What to See and Do in the Grand Rapids, Grand-Haven, and Holland Region of Michigan

Michigan Life's Region 4 Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Holland Area including Allegan County, Barry County, Eaton County, Ionia County, Kent County Montcalm County, and Ottawa County Michigan.

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What to See and Do in Grand Rapids Area

Share some holiday spirit with furry and feathered folks at John Ball Zoo's annual "enrichment" day. The event, designed to help zookeepers keep animals interested in their surroundings, allows patrons to donate food, toys and other items to brighten a critter's day. Go online to johnballzoosociety.org for a wish list.

Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Grand Rapids Symphony and about 100 children fuse their talents to bring the classic story to life. After a sold out world premiere, The Nutcracker, re-imagined by Polar Express author Chris Van Allsburg, returns for two weekends at DeVos Performance Hall.

Excitement surrounds this time of year as the annual Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World brings the glow of 300,000 lights, strolling carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides and more than 40 international trees and displays.

You don't want to miss the Christmas Nite Lights at Fifth Third Ball Park. West Michigan's largest, animated, drive thru light show, is now celebrating it's 21st year, of entertaining people of all ages. The event is located at Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, exit 91, off US 131.

The jolly man in the red suit will be making an appearance in the Chamber’s Annual Santa Parade. The parade winds through downtown Rockford. The jolly man in the red suit makes Rockford one his first stops on his world tour. More than 60 floats line the downtown streets to welcome Santa Claus.

January 24-27-2019

Winterfest is a full weekend of winter fun in Grand Haven, Michigan during the last week of January. The snow is upon us, and with Michigan’s winters being long and cold, this is a perfect time to get out and be active. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone warm and having a great time.

Bittersweet Ski Resort in the scenic Kalamazoo River Valley is Southwest Michigan's premier ski area. Skier friendly, night skiing, complete snow making and grooming, huge lift capacity and friendly helpful staff to make your visit pleasurable. The Terrain Park will feature new obstacles this year and is served by its own chairlift.

Each 4th of July during the Sand Lake July 4th Celebration visitors are entertained by the Sand Lake Rodeo and event not to be missed!

Eighteen runs with the longest at 1800 ft., two Terrain Parks with one fo the little kids and one for the big kids, equipment, group rates, discounts and child care. Top-notch ski school and popular racing programs.

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