Michigan Best Christmas Shows and Events

The Best Christmas Shows and Events in Michigan

What is your favorite holiday event? We have searched for the best in Christmas Shows and Events to bring you the best the season has to offer. Do you enjoy a Christmas Parade, the Nutcracker Ballet, Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes, or maybe it is the local tree lighting ceremony.

Pleaseet us know if we have missed your holiday favorites and we'll get it added to the site. We wish you a Merry Michigan Life!

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Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Grand Rapids Symphony and about 100 children fuse their talents to bring the classic story to life. After a sold out world premiere, The Nutcracker, re-imagined by Polar Express author Chris Van Allsburg, returns for two weekends at DeVos Performance Hall.

ROUTE: The parade route will start at the Post Office and proceed down Genesee Street. We will not be allowing floats INTO the RV Park this year as we had a major pile up last year. SO, please continue on, parking your float on the street or in the First Lutheran Church Parking lot. Make it a full day of holiday festivities.

There is something for everyone at the popular annual Winter Glow event – East Lansing’s free, outdoor winter festival in downtown East Lansing with a wide variety of fun-filled seasonal activities.

Clare Christmas Festival / Santa, Reindeer, Carriage Rides, Music, Trees, and much more! / For information call 989-386-2442

The first weekend in December we hold our annual Festival of is Grass Lakes annual Christmas Festival of Lights. Enjoy breakfast with Santa; carriage rides to the Coe House Museum. The Coe House is open and decked out for the season. The United Methodist Church has their annual craft and bake sale, Santa makes a visit to the Depot.

The Holly Jolly Trolley travels around downtown Kalamazoo to provide people with easy access to parking lots, stores, restaurants, and more. Bring your friends and family and ride in the heated comfort of an old-style trolley. The ride is free! View the Holly Jolly Trolley route

Costumed villagers prepare for the holiday season in the Village’s homes and shops. The Colwell Opera House presents live entertainment, and Santa Claus visits with the children. See model trains and craft demonstrations, and enjoy holiday music and unique shopping opportunities.

The City of Kalamazoo’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will again be held at Bronson Park, the heart of Kalamazoo. The Mayor, City Commissioners, City Manager and Santa will all be on hand to read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’, light Kalamazoo’s Christmas trees, and kickoff what is sure to be another great holiday season!

The Mistletoe Market Christmas Boutique is an annual fundraiser featuring Holiday Fine Art & Crafts held by the South Haven Center for the Arts. Local artists display their jewelry, paintings, photography & more. This is an excellent way to begin your holiday shopping! A portion will benefit the art Center.

Community Christmas Carols and Tree Lighting at Festival Square – 401 N. Main Street, Cheboygan Michigan.

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