Festive family fun in West Michigan

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Looking for festive family fun this weekend? Maranda has a list of her top picks in West Michigan!

Flicks Festive Favorites

Friday – Sunday, December 7-9

Celebration Cinema

A Christmas Story and The Polar Express

Free for Kids 12 & Under

Only $5 for everyone else

Winter Wonderland Super Saturday

Saturday, December 8

Muskegon Museum of Art

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


11:00 am & 1:00 pm Family Film
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Guided Look: Explore the galleries with an MMA Docent.
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Make & Take Landscapes: Create your own winter wonderland in our classroom!

Holiday Festival Circus

Saturday, December 8

Festival Market Square in Battle Creek

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

From street performers to circus stage acts, Festival Market Square will be packed with jugglers, storytellers, dancers, acrobats, and more, including a 3 part choreographed act “ittie bitti littie Nutcracker!” On this day of merriment and fun, attendees won’t know who to watch first! Come see what the “GLOvation Troupe” has to offer!

Santa’s Workshop

November 24 – December 23

Downtown Kalamazoo

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Kalamazoo Mall.

While visiting  with Santa, families can color, write letters to Santa (so he can remember the list!), also enjoy musical performances on Fridays, cookie decorating on Saturdays, Crafts on Sundays. 

Holly Jolly Trolley

November 25 – December 30

Downtown Kalamazoo

Enjoy FREE rides throughout downtown Kalamazoo on and old fashion trolley, beautifully decorated for the holiday season.

Sinterklaas Eve Celebration

Friday, Dec 1

Downtown Holland

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Reminiscent of years gone by, this traditional Dutch folk event celebrates Sinterklaas, the benevolent St. Nicholas. Listen to stories, make a Dutch lantern, and play family games at the Holland Armory (16 West 9th Street) beginning at 6:00 pm. Sinterklaas will arrive on his great white horse shortly after 7:00 p.m. to lead children and their families on procession to Centennial Park, where he will greet the crowd and lead the lighting of the Christmas tree. Afterward, join Sinterklaas at the Holland Museum (31 West 10th Street) for photo opportunities, holiday crafts in the galleries, and tasty cocoa and cookies.

Pajama Story Time at the Ford

Sunday, December 9

Ford Museum

2 p.m.

Bring the kids and join Mac from Star 105.7 as he reads his favorite holiday story, The Polar Express. Come down in your PJs, sip cocoa, tour the museum, and check out the former Breton Village Train at its new home in the Ford Museum’s lobby! This free event begins at 2:00 p.m., story time at 2:15 with cocoa and coloring to follow! 

No Reservations Required!

Holiday on Ice Show

Sunday, Dec. 9

L.C. Walker Arena

3:45 p.m.

Featuring the Muskegon Lakeshore Figure Skating Club. Local skaters perform to holiday classics

$5 per person suggested donation

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