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Weekend Picks – December 20, 2013

by Jill P

 

We’re less than a week away from Christmas, but there is plenty to do in Kalamazoo this weekend. Consider the following…

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

W.K. Kellogg Manor Holiday Walk & Market

Saturday, December 20 and Sunday, December 21 from from 12 pm to 5 pm at the W.K. Kellogg Manor House in Hickory Corners.

  • The holidays are a special time of the year at the Manor House. Each room of the Manor House is creatively decorated by area businesses, designers, and staff with one-of-a-kind gifts for purchase. A tour of the house not only provides the history of the house and W.K. Kellogg, but also many ideas for your own holiday decorating. Hot spiced tea and cookies conclude each tour.

Holiday Nights at the Binder Park Zoo

Friday through Sunday, December 20-22 from 5 pm to 9 pm at the Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek.

  • Stroll along lighted paths with nightly entertainment as you view some of our weather-hardy animals on exhibit enjoying the winter season.These special evenings will include unlimited FREE carousel rides, FREE train rides, FREE bring-your-own-skates ice rink (both the train and ice rink are weather dependent), up-close animal meet and greets, seasonal holiday refreshments, special activities, holiday stories, and time with Santa around the fireplace beginning at 6pm.

Small Wonders: Animals in Winter

Saturday, December 21 from 10 am to 11:30 am at the Kalamazoo Nature Center in Kalamazoo.

  • Explore nature with your child through interactive nature stations that encourage learning and discovery! Program includes crafts, a snack and time outside (weather permitting). No registration required- just drop in! For children 5 and younger accompanied by an adult. $2 program fee. Plus normal admission fee.

Holiday Hoops at WMU

Saturday, December 21 at 2 pm at WMU University Arena in Kalamazoo

  • Bronco Basketball Holiday Special vs Prairie View A&M 12/21/13. Wear a unique holiday sweater for a chance to win one of many prizes. Bring a canned good to donate to Loaves and Fishes food pantry. Receive a hot dog, bag of chips, soft drink and a game ticket for only $10!

Blitzen Bash 2013

Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22 from 12 pm to 4 pm at the Reindeer Ranch in Kalamazoo. 

  • Join the owners of Reindeer Ranch in Kalamazoo for their annual open house.  See  Santa and his reindeer.  Horse rides, hot cocoa, and cookies will also be available. Donation only.

 

All these of these events and more can be found on the KZOOkids.com calendar.  

What fun things will you be doing this weekend?

 

Jill P

Jill is a mom of a busy 8 year old son. KZOOkids.com was started in 2013 to showcase all of the great things to do in and around Kalamazoo. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.

 

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