WIN! Kalamazoo Growlers $200 Shopping Spree AND Holiday Ballpark Fest Tickets


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Deck the Halls with Baseballs

Two of my sons’ favorite things in the entire world are baseball and Santa. Luckily for him, and our family, this holiday season the Kalamazoo Growlers have him covered on both fronts.

Mark your calendars for a not-to-miss inaugural event on Friday evening, December 21 as the Kalamazoo Growlers host the Ballpark Holiday Fest. We’ve got your chance to WIN tickets to this evening of family entertainment along with a merchandise shopping spree valued at a whopping $200. A perfect opportunity to outfit the entire family in Growlers Gear.



Kalamazoo Growlers Now Offer Year-Round Family Fun

Fun with the Growlers doesn’t end when baseball season is over. The Ballpark Fest promises an evening of jam-packed entertainment.

Activities include watching a holiday movie favorite “Elf on the giant video board, games and inflatables and if mother nature cooperates, snow-themed events.

Santa, along with Growlers mascot Porterwill be in attendance for photos. Oh, and let’s not forget the ballpark will be decked out in its finest holiday lights. A family holiday experience for all ages!

Growlers Ticket Director, Nate Kissell, said, “We’re going to be hosting fun events and entertainment for our local families year-round. The Ballpark Holiday fest is the first in a series of off season events the Growlers are hosting. We’re looking forward to seeing families from all over Southwest Michigan and helping them kick off winter break.”

You won’t have to pass through seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through a sea of swirly, twirly gum drops, or walk through the Lincoln Tunnel to attend this fabulous holiday event. This event is FREE to all 365-Game Plan holders and $10 for public admission.

Enter to WIN

The Kalamazoo Growlers are giving one lucky KZOOkids reader a $200 Merchandise Shopping Spree and a family 4-pack admission to the Holiday Ballpark Fest on December 21. Note: $200 gift card must be used before the close of the fest on 12/21/2018.

1: For a first entry, leave a comment below telling us your favorite family holiday tradition.

2. Get a second entry by “liking” the Kalamazoo Growlers Facebook page and leave a separate comment telling us you did so. (Note: Only comments on this article will be counted for this giveaway.)


This giveaway will close on December 11, 2018 at midnight and the winners will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household or IP address. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to win at grkids dot com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: Kalamazoo Growlers Shopping Spree and Holiday Ballpark Fest Tickets in the subject line. Grand Rapids Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.

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120 thoughts on “WIN! Kalamazoo Growlers $200 Shopping Spree AND Holiday Ballpark Fest Tickets”

  1. It’s hard to pick just one! Probably sitting in our jammies on Christmas morning, with the Carols, opening gifts one by one and savoring the joy with each surprise.

  2. Our favorite holiday tradition is seeing all of the family we don’t see throughout the year as often. Everyone gets together around the holidays and we’re always grateful for that.

  3. Favorite holiday tradition is Christmas Eve candlelight service at church with my entire family. Favorite moment from the tradition – a 4-year old boy loudly “whispering” to his mom, asking if she’s a virgin during the service.

  4. Our favorite holiday tradition is Christmas Day game night. Every year we play a new game someone recurved or Monopoly. If it was monopoly we play and then complain because my dad ALWAYS wins.

  5. When we put our Christmas tree up and while decorating, playing Christmas music and singing and starting our own tradition with our boys.

  6. If I had to choose it would be having our kids open a present Christmas Eve, always pajamas and a Christmas book or family movie, we then watch the movie by the glow of the Christmas tree lights! Merry Christmas to all!!

  7. My favorite tradition is each child picking a hallmark ornament annually and setting out their collection on to the tree. We also get a familly photo one, too

  8. My favorite holiday tradition would be, going to pick out and cutting our own Christmas tree, then taking it home to decorate, reminiscing as we put all our special ornaments on the tree with the kids.

  9. We don’t really have our own family tradition yet. My kids are young. This will be my youngest son’s first Christmas. We just enjoy family time. We’ll wake up and open presents at home and then go visit grandma and grandpa!

  10. I liked the Kalamazoo Growlers page! My wife Maggie had a great time at 5 Growlers games last year- fantastic food, great seats, excellent baseball. Simply a Kalamazoo treasure!

  11. Our favorite family Holiday tradition is to go to Bronson Park on Christmas Eve no matter the weather. Two years ago, we saw a couple getting engaged there right behind the Manger scene. Ah memories…

  12. Family tradition for us is getting christmas pjs and watching christmas movies the nifht before Christmas. We will watch traditional movies to the nightmare before Christmas and decorate ugly sweater Christmas cookies.

  13. My favorite family tradition has been purchasing “Life the Year in Pictures” and now “Time the Year in Review”, as Life the Year in Pictures no longer exists. I purchase these as stocking stuffers for all my children and grandson. My children are 32, 30 and 28; my grandson is 5 years old. We enjoying pulling them out on New Years and reviewing the current events for the year, as well as celebrating the lives of people that passed that year and seeing how the advertisements have dated us.

