by Jill P

There is a lot to do in Kalamazoo!  With the holiday season fast approaching, there are plenty of events to get you in the holiday spirit.  Consider…


Buy Local Art and Gift Fair

Saturday, December 14 from from 9 am to 4 pm at the Kalamazoo Nature Center in Kalamazoo

  • The Buy Local Art & Gift Fair is not your ordinary art fair. Where else can you enjoy seeing top quality work from 50 local artisans in a fun and festive atmosphere while surrounded by 1,100 acres of beautiful winter woods and trails?

Hot Chocolate 5k Benefiting Girls on Track

Saturday, December 15 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at the Linden Grove Middle School in Kalamazoo

  • The Hot Chocolate 5k benefiting Girls on Track is a non-competitive, untimed event which celebrates the end of the 10-week Girls on Track program. The event is open to the community and we encourage everyone to participate. Whether you decide to walk, run or jog – hot chocolate will be waiting for you at the finish!

Exhibit -Fantastic Rumpus at the KIA

Saturday, December 14 from10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the KIA in Downtown Kalamazoo

  • Celebrate the opening of their exhibit, Fantastic Rumpus. This exhibition features some of the best children’s book illustrations from the past 50 years. Families will enjoy story time in the galleries and hands-on art activities. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet Michigan author and illustrator Matt Faulkner! Faulkner will be on hand to read from his book, The Monster Who Ate My Peas, talk about his career, his new book and create some drawings for the audience.

Reindeer Reign @ Oshtemo Branch

Saturday, December 14 from10:00 am – 11:30 am @ the Oshtemo Branch of the Kalamazoo library in Osthemo

  • Celebrate the Winter Season with Reindeer! Drop in and meet some friends from Carol Borton’s Reindeer Ranch. Make treats for reindeer visitors, crafts and have fun! Reindeer will be outside so please dress accordingly. Crafts and activities will be inside the building.

Holiday Concert – Kalamazoo Children’s Concert

Sunday, December 15 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo

  • Baby it’s cold outside but the ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT will warm your heart with the holiday spirit on Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3 pm at Chenery Auditorium. KCC Alumni are welcome to join the stage for the heartwarming holiday grand finale.


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

What fun things will you be doing this weekend?


By | 2013-12-18T14:14:06+00:00 December 12th, 2013|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Comments Off on Weekend Picks – December 13, 2013

About the Author:

Jill is a mom of a busy 9 year old son. When not working the website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.