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Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - Sunday, January 29, 2017
Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, 49504 United States
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Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown! is coming to GRPM on October 29th. Visitors can explore the making of the animated Peanuts classic, see more than 50 Peanuts themed novelties and enjoy a Santa letter writing station and photo opportunity for the entire family!

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Free

New Forms Class Exhibit

Monday, November 28 - Friday, December 16
Aquinas College Music and Art Center, 1607 Robinson Road
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States

11/28/2016 - 12/16/2016 Aquinas College Art and Music Center, Gallery Gallery Hours Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Free

Winter Reading Challenge

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

The weather outside is frightful, which makes it the perfect time to settle in with a good book. Sign up for the Winter Reading Challenge, select the number of books you are going to challenge yourself to read or listen to before the end of February, and win prizes! Great for the whole family! So what's your number?

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$2 - $65

Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World

Sunday, December 11
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Daily until Saturday, January 7, 2017
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States

Ring in the holiday season with our most beloved winter exhibition. We’re taking a new look at stories of old, with an intriguing exploration of the folklore and traditions that shape holiday celebrations around the world.

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Ongoing

Whales: Giants of the Deep

Sunday, October 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, April 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, 49504 United States
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Whales: Giants of the Deep is interactive, immersive and features the latest in international cetacean research, this exhibit is an experience that brings adults and children eye to eye with some of the world’s most elusive creatures. Featuring two fully-articulated sperm whale skeletons, including an impressive 58-foot male, Whales showcases amazing and rare specimens from New Zealand’s Te Papa’s whale

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Free

Come Visit Santa At Rogers Plaza

Friday, November 25 @ 11:00 am - Saturday, December 24 @ 8:00 pm
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Daily until Saturday, December 24, 2016
Rogers Plaza Town Center, 972 28th Street SW
Wyoming , MI 49519 United States
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Santa and his Elves will be flying in from the North Pole and will be eager to see you at Rogers Plaza starting on Friday 11.25.2016 at 11am and will be there till 3pm Christmas Eve 12.24.2016 when they must leave to deliver all the gifts to the good girls & boys.

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Adventures in Balance

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 @ 9:00 am - Friday, January 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave
grand rapids, MI 49503 United States

Make your way through the GRCM jungle and test your balancing skills in "Adventures in Balance!"

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Free

Living Nativity

Friday, December 9 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday, December 11 @ 8:30 pm
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Daily
Brookside Christian Reformed Church, 3600 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508 United States
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Brookside's 21st anniversary of the Living Nativity - Telling the Christmas Story with Live Actors and Animals. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Dec.9, 10 & 11. Performances at 7, 7:30, and 8:00 P.M. each evening. Bring your loved ones to experience the wonder and joy of the birth of our savior. This is an outdoor experience - dress warmly. Hot chocolate

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Free

The Guardians of Christmas

Friday, December 9 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday, December 11 @ 3:00 pm
Orchard Hill Church, 1465 3 Mile Rd NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544 United States
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Bring your friends and family out for Orchard Hill Church's production of the Guardians of Christmas- a delightful Christmas musical for the whole family! Join us as we watch the Guardians of Christmas- Captain Christmas, Winter Woman, the Incredible Cane, and Tinsel Man- strive to keep the Greed Goblin and the Gloomiest from stealing the joy of Christmas from the

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The Nutcracker: Presented by Meijer

Friday, December 9 @ 7:30 pm - Sunday, December 18 @ 2:00 pm
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Avenue, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Select a Country:
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THE NUTCRACKER December 11-13 & 18-20, 2015 DeVos Performance Hall 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. This magnificent production features choreography by Val Caniparoli and imaginative set design by Eugene Lee. Sugar plum fairies, fighting mice, and toy soldiers make this enchanting

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$12 - $16

A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 9 @ 8:00 pm - Sunday, December 11 @ 3:00 pm
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Daily until Sunday, December 11, 2016
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The University Wits, a non-profit theatrical company, welcomes in the Holiday Season with a delightful twist on the classic tale that’s fun for the whole family: A Christmas Carol by Doris Baizley. Performances will run in Grand Rapids December 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. and December 10 and 11 at 3 p.m at Dog Story Theater on 7 Jefferson

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$12.85 - $26.95

Wheelhouse Brunch with Santa

Saturday, December 10 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, December 11 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 1 day(s) and 8 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Saturday, December 10, 2016
Wheelhouse, 67 Ottawa Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
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It's Christmas time in the City & Santa Claus is coming to town! Wheelhouse is hosting its first annual Brunch with Santa event on December 10th, 11th & 18th from 9:00am-3:00pm at the restaurant. Wheelhouse will be transformed into a winter wonderland! This is a family-friendly event featuring a delicious buffet-style brunch from our Executive Chef Andrew Alcid, free photos

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free

Free Family Photos With Santa At Art Van Wonderland

Saturday, December 10 @ 11:00 am - Monday, December 12 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 2 day(s) and 5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, December 18, 2016
Art Van Furniture, 4375 28th St. S.E.
Grand Rapids , Michigan Select a Country:

Come visit Santa at Art Van Wonderland! Santa and his elves will be on hand to greet families and take complimentary photos. Children can also write letters to Santa and deposit them in the magical mailbox at the store.

