Santa has been Spotted in Kalamazoo

The most magical time of the year is fast approaching and with it comes a bevvy of seasonal happenings.

We’ve tracked down all the best Christmas activities and events going on around Kalamazoo, and you’re bound to find something that puts your family in the holiday spirit.

At the top of the list for many – Santa. And, no question about it, Santa loves kids. 

Jolly Ol’ St. Nick doesn’t want to miss an opportunity to hear Christmas wishes, wave from a parade, or eat way too many cookies with kids by his side. Not to mention, Mrs. Claus and the reindeer will be in attendance at a number of special events.

Other options to enjoy this holiday season – Live Nativities, Christmas Church Services, and other cultural holiday events.

Make a list – and check it twice – as there are many opportunities for the family to enjoy this special part of the holiday season.

Some events require advanced registration. Verify details with the event organizer before you head out. 

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Where to Find Santa 2019 – Parades, Photos, Meals with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Let’s Not Forget Reindeer

We’ve broken down all of the Santa events into easy categories below. Whether your family is looking for a parade, a chance for a Santa selfie, or a sit down meal, you’re bound to find exactly what you need.

FREE Ways to Spend Time with Santa

Don’t worry, a visit with Santa doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here’s a list of places that you can see, and spend time with Santa for FREE. Parades, storytimes and other activities to see Santa. One of our favorite stops – Gull Meadow Farms for Free Santa Hours.

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Friday November 22, 2019

25th Annual Luminary Festival

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Join us for our 25th Annual Luminary Festival! Stroll through the beautiful candlelit streets as 1,000 luminaries light your way as you shop in downtown St. Joseph. Shop! Shop! Shop! Shops will be open late on Friday and throughout the weekend to provide refreshments, great sales, amazing product offerings and [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday November 23, 2019

Texas Township Holiday Farmers' Market and Tree-Lighting

Location: Texas Township Farmers’ Market – 7110 West Q Avenue Kalamazoo

Join us for the annual Texas Township Holiday Farmers' Market and Tree-Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 23 from 4-7 p.m.! With more than 30 vendors selling your favorite Fresh on Q! goodies, you're sure to find something great to kick off the holidays as you enjoy the festivities and holiday [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Battle Creek Holiday Parade

Location: Downtown Battle Creek – 1 Michigan Ave E Battle Creek

The Harper Creek Optimists continue their tradition of launching the holiday season with the Battle Creek Christmas parade. Downtown Battle Creek will be full of bands, floats, firetruck's, and Cereal City characters November 23rd. The Christmas Parade launches the seasonal Battle Creek International Lights exhibits & events.

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday November 29, 2019

Holiday in the Park

Location: Dyckman Park – 536 Phoenix Street South Haven

Light up the season during the official lighting of our community holiday tree. Ice skating, karaoke, Santa Paws Pet Parade, luminaries, holiday treats and more will jumpstart the holiday spirit and make memories you can reminisce on for years to come. Light up the Season – What an amazing turn [...]

Time: 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Glenn Circle of Lights

Location: Glenn United Methodist Church – 1395 Blue Star Hwy South Haven

Aways the Friday after Thanksgiving... - Free family pictures taken in a vintage sleigh at the Glenn Square - Festive merchants with treats at each stop - Bake sale and town historian at the Historic Glenn Schoolhouse - Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 6pm for annual tree lighting in [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sunday December 1, 2019

Santa & his Reindeer Visit Station 66

Location: Station 66 – 4588 D Dr S Battle Creek

Make it a day! Come out and meet Santa and his live reindeer while picking out the perfect Christmas tree from our large lot. Also, enjoy hot cocoa while browsing for unique Michigan made items that make the perfect Christmas gift!

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Monday December 2, 2019

Marshall's 55th Annual Christmas Parade

Location: Downtown Marshall – W Michigan Street Marshall

Marshall has been known for it’s Christmas parades for over 50 years and this year will be no different.  We welcome everyone of all ages to come celebrate the holidays with the 55th Annual Marshall Christmas Parade.  There will be bands, floats, horses, cars, trucks, clowns and of course, the [...]

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday December 6, 2019

Hastings Jingle & Mingle

Location: Downtown Hastings – State Street Hastings

We are gathering together people of all ages, young and old, to help us ring in the holiday cheer with a special three-day Christmas community celebration called the “Hastings Jingle & Mingle”. This annual event happens on the first weekend in December – with this year’s festivities being Friday, December [...]

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Allegan Festive Fridays 2019

Location: Downtown Allegan – Locust Street Allegan

Positively Allegan and participating businesses are making spirits bright in Downtown Allegan this holiday season! EXTENDED SHOPPING HOURS Every Friday · 5pm - 8pm Also enjoy free horse drawn wagon rides, free hot chocolate, and free visits with Santa. PARADE & TREE LIGHTING December 6 · Parade at 7pm Santa [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2019 Albion Aglow

Location: Downtown Albion – S. Superior St. Albion

Join us for the annual Albion Aglow Parade through downtown Albion, Michigan! We'll be marching from the Washington Gardner School to Superior St., then south past the Albion District Library. In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be cancelled.

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Light up the Bluff

Location: Lake Bluff Park – 201 Lake Blvd St. Joseph

The Community Tree Lighting ceremony always takes place on the first Friday of December; this year December 6th. The St. Joseph High School Choir begins Christmas carols near the tree located at the corner of Broad and Lake Boulevard at 6 p.m. with the ceremony taking place at 6:30 p.m. [...]

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Plainwell Tree Lighting Celebration

Location: City of Plainwell – 141 N. Main Street Plainwell

The Annual Tree Lighting will take place on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7 p.m. on the Plaza. More details to come.

Time: 7:00 pm

Saturday December 7, 2019

Hastings Jingle & Mingle

Location: Downtown Hastings – State Street Hastings

We are gathering together people of all ages, young and old, to help us ring in the holiday cheer with a special three-day Christmas community celebration called the “Hastings Jingle & Mingle”. This annual event happens on the first weekend in December – with this year’s festivities being Friday, December [...]

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Hometown Christmas in Otsego

Location: Downtown Otesgo – Main Street Otsego

Hometown Christmas returns to downtown Otsego again for 2019! On December 7th, visit downtown Otsego all day for a wide range of activities at various downtown businesses, culminating in the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in the evening. While you're downtown remember to shop local for the upcoming holidays! There [...]

