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Winter Break Activity Guide for Grand Rapids – 2016

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2016 Christmas & Winter Break Activity Guide
Thanksgiving is over and there’s just a short time before Winter Break is upon us! How are you planning to fill the long days? Use this guide to help you plan your days for make Winter Break 2016 the most memorable one your kids have […]

By |December 24th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, SEASONAL, Winter|Tags: , , |0 Comments

WIN! Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown! Family 4 Pack to GRPM

This giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winner Julie!
Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown NOW AT GRPM!
Grand Rapids Public Museum invites your family to “celebrate the anticipation, joy and pitfalls of the holiday season” in the best way America has known how since A Charlie Brown Christmas first aired on CBS in 1965. There are few characters […]

By |December 12th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, SEASONAL, WIN, Winter|Tags: , , , , |254 Comments

Celebrate the Holidays with Your Local West Michigan Library

All through the year West Michigan libraries offer free and affordable fun for families. And during the holidays, they pull out all the stops. You’ll find West Michigan libraries are loaded with activities and holiday cheer, offering you and your family affordable ways to celebrate the season.

We’ve tracked down all the local holiday library fun in […]

By |November 29th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, Winter|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When and Where to Find Santa Around Grand Rapids 2016

Tall santas, short santas, round santas, thin santas – there’s no shortage of santa sightings in West Michigan this year! With all these options hopefully there won’t be any long lines, wherever you chose to visit this Christmas icon.

If you know of other places Santa will be making an appearance, leave us a comment or submit the […]

By |November 27th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, Winter|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Huge List of Holiday Shows for Families – West Michigan

It’s time.

Holiday shows are here and area artists are bringing their A-game with some of the best performances of the year. Musicals, ballets, plays and more are lighting up the calendar from here till Christmas.

Which performances will you choose to help celebrate the season?

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Related: Tree Lightings and Holiday Parades Around Grand Rapids
List of Holiday Plays, Concerts and […]

By |November 17th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, Winter|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Thanksgiving Themed Activities Around Grand Rapids

Thanksgiving Activities to Celebrate the Holiday With Your Kids
We are well into November and Thanksgiving is upon us! With the sugar rush of Halloween behind us and Christmas around the corner, Thanksgiving is a time to slow down a little and celebrate with our families and loved ones. It gives us a chance to reflect on […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Categories: Fall, General|Tags: , , |0 Comments

WIN! A Christmas Story Civic Theatre Ticket Giveaway

This giveaway is sponsored by the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. All opinions are my own.

by Peg Theobald

For the first time ever, the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre brings the hilarious, holiday treasure A Christmas Story – The Musical to life!
Are you looking for a fun date night or family outing this holiday season? Look no further than the […]

By |November 9th, 2015|Categories: General, WIN|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |190 Comments

8 Things Kids Can Do on Thanksgiving While You Cook

by April Hunt
Making Thanksgiving Dinner is Hard Enough
It’s a victory, really, whenever a parent of young children manages to get a meal on the table during the week. Completing even the simplest task with several young children underfoot is nothing short of a miracle.

And now we’ve got to make a five course meal for over a dozen people?? Still with kids underfoot?!? […]

By |November 25th, 2014|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

West Michigan Tree Lightings and Holiday Parades – 2014

By Betsy B. 
HOLIDAY PARADES & TREE LIGHTING CEREMONIES AROUND GREATER GRAND RAPIDS
Christmas is coming fast.

Tree lightings and holiday parades are right around the corner with some even happening next weekend! Use this guide to find lightings and parades in your area!
Sparta – November 21
SPARTA CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING AND SHOP SPARTA EVENT | 6:00 pm. Downtown […]

By |November 11th, 2014|Categories: Christmas, Winter|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Small Biz Holiday Gift Guide for West Michigan – 2014

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These days, holiday gift giving doesn’t have to come in a standard-sized box. Gifting experiences, classes or services is all the rage. And there are a variety of ways to customize the tangible gifts you give.

Look through the list below- we […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Categories: Christmas, Winter|Tags: , |0 Comments

*Santa Sightings 2013 – Greater Grand Rapids*

Want to visit the jolly man in red?  Here are some of the stops he has planned around greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan.  If you know of other places Santa will be making an appearance, leave us a comment or submit the event here.
Center (Grand Rapids/East Grand Rapids/Kentwood/Wyoming):

 
North (Coopersville/Rockford/Sparta/Cedar Springs/Comstock Park):

 
South (Middleville/Hastings):

 
East (Ada/Lowell):

 
West (Hudonville/Grandville):

 
Northwest […]

By |November 27th, 2013|Categories: Christmas, General, SEASONAL, Winter|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments