GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)- West Michigan, the clock is ticking! We’re more than halfway through December, and we’re inching closer and closer to the holidays! It’s hard to believe one week from Saturday is Christmas, Tuesday marks the official start of Winter (Dec. 21), and New Year’s is two weeks away. Seriously, where has the year gone? The countdown is on!

There’s no doubt many of us look forward to the holiday season and winter in West Michigan. There are so many activities to enjoy and places to explore, so let’s take advantage of the adventures awaiting in our backyards!

During a new episode of eightWest backstage, Rachael shares her top picks for activities to enjoy around this time of year.

Watch in the video player above!

We just wrapped another eightWest backstage! ✨ Morgan and I talked about fun outdoor places to visit this winter. An…

Posted by Rachael Ruiz WOOD TV on Thursday, December 16, 2021

Featured holiday-themed activity!

On Friday, Dec. 17, join Rachael and Nate Blurry from DrinksGR for a festive holiday-themed happy hour! Mix up fun recipes from the comfort of your home, by tuning into this fun virtual event, streaming live on Facebook at 6 pm (EST).

And while we’re at it…enjoy this “White Christmas Margarita” drink recipe, courtesy of Nate Blurry! Cheers and have a great weekend!