It looks like winter has arrived in Michigan this weekend! There are several indoor events this weekend to help keep you warm...sporting events, stage performances, book signings, and a Record and CD show. If you feel like venturing outdoors we have a walk/run and a chance to see how the pioneers celebrated the holidays. Have Fun!

Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.

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  • 1

    Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Rockford Icehogs

    Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St W. Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, December 8th, 2017 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $16 if purchased in advance

    The Grand Rapids Griffins host the Rockford Icehogs on Friday night at the Van Andel Arena. It’s a Friday night game, so that means $2 beers and $2 hot dogs. It’s also “Salute to Heroes Night” presented by JR Automation.

  • 2

    Basketball: Grand Rapids Drive vs. Raptors 905

    The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49544

