by Jill P

 

December is a busy time with great events throughout Kalamazoo and all of SW Michigan. See our Weekend Picks for some of our favorites. And, of course, our Event Calendar is packed with more tons of great events.

So, bundle up and head out with the family this weekend!

 

WEEKEND PICKS

Some of our top picks for this weekend:

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, photo courtesy of Miller Auditorium

 

FRIDAY

Fri 12/08/2017
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Santa at the Crossroads Mall – Holiday PJ Night
The Crossroads, Portage, MI
Fri 12/08/2017
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Christmas at the Flywheelers
Michigan Flywheelers Museum, South Haven, MI
Fri 12/08/2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Living Nativity 2017
Lighthouse on 11th, Kalamazoo, 49009
Fri 12/08/2017
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI

 

RELATED: Where To Find Santa This Holiday Season

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The Nutcracker 2017 performed by the Ballet Arts Ensemble, photo courtesy of the Ballet Arts Ensemble

RELATED: Flick’s Festive Favorites Happening This Weekend – FREE Holiday Movies For Kids

 

SATURDAY

Sat 12/09/2017
Nutcracker 2017 presented by the Ballet Arts Ensemble
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 12/09/2017
7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Paw Paw Rotary 5K Santa Run
Paw Paw Middle School, Paw Paw, MI
Sat 12/09/2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Reading Rangers
Schrier Park, Portage, MI
Sat 12/09/2017
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Of Christmas Past
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sat 12/09/2017
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Storytime
Barnes and Noble, Portage, MI
Sat 12/09/2017
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Candy Cane Hunt
Homer Stryker Field, Kalamazoo, MI
Sat 12/09/2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Nativity
Commerce Point, Battle Creek, MI
Sat 12/09/2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Living Nativity 2017
Lighthouse on 11th, Kalamazoo, 49009
Sat 12/09/2017
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Candy Cane Hunt
Homer Stryker Field, Kalamazoo, MI

Related: Holiday Lights & Christmas Card Displays Around Kalamazoo 2017 

 

 

Of Christmas Past, photo courtesy of Historic Charlton Park

SUNDAY

Sun 12/10/2017
Nutcracker 2017 presented by the Ballet Arts Ensemble
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 12/10/2017
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Portage Holiday Market
Portage Senior Center, Portage, MI
Sun 12/10/2017
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Of Christmas Past
Historic Charlton Park, Hastings, MI
Sun 12/10/2017
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Habitats of the World
Schrier Park, Portage, MI
Sun 12/10/2017
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Eastside Holiday Concert
St. Mary’s Church, Kalamazoo, MI
Sun 12/10/2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Nativity
Commerce Point, Battle Creek, MI
Sun 12/10/2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Living Nativity 2017
Lighthouse on 11th, Kalamazoo, 49009

MORE HOLIDAY FUN

We’ve been busy this holiday season! We have tons of ideas for you to make the most of the next month before Christmas.

Click on the links below each individual photos to take you directly to the article you’re looking for.

Santa Sighting Guide – Santa Claus is coming to town! Find him all over SW Michigan. 

 

Holiday Lights & Christmas Card Displays Around Kalamazoo 2017 – See the best guide for finding area holiday lights. A BIG thank you to Kalamazoo Candle Company for sponsoring this guide. 

 

Where To Find Real Christmas Trees – Time to grab the family and search for the perfect Christmas tree. 

 

10 Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season – Where to volunteer, donate, and give this holiday season. 

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Where To Spot Reindeer – Fun places to see reindeer this holiday season.

 

 

Holiday Parades & Tree Lighting Ceremonies – Light up the season. 

 

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Live Nativity Scenes Around SW Michigan – A reason for the season. 

 

December FREE or Cheap Family Fun – Great fun without breaking the bank. 

 

ZooLights Returns to Binder Park Zoo – Your family will love seeing the lights at the Binder Park Zoo. 

 

Santa Claus is Coming To Downtown Kalamazoo! KZOOkids.com is proud to be one of the sponsors of Santa’s Workshop.

 

 

Making Memories: 15+ Non-Toy Gift Ideas For Kalamazoo Kids – Great gift ideas your kids will love!

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EVENT CALENDAR FOR THIS WEEKEND

Friday December 8, 2017

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMDisney's The Little Mermaid
12:00 AMGrand Rapids Ballet presents The Nutcracker
12:00 AMLight Up The Bluff
12:00 AMSanta's House
12:00 AMVisit Santa in Downtown Kalamazoo
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
9:00 AMPost-It Note Art Show
9:00 AMScholastic Book Fairs Warehouse Sale
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:30 AMCrafty Kids
10:30 AMFamily Storytime
10:30 AMJust Move Playdate - December
10:30 AMPlay and Learn
4:00 PMHoliday Pajama Party - Teens and Tweens
5:00 PMSanta at the Crossroads Mall - Holiday PJ Night
6:00 PMChristmas at the Flywheelers
6:00 PMFriday Teen Night
6:00 PMLive Nativity
6:00 PMLiving Nativity 2017
6:30 PMYMCA Swim with Santa
7:00 PMRudolph the Red-Nosed ReinDeer: The Musical

Saturday December 9, 2017

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMGrand Rapids Ballet presents The Nutcracker
12:00 AMHoliday Walk & Market
12:00 AMHome Free @ Kalamazoo State Theatre 12/09/2017
12:00 AMLight Up The Bluff
12:00 AMNutcracker 2017 presented by the Ballet Arts Ensemble
12:00 AMSanta's House
12:00 AMVisit Santa in Downtown Kalamazoo
4:00 AM"Let It Snow" at the KVM
7:30 AMPaw Paw Rotary 5K Santa Run
8:00 AMScholastic Book Fairs Warehouse Sale
8:30 AMBreakfast with Santa
9:00 AM1207 Candy Cane Lane Event at Lakeview School
9:00 AMChristmas Craft Show
9:00 AMLulaZOO Christmas Show
9:00 AMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
9:00 AMPost-It Note Art Show
9:00 AMWolf Cub Super Science Saturday
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMReading Rangers
10:00 AMReindeer and Santa
10:00 AMWinter Sports Helmet Blitz
11:00 AMArt Detectives
11:00 AMOf Christmas Past
11:00 AMOlaf's Frozen Adventure Storytime
12:00 PMCandy Cane Hunt
12:00 PMGingerbread at the Union
12:00 PMSanta & His Live Reindeer
1:00 PMHoliday Open House
1:00 PMTeen Dungeons and Dragons
2:00 PMWeekend Skate
3:00 PMGingerbread House Workshop
5:00 PMWeekend Swim
5:30 PMTinsel Toes 5k
6:00 PMLive Nativity
6:00 PMLiving Nativity 2017

Sunday December 10, 2017

Date/Time Event
12:00 AMGrand Rapids Ballet presents The Nutcracker
12:00 AMLight Up The Bluff
12:00 AMNutcracker 2017 presented by the Ballet Arts Ensemble
12:00 AMSanta's House
12:00 AMVisit Santa in Downtown Kalamazoo
4:00 AM"Let It Snow" at the KVM
9:00 AMBreakfast with Santa
10:00 AMDecember Brunch, Christmas Concert, and Artist's Reception
10:00 AMMeet Santa
10:00 AMOpen Jump Time at Sky Zone Kalamazoo
10:00 AMPortage Holiday Market
11:00 AMOf Christmas Past
12:00 PMGingerbread at the Union
12:00 PMOpen Bounce at Jungle Joe's
1:30 PMSOUND WAVES AND WAVE PROPERTIES
2:00 PMCreature Feature: Box Turtle
2:00 PMGingerbread House Family Event
2:00 PMHabitats of the World
2:00 PMWeekend Skate
3:00 PMWeekend Swim
3:30 PMStar Wars Tike Hike
4:00 PMEastside Holiday Concert
6:00 PMLive Nativity
6:00 PMLiving Nativity 2017

 

Need more ideas for family fun? Remember to check our Events Calendar at KZOOkids.com. What fun things will you be doing this weekend?

 

 

 

 

By | 2017-12-09T06:55:02+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Weekend Picks|Comments Off on Weekend Picks for the Kalamazoo Parent: December 8-10

About the Author:

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.