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Winter Break Camps Around Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

    Are your kids looking for something fun to do over Christmas Break? You’ll want to check out some of the great camps that you’ll find in our area.   This article is brought to you by Camp Kidwell.  Winter Camp 2018 at Camp Kidwell Winter break is a fun time, but wouldn’t it be great to make some new friends, go sledding,
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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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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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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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Live Nativity Scenes Around SW Michigan

If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate the season, consider visiting one of these Live Nativity programs. Our family enjoys attending one each year as one of our family Christmas traditions. Do you know of any Live Nativity or similar programs that we might have missed? If so, please let us know or you can submit right to our Event Calendar here.
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Where To Find Reindeer Around Kalamazoo This Holiday Season

Along with Santa, the holiday season brings reindeer. We’ve put together a quick listing of various venues and events around greater Kalamazoo where your kids can see reindeer this 2017 holiday season. Want to know more about reindeer? Check out these 11 Things You Might Not Know About Reindeer. Know of any place to find reindeer that we may have missed? Click here to submit your
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Santa Sightings around Kalamazoo – 2017

  Santa Claus in coming to town…Yes, towns, parks, Christmas parades, and so much more! What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to take the family to visit jolly St. Nick. Whether you want to sit down for a meal or just get a few quick photos, there’s something for everyone around Kalamazoo. Grab your camera and get ready to go!
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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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10 Places For A Quick Pick Up Meal Around Kalamazoo

    *This guide was updated November 2017 There are some days that never seem to have enough hours. On those days it is lifesaving to have go-to restaurant to help you serve a meal to your family, even though you didn’t have time to personally make it. Here are some ideas to make getting through a busy day like a pro with ten spots
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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies & Holiday Parades Around SW Michigan

  Nothing gets you in the mood for the holidays like a great Christmas tree lighting ceremony or holiday parade. The holiday season has begun and we have no shortage of beautiful holiday trees or holiday parades around SW Michigan! So bundle up the kids and head out to one of these great community events. Know of any area holiday events that we missed?
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