by Jill P
Happy Holidays! I always think of the holidays as officially starting after Thanksgiving. There are lots of opportunities to get you in the holiday spirit this weekend.
For this weekend, consider…
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Christmas Around Town | November 27-29 | Downtown Three Rivers
- Free weekend event activities include a tree lighting ceremony, pictures with Santa, carriage rides, live reindeer petting zoo, gift wrapping stations, Christmas caroling, kids activities, cookie decorating, shopping specials at participating merchants, and much more!
Tree Lighting Ceremony | November 27, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm, Tree Lighting at 7:00 pm | Bronson Park in Kalamazoo
- The City of Kalamazoo’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will again be held at Bronson Park, the heart of Kalamazoo. The Mayor, City Commissioners, City Manager and Santa Clause will attend to read “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, light Kalamazoo’s Christmas trees, and kickoff what is sure to be another great holiday season!
Holiday Walk & Market Begins at W.K. Kellogg Manor House | November 27-28 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
- Looking for inspiration for your holiday decorating? Every weekend from November 27-28, December 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19 the lavishly decorated Manor House will be open from 12:00 to 5:00 pm for the annual Holiday Walk & Market.
- Before or after shopping join a guided tour of the home, concluded by hot spiced tea and cookies, featuring the history of W.K. Kellogg’s life, career and former summer estate at Gull Lake. The cost is $8 per adult, $5 per senior and student. Children 5 yrs. and younger are free. Tours run from 12:00 to 5:00 pm, with the last tour departing at 4:00 pm. Tours last about 1 hour.
Santa Claus is Coming To Town!
Santa Cluas will be busy starting this weekend already. Check out our Santa Sighting Guide to see where you can find the jolly man in red!
Find a Great Christmas Tree
A great family tradition for many area families is to find a real Christmas Tree. See our Christmas Tree Guide to find the perfect places to get your family’s tree.
Other Fun Options
Or get tickets to one of the hottest holiday performances such as:
A Christmas Carol by the New Vic Theatre
Mary Poppins by the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
PLAN AHEAD TO GET YOUR TICKETS NOW
We have some great holiday shows and performances heading our way! Now is the time to get your tickets. Check out our Holiday Performance Round-up Guide for great shows that you’ll want to get your tickets now. We have tickets for Mary Poppins this weekend and I can’t wait!
Did you know that Miller Auditorium has a Black Friday special? They have some great deals on tickets for later in the season.
These events and more can be found on our Events Calendar at KZOOkids.com. What fun things will you be doing this weekend?