Time: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Paw Paw Children's Christmas Parade

Location: Downtown Paw Paw – 129 S Kalamazoo S Paw Paw

Enjoy an annual Paw Paw Christmas tradition - the Children's Christmas Parade! The parade is routed through downtown Paw Paw. Line-up begins at 8 am and step-off is at 10 am. The parade route travels though downtown on Michigan Avenue turning left onto Gremps Street and continuing to Commercial. Meet [...]

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Santa & Reindeer

Location: Otsego District Library – 401 Dix Street Otsego

The library is teaming up with Otsego’s Hometown Christmas lineup this year. Visit Santa and his LIVE reindeer from Reindeer Ranch of Kalamazoo before heading downtown Otsego for holiday fun! Enjoy FREE hot chocolate, donut holes, popcorn, and make a holiday craft.

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saugatuck's Christmas Celebration & Christmas Parade

Location: Downtown Saugautck – Water Street Saugatuck

Downtown Saugatuck.  Bring your family for an entire day of Holiday Cheer! 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  Visit Santas Workshop at the Coral Gables Annex, for photo opportunities, Children’s crafts, tree decorating, music, refreshments and more (yes Santa will be making an appearance!). 1 PM Line up for the Annual [...]

Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Candy Cane Hunt

Location: Homer Stryker Field – 251 Mills Street Kalamazoo

The City of Kalamazoo’s Parks and Recreation Department will host its 14th Annual Candy Cane Hunt on Saturday December 7 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at Mayors’ Riverfront Park (251 Mills Street). Nearly 5,000 candy canes will be hidden around Homer Stryker Field for children to find. The candy cane hunt [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Holiday Open House

Location: Comstock Township Library – 6130 King Highway Comstock

Join the Comstock Township Library on Sat., December 7th from 1 - 3pm for our annual Holiday Open House. Enjoy holiday cookies, cider, a performance by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s Jazz Trio, meet Mrs. Claus, make a children’s craft, play children’s games, decorate sugar cookies, and see live reindeer. The [...]

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

21st Annual Reindog Holiday Parade

Location: St. Joe Today – 301 State Street St. Joseph

Come down to St. Joseph, Michigan, for a fantastic way to kick off the holiday season. The annual Reindog Holiday Parade features dressed up pets and their owners in a variety of holiday garb. Be prepared to see all kinds of costumes from "Santa Bernards" to "Reindeer Rotweilers" - this [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hastings Christmas Parade

Location: Downtown Hastings – State Street Hastings

Join us Downtown Hastings on Saturday, December 7th at 5:30-7:00pm for our special Christmas Parade hosted by the Hastings Rotary Club.  See Santa in the parade!

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Traditional Holiday & Tree Lighting Celebration

Location: City Centre and Celery Flats Historic Area – Throughout Area Portage

Experience the spirit of the holiday season. Festivities being at the City Centre with caroling and a tree lighting ceremony. Sing carols as you stroll down Bicentennial Trail behind a horse drawn wagon with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Children can share their Christmas wishes with Santa and Mrs. Claus at [...]

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunday December 8, 2019

Hastings Jingle & Mingle

Location: Downtown Hastings – State Street Hastings

We are gathering together people of all ages, young and old, to help us ring in the holiday cheer with a special three-day Christmas community celebration called the “Hastings Jingle & Mingle”. This annual event happens on the first weekend in December – with this year’s festivities being Friday, December [...]

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Monday December 9, 2019

Make-It, Take-It Gingerbread Houses

Location: Parchment Community Library – 401 S. Riverview Dr. Parchment

Ages 6-10 FREE Space available for 50 house builders! Reserve your spot today! Call 343-7747 or register online at www.parchmentlibrary.org.

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday December 13, 2019

Allegan Festive Fridays 2019

Location: Downtown Allegan – Locust Street Allegan

Positively Allegan and participating businesses are making spirits bright in Downtown Allegan this holiday season! EXTENDED SHOPPING HOURS Every Friday · 5pm - 8pm Also enjoy free horse drawn wagon rides, free hot chocolate, and free visits with Santa. PARADE & TREE LIGHTING December 6 · Parade at 7pm Santa [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday December 14, 2019

Plainwell's Children's Christmas Festival

Location: City of Plainwell – 141 N. Main Street Plainwell

Come downtown for winter festivities! There will be a candy cane hunt, the library will be running a craft table, and local businesses will be open for other holiday fun. Don’t miss it! *This event does not take place at the library.

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Christmas in the Village

Location: Downtown Vicksburg – Main & Prairie Streets Vicksburg

Celebrate the season by joining family and friends this year at Vicksburg Christmas in the Village hosted by the Vicksburg Downtown Development Authority. Featuring: 10am-8pm Model Train Display (Historic Village) 2pm-5pm Shopping, Carolers, Children's Elf Workshops, Entertainment, Horse Wagon Rides, & More (Downtown) 2pm-5pm Family Activities (Historic Village) 5:30pm-6pm Christmas Parade [...]

Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday December 19, 2019

Ballpark Holiday Fest

Location: Kalamazoo Growler’s – 251 Mills Street Kalamazoo

On Thursday, December 19th, from 6-9 PM the Kalamazoo Growlers are hosting The Ballpark Holiday Fest. The festival's activities include: - Movie on the video board (Film TBC) - Free hot chocolate and popcorn for pack holders - Games and inflatables - Snow themed events (weather depending) - Photos with [...]

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday December 20, 2019

Allegan Festive Fridays 2019

Location: Downtown Allegan – Locust Street Allegan

Positively Allegan and participating businesses are making spirits bright in Downtown Allegan this holiday season! EXTENDED SHOPPING HOURS Every Friday · 5pm - 8pm Also enjoy free horse drawn wagon rides, free hot chocolate, and free visits with Santa. PARADE & TREE LIGHTING December 6 · Parade at 7pm Santa [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you’re looking for a picture perfect memory captured by a photographer, a quick picture of your kids with your phone, or a selfie with you popping up behind Santa’s shoulder, we have you covered with these fun photo ops with Santa. And, Santa will be at the Crossroads Mall from November 16 through Christmas Eve.

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Saturday November 23, 2019

Story Time with Santa

Location: Arbor Financial Credit Union – 1551 S 9th St Kalamazoo

Join us for Santa's annual visit to Arbor Financial! Stop in for a story, snack and photo opportunity with Santa. There will be two story times to choose from: 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. After each story, your family will have an opportunity to snap a photo with Santa and share with him your [...]

