

Lining up to visit Santa is special, but enjoying a full on Christmas event, with Santa as the star guest, has a magic all its own. Here are the Christmas events around town where you can see Santa.

Santa’s House at the Christmas Lite Show

Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive Comstock Park
Be sure to visit Santa at the end of the nearly two mile Christmas Lite Show journey. Enjoy free hot cocoa! Meet Santa and get your picture taken (small fee for photos).

Santa Visits at Frederik Meijer Gardens

Location: Frederik Meijer Gardens – 1000 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids
All visitors are welcome to share their holiday wishes with Santa. Remember to bring your camera for a Santa selfie or a photo with him on his sleigh. Santa will be located in the Peter C. & Emajean (Pat) Cook Entry Arbor.

Visits with Santa Claus in Lowell

Location: Riverwalk Plaza – 113 Riverwalk, Lowell

Come and experience the magic of Lowell this holiday season.   Visit with Santa at Santa’s Cabin on the magical Riverwalk Plaza. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. A memory will be waiting for you this holiday season.

Wednesdays – December 11 & 18 – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Free online photos
Saturdays – December 7 – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. and 14 & 21 – 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Free online photos with Santa

Saturday November 9, 2019

Santa's PJ Party

Location: Woodland Mall – 3195 28th St SE Kentwood
Santa Arrives Saturday, November 9, 2019 Join us in Center Court at 10am for stories, music, hot cocoa, a holiday story from Barnes & Noble, and more free family fun. Don't forget to wear your PJ's! Help us welcome Santa to Woodland Mall and receive a free gift with photo [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Friday November 15, 2019

DIY Ornament Bar, Meet Santa, Reindeer, Anna & Elsa at Eastern Floral's Open House

Location: Eastern Floral – 2836 Broadmoor Ave SE Grand Rapids
Live Reindeer, Anna + Elsa, Santa Claus + More! Join Eastern Floral annual Holiday Open House November 15th and 16th in Grand Rapids, Holland, and Grand Haven. There will be a LIVE reindeer & Santa in Grand Rapids location, Anna & Elsa in all three locations (see schedule below), gorgeous [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Santa is visiting the farm!

Location: Dairy Discovery at SwissLane Farms – 12877 84th SE Alto
Santa is visiting Dairy Discovery at SwissLane Farms once again to make note of your children's Christmas wishes! Take a free picture with Santa and pet his "reindeer" calves (baby cows). While you're here check out the variety of vendors selling their hand crafted and locally sourced goods.
Time: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday November 16, 2019

Eastern Floral Open House + Meet Santa, Anna and Elsa

Location: Eastern Floral – 2836 Broadmoor Ave SE Grand Rapids
Live Reindeer, Anna + Elsa, Santa Claus + More! Join Eastern Floral annual Holiday Open House November 15th and 16th in Grand Rapids, Holland, and Grand Haven. There will be a LIVE reindeer & Santa in Grand Rapids location, Anna & Elsa in all three locations (see schedule below), gorgeous [...]
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Santa is visiting the farm!

Location: Dairy Discovery at SwissLane Farms – 12877 84th SE Alto
Santa will stop by Dairy Discovery at SwissLane Farms once again to take your children's Christmas wishes! Take a free picture and pet his "reindeer" calves (baby cows). Check out the vendors while you're there selling their handcrafted and locally sourced goods.
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Santa and the Reindeer Visit Flowerland

Location: Flowerland Wyoming – 765 28th St SW Wyoming
Santa, Mrs. Claus and some of their 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! Santa and Mrs. Claus are looking forward to visiting with children of all ages [...]
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Arrival of Santa & Opening of Santa's Wonderland

Location: Cabela’s Grandville – 3000 44th SW Grandville
Come see Santa as he arrives at 5pm, here at Cabela's in Grandville. We'll have FREE hot chocolate and snacks. Santa will be lighting the Christmas tree at 6pm and then opening Santa's Wonderland for tours and photos. Get your pass for a Free photo with Santa. Passes will be [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holiday Open House in Downtown Holland

Location: Downtown Holland- 8th Street – 8th Street Holland
Enjoy the kick-off event of the holiday season! Walk the decorated sidewalks while the sound of singing carolers echos through the streets and the smells of freshly roasted chestnuts fill your senses. Bring the kids for a photo with Santa Claus, and make sure they also get to pet the reindeer at the petting corral!  Stick [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday November 22, 2019

