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Leslie P

Leslie is passionate about promoting everything the Kalamazoo area has to offer. A mother of two, she enjoys reading mystery novels, trying out new recipes and browsing Pinterest for new ideas.

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A Must-See Christmas Light Display in Kalamazoo That Your Kids Will Love

  Whether it’s already one of your family traditions, or you are just hearing about it for the first time this year, check out the amazing Christmas display at 1532 Long Road in Kalamazoo is a must this holiday season! Decorations include beautiful light displays, santa, reindeer, Olaf, Snoopy, snowmen, penguins, Queen Elsa and so much more. You can park your car nearby and take
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Holiday Lights & Christmas Card Displays Around Kalamazoo 2017

Start the car, fill up a thermos of hot chocolate and grab some cookies so the whole family can enjoy an evening of twinkling Holiday light displays in Kalamazoo, the Southwest Michigan area, and beyond. This guide is brought to you by Kalamazoo Candle Company, helping to make spirits extra bright this holiday season with 100% soy candles, all crafted by hand in downtown Kalamazoo. Shop the
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Where To Find a Real Christmas Tree Around Kalamazoo 2017

It’s time to deck the halls with a tree from one of the nearby Christmas tree farms around Kalamazoo and SW Michigan. Whether you want to pick the perfect Blue Spruce or select from a variety of pre-cut options or crave the full choose ’n chop experience, we’ve got just the options to help your family get in the holiday spirit. *This article has been
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It’s a Date! 60 Fun Date Night Ideas For All Seasons!

This guide has been updated November 2017. Are you always looking for unique ideas for a date-night or a new activity to do with friends? Whether you are looking to cheer on a team, be entertained or everything in between, Kalamazoo has you covered. Book a sitter and check out our list of 60 things to do near Kalamazoo!   Be A Sport  
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Halloween Happenings For Kalamazoo: The ULTIMATE Guide To Halloween Event For Kids and Families

  Happy Halloween season! We’ve updated our annual list for 2017 of events in the greater Kalamazoo & SW Michigan area for Halloween. Once again, there are so many to choose from! Get your kids dressed up, and even dress up yourself, there’s something for everyone! Whether you’re looking for trick-or-treating, Halloween crafts, pumpkin carving, or parades, there are so many fun events that
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Get Outside and Play: The BEST Parks & Playgrounds Around Kalamazoo 2017

  With options such as a splash pad, beaches, playgrounds, trails and more, the best parks in Kalamazoo offer something for all outdoorsy pursuits. Thanks to the help of our KZOOkids.com readers, we have put together a list of some of our favorite parks (with amenities) around town. This park guide will help you find the perfect park for your family to spend the day
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Go On An Adventure at Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park in Shipshewana

  If you love animals and are looking for a real adventure, we have found just the place for you. Less than an hour away, you will find Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park in Shipshewana, Indiana. We recently took our kids (ages five and three) and had an exciting day! The animal farm is run by an Amish family who greets you warmly and
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Kid-Friendly Outdoor Dining Around Kalamazoo

Outdoor dining in the summer is one way to enjoy the beautiful Michigan weather. While patio dining may only be an option for a few months out of the year, we have great, kid-friendly locations right here in Kalamazoo. *This guide has been updated for 2017. Check out the list of our top choices:   OUTDOOR DINING FOR KIDS & FAMILIES   Arcadia Brewery
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Five Michigan Drive-In Movie Theaters Your Kids Will Love

Taking the kids out to a drive-in movie is a truly unique experience. They can play on the playground while the sun goes down, and then take a walk to the concession stand for treats. The concession stand features standard fare, like hot dogs, nachos, french fries, pizza, and popcorn. When the movie starts they get the exciting experience of hearing the movie come
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10 Great Toddler-Friendly Parks Around Kalamazoo & Portage

  Now that the warm weather is here to stay, it’s time to get outside! Interested in exploring some of the area parks? We asked our Facebook followers to tell us their favorite toddler-friendly parks. Here is what you recommended to other parents: Here is what you recommended to other parents:   TODDLER-FRIENDLY AREA PARKS   (West Lake Nature Preserve)  1. West Lake Nature
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