Time: 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Sunday November 24, 2019

Santa Cares Day

Location: The Crossroads Mall – 6650 South Westnedge Avenue Portage

Join us Sunday, November 24 for Santa Cares Day in Portage, MI! Children within all spectrums of special needs and their families are welcome to our sensory-friendly event to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit and photos with Santa at The Crossroads. If you'd like to reserve a complimentary [...]

Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Saturday November 30, 2019

Downtown Kalamazoo Santa's Workshop

Location: Epic Center – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at  their Downtown Kalamazoo Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Epic Center, the Old Jacoben’s Department store building, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall. While visiting  with Santa, families can color, write letters to Santa (so he can remember the list!), also enjoy musical performances [...]

Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Santa Saturday

Location: Verhages Fruit Farm & Cider Mill – 8619 W ML Kalamazoo

Santa Saturday’s are here again! Come visit the Mill for your fun Santa experience! FREE photos with Santa! Bring your own camera! Christmas Fudge will be in the Farm Market and the Bakery will have fresh Donuts and Free Santa Snacks for the kids! Bring the family to the Mill [...]

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pictures with The Grinch

Location: Allie Jane Boutique – 2 North Main St Three Rivers

Come take your picture (or your kid’s picture) with The Grinch! Will be at Allie Jane Boutique November 30th 12-3 and December 1st 12-3

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sunday December 1, 2019

Downtown Kalamazoo Santa's Workshop

Location: Epic Center – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at  their Downtown Kalamazoo Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Epic Center, the Old Jacoben’s Department store building, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall. While visiting  with Santa, families can color, write letters to Santa (so he can remember the list!), also enjoy musical performances [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday December 5, 2019

Downtown Kalamazoo Santa's Workshop

Location: Epic Center – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at  their Downtown Kalamazoo Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Epic Center, the Old Jacoben’s Department store building, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall. While visiting  with Santa, families can color, write letters to Santa (so he can remember the list!), also enjoy musical performances [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free Santa Hours at Gull Meadow Farms

Location: Gull Meadow Farms – 8544 Gull Rd Richland

Come visit our one of a kind Santa at Gull Meadow Farms. He truly is a treasure to the Richland Community. We have been working hard to create a magical Christmas wonderland for you to walk through as you wait in line to visit with Santa. The market will be [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday December 6, 2019

Downtown Kalamazoo Santa's Workshop

Location: Epic Center – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at  their Downtown Kalamazoo Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Epic Center, the Old Jacoben’s Department store building, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall. While visiting  with Santa, families can color, write letters to Santa (so he can remember the list!), also enjoy musical performances [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free Santa Hours at Gull Meadow Farms

Location: Gull Meadow Farms – 8544 Gull Rd Richland

Come visit our one of a kind Santa at Gull Meadow Farms. He truly is a treasure to the Richland Community. We have been working hard to create a magical Christmas wonderland for you to walk through as you wait in line to visit with Santa. The market will be [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday December 7, 2019

Breakfast with Santa

Location: Cornwell’s Turkeyville – 18935 15 1/2 Mile Rd Marshall

We will have Santa here to have your picture taken with. You may also enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa and your friends and family. Doors open at 9:00 until 11:00

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Paw Paw Children's Christmas Parade

Location: Downtown Paw Paw – 129 S Kalamazoo S Paw Paw

Enjoy an annual Paw Paw Christmas tradition - the Children's Christmas Parade! The parade is routed through downtown Paw Paw. Line-up begins at 8 am and step-off is at 10 am. The parade route travels though downtown on Michigan Avenue turning left onto Gremps Street and continuing to Commercial. Meet [...]

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Downtown Kalamazoo Santa's Workshop

Location: Epic Center – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at  their Downtown Kalamazoo Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Epic Center, the Old Jacoben’s Department store building, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall. While visiting  with Santa, families can color, write letters to Santa (so he can remember the list!), also enjoy musical performances [...]

Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Santa Saturday

Location: Verhages Fruit Farm & Cider Mill – 8619 W ML Kalamazoo

Santa Saturday’s are here again! Come visit the Mill for your fun Santa experience! FREE photos with Santa! Bring your own camera! Christmas Fudge will be in the Farm Market and the Bakery will have fresh Donuts and Free Santa Snacks for the kids! Bring the family to the Mill [...]

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Holiday Open House

Location: Comstock Township Library – 6130 King Highway Comstock

Join the Comstock Township Library on Sat., December 7th from 1 - 3pm for our annual Holiday Open House. Enjoy holiday cookies, cider, a performance by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s Jazz Trio, meet Mrs. Claus, make a children’s craft, play children’s games, decorate sugar cookies, and see live reindeer. The [...]

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Festival of Lights Warming House

Location: Battle Creek Welcome Center – 34 Jackson St W Battle Creek

Join us to celebrate the Holiday Season at the Battle Creek Welcome Center with this FREE event. The Warming House will be held on December 7, 14 & 21. There will be: -Crafts -Hot Chocolate -Pictures with Santa -Horse Drawn Wagon rides that start in front of the Welcome Center. [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet the Grinch

Location: SNP Studio – 107 Kalamazoo St. Otsego

The Grinch might have stole Christmas but we want to give a family a Christmas this year. Hometown Christmas is coming to town again with a line up full of fun things for the family. From pancakes, to Santa, to a parade, to the tree lighting, with everything in between. [...]

