It's the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday season is upon us and lovers of lights, delicious food, and festive entertainment are sure to find something to delight them this season. Luckily for us, there are tons of things to do this holiday season with the whole family right here in Grand Rapids. Here are some things you should check out all season long.
December 1st - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
This critically acclaimed rock group is back in town during it's 2019 Winter Tour. This "rock theatre" experience takes classic Christmas tunes to the next level alongside stunning visuals. You can catch the Trans-Siberian Orchestra on December 1st at the Van Andel Area. Tickets available here.
December 6th - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
This annual Christmas Tree lighting happens every year at Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids and is considered the official kick-off to the holiday season! Consider grabbing a bite to eat at one of downtowns fine restaurants! Then bring the entire family to watch the lights go up, then skate away the rest of the night. Who could ask for anything better?
December 13th through December 22nd -The Nutcracker Ballet
Mid-way through December "The Nutcracker" will take the stage at the DeVos Performance Hall alongside the Grand Rapids Symphony. With sets framed by children's book author and Michigan native Christ Van Allsburg (The Polar Express) this classic tale is sure to delight children and adults alike. Tickets are still available, get more information about show times here.
December 14th - Breakfast With Santa
Who wouldn't enjoy a delicious meal with Mr. and Mrs. Claus? Breakfast with Santa will be taking place at the Grand Rapids Museum on December 14th during a holiday fundraiser that benefits the programming at the museum. Besides breakfast, attendees will also receive pictures with Santa that can be taken home as a souvenir. Get your tickets today at the link here.