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Winter Break Camps Around Kalamazoo

    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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#MacysSURPRISE: You Might Receive A Surprise When Shopping at Macy’s This Holiday Season

*This is a sponsored article brought to you by Macy’s and Savings.com.   The holiday season is here! And so is the busy holiday shopping season. One of my “go-to” stores for holiday shopping is Macy’s. I can find something for everyone on my shopping list with a great selection of holiday gifts. #MacysSURPRISE OF $100 GIFT CARD Recently, I was asked to participate
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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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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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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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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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