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sunday December 8, 2019

Downtown Kalamazoo Santa's Workshop

Location: Epic Center – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at  their Downtown Kalamazoo Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Epic Center, the Old Jacoben’s Department store building, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall. While visiting  with Santa, families can color, write letters to Santa (so he can remember the list!), also enjoy musical performances [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday December 12, 2019

Downtown Kalamazoo Santa's Workshop

Location: Epic Center – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at  their Downtown Kalamazoo Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Epic Center, the Old Jacoben’s Department store building, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall. While visiting  with Santa, families can color, write letters to Santa (so he can remember the list!), also enjoy musical performances [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free Santa Hours at Gull Meadow Farms

Location: Gull Meadow Farms – 8544 Gull Rd Richland

Come visit our one of a kind Santa at Gull Meadow Farms. He truly is a treasure to the Richland Community. We have been working hard to create a magical Christmas wonderland for you to walk through as you wait in line to visit with Santa. The market will be [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday December 13, 2019

Downtown Kalamazoo Santa's Workshop

Location: Epic Center – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at  their Downtown Kalamazoo Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Epic Center, the Old Jacoben’s Department store building, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall. While visiting  with Santa, families can color, write letters to Santa (so he can remember the list!), also enjoy musical performances [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free Santa Hours at Gull Meadow Farms

Location: Gull Meadow Farms – 8544 Gull Rd Richland

Come visit our one of a kind Santa at Gull Meadow Farms. He truly is a treasure to the Richland Community. We have been working hard to create a magical Christmas wonderland for you to walk through as you wait in line to visit with Santa. The market will be [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday December 14, 2019

Pancakes with Santa

Location: ‘[title of show]’ at Actors Theatre in Grand Rapids –

Pancakes with Santa, Saturday December 14 from 8:30a.m.- 11a.m. at our Paw Paw location. Come enjoy pancakes, take your picture with Santa (bring your own camera), and decorate a cookie! Breakfast includes pancakes (one for $5, two for $6, or three for $7), sausage, coffee, orange juice, water, and hot [...]

Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Breakfast with Santa

Location: Cornwell’s Turkeyville – 18935 15 1/2 Mile Rd Marshall

We will have Santa here to have your picture taken with. You may also enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa and your friends and family. Doors open at 9:00 until 11:00

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Downtown Kalamazoo Santa's Workshop

Location: Epic Center – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at  their Downtown Kalamazoo Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Epic Center, the Old Jacoben’s Department store building, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall. While visiting  with Santa, families can color, write letters to Santa (so he can remember the list!), also enjoy musical performances [...]

Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Festival of Lights Warming House

Location: Battle Creek Welcome Center – 34 Jackson St W Battle Creek

Join us to celebrate the Holiday Season at the Battle Creek Welcome Center with this FREE event. The Warming House will be held on December 7, 14 & 21. There will be: -Crafts -Hot Chocolate -Pictures with Santa -Horse Drawn Wagon rides that start in front of the Welcome Center. [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sunday December 15, 2019

Downtown Kalamazoo Santa's Workshop

Location: Epic Center – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at  their Downtown Kalamazoo Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Epic Center, the Old Jacoben’s Department store building, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall. While visiting  with Santa, families can color, write letters to Santa (so he can remember the list!), also enjoy musical performances [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday December 19, 2019

Santa Soars into Toddler Time

Location: Sky Zone Kalamazoo – 5103 Portage Rd. Kalamazoo

Santa! We know him! Santa will be our very special guest for three fun-filled Toddler Time events this holiday season. Be sure to plan your visit to Sky Zone and bring your camera to capture the magic! Guests ages 4 and under can meet Santa during the following Toddler Time [...]

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Downtown Kalamazoo Santa's Workshop

Location: Epic Center – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at  their Downtown Kalamazoo Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Epic Center, the Old Jacoben’s Department store building, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall. While visiting  with Santa, families can color, write letters to Santa (so he can remember the list!), also enjoy musical performances [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free Santa Hours at Gull Meadow Farms

Location: Gull Meadow Farms – 8544 Gull Rd Richland

Come visit our one of a kind Santa at Gull Meadow Farms. He truly is a treasure to the Richland Community. We have been working hard to create a magical Christmas wonderland for you to walk through as you wait in line to visit with Santa. The market will be [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday December 20, 2019

Santa Soars into Toddler Time

Location: Sky Zone Kalamazoo – 5103 Portage Rd. Kalamazoo

Santa! We know him! Santa will be our very special guest for three fun-filled Toddler Time events this holiday season. Be sure to plan your visit to Sky Zone and bring your camera to capture the magic! Guests ages 4 and under can meet Santa during the following Toddler Time [...]

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Downtown Kalamazoo Santa's Workshop

Location: Epic Center – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at  their Downtown Kalamazoo Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Epic Center, the Old Jacoben’s Department store building, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall. While visiting  with Santa, families can color, write letters to Santa (so he can remember the list!), also enjoy musical performances [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free Santa Hours at Gull Meadow Farms

Location: Gull Meadow Farms – 8544 Gull Rd Richland

Come visit our one of a kind Santa at Gull Meadow Farms. He truly is a treasure to the Richland Community. We have been working hard to create a magical Christmas wonderland for you to walk through as you wait in line to visit with Santa. The market will be [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Visit with Santa in Floral Hall

Location: Calhoun County Fairgrounds – 720 Fair St. Marshall

Join us for hot chocolate and Santa! Well behaved dogs welcomed as well!

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday December 21, 2019

Downtown Kalamazoo Santa's Workshop

Location: Epic Center – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at  their Downtown Kalamazoo Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Epic Center, the Old Jacoben’s Department store building, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall. While visiting  with Santa, families can color, write letters to Santa (so he can remember the list!), also enjoy musical performances [...]

Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Santa's Ugly Sweater Party

Location: Paw Paw Playhouse – 404 E Michigan Paw Paw

Come by the Paw Paw Playhouse for this open house style ugly sweater party. Get your festive family photos taken with Santa and enjoy free samples of our chocolates and holiday treats. Decorate ugly sweater cookies to leave for Santa or take home a cookie kit to enjoy the fun [...]

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Santa Skate

Location: Millenium Park Ice Rink – 280 Romence Road Portage

Join us for an afternoon of fun on the ice with Jolly Old Saint Nick! Enjoy holiday music and skating with the Big Man himself at The Ice Rink at Millenium park. Bring your cameras for this fantastic holiday photo op with family and friends!  

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Festival of Lights Warming House

Location: Battle Creek Welcome Center – 34 Jackson St W Battle Creek

Join us to celebrate the Holiday Season at the Battle Creek Welcome Center with this FREE event. The Warming House will be held on December 7, 14 & 21. There will be: -Crafts -Hot Chocolate -Pictures with Santa -Horse Drawn Wagon rides that start in front of the Welcome Center. [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sunday December 22, 2019

Santa Soars into Toddler Time

Location: Sky Zone Kalamazoo – 5103 Portage Rd. Kalamazoo

Santa! We know him! Santa will be our very special guest for three fun-filled Toddler Time events this holiday season. Be sure to plan your visit to Sky Zone and bring your camera to capture the magic! Guests ages 4 and under can meet Santa during the following Toddler Time [...]