Shop Sparta Community Christmas Celebration

Location: Downtown Sparta – Division Sparta
Sparta welcomes you downtown to kick off the Christmas holiday season on Friday November 22nd. Santa and his elves invite you to celebrate the 6PM tree lighting. If you are interested in becoming a craft vendor during this wonderful night of celebration, please contact Cellar Brewing, Dance with Me by [...]
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday November 23, 2019

Hearts and Holly Craft Bazaar

Location: Our Lady of Consolation School – 4865 11 Mile Rd NE Rockford
Our 45th Annual Craft Bazaar. Come shop at over 70 crafter booths, enjoy breakfast and lunch served all day, visit with Santa and much more.
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Art Van Santa Parade - 100 Years of Memories

Location: Downtown Grand Rapids- Monroe Avenue – Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids
The West Michigan holiday season will officially kick-off with the Art Van Santa Parade, presented by the Grand Rapids Junior Chamber. Downtown Grand Rapids will be filled the sweet sounds of local marching bands, carolers, and local performers. Entrants for the 2019 event will create unique entries around the theme, [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Hudsonville Holiday Parade + Party: Pics with Santa, Crafts, Hot Chocolate + More

Location: Downtown Hudsonville – 3488 Kelly Street Hudsonville
Watch the Parade and Get in on the Cookies + Crafts On the Saturday before Thanksgiving each year, you can see a lively holiday parade traveling from Highland Drive, along 32nd Ave., to Central Blvd. The parade ends at Terra Square where there is a community party complete with Santa, [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Santa Brunch!

Location: The Atrium at Uccello’s – 125 Monroe Center St NW Grand Rapids
Join us after the Art Van Santa Parade from 10am to 12pm for Brunch! Buffet Price: Adults: $12.99 Children $6.99 Warm up with Traditional Breakfast Food, Uccello's staples and a Hot Chocolate Bar while you and your little ones enjoy Craft Activities and Photos with Santa!
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Santa and the Reindeer Visit Flowerland

Location: Flowerland Alpine – 3801 Alpine Ave NW Comstock Park
Santa, Mrs. Claus and some of their 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! Santa and Mrs. Claus are looking forward to visiting with children of all ages [...]
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Friday November 29, 2019

South Haven's Holiday in the Park

Location: Downtown South Haven- Phoenix St. – Phoenix Street South Haven
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 come. Santa Paws Pet Parade Downtown, 4:30 pm, Line up [...]
Time: 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

East Grand Rapids Tree Lighting Ceremony

Location: Regatta Plaza – Wealthy St. and Bagley East Grand Rapids
Join our host, Kyle Underwood of WOODD TV 8 for a holiday season kick-off. Mayor Amna Seibold will be on-hand to lead a carol while children can meet Santa Claus and see live reindeer. Light-up wands will be available for children at various shops in the Village. To help keep warm, [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:15 pm

CARE Ballet: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Location: East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center – 2211 Lake Drive SE Grand Rapids
This original ballet, based on Clement C. Moore’s familiar poem and set to traditional holiday music, has become a Thanksgiving Weekend tradition in Grand Rapids. Mischievous mice, dancing stockings, magical toys and Santa with his prancing reindeer combine to create a wonderful hour of family entertainment. Even the youngest members of [...]
Time: 7:00 pm

Saturday November 30, 2019

Christmas at Dahlia Acres!

Location: Dahlia Acres – 4763 Baldwin Street Hudsonville
Join us for a Christmas Celebration at Dahlia Acres on small business Saturday! Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Santa and his reindeer will be here from 1:30-3:30. We will be selling fresh Christmas Decor including Christmas trees, wreaths and porch pots. We will also have candles, [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pictures With Santa

Location: Marge’s Donut Den – 1751 28th St SW Wyoming
Bring your family, get your picture taken with santa, and decorate a cookie to ring in the holiday season.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

CARE Ballet: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Location: East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center – 2211 Lake Drive SE Grand Rapids
This original ballet, based on Clement C. Moore’s familiar poem and set to traditional holiday music, has become a Thanksgiving Weekend tradition in Grand Rapids. Mischievous mice, dancing stockings, magical toys and Santa with his prancing reindeer combine to create a wonderful hour of family entertainment. Even the youngest members of [...]
Time: 11:00 am

