Celebrate Christmas in Grand Rapids, Grand-Haven, and Holland Region of Michigan

The holidays are the perfect time of the year to visit the Grand Rapids area and enjoy the Holiday Light Displays, Exciting Christmas Parades, magical Holiday Shows and Events.

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This is the time when we all gather in the local Christmas Tree Farms to pick out the perfect Christmas Tree, enjoy hot chocolate and apple cider while taking a horse drawn sleigh-ride through the woods of Michigan. Enjoy Life, Christmas Life, with Michigan Life!

What to See and Do in Region 4 -Grand Rapids Grand Haven and Holland Area

March 5-15, 2020

A festival to benefit Gilda's Club features 200 free and ticketed events at 50-plus locations throughout Grand Rapids. The 10-day festival concludes this weekend and features stand-up, improv, film, authors, community showcases, and more! For a complete list of events, laughfestgr.org.

The Coopersville & Marne Railway Santa Train returns with decorated, heated cabs and a 90-minute round-trip ride. Children can sit with Santa and receive a present, and hear the Storytelling Princess read "The Polar Express." The train, which seats 250 people and has an on-board bathroom, departs from the station in downtown Coopersville

Cancelled for 2020

To ensure that this year’s event is bigger and better than ever, the Saugatuck Douglas Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is putting out an open invitation to any local businesses or groups who might be interested in participating in this year’s Christmas Parade!

The Country Mill orchard is the only mid-Michigan cider mill where a family can pick fresh apples, peaches, and blueberries at the same farm. We also offer our own locally grown vegetables such as sweet corn, winter squash, and pumpkins.

Share some holiday spirit with furry and feathered folks at John Ball Zoo's annual "enrichment" day. The event, designed to help zookeepers keep animals interested in their surroundings, allows patrons to donate food, toys and other items to brighten a critter's day. Go online to johnballzoosociety.org for a wish list.

This hurts to hear but Klackle Orchards closed, 2018 was the last year, hope you made it out there.

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.

Enjoy Hayrides at Fun Pumpkins, a pick-your-own pumpkin patch where 30 varieties of pumpkins grow. Pumpkins ready to be carved with faces for jack-o’-lanterns, stewed with spices, baked into pies, or stacked into decorative towers.

Open from May through October depending on the picking seasons. Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market have fruits and vegetables available in season, both already-picked or u-pick.

Excitement surrounds this time of year as the annual Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World brings the glow of 300,000 lights, strolling carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides and more than 40 international trees and displays.

2020 Dates: ?

The jolly man in the red suit will be making an appearance in the Chamber’s Annual Santa Parade. The parade winds through downtown Rockford. The jolly man in the red suit makes Rockford one his first stops on his world tour. More than 60 floats line the downtown streets to welcome Santa Claus.

November 25, 2020 thru Jan 2, 2021

You don't want to miss the Christmas Nite Lights at Fifth Third Ball Park. West Michigan's largest, animated, drive thru light show, entertaining people of all ages. The event is located at Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, exit 91, off US 131.

JANUARY 23-26th, 2020

Winterfest is a full weekend of winter fun in Grand Haven, Michigan during the last week of January. The snow is upon us, and with Michigan’s winters being long and cold, this is a perfect time to get out and be active. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone warm and having a great time.

Thursday & Friday Dec 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 2019

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce sponsors horse-drawn carriage rides each year so that visitors may enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautifully decorated streets of the downtown area.

Tired of battling the mall crowds? Why not bring your child to Rockford to visit Santa – all in the idyllic setting of downtown. Kids can give Santa their wish lists, and enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies!

Aim High Sports is a premier indoor basketball and volleyball facility. Aim High plays host to several local and national basketball and volleyball tournaments. In addition, Aim High hosts wrestling, cheerleading and roller derby events throughout the year.

Weekly Estate and Moving Sales all year long. Serving all of West Michigan for 23 years. We offer estate/moving sales/appraisals. The Auction Alternative

Crane Orchards U-Pick has sweet cherries starting in June/July, Peaches in August, Apples starting labor day weekend into the fall and Pumpkins in September/October - watch facebook for exact dates.

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