Thursday-Sunday Nov. 28 - Dec. 24
Downtown Kalamazoo has a long tradition of creating the best holiday memories with Santa. Thursdays through Sundays between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 8000 parents and children come through from 76 zip codes to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, write wish lists to Santa, decorate cookies, and receive a FREE book to take home.
Apple barn and bakery will open in late August. More Fall Fun begins in September with the opening of our Petting Farm, Apple Orchard, Pumpkin Patch, Wagon Rides, Corn Maze and all of the family activities in Pumpkin Lane. Check website for exact dates and hours of operation
Nov. 14, 2020
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!
Not running in 2020
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
Canceled for 2020
Kalamazoo Holiday Parade is full of beautiful floats, marching bands and even Santa Clause will wind through downtown Kalamazoo. The parade is a yearly tradition. Organizations, businesses, schools and colleges participate by hosting holiday community floats, marching bands, clowns, and other entertainment.
Don't miss the NEXT BIG, HUGE CRAFT SHOW on September 24th at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center featuring crafters, artists and vendors from across the Midwest! Always free admission. Grab your friends and enjoy a day shopping one of a kind works from stained glass to re-purposed furniture and home decor.
The Kalamazoo River Valley Trail is free to use and has a paved-asphalt surface that is 12-feet wide. It's a multi-purpose trail for non-motorized transportation and recreation. Once complete, the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail will encompass 35 miles of trail throughout Kalamazoo County.