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Downtown Kalamazoo Santa's Workshop

Location: Epic Center – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at  their Downtown Kalamazoo Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Epic Center, the Old Jacoben’s Department store building, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall. While visiting  with Santa, families can color, write letters to Santa (so he can remember the list!), also enjoy musical performances [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monday December 23, 2019

Downtown Kalamazoo Santa's Workshop

Location: Epic Center – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at  their Downtown Kalamazoo Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Epic Center, the Old Jacoben’s Department store building, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall. While visiting  with Santa, families can color, write letters to Santa (so he can remember the list!), also enjoy musical performances [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday December 24, 2019

Downtown Kalamazoo Santa's Workshop

Location: Epic Center – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Kalamazoo

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at  their Downtown Kalamazoo Workshop, located on the 2nd floor of the Epic Center, the Old Jacoben’s Department store building, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall. While visiting  with Santa, families can color, write letters to Santa (so he can remember the list!), also enjoy musical performances [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Connect with Santa – Events to Visit with Santa or Dine with Santa

Santa loves to visit kids. And, he would love to have someone to dine with. Come join him or Mrs. Claus for cookies, pancakes, a sandwich, and other tasty treats.

Saturday December 7, 2019

Hometown Christmas in Otsego

Location: Downtown Otesgo – Main Street Otsego

Hometown Christmas returns to downtown Otsego again for 2019! On December 7th, visit downtown Otsego all day for a wide range of activities at various downtown businesses, culminating in the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in the evening. While you're downtown remember to shop local for the upcoming holidays! There [...]

Time: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Breakfast with Santa

Location: Cornwell’s Turkeyville – 18935 15 1/2 Mile Rd Marshall

We will have Santa here to have your picture taken with. You may also enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa and your friends and family. Doors open at 9:00 until 11:00

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Sunday December 8, 2019

WMU Fetzer Center Santa Luncheon

Location: WMU Fetzer Center – 2350 Business Court Kalamazoo

Join us for the Santa Luncheon at the WMU Fetzer Center on Sunday, Dec. 8 and enjoy a special one-on-one time with Santa. Seating is limited so hurry and make your reservation today!

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Mrs. Claus Tea

Location: W.K. Kellogg Manor House – 3700 E. Gull Lake Drive Hickory Corners

W.K. Kellogg Manor House- 3700 East Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI  49012 Join us for a day of family fun when Mrs. Claus takes a day out of her busy schedule to have high tea at the Manor House. Tea begins with Mrs. Claus welcoming the children to enjoy [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Saturday December 14, 2019

Pancakes with Santa

Location: ‘[title of show]’ at Actors Theatre in Grand Rapids –

Pancakes with Santa, Saturday December 14 from 8:30a.m.- 11a.m. at our Paw Paw location. Come enjoy pancakes, take your picture with Santa (bring your own camera), and decorate a cookie! Breakfast includes pancakes (one for $5, two for $6, or three for $7), sausage, coffee, orange juice, water, and hot [...]

Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Breakfast with Santa

Location: Cornwell’s Turkeyville – 18935 15 1/2 Mile Rd Marshall

We will have Santa here to have your picture taken with. You may also enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa and your friends and family. Doors open at 9:00 until 11:00

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Lunch with Santa

Location: Garden Griddle – 57649 Murray St Mattawan

Ho Ho Ho! Santa Clause is coming back to have lunch at Garden Griddle!! Space is limited! $15 per child. For the children we will have bagel wreath pizzas, fruit cup, and a Christmas cookies to decorate (GF options avilable). Santa will also bring presents!! We will offer our full [...]

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Friday November 29, 2019

Glenn Circle of Lights

Location: Glenn United Methodist Church – 1395 Blue Star Hwy South Haven

Aways the Friday after Thanksgiving... - Free family pictures taken in a vintage sleigh at the Glenn Square - Festive merchants with treats at each stop - Bake sale and town historian at the Historic Glenn Schoolhouse - Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 6pm for annual tree lighting in [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday November 30, 2019

2019 Dear Santa: A magical Christmas Event

Location: Gull Meadow Farms – 8544 Gull Rd Richland

We are very excited to offer our Dear Santa: A magical Christmas Event once again at Gull Meadow Farms. Come join us as we allow your children to experience the magic of Christmas (and we know the grown-ups will have fun too!) Upon arriving to one of our greenhouses (transformed [...]

Time: 9:00 am - 1:45 pm

Gingerbread with guest star Santa Clause

Location: Union Cabaret & Grille – 125 S Kalamazoo Mal Kalamazoo

Please join us for our annual gingerbread decorating event with our guest star Santa Clause! The even features decorating of our big pre built gingerbread houses. For each house is $45 with unlimited candy, decorative icing, and a visit from Santa! We will also have a limited food menu is [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sunday December 1, 2019

Gingerbread with guest star Santa Clause

Location: Union Cabaret & Grille – 125 S Kalamazoo Mal Kalamazoo

Please join us for our annual gingerbread decorating event with our guest star Santa Clause! The even features decorating of our big pre built gingerbread houses. For each house is $45 with unlimited candy, decorative icing, and a visit from Santa! We will also have a limited food menu is [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Gingerbread with guest star Santa Clause

Location: Union Cabaret & Grille – 125 S Kalamazoo Mal Kalamazoo

Please join us for our annual gingerbread decorating event with our guest star Santa Clause! The even features decorating of our big pre built gingerbread houses. For each house is $45 with unlimited candy, decorative icing, and a visit from Santa! We will also have a limited food menu is [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Monday December 2, 2019

Meet Santa and his Reindeer

Location: Willard Library – 7 W. Van Buren St. Battle Creek

Families are invited to meet the reindeer from the Reindeer Ranch in Kalamazoo. Participants will be able to pet the reindeer and take photos with them. After seeing the reindeer, families are invited inside the library to visit with Santa Claus. Willard Library programs are free and open to the [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday December 3, 2019

Meet Santa and his Reindeer

Location: Helen Warner Branch of Willard Library – 36 Minges Creek Pl Battle Creek

Families are invited to meet the reindeer from the Reindeer Ranch in Kalamazoo. Participants will be able to pet the reindeer and take photos with them. After seeing the reindeer, families are invited inside the library to visit with Santa Claus.

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday December 7, 2019

Hometown Christmas in Otsego

Location: Downtown Otesgo – Main Street Otsego

Hometown Christmas returns to downtown Otsego again for 2019! On December 7th, visit downtown Otsego all day for a wide range of activities at various downtown businesses, culminating in the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in the evening. While you're downtown remember to shop local for the upcoming holidays! There [...]

