5 Can’t-Miss Christmas Holiday Events in Grand Rapids

CranHill’s Star of Wonder: Journey to the Manger

The Star of Wonder: Journey to the Manger presentation is a free, family-friendly event that welcomes anyone who is interested in witnessing and imagining what it might have been like on that first Christmas night in a simple manger in Bethlehem.

Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink

With holiday lights illuminating the rink and Christmas carols creating a lively ambiance, the young and the young at heart can enjoy a timeless tradition.

“The Nutcracker” at DeVos Performance Hall

Each year, the Grand Rapids Ballet performs the traditional holiday show “The Nutcracker” for audiences in West Michigan. The performances typically take place over the course of two weekends in December, allowing you to find a time that is right for you.

Holiday Traditions at Frederik Meijer Gardens

The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is transformed during the holiday season into a breathtaking attraction that pays homage to the many winter holidays that celebrate the need for light during the darkness.

BYOB Holiday Lights Trolley

The BYOB Holiday Lights Trolley is an innovative holiday event designed for adults in the Grand Rapids area who want to add a touch of spirit to their festive celebrations. The trolley tour will take you to a variety of holiday events in the area via a vintage trolley car.

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