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Free

Living Nativity

Saturday, December 10 @ 7:00 pm - Monday, December 12 @ 8:30 pm
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Daily
Brookside Christian Reformed Church, 3600 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508 United States
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Brookside's 21st anniversary of the Living Nativity - Telling the Christmas Story with Live Actors and Animals. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Dec.9, 10 & 11. Performances at 7, 7:30, and 8:00 P.M. each evening. Bring your loved ones to experience the wonder and joy of the birth of our savior. This is an outdoor experience - dress warmly. Hot chocolate

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$12 - $16

A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 10 @ 8:00 pm - Monday, December 12 @ 3:00 pm
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Daily until Sunday, December 11, 2016
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The University Wits, a non-profit theatrical company, welcomes in the Holiday Season with a delightful twist on the classic tale that’s fun for the whole family: A Christmas Carol by Doris Baizley. Performances will run in Grand Rapids December 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. and December 10 and 11 at 3 p.m at Dog Story Theater on 7 Jefferson

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10:00 am

Photos with Santa at Woodland Mall & Pet Photo Mondays

Sunday, December 11 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Daily until Saturday, December 24, 2016
Woodland Mall, 3195 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States
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Have your photos taken with Santa in front of our 35 foot Christmas tree! When - Everyday through December 24 Where - Macy's Court Santa Hours Monday to Saturday 10AM-9PM Sunday Noon-6PM Santa Break Times Monday to Saturday 1PM-2PM and 5PM-6PM Sundays 2PM-2:30PM View Pricing & Book Santa Photos at http://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling Pet Family Photos - Bring the whole family for

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10:30 am
Free will offering

Christmas Kaleidoscope–Music for Advent

Sunday, December 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
North Park Presbyterian Church, 5
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States

The Congregation and Chancel Choir of North Park Presbyterian Church, 500 North Park St., Grand Rapids, MI 49525, invite the community to our annual Christmas Cantata, Sunday, December 11, 10:30 a.m. This year's program will highlight traditional and new favorite hymns, carols and readings to help everyone celebrate the Season. Free will offering. Please call our church office (616-363-6864) with

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Free

Monthly Acro Jam hosted by Aerial 4 Me

Sunday, December 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Grand Rapids Gymnastics, 1601 Galbraith Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546 United States
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What is an Acro Jam? Monthly Acro Jam hosted by Aerial 4 Me An Acro Jam is an organized time and place where the Acro Community can meet, connect, play and have fun. Not part of the community or new to Acro? No worries! No experience or partner necessary. The Acro Community is family friendly and open to anyone to

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11:00 am
free

Free Family Photos With Santa At Art Van Wonderland

Sunday, December 11 @ 11:00 am - Tuesday, December 13 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 2 day(s) and 5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, December 18, 2016
Art Van Furniture, 4375 28th St. S.E.
Grand Rapids , Michigan Select a Country:

Come visit Santa at Art Van Wonderland! Santa and his elves will be on hand to greet families and take complimentary photos. Children can also write letters to Santa and deposit them in the magical mailbox at the store.

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11:30 am
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December Brunch, Artist’s Reception, and Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 11 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, 701 W. Cloverdale Rd
Hastings, MI 49058 United States

Brunch seatings: 11:30 am and 1 pm Christmas Music Concert: 12:15 – 1 pm Anne Sipe – Artist’s Reception: 1 - 3 pm This year’s Christmas Concert will feature the Brass Rail brass quintet, which plays a variety of musical styles including Renaissance and Baroque, Rag Time and Swing, Blues and Rock, and a good bit of New Orleans influenced

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Free

Christmas Market

Sunday, December 11 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Latvian Association Hall, 504 Grand NE
Grand Rapids, 49504 United States

All are welcome to the Annual Christmas Market, on Sunday, December 11, 2016, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Latvian Association Hall, 504 Grand NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. Midwest vendors and artisans are offering a variety of Latvian and American arts and crafts, jewelry and fresh-baked European and American pastries and sweets including Latvian rye bread (dark and

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Latvian Chrismas Bazaar

Sunday, December 11 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Latvian Hall, 504 Grand NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546 United States

Handmade arts & crafts for unique holiday gifts, bake sale & hot lunch

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1:00 pm
$20

GR Comedy Tours

Sunday, December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Vander Mill Grand Rapids, 505 Ball St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The rubber meets the road for Grand Rapids Comedy Tours! Join tour bus guides Amy and Will for an hour of laughs at every turn. We'll be weaving you through Grand Rapids while weaving in facts and fiction about our fair city. Come experience this tour de farce! Please note there are two tours offered. 1pm and 3pm.

