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Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent – Adventures With Kids! – December 11

by Jill P

 

There are plenty of things to do this weekend in and around Kalamazoo. Enjoy this special time of year with your family!

 

For this weekend, consider…

See individual listings for times, pricing, and venue information. 

Reindeer Reign | Kalamazoo Public Library-Oshtemo Branch on December 12 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Candy Cane Hunt | Hicks Park in Plainwell on December 12 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Of Christmas Past | Historic Charlton Park on  December 12 & 13 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Journey to the Manger – a Living Nativity | Lighthouse on 11th Church from December 10- December 13.

Make A Joyful Noise Holiday Concert with the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus  | Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo on December 13 at 3:00 pm

 

RELATED: Santa Sighting GuideTwo weeks until Christmas! Find out where the jolly man in red will be.


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Buy Local Art & Gift Fair | Kalamazoo Nature Center on December 12 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Holiday Walk & Market | W.K. Kellogg Manor House on December 11-12 and 18-19

Christmas Expo & Craft Show | Kalamazoo Expo Center on December 12 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm

 

RELATED: Holiday Movie Events-Make sure you check out some of the fun holiday movie events coming our way.

 

See our Weekend Event Calendar

This is another week there is SO MUCH going on and we want to make sure that you see all of the great holiday and other options that are available to your family. See our weekend calendar below:

 

 

December 11, 2015

Date/Time Event
Fri 12/11/2015
A Christmas Carol
New Vic Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
Christmas Light Display at Gull Meadow Farms
Gull Meadow Farms, Richland, Mi
Fri 12/11/2015
Holly Jolly Trolley
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
Ice Skating at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
Journey to the Manger - a Living Nativity
Lighthouse on 11th, Kalamazoo, 49009
Fri 12/11/2015
Santa at Gull Meadow Farms
Gull Meadow Farms, Richland, Mi
Fri 12/11/2015
Santa Photos at Crossroads Mall
The Crossroads, Portage, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
Santa's House in St. Joseph
Downtown St. Joe, St. Joseph, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
Santa’s Workshop
Santa’s Workshop, Kalamazoo, Mi
Fri 12/11/2015
Scholastic Book Fairs Warehouse Sale
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
Willy Wonka Musical Production
Family Center for the Arts, Portage, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Preschool Play & Learn
Portage District Library, Portage, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime
Richland Library, Richland, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Storytime
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 12/11/2015 - Sat 12/12/2015
Scholastic Holiday Warehouse Sale
Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Holiday Walk & Market Begins at W.K. Kellogg Manor House
W.K. Kellogg Manor House, Hickory Corners, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum Explorers: A Sense of the Night
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Drop-In Gymnastics
Greater Kalamazoo World of Gymnastics, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Swim With Santa
YMCA of Greater Kalamzaoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teen Night at the KIA
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Fri 12/11/2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jumpapalooza
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI

December 12, 2015

Date/Time Event
Sat 12/12/2015
35th annual Candlelight Tour back
Downtown Marshall, Marshall, Mi
Sat 12/12/2015
A Christmas Carol
New Vic Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
Christmas Light Display at Gull Meadow Farms
Gull Meadow Farms, Richland, Mi
Sat 12/12/2015
Gingerbread Decorating at the Union
Union Cabaret & Grille, Kalamazoo, Michgan
Sat 12/12/2015
Harmony Holiday Concert 2015
Comstock Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
Holly Jolly Trolley
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
Ice Skating at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
Journey to the Manger - a Living Nativity
Lighthouse on 11th, Kalamazoo, 49009
Sat 12/12/2015
Mary Poppins
Kalamazoo Civic Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
Santa at Gull Meadow Farms
Gull Meadow Farms, Richland, Mi
Sat 12/12/2015
Santa Photos at Crossroads Mall
The Crossroads, Portage, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
Santa Train - Coopersville & Marne Railway
Coopersville & Marne Railway Company, Coopersville, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
Santa's House in St. Joseph
Downtown St. Joe, St. Joseph, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
Santa’s Workshop
Santa’s Workshop, Kalamazoo, Mi
Sat 12/12/2015
Scholastic Book Fairs Warehouse Sale
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
The Holiday Express
Little River Railroad, Coldwater, Mi
Sat 12/12/2015
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
Willy Wonka Musical Production
Family Center for the Arts, Portage, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Breakfast with Santa
Burdick’s for Breakfast (2nd Floor of the Radisson), Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Buy Local Art & Gift Fair
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Christmas Expo & Craft Show
Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kids Workshop at Home Depot
Home Depot Locations, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lowe's Build and Grow
Lowe’s Portage, Portage, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Reindeer Reign
Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sensory Showtimes at Celebration Cinema -The Good Dino
Celebration! Crossroads & IMAX, Portage, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Detectives
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Art Detectives
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Candy Cane Hunt
Hicks Park, Plainwell, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Stories with Santa
Gull Meadow Farms, Richland, Mi
Sat 12/12/2015
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Holiday Walk & Market Begins at W.K. Kellogg Manor House
W.K. Kellogg Manor House, Hickory Corners, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Of Christmas Past
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Digital Filmmaking @ the Hub
Kalamazoo Central Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 12/12/2015
Gingerbread House Craft
Comstock Library, Comstock, MI`
Sat 12/12/2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Polar Express Event with Santa
The Oaklands, on the campus of WMU, Kalamazoo, MI

December 13, 2015

Date/Time Event
Sun 12/13/2015
35th annual Candlelight Tour back
Downtown Marshall, Marshall, Mi
Sun 12/13/2015
A Christmas Carol
New Vic Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
Gingerbread Decorating at the Union
Union Cabaret & Grille, Kalamazoo, Michgan
Sun 12/13/2015
Holly Jolly Trolley
Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
Ice Skating at Millennium Park
Millennium Park, Portage, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
Journey to the Manger - a Living Nativity
Lighthouse on 11th, Kalamazoo, 49009
Sun 12/13/2015
Mary Poppins
Kalamazoo Civic Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
Princess Tea Party
Henderson Castle, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
Santa at Gull Meadow Farms
Gull Meadow Farms, Richland, Mi
Sun 12/13/2015
Santa Photos at Crossroads Mall
The Crossroads, Portage, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
Santa Train - Coopersville & Marne Railway
Coopersville & Marne Railway Company, Coopersville, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
Santa's House in St. Joseph
Downtown St. Joe, St. Joseph, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
Santa’s Workshop
Santa’s Workshop, Kalamazoo, Mi
Sun 12/13/2015
The Holiday Express
Little River Railroad, Coldwater, Mi
Sun 12/13/2015
Weekend Open Skate
Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
Willy Wonka Musical Production
Family Center for the Arts, Portage, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tike Hike with Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
Chipman Preserve, Galesburg, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bounceland Open Jump
Bounceland, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Of Christmas Past
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Bounce at Jungle Joe's
Jungle Joe’s, Portage, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
Sky Zone Kalamazoo, Portage, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Kids Workshop at Home Depot
Home Depot Locations, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winter Animal Homes
Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Make A Joyful Noise Holiday Concert
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mistletoe Tea
W.K. Kellogg Manor House, Hickory Corners, MI
Sun 12/13/2015
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A Shepherd's Story
Westwood Christian Reformed Church, Kalamazoo, MI

These events and more can be found on our Events Calendar at KZOOkids.com. 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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