CARE Ballet: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Location: East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center – 2211 Lake Drive SE Grand Rapids
This original ballet, based on Clement C. Moore’s familiar poem and set to traditional holiday music, has become a Thanksgiving Weekend tradition in Grand Rapids. Mischievous mice, dancing stockings, magical toys and Santa with his prancing reindeer combine to create a wonderful hour of family entertainment. Even the youngest members of [...]
Time: 3:00 pm

Sunday December 1, 2019

Santa and the Reindeer Visit Flowerland

Location: Fruit Basket – Flowerland – 4321 28th St. SE Kentwood
Santa, Mrs. Claus and some of their 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! Santa and Mrs. Claus are looking forward to visiting with children of all ages [...]
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Santa at the Nature Education Center!

Location: Hemlock Crossing – Nature Education Center – 8115 West Olive Road West Olive
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, things to explore in the Wildlife Den, as well as [...]
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Holiday Open House and Train Opening

Location: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum – 303 Pearl ST NW Grand Rapids
Holiday Open House and Train Opening Sunday, December 1, 2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Kick off the holiday season this year at the Ford Presidential Museum with holiday music and visit with Santa and his reindeer. Opening for the holiday season will be the train formerly shown at Breton [...]
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CARE Ballet: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Location: East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center – 2211 Lake Drive SE Grand Rapids
This original ballet, based on Clement C. Moore’s familiar poem and set to traditional holiday music, has become a Thanksgiving Weekend tradition in Grand Rapids. Mischievous mice, dancing stockings, magical toys and Santa with his prancing reindeer combine to create a wonderful hour of family entertainment. Even the youngest members of [...]
Time: 3:00 pm

Tuesday December 3, 2019

Parade of Lights in Holland

Location: Downtown Holland- 8th Street – 8th Street Holland
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 during this highly anticipated holiday event. At the end of [...]
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday December 4, 2019

Winter Wonderland at the Downtown Market

Location: Downtown Market Grand Rapids – 435 Ionia Avenue SW Grand Rapids
EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF THE SEASON... DOWNTOWN MARKET STYLE! ENJOY SPECIAL OFFERS FROM OUR MARKET HALL MERCHANTS AND SHOP OUR HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET. DON’T FORGET TO SHARE YOUR WISH LIST WITH SANTA IN THE GREENHOUSE!
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Feel the Zeel of Giving

Location: Downtown Zeeland- Main St. – Main Street Zeeland
Every year, the City of Zeeland partners with a selected, local non-profit organization to host a series of charming Christmas events downtown. Feel the Zeel of Giving is a three-day series that celebrates the warmth and nostalgia of the holiday season in a small town. Visit downtown Zeeland and create [...]
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday December 5, 2019

Feel the Zeel of Giving

Location: Downtown Zeeland- Main St. – Main Street Zeeland
Every year, the City of Zeeland partners with a selected, local non-profit organization to host a series of charming Christmas events downtown. Feel the Zeel of Giving is a three-day series that celebrates the warmth and nostalgia of the holiday season in a small town. Visit downtown Zeeland and create [...]
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Santa at The Dailey Method

Location: Eastown- Wealthy St. – Wealthy St. Grand Rapids
The Dailey Method is joining in on the Uptown Shop Hop festivities. We will be hosting two 45-minute ShopHop themed fitness classes for adults, a 5:30pm Shop Hop Cycle class and a 6:15pm Shop Hop Barre class. For the kids, Santa Claus will be on site for photos along with [...]
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Walker Winter Fest Free Event

Location: Walker Ice & Fitness Center – 4151 Remembrance Rd NW Walker
Join us for our Annual Walker Winter Fest! *A FREE event for the whole family* Join us on Thursday, December 5 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Walker Ice and Fitness Center (4151 Remembrance Rd NW). 5:30 pm: Pictures with Santa Hot Cocoa and Cookies Live Reindeer Holiday crafts with the [...]
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Kentwood Tree Lighting and Holiday Light Parade

Location: KDL Kentwood Library Branch – 4950 Breton SE Grand Rapids
Join us for Kentwood's annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony! The event takes place in front of the Kentwood Library starting with the holiday light parade. There will also be carriage rides, kids activities, hot chocolate and cookies, holiday music, and of course a visit from Santa!
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday December 6, 2019