Time: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

2019 Dear Santa: A magical Christmas Event

Location: Gull Meadow Farms – 8544 Gull Rd Richland

We are very excited to offer our Dear Santa: A magical Christmas Event once again at Gull Meadow Farms. Come join us as we allow your children to experience the magic of Christmas (and we know the grown-ups will have fun too!) Upon arriving to one of our greenhouses (transformed [...]

Time: 9:00 am - 1:45 pm

Santa & Reindeer

Location: Otsego District Library – 401 Dix Street Otsego

The library is teaming up with Otsego’s Hometown Christmas lineup this year. Visit Santa and his LIVE reindeer from Reindeer Ranch of Kalamazoo before heading downtown Otsego for holiday fun! Enjoy FREE hot chocolate, donut holes, popcorn, and make a holiday craft.

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Santa Wonderland & Grinch Visits

Location: Forever Curious Children’s Museum – 202 East Main Street Fennville

Our annual holiday extravaganza is back! This is part of the downtown Fennville holiday celebration, a day of festive fun for the whole family. - Craft Stations & Open Play: 10 am-4 pm **Letters to Santa, paper snowflakes & more** - Visits with Santa: 1-3 pm - Grinch story time [...]

Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Gingerbread with guest star Santa Clause

Location: Union Cabaret & Grille – 125 S Kalamazoo Mal Kalamazoo

Please join us for our annual gingerbread decorating event with our guest star Santa Clause! The even features decorating of our big pre built gingerbread houses. For each house is $45 with unlimited candy, decorative icing, and a visit from Santa! We will also have a limited food menu is [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sippin' With Santa

Location: Round Barn Winery, Distillery and Brewery – 10983 Hills Road Baroda

Santa Claus is coming to Round Barn on December 7th for our fun-filled family holiday party! We are delighted to partner with the New Buffalo, Michigan, Toys for Tots chapter and give back to our local community. Donate a new, unwrapped toy (or $5 suggested donation) per child and enjoy [...]

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Traditional Holiday & Tree Lighting Celebration

Location: City Centre and Celery Flats Historic Area – Throughout Area Portage

Experience the spirit of the holiday season. Festivities being at the City Centre with caroling and a tree lighting ceremony. Sing carols as you stroll down Bicentennial Trail behind a horse drawn wagon with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Children can share their Christmas wishes with Santa and Mrs. Claus at [...]

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunday December 8, 2019

Gingerbread with guest star Santa Clause

Location: Union Cabaret & Grille – 125 S Kalamazoo Mal Kalamazoo

Please join us for our annual gingerbread decorating event with our guest star Santa Clause! The even features decorating of our big pre built gingerbread houses. For each house is $45 with unlimited candy, decorative icing, and a visit from Santa! We will also have a limited food menu is [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Gingerbread with guest star Santa Clause

Location: Union Cabaret & Grille – 125 S Kalamazoo Mal Kalamazoo

Please join us for our annual gingerbread decorating event with our guest star Santa Clause! The even features decorating of our big pre built gingerbread houses. For each house is $45 with unlimited candy, decorative icing, and a visit from Santa! We will also have a limited food menu is [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday December 12, 2019

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday December 13, 2019

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday December 14, 2019

2019 Dear Santa: A magical Christmas Event

Location: Gull Meadow Farms – 8544 Gull Rd Richland

We are very excited to offer our Dear Santa: A magical Christmas Event once again at Gull Meadow Farms. Come join us as we allow your children to experience the magic of Christmas (and we know the grown-ups will have fun too!) Upon arriving to one of our greenhouses (transformed [...]

Time: 9:00 am - 1:45 pm

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Christmas in the Village

Location: Downtown Vicksburg – Main & Prairie Streets Vicksburg

Celebrate the season by joining family and friends this year at Vicksburg Christmas in the Village hosted by the Vicksburg Downtown Development Authority. Featuring: 10am-8pm Model Train Display (Historic Village) 2pm-5pm Shopping, Carolers, Children's Elf Workshops, Entertainment, Horse Wagon Rides, & More (Downtown) 2pm-5pm Family Activities (Historic Village) 5:30pm-6pm Christmas Parade [...]

Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sunday December 15, 2019

Gingerbread with guest star Santa Clause

Location: Union Cabaret & Grille – 125 S Kalamazoo Mal Kalamazoo

Please join us for our annual gingerbread decorating event with our guest star Santa Clause! The even features decorating of our big pre built gingerbread houses. For each house is $45 with unlimited candy, decorative icing, and a visit from Santa! We will also have a limited food menu is [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Gingerbread with guest star Santa Clause

Location: Union Cabaret & Grille – 125 S Kalamazoo Mal Kalamazoo

Please join us for our annual gingerbread decorating event with our guest star Santa Clause! The even features decorating of our big pre built gingerbread houses. For each house is $45 with unlimited candy, decorative icing, and a visit from Santa! We will also have a limited food menu is [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Monday December 16, 2019

Santa at the Library

Location: Paw Paw District Library – 609 W. Michigan Ave. Paw Paw

Santa is coming to the Library. Stop in to see him.

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday December 19, 2019

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday December 20, 2019

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday December 21, 2019

2019 Dear Santa: A magical Christmas Event

Location: Gull Meadow Farms – 8544 Gull Rd Richland

We are very excited to offer our Dear Santa: A magical Christmas Event once again at Gull Meadow Farms. Come join us as we allow your children to experience the magic of Christmas (and we know the grown-ups will have fun too!) Upon arriving to one of our greenhouses (transformed [...]