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2:00 pm

Sunday Classical Concert Series at GRAM

Sunday, December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Sunday, December 18, 2016
Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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December 4: Black Oak Ensemble December 11: Gregory Maytan, Violin December 18: Music of the Spheres Every Sunday during fall and winter you can enjoy live classical music performances set amidst GRAM’s beautiful architecture and galleries. Seating is first come, first served. This concert series is a unique showcase of 20 performances by world-renowned musicians, and is open to the

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Free for members, free with admission

Sunday Classical Concert Series at GRAM

Sunday, December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Sunday, February 19, 2017
Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Enjoy live classical music performances every Sunday, set amid the beautiful architecture of GRAM. February 19 Ralph Votek *No performance on Sunday, February 26

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2:30 pm
Free

Winter Concert – Forest Hills Adult Community Band

Sunday, December 11 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Forest Hills Eastern High School, 2200 Pettis Avenue NE
Ada, MI 49301 United States

Come join us at our Winter Concert! Free Admission. Doors open at 2:15pm. About FHACB: Our musicians come from all walks of life, leaving their professions at the band room door, unpack their cases and begin, with an upbeat from our conductor, Greg Christensen, to provide our audience with the music that makes toes wiggle, fingers tap, and spirits dance.

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6:00 pm
Free

Fitness Frenzy on Ice: Skate Fitness

Sunday, December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Griff’s Ice House, 30 Coldbrook NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Ready to spice up your cardio and fitness routine? Join the West Michigan Speedskating Club for a fun on-ice workout. Great for the entire family. Kids (6+) can get personalized coaching while you focus on your own workout. No experience is necessary. Skaters are grouped by ability. Location: Griff's Ice House. Time: 6:00-7:30 pm. Please arrive by 5:50 pm. Wear

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6:30 pm
Free - $15

Joe Crookston in Concert

Sunday, December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
East Grand Rapids High School PAC, 2211 Lake Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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Singer/Songwriter Joe Crookston was featured in the film Blue Tattoo: Dina's Story, Joe's Song. The film, screened at the Jewish Film Festival last May, explores the relationship between Joe, and Holocaust survivor Dina Jacobson. Through a series of events, a friendship was formed and a song was written. Together they developed a bond that would keep the memory of the

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Sandy Hook Rememberance Ceremony

Sunday, December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St Mark’s Episcopal Church, 134 North Division Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Please join us in remembering those who lost their lives 4 years ago during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We will have speakers discussing the issue of gun violence in our own community, a candlelight vigil outside of the church, and a candlelit walk through downtown Grand Rapids.

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7:00 pm
Free

Living Nativity

Sunday, December 11 @ 7:00 pm - Tuesday, December 13 @ 8:30 pm
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Daily
Brookside Christian Reformed Church, 3600 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508 United States
new logo

Brookside's 21st anniversary of the Living Nativity - Telling the Christmas Story with Live Actors and Animals. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Dec.9, 10 & 11. Performances at 7, 7:30, and 8:00 P.M. each evening. Bring your loved ones to experience the wonder and joy of the birth of our savior. This is an outdoor experience - dress warmly. Hot chocolate

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Free

Word Wide Candle Lighting for Children that have died.

Sunday, December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mosaic Church, 4275 Shaffer Ave SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49512 United States
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A non denominational Cande Lighting for Children that have died. Music, speakers, reading of children's names. Refreshments and keepsake candle provided. Please email help@healing-improv.org in advance with child's name and age to be read, and bring a picture to display on the tribute table.

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7:30 pm
$5

Messiah Sing-A-Long

Sunday, December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2700 Fulton Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Dust off your old score, and come join us as we sing through the Christmas portion of the Messiah (Part 1), accompanied by strings, organ and harpsichord, and featuring some well-known area soloists. The program is at Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday, December 11, beginning at 7:30 PM. A fun twist to this program is that a lucky "guest" has

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8:00 pm
$12 - $16

A Christmas Carol

Sunday, December 11 @ 8:00 pm - Tuesday, December 13 @ 3:00 pm
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Daily until Sunday, December 11, 2016
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The University Wits, a non-profit theatrical company, welcomes in the Holiday Season with a delightful twist on the classic tale that’s fun for the whole family: A Christmas Carol by Doris Baizley. Performances will run in Grand Rapids December 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. and December 10 and 11 at 3 p.m at Dog Story Theater on 7 Jefferson

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