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Holiday family fun this weekend

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) - Looking for some holiday family fun this weekend? Maranda has a list of her top picks!

 

Light Up Downtown

Ah-Nab-Awen Park and Rosa Parks Circle

December 1, 2018

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

We invite you to Light Up Downtown together as a community with Mayor Bliss, Santa Claus and many special guests!

 

Christmas for the Animals at JBZ

John Ball Zoo

Saturday, December 1

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Join us for this free holiday event!
Featuring:

  • Santa & his Reindeer
  • Ice Carving
  • Holiday crafts 
  • Animal enrichment demonstrations 

This family friendly event also includes free Zoo admission, a visit with Santa and his reindeer, ice carving, along with other holiday entertainment and activities. Please note that to meet Santa, guests need to be in line before 2:00 p.m. 

 

Christmas Candy Cane Hunt in Sparta

Rogers Park

Sat, December 1, 2018

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Rotary Club of Sparta along with the Sparta Chamber of Commerce invite you to stop the Grinch from stealing our community Christmas candy!

The Grinch has found out that Sparta is celebrating Christmas with candy. Rumor has it that he will be making plans this fall to stop the fun! The Sparta Rotary and Chamber need your help stopping him before he steals all of the candy canes hidden in Rogers Park and turns them into onions! 

 

 

Holiday Parades and Tree Lightings

75th Annual Rockford Santa Parade

Downtown Rockford – 17 Squires St Rockford

Saturday, December 1

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join us for the 75th Annual Santa Parade through Rockford! This parade is great entertainment for the whole family! Starting at 11a.m. the floats and parade participants will go through downtown Rockford! After the parade, make sure to visit Santa in the Pavilion and enjoy a free carriage ride.

 

Downtown Grandville Christmas Parade

Downtown Grandville

Friday, November 30

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

This year’s parade once again promises to provide an evening filled with Holiday magic and cheer. The night begins with a pre-parade stop in the Franklin St. Corridor for refreshments$, Reindeer viewing, Dickens Carolers, North Pole houses, photo stops, a short ride on the Holiday Train (free, but lines may be long) and a warm up around the fireplace. Then event goers can line the parade route on Fayette (between Maple and Chicago Dr.) and down Chicago Dr. (between Fayette and Wilson) to enjoy our Grandville Marching Band, local dance and cheer troops, Christmas characters, and numerous floats – all alight. Plan now to attend this special Holiday tradition – welcoming the season with your neighbors, family, and friends.

 

Lowell Christmas Festivities and Parade

Downtown Lowell

Saturday, December 1

For a complete list of events, holiday shopping and eateries visit www.discoverlowell.org

 

Fennville Holiday Celebration

Downtown Fennville

Saturday, December 1

9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Join us for a full day of FREE family fun throughout Fennville!

In addition to a full day of events, we are having a PAJAMA DRIVE to donate to local families in need and Holiday Decorating contests for businesses and for residents! Stay tuned for more details!!

 

Jingle Bell Parade

Grand Haven

Saturday, December 1, 6:00 p.m.

The Jingle Bell Parade is held the first Saturday in December in downtown Grand Haven, and is gaining in popularity each year. Area non-profits and businesses ring in the holidays with lighted floats, music, costumes and good cheer. The parade is followed by the lighting of the community Christmas tree and caroling in Central Park.


About Maranda

Maranda is the WOTV 4 Women kids and family expert. She hosts a weekday half-hour program, “Where You Live”.

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