Stuff a Firetruck ~Food and Essentials Drive

Location: Engine House No. 5 Museum – 6610 Lake Michigan Dr Allendale
Once again Engine House No 5 Museum is teaming up with St. Luke's Food Pantry to have a Stuff-the-Fire-Truck Food & Essentials Drive. Huge thank you to Bakran Enterprises, Inc for sponsoring this event!! We will be collecting non-perishable food items, laundry soap, shampoo, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products & toilet [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Feel the Zeel of Giving

Location: Downtown Zeeland- Main St. – Main Street Zeeland
Every year, the City of Zeeland partners with a selected, local non-profit organization to host a series of charming Christmas events downtown. Feel the Zeel of Giving is a three-day series that celebrates the warmth and nostalgia of the holiday season in a small town. Visit downtown Zeeland and create [...]
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tinsel, Treats, and Trolleys 2019

Location: Ada Covered Bridge – 7490 Thornapple River Dr SE Ada
Join us for a fun‐filled way to kick-off the holiday season in Ada Township! Enjoy the annual bridge lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m., followed by trolley rides with stops at area businesses from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. for specials and treats as businesses open their doors to welcome visitors [...]
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sinterklaas Eve Celebration

Location: Holland Area Arts Council – 150 E. 8th Street Holland
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 (150 E 8th Street). Dutch lanterns are available to the first 300 children beginning at 6:00 pm [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

39th Annual Coopersville Nighttime Christmas Parade

Location: Downtown Coopersville – Main Street Coopersville
Christmas is just around the corner and you know what that means...it's time for the 39th Annual Coopersville Nighttime Parade! Coopersville is host to one of Michigan's first and longest running nighttime parades. Join us for this wonderful Community tradition. The Parade starts on Main street and travels East to [...]
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday December 7, 2019

Brunch with Santa

Location: Camp Newaygo – 5333 Centerline Road Newaygo
Start your holiday season by spending the morning with Santa at Camp Newaygo. Enjoy the North Pole atmosphere while having a festive brunch buffet prepared by Ridge Specialties. Our executive chef has prepared a menu that both little ones and the whole family will enjoy! BRUNCH MENU Morning Delights...Baked French [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Holiday Open House - A Frozen Adventure

Location: Cedar Springs Public Library – 107 N Main St NE Cedar Springs
Come join us on Saturday, December 7th from 9am-12pm for our Annual Holiday Open House! There will be a "Frozen" Storytime, make and take crafts, pictures with Santa, Friends of the Library bake sale, cookies/card/ornaments to make and MUCH MORE!!
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Santa at the Dorr Library

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Come get a picture with Santa for the Holidays!
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Breakfast with Santa at Indian Trails Camp

Location: Indian Trails Camp – O-1859 Lake Michigan Drive NW Grand Rapids
Santa Claus is coming to camp! Join IKUS Life Enrichment Services at Indian Trails Camp for our Breakfast with Santa community event on Saturday, December 7 from 10am to noon. We’ll have a hot breakfast, holiday activities, a chance to visit with Santa and an opportunity to receive a gift [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet Sinterklaas!

Location: Dekker Huis Museum – 37 E. Main Ave Zeeland
Visit Sinterklaas and enjoy crafts and Christmas decorations at the museum.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

76th Annual Rockford Santa Parade!

Location: Downtown Rockford – 17 Squires St Rockford
The 76th Annual Santa Parade through Rockford will be held on Saturday, December 7th starting at 11AM Santa will be visiting with all the children immediately following the parade from approximately noon until 2PM. Enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies along with children’s activities and free carriage rides!
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

A Heap O' Holiday Cheer

Location: Allendale Township Library – 6175 Library Ln Allendale
Join us in celebrating the holiday season! Santa will be available to visit and take pictures with from 11 AM-1 PM. There will be one session of gingerbread house decorating at 11 AM and one at 12 PM. Registration is required for gingerbread decorating only. Sign up here: http://allendalelibrary2.evanced.info/signup/calendar
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cookies with Santa

Location: Hastings Public Library – 227 E State St Hastings
Visit the Merry Ol’ Elf and have some cookies. The lines for this event fill up, so get there early! Hastings Public Library Upstairs Community Room * 227 E State Street
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Santa Parade

Location: Ada Fire Department – 6990 East Fulton Ada
HO! HO! HO! Santa is coming to Ada Village! Join us for the Ada Santa Parade on Saturday, December 7 at 11 a.m. Want to participate in the parade? No sign-up necessary. Just make your way to the parade line-up on River Street near Zeytin and the Ada Village General [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saugatuck's Christmas Celebration & Christmas Parade

