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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: December 8-10

  December is a busy time with great events throughout Kalamazoo and all of SW Michigan. See our Weekend Picks for some of our favorites. And, of course, our Event Calendar is packed with more tons of great events. So, bundle up and head out with the family this weekend!   WEEKEND PICKS Some of our top picks for this weekend: Rudolph The Red-Nosed
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Millennium Park Ice Skating Rink is Now Open!

photos courtesy of the Portage Parks and Recreation Department Sharpen your ice skates, bundle up, and head out for some great family fun! The Ice Rink at Millennium Park plans to open for its 18th season on Saturday, December 9th, after a bit of a delay due to the warmer than expected conditions. Whether you are old, young or somewhere in between; this is a must-do activity
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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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Flick’s Festive Favorites Happening This Weekend – FREE Holiday Movies For Kids

With all the hustle and bustle of the season upon us, why not take some time out to enjoy a holiday movie the entire family is sure to enjoy, and better yet it is FREE for children 12 and under. This weekend, you’ll find Flick’s Festive Favorites at Celebration! Cinema. So grab the kids and plan to head out this weekend. FLICK’S FESTIVE FAVORITES
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Great Holiday Shows & Performances Around Kalamazoo

The holiday season is in full swing! Musicals, ballets, concerts, plays and more are filling up the calendar from here until Christmas. This year, you’ll find a huge variety and something for every age group and interest. Get your tickets now as many of the holiday performances sell out fast. *This article has been updated for 2017. See event listing for details on start
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Making Memories: 15+ Non-Toy Gift Ideas For Kalamazoo Kids

  Looking for that unique stocking stuffer for Christmas this year? A great way to combat too many toys is to shift all the gifts to non-toy items. Your kids will LOVE these non-toy gift ideas and you will love clearing the clutter of toy overload.   15+ Non-Toy Gifts For Kids photo courtesy of the Sherman Lake YMCA, Winter Camp 1. Camps Some of
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Santa Claus is Coming To Downtown Kalamazoo and You Can Visit Him For FREE!

The holiday fun continues in downtown Kalamazoo!  Beginning Saturday, November 25th, kids –  grab mom and dad, grandma and grandpa or an aunt or uncle to take you to downtown Kalamazoo to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at their newly renovated downtown Kalamazoo workshop, located on the second floor of the Epic Center, formerly Jacobson’s Department Store, located at 359 South Kalamazoo Mall.
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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: December 1-3

  Welcome to December! This weekend kicks off a very busy weekend with tons of holiday and non-holiday events that you won’t want to miss. There are holiday parades, tree lighting ceremonies, Santa events, craft shows, and so much more! Time to get into the holiday spirit! Enjoy the weekend with your family.   WEEKEND PICKS Some of our top picks for this weekend:
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ZooLights Returns to Binder Park Zoo

  ZooLights will return to Binder Park Zoo on December 15-23, every evening from 5pm-8:30 pm! Bundle up with your loved ones and enjoy a merry stroll through the Zoo amidst a brilliant, festive display.  Zoo lovers of all ages can share holiday cheer with some of our cold weather loving zoo animals on exhibit and two very special, honored guests…Mr. and Mrs. Claus!
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December Free or Cheap Family Fun

We might not have snow yet, but there are plenty of fun, winter-themed activities for your family this December happening around Kalamazoo. Our list of fun, FREE or cheap activities features over a dozen events to help keep your family active this winter!    Polar Express Pajama Storytime, Barnes and Noble, Portage Friday, December 1, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Kids will love attending this
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