Time: 9:00 am - 1:45 pm

Gingerbread with guest star Santa Clause

Location: Union Cabaret & Grille – 125 S Kalamazoo Mal Kalamazoo

Please join us for our annual gingerbread decorating event with our guest star Santa Clause! The even features decorating of our big pre built gingerbread houses. For each house is $45 with unlimited candy, decorative icing, and a visit from Santa! We will also have a limited food menu is [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday December 22, 2019

Gingerbread with guest star Santa Clause

Location: Union Cabaret & Grille – 125 S Kalamazoo Mal Kalamazoo

Please join us for our annual gingerbread decorating event with our guest star Santa Clause! The even features decorating of our big pre built gingerbread houses. For each house is $45 with unlimited candy, decorative icing, and a visit from Santa! We will also have a limited food menu is [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Gingerbread with guest star Santa Clause

Location: Union Cabaret & Grille – 125 S Kalamazoo Mal Kalamazoo

Please join us for our annual gingerbread decorating event with our guest star Santa Clause! The even features decorating of our big pre built gingerbread houses. For each house is $45 with unlimited candy, decorative icing, and a visit from Santa! We will also have a limited food menu is [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Monday December 23, 2019

Santa's House in St. Joseph

Location: Downtown St. Joseph – 301 State Street Saint Joseph

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Santa's House Hours December 7-23: Saturday, December 7: 5-7pm Sunday, December 8: 1-5pm [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rocking it with Santa’s Reindeer

There’s nothing like getting up close and personal with Santa’s main mode of transportain – the reindeer. We never know which ones will be in attendance, but if you luck out, it might be one of Santa’s top sleigh-pulling team.

Friday November 29, 2019

Live Reindeer at the Carousel

Location: Silver Beach – 333 Broad Street St. Joseph

Give your child the thrill of petting a reindeer’s warm, soft fur. Listening to the jingling of its harness bells and the click-click of its hoofs. And having a keepsake photo taken of them together. Come enjoy a sleigh-full of family activities on the Friday after Thanksgiving: When: Nov. 29, [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday November 30, 2019

Reindeer Ranch Tours & Meet Santa

Location: Reindeer Ranch – 2921 North 6th Street Kalamazaoo

Tour the Reindeer Ranch, learn about reindeer, where they come from and what makes them so special. Make a craft project, enjoy a seasonal drink and cookie. Enjoy a visit with Santa and/or bring letter for Santa. Be sure to check out our gift shop too Tours are scheduled on [...]

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday December 1, 2019

Reindeer Ranch Tours & Meet Santa

Location: Reindeer Ranch – 2921 North 6th Street Kalamazaoo

Tour the Reindeer Ranch, learn about reindeer, where they come from and what makes them so special. Make a craft project, enjoy a seasonal drink and cookie. Enjoy a visit with Santa and/or bring letter for Santa. Be sure to check out our gift shop too Tours are scheduled on [...]

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Santa & his Reindeer Visit Station 66

Location: Station 66 – 4588 D Dr S Battle Creek

Make it a day! Come out and meet Santa and his live reindeer while picking out the perfect Christmas tree from our large lot. Also, enjoy hot cocoa while browsing for unique Michigan made items that make the perfect Christmas gift!

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Monday December 2, 2019

Meet Santa and his Reindeer

Location: Willard Library – 7 W. Van Buren St. Battle Creek

Families are invited to meet the reindeer from the Reindeer Ranch in Kalamazoo. Participants will be able to pet the reindeer and take photos with them. After seeing the reindeer, families are invited inside the library to visit with Santa Claus. Willard Library programs are free and open to the [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday December 3, 2019

Meet Santa and his Reindeer

Location: Helen Warner Branch of Willard Library – 36 Minges Creek Pl Battle Creek

Families are invited to meet the reindeer from the Reindeer Ranch in Kalamazoo. Participants will be able to pet the reindeer and take photos with them. After seeing the reindeer, families are invited inside the library to visit with Santa Claus.

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday December 7, 2019

Reindeer Ranch Tours & Meet Santa

Location: Reindeer Ranch – 2921 North 6th Street Kalamazaoo

Tour the Reindeer Ranch, learn about reindeer, where they come from and what makes them so special. Make a craft project, enjoy a seasonal drink and cookie. Enjoy a visit with Santa and/or bring letter for Santa. Be sure to check out our gift shop too Tours are scheduled on [...]

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Santa & Reindeer

Location: Otsego District Library – 401 Dix Street Otsego

The library is teaming up with Otsego’s Hometown Christmas lineup this year. Visit Santa and his LIVE reindeer from Reindeer Ranch of Kalamazoo before heading downtown Otsego for holiday fun! Enjoy FREE hot chocolate, donut holes, popcorn, and make a holiday craft.

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Holiday Open House

Location: Comstock Township Library – 6130 King Highway Comstock

Join the Comstock Township Library on Sat., December 7th from 1 - 3pm for our annual Holiday Open House. Enjoy holiday cookies, cider, a performance by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s Jazz Trio, meet Mrs. Claus, make a children’s craft, play children’s games, decorate sugar cookies, and see live reindeer. The [...]

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sunday December 8, 2019

Reindeer Ranch Tours & Meet Santa

Location: Reindeer Ranch – 2921 North 6th Street Kalamazaoo

Tour the Reindeer Ranch, learn about reindeer, where they come from and what makes them so special. Make a craft project, enjoy a seasonal drink and cookie. Enjoy a visit with Santa and/or bring letter for Santa. Be sure to check out our gift shop too Tours are scheduled on [...]

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday December 15, 2019

Reindeer Ranch Tours & Meet Santa

Location: Reindeer Ranch – 2921 North 6th Street Kalamazaoo

Tour the Reindeer Ranch, learn about reindeer, where they come from and what makes them so special. Make a craft project, enjoy a seasonal drink and cookie. Enjoy a visit with Santa and/or bring letter for Santa. Be sure to check out our gift shop too Tours are scheduled on [...]

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday December 19, 2019

Live Reindeer Return to the Carousel

Location: Silver Beach – 333 Broad Street St. Joseph

Ho! Ho! Ho! Visit with Santa and pet a live reindeer! “Oh Deer, Rudolph!” Family Fun Night: Thursday, Dec. 19 Reindeer: 4-8 p.m. What a magical way to start your holiday weekend! See our favorite North Pole guest and pet a live reindeer. Come early! This is one of our [...]

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday December 21, 2019

Reindeer Ranch Tours & Meet Santa

Location: Reindeer Ranch – 2921 North 6th Street Kalamazaoo

Tour the Reindeer Ranch, learn about reindeer, where they come from and what makes them so special. Make a craft project, enjoy a seasonal drink and cookie. Enjoy a visit with Santa and/or bring letter for Santa. Be sure to check out our gift shop too Tours are scheduled on [...]

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday December 22, 2019

The Kalamazoo Christmas Spectacular

Location: Valley Family Church – 2500 Vincent Ave Kalamazoo

Are you ready to make some holiday memories that your family will be talking about for years to come? Then you won't want to miss our first-ever Kalamazoo Christmas Spectacular! Make plans to come enjoy both the morning and evening festivities on Sunday, December 22! The Kalamazoo Christmas Spectacular begins [...]