Location: Downtown Saugatuck – Butler and Main St. Saugatuck
Downtown Saugatuck.  Bring your family for an entire day of Holiday Cheer! 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Visit Santas Workshop at the Coral Gables Annex, for photo opportunities, Children’s crafts, tree decorating, music, refreshments and more (yes Santa will be making an appearance!). 1 PMLine up for the Annual Christmas Parade! [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Winterfest at the Felt Mansion

Location: Felt Mansion – 6597 138th Ave. Laketown Twp
Winterfest is our annual Christmas family fun day featuring horse-drawn wagon rides, a free lunch, face-painting, and, of course, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Visits with Santa Claus

Location: Riverwalk Plaza – 113 Riverwalk Lowell
Come and experience the magic of Lowell this holiday season.   Visit with Santa at Santa’s Cabin on the magical Riverwalk Plaza. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. A memory will be waiting for you this holiday season. Wednesdays – December 11 & 18 – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Free online [...]
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Santa and S'mores

Location: Camp Newaygo – 5333 Centerline Road Newaygo
Camp Newaygo is the place to get your photo with Santa this year! All decked out for the season, Camp is a beautiful winter wonderland in December. Meet Santa and his furry companions, make a winter craft, write out your wish list and enjoy a s’more by our toasty fire. [...]
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Christmas in Caledonia

Location: Main Street in Caledonia – Main Street Caledonia
Join us for an evening of holiday family fun at the annual Christmas in Caledonia on Main Street, Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Stroll down Caledonia's Main Street, warm-up next to a fire pit and celebrate the sights and sounds of the season with friends and family. [...]
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hastings Christmas Parade

Location: City of Hastings – State Street Hastings
Join us Downtown Hastings on Saturday, December 7th at 5:30-7:00pm for our special Christmas Parade hosted by the Hastings Rotary Club.  See Santa in the parade!
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Ferrysburg "Caroling in the Park"

Location: William Ferry Park – 110 Pine Street Ferrysburg
Join friends, family, and the community in singing Christmas carols around a Yule bonfire!  There will also be hot chocolate and donut holes provided, as well as Santa Claus.  This event is co-sponsored by Ferrysburg City Council and the Ferrysburg Fire Department.  If you have any questions, contact the Ferrysburg [...]
Time: 6:00 pm

Sunday December 8, 2019

The Great Candy Cane Hunt and Lunch with Santa

Location: Wyoming Senior Center – 2380 DeHoop SW Wyoming
Children are invited to participate in a hunt for the many hidden candy canes outside, games, a craft project, and lunch. Children will also have an opportunity to meet Santa and give him their holiday wish list! Join us for all the family fun & lunch! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Best for [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Monday December 9, 2019

Santa Claus at Le Bon Macaron Grand Rapids

Location: Le Bon Macaron – 951 Cherry St SE Grand Rapids
Skip the long lines and holiday chaos and visit everyone's favorite Santa at Le Bon Macaron in Grand Rapids! What could be better than macarons, hot chocolate, and Santa all in the same place? We are so pleased to welcome Santa back to Le Bon Macaron this year. He will [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday December 11, 2019

Free Holiday Photos with Santa

Location: Samaritas Senior Living – 2000 32nd St Grand Rapids
This holiday season, don’t overspend at the mall getting photos with Santa. Gather the family and come take a free holiday photo at Samaritas! You can choose to have your photos printed here or we can send them to you electronically. While you wait, help yourself to cookie decorating and [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday December 12, 2019

Cookies & Milk with Santa

Location: Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry – 1750 Grand Ridge Ct NE, Ste 202 Grand Rapids
Please join us for cookies and milk with Santa! Bring your phone or camera and get the perfect postcard picture of your kids. Santa will be with us from 3 to 7 pm before he has to go back to his workshop to finish up last minute details for Christmas. [...]
Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday December 13, 2019

Santa & His Live Reindeer at Horrocks Market

Location: Horrocks Market – 4455 Breton Rd SE Kentwood
It's a yearly tradition! Santa and his Live Reindeer are coming to Horrocks. Entry is free, and there is no cost to have your photo taken with Santa himself! We'll also have... Complimentary Hot Chocolate Kid's Crafts Real Live Reindeer Carolers & Live Music Outdoor Tavern Complimentary Ice Cream Macaroni [...]
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday December 14, 2019

Breakfast with Santa!