  14. My favorite holiday tradition is to go to mass on Christmas Eve and really feel the rebirth of the year and abundance of love in one setting. We always follow it up with driving to see all of the Christmas lights in nearby neighborhoods + our own and then we always open up one present each (well our kids do and it is always a movie with new peejays for them to get to wear.) So our tradition is to embrace Christmas Eve with family, friends, traditions and memories.

  15. Just “officially” liked the Kalamazoo Growlers fb page. We love catching the occasional game and it is the perfect place for kids to grow their love of baseball.

  16. We love decorating the tree together while listening to Christmas music. We also love our annual cookie decorating and driving around to look at the lights together.

  17. One of my favorite traditions has been making hand made gifts for our extended family! I also LOVE listening to Christmas music all day, and my new favorite is telling the kids the story of each of their special ornaments as they hang them on the tree with their dad. I’ve never realized what a time-capsule the ornament box has become!

  18. There is so many to choose from! Of course my all time favorite is opening gifts on Christmas morning. Watching the kids face fill with excitement and the joy of family is indescribable. I also love to bake cookies and decorate them on Christmas Eve, the kids opening their Christmas Eve gift of PJ and a blanket and then game night with the older kids after the little one goes to bed. ❤️

  19. I do not really have a tradition , but spending family time is everything to my family and myself especially if that didnt apply when I was a young child and I try to make the best of everything w/ the bare minimum of what I have, I have also liked on facebook.

  20. Merrill Family Christmas party. Food, games, piñata, and a visit from Santa. Wonderful memories and now making those memories with my kids.

  21. Our favorite holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree together while listening to The Nutcracker.

  22. We have a family and friend get together every year at home we make a gingerbread house and lots of cookies.

  23. Beccah Crampton

    My favorite tradition is buying a family a new ornament each year. We have a collection from my grandma going back 50 years.

  24. My Favorite Family Tradition is going Downtown with my Children and Grandchildren, walking through Bronson Park and then hopping the Holly Jolly Trolly and riding around looking at all the lights and decorations. Then going back to my house and having Hot Cocoa with the Family and putting up the Christmas Tree.

  25. Carla Brandolino

    Favorite holiday tradition.. cuddling with my boys after decorating our tree, and watching some of our favorite Christmas movies. ..and cookies. ?

  26. Maranda Labrecque

    Our favorite Holiday tradition is going to the tree lighting ceremony at Bronson Park, ride the Holly Jolly Trolley and then we have pizza at Bimbo’s Pizza. I just love our city and all the fun it offers!!

  27. My favorite tradition (or one of them anyway!) growing up was always Christmas Eve service at my church with the whole extended family. Now that I have a son (and next Christmas we’ll have two kiddos) it’s been so fun to watch him experience everything.

  28. Amanda Whittaker

    My favorite tradition is driving around to see the lights. Visiting Christmas Card Lane, Bronson Park & riding the Holly Jolly Trolley. We will really miss going past the house on Long Rd this year!

  29. Santoesha Pratt

    Christmas used to be a lonely and depressing time of year for me because of coming from a broken home. Taken from my mom at 8 years old, to my dad remarrying at 9yrs old and my stepmom walking out on us at the age of 16. I was on my own. So I fought server depression every year up until I found a new family in a group of friends from church when I was 21.. A lot of that sadness subsided and I finally felt safe. But it wasn’t until I had my son Christan in 2015 that I finally felt complete and whole in the Christmas season! I finally had someone to love, someone to give to that was counting on me to keep up with the holiday tradition that I had lost so many years ago! Cooking a big dinner, finding just the right presents for my baby boy, and reconnecting with family after so long. Finally able to feel the joy and love of Jesus Christ! I always had a hole in my heart from all the things I lost so young over the years but my son was the gift from Christ Jesus that gave me back the feelings of overwhelming love and joy in my heart. He gave me back the reason to live. Just like the Father gave His only Son to die for us! God gave me my son to remind me of His never-ending reckless LOVE for Me! That He leaves the 99 for that one lost sheep, for Me! So I’m reminded of who I am in Christ. I’ve always been a giver! So my favorite part about the Christmas season is the LOVE of God working in and through me. The Glory of Jesus Christ! Amen

  30. Favorite tradition is new PJ’s on Christmas Eve for the kids that they wear to the Christmas Eve service 🙂

  31. Leaving cookies out for Santa and putting down reindeer food!

    P.S I already like the Kalamazoo Growlers page. 😉

  32. Our favorite family holiday tradition is get our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving and watch the Polar Express that evening. The tree is lit, we drink hot cocoa, and watch our first Christmas movie of the year. It’s spectacular!

  33. Our favorite family tradition is spending Christmas Eve reading books and having a delicious dinner with family.

  34. Our FAVORITE holiday tradition is spending Christmas Eve with my grandparents and other family. Those are the moments that are forever cherished!!!!

  35. Christine Breeden

    Favorite holiday tradition is driving around on Christmas Eve in our pajamas & looking at the lights.

  36. Every moment with family is cherished! We love playing games and just having fun on Christmas Eve before we open gifts!

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