Time: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Reindeer Ranch Tours & Meet Santa

Location: Reindeer Ranch – 2921 North 6th Street Kalamazaoo

Tour the Reindeer Ranch, learn about reindeer, where they come from and what makes them so special. Make a craft project, enjoy a seasonal drink and cookie. Enjoy a visit with Santa and/or bring letter for Santa. Be sure to check out our gift shop too Tours are scheduled on [...]

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday December 23, 2019

Reindeer Ranch Tours & Meet Santa

Location: Reindeer Ranch – 2921 North 6th Street Kalamazaoo

Tour the Reindeer Ranch, learn about reindeer, where they come from and what makes them so special. Make a craft project, enjoy a seasonal drink and cookie. Enjoy a visit with Santa and/or bring letter for Santa. Be sure to check out our gift shop too Tours are scheduled on [...]

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Live Nativities, Christmas Church Services & Cultural Events

See Live Nativities, attend a Christmas Church Service and other events for families in Kalamazoo. Shop at the Pre-Kwanzaa Bazaar on December 6. Bring the bring the kids for black Santa time on Sundays in December at Santa’s Workshop (located at the 2nd floor of the Epic Center at 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall).

Thursday December 5, 2019

Bethlehem Journey: A Living Nativity

Location: First Reformed Church of Portage – 7905 S. Westnedge Ave Portage

Be one of 1500 people this holiday season to walk the streets of Bethlehem like Joseph & Mary. Walk the city, smell the spices, hear the voices in song & worship. Petting zoo, free refreshments and free admission! Doors open 30 minutes before start time. This event never disappoints! Live [...]

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday December 6, 2019

Bethlehem Journey: A Living Nativity

Location: First Reformed Church of Portage – 7905 S. Westnedge Ave Portage

Be one of 1500 people this holiday season to walk the streets of Bethlehem like Joseph & Mary. Walk the city, smell the spices, hear the voices in song & worship. Petting zoo, free refreshments and free admission! Doors open 30 minutes before start time. This event never disappoints! Live [...]

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Calhoun Christian School Live Nativity

Location: Calhoun Christian School – 20 South Woodrow Ave Battle Creek

Come experience the true Christmas story by traveling back in time to Nazareth, Bethlehem, the foothills, Egypt and more. Tours begin at 6:00pm and we will send the last tour as close to 8:00pm as possible.

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday December 7, 2019

Hometown Christmas in Otsego

Location: Downtown Otesgo – Main Street Otsego

Hometown Christmas returns to downtown Otsego again for 2019! On December 7th, visit downtown Otsego all day for a wide range of activities at various downtown businesses, culminating in the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in the evening. While you're downtown remember to shop local for the upcoming holidays! There [...]

Time: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Christmas One - Living Nativity

Location: Hope Reformed Church- South Haven – 1365 Monroe Blvd South Haven

It's the event we all have been waiting for! Living Nativity will be here at Hope Church for two nights this year: Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th. Both will go from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Come and experience Christmas One at Hope Church. This is a free [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bethlehem Journey: A Living Nativity

Location: First Reformed Church of Portage – 7905 S. Westnedge Ave Portage

Be one of 1500 people this holiday season to walk the streets of Bethlehem like Joseph & Mary. Walk the city, smell the spices, hear the voices in song & worship. Petting zoo, free refreshments and free admission! Doors open 30 minutes before start time. This event never disappoints! Live [...]

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

With Us Christmas Program at Kalamazoo Community Church

Location: Kalamazoo Community Church – 2435 N 26th St Kalamazoo

Join us to celebrate the season of Christmas at Kalamazoo Community Church's Christmas Program, "With Us." Gather up the family and friends, dress in cozy seasonal sweaters, and enjoy a few holiday treats while celebrating the "reason for the season" at KCC! Please plan to arrive approximately 15 minutes early [...]

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Sunday December 8, 2019

With Us Christmas Program at Kalamazoo Community Church

Location: Kalamazoo Community Church – 2435 N 26th St Kalamazoo

Join us to celebrate the season of Christmas at Kalamazoo Community Church's Christmas Program, "With Us." Gather up the family and friends, dress in cozy seasonal sweaters, and enjoy a few holiday treats while celebrating the "reason for the season" at KCC! Please plan to arrive approximately 15 minutes early [...]

Time: 9:00 am - 10:15 am

With Us Christmas Program at Kalamazoo Community Church

Location: Kalamazoo Community Church – 2435 N 26th St Kalamazoo

Join us to celebrate the season of Christmas at Kalamazoo Community Church's Christmas Program, "With Us." Gather up the family and friends, dress in cozy seasonal sweaters, and enjoy a few holiday treats while celebrating the "reason for the season" at KCC! Please plan to arrive approximately 15 minutes early [...]

Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Christmas One - Living Nativity

Location: Hope Reformed Church- South Haven – 1365 Monroe Blvd South Haven

It's the event we all have been waiting for! Living Nativity will be here at Hope Church for two nights this year: Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th. Both will go from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Come and experience Christmas One at Hope Church. This is a free [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday December 21, 2019

Christmas Party at Riverside Church

Location: Riverside Church – 207 E. Michigan Avenue Three Rivers

You're invited to join the celebration! Live music, free cookies, Santa Claus, live nativity, free hot cocoa, and so much more! Saturday, Dec. 21 at 5 & 7 PM Sunday, Dec. 22 at 5 & 7 PM *The church will be closed and no services will be held Sunday morning, [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Sunday December 22, 2019

Christmas Party at Riverside Church

Location: Riverside Church – 207 E. Michigan Avenue Three Rivers

You're invited to join the celebration! Live music, free cookies, Santa Claus, live nativity, free hot cocoa, and so much more! Saturday, Dec. 21 at 5 & 7 PM Sunday, Dec. 22 at 5 & 7 PM *The church will be closed and no services will be held Sunday morning, [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Tuesday December 24, 2019

Oakland Drive Christian Church Christmas Eve Service

Location: Oakland Drive Christian Church – 7331 Oakland Dr Portage

Join us for a worshipful and joyful celebration of Jesus' birth! We'll sing Christmas carols and have a short message. Candle light included! Children, friends, family and community members are all welcome.

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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