Location: Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids
Join us for a special morning with Santa & Mrs. Claus for pictures, breakfast, Let it Snow in the Planetarium and a holiday gift. This holiday fundraiser supports exhibitions and programming at the Museum. Tickets on Sale Now! Breakfast with Santa will take place on Saturday, December 14 and be [...]
Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Santa Makes a Stop at Renew Mama

Location: Renew Mama Studio – 5161 Northland Dr NE Grand Rapids
Renew Mama Studio has talked with the north pole and Santa will be making a special stop at the studio on December 14th! Families come bring your kids to see Santa in our boutique family studio plus beat the mall lines. Come sit on Santa's lap, tell him your Christmas [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wyoming-Kentwood Santa Parade

Location: Brann’s Sizzlin’ Steaks & Sports Grille – 4132 S. Division Wyoming
Help the Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Santa! Saturday, December 14, 2019 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 camera to Brann's Sizzlin' Steaks & Sports Grille at 4132 [...]
Time: 10:00 am

Homestead Holiday

Location: DeGraaf Nature Center – 600 Graafschap Rd. Holland
This popular “make it and take it” time is fun for everyone. Choose from an assortment of pioneer era holiday crafts. Visit the nature center’s log cabin for cookies and hot chocolate by a warm fireplace too. Crafts and treats will be available for a small fee. This is a [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Of Christmas Past (Hastings)

Location: Historic Charlton Park – 2545 S. Charlton Park Rd. Hastings
Historic Charlton Park’s turn-of-the-century village is the setting for Of Christmas Past! Come out and enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and activities of the late 1800’s. On Saturday and Sunday, December 14-15, 2019, from 11 a.m – 4 p.m., you are invited to tour the village & enjoy Christmas at [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Photos With Santa

Location: Holland Town Center – 12330 James St Holland
Bring your little elves to get their photos taken with Santa. Photo's will be in Suite B 130, taken by Photo Op Studio LLC. Please RSVP to guarantee your FREE photo slot. We will only be able to accommodate around 500 photo slots during the two hour time frame. Please [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cookies and Cocoa with Santa

Location: Grand Rapids Yacht Club – 740 Lakeside Dr SE East Grand Rapids
Visit Santa and tell him your wishes for the holidays. Bring your camera and get pictures with Santa! Create holiday themed crafts with the help of the high school sailors, listen to a story time with a holiday themed book, write a letter to Santa and have some delicious hot [...]
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Cookies with Santa

Location: Salvation Army Kroc Center – 2500 S. Division Grand Rapids
Make some family memories with kids' activities and enjoy some cookies and milk! Don't forget to snap a photo with Santa himself! Free for Kroc Center members; $1/person for non-members (cash only). No registration required!
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Visits with Santa at the Downtown Market

Location: Downtown Market Grand Rapids – 435 Ionia Avenue SW Grand Rapids
December 14 and 15 from 2pm-6pm in the second floor atrium (by the live wall) Stop by the Downtown Market to visit the big guy himself! Bring your wish list to ensure you land on his 'nice' list this year. This is a free event Bring your own camera or [...]
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday December 15, 2019

Of Christmas Past (Hastings)

Location: Historic Charlton Park – 2545 S. Charlton Park Rd. Hastings
Historic Charlton Park’s turn-of-the-century village is the setting for Of Christmas Past! Come out and enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and activities of the late 1800’s. On Saturday and Sunday, December 14-15, 2019, from 11 a.m – 4 p.m., you are invited to tour the village & enjoy Christmas at [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Milk and Cookies with Santa

Location: KDL Kentwood Library Branch – 4950 Breton SE Grand Rapids
Join us as we enjoy some milk and cookies with Santa! A professional photo will be provided for each child who visits with Santa. Cookies and milk will be available for the event on a first come first serve basis. We will also have coloring for the kids.
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visits with Santa at the Downtown Market

Location: Downtown Market Grand Rapids – 435 Ionia Avenue SW Grand Rapids
December 14 and 15 from 2pm-6pm in the second floor atrium (by the live wall) Stop by the Downtown Market to visit the big guy himself! Bring your wish list to ensure you land on his 'nice' list this year. This is a free event Bring your own camera or [...]
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday December 21, 2019

Candy Cane Hunt

Location: Byron Township Community Center – 2120 76th St Byron Center
Candy Cane Hunt - December 21. Limited space available, must pre-register. Children ages 2-4, 5-6, and 7-8 will have their own area to hunt for candy canes and every child can win a prize! Some special candy canes will be hidden and can be redeemed for special prizes. After the [...]
Time: 11:00 am

SANTA SKATE at Byron Fun Spot

Location: Byron Center Fun Spot – 3651 84th St SW Byron Center
12.21.19 | 11am-1pm $5 plus $2 for Special Event @ The Byron Fun Spot Santa Village / Theme • Elves • Santa • Skating with Santa • Pictures with Santa • Candy Canes
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

SANTA SKATE at Kentwood Fun Spot

Location: Kentwood Fun Spot – 14 52nd St SE Kentwood
Saturday December 21 | 11am-1pm Normal Saturday Pricing Plus $2 for Special Event • Santa Village / Theme • Elves • Santa • Skating with Santa • Pictures with Santa • Candy Canes
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Monday December 23, 2019

Cookies with Santa

Location: Howard Miller Public Library – 14 S. Church St. Zeeland
Visit with Santa and enjoy cookies with your little ones! Drop in anytime between 10 AM and noon.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Santa Parades Near Grand Rapids

If you love parades and all things Christmas in West Michigan, make it a tradition to attend a Santa Parade.  You will not only get to see Santa at the end, but what a great way to experience the uniqueness of your community.

Grand Rapids santa parade

Saturday November 23, 2019

Art Van Santa Parade - 100 Years of Memories

Location: Downtown Grand Rapids- Monroe Avenue – Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids
The West Michigan holiday season will officially kick-off with the Art Van Santa Parade, presented by the Grand Rapids Junior Chamber. Downtown Grand Rapids will be filled the sweet sounds of local marching bands, carolers, and local performers. Entrants for the 2019 event will create unique entries around the theme, [...]
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Hudsonville Holiday Parade + Party: Pics with Santa, Crafts, Hot Chocolate + More

Location: Downtown Hudsonville – 3488 Kelly Street Hudsonville
Watch the Parade and Get in on the Cookies + Crafts On the Saturday before Thanksgiving each year, you can see a lively holiday parade traveling from Highland Drive, along 32nd Ave., to Central Blvd. The parade ends at Terra Square where there is a community party complete with Santa, [...]
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Monday December 2, 2019

Zeeland's Magical Christmas Parade

Location: Downtown Zeeland- Main St. – Main Street Zeeland
Zeeland's annual Christmas parade is a heartwarming, lighted parade, which is guaranteed to bring smiles to spectators of all ages! Among all the creative entries, walking groups & marching bands, the grand finale of the parade will be the entry that kids of all ages impatiently wait for…the appearance of [...]
Time: 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Tuesday December 3, 2019

Parade of Lights in Holland

Location: Downtown Holland- 8th Street – 8th Street Holland
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 during this highly anticipated holiday event. At the end of [...]
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday December 7, 2019

76th Annual Rockford Santa Parade!

Location: Downtown Rockford – 17 Squires St Rockford
The 76th Annual Santa Parade through Rockford will be held on Saturday, December 7th starting at 11AM Santa will be visiting with all the children immediately following the parade from approximately noon until 2PM. Enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies along with children’s activities and free carriage rides!
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Santa Parade

Location: Ada Fire Department – 6990 East Fulton Ada
HO! HO! HO! Santa is coming to Ada Village! Join us for the Ada Santa Parade on Saturday, December 7 at 11 a.m. Want to participate in the parade? No sign-up necessary. Just make your way to the parade line-up on River Street near Zeytin and the Ada Village General [...]
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hastings Christmas Parade

Location: City of Hastings – State Street Hastings
Join us Downtown Hastings on Saturday, December 7th at 5:30-7:00pm for our special Christmas Parade hosted by the Hastings Rotary Club.  See Santa in the parade!
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Ho, Ho, Ho… More Grand Rapids Holiday Fun!
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Grand Rapids Christmas Tree Farms
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Live Nativities
Favorite Christmas Light Displays
Nutcracker and Other Holiday Show Schedules
12 Days of Grand Rapids Christmas
The Big List of Santa Parades
Where To Find Holiday Trains
Christmas Eve Activities and Church Services
Where to Buy Holiday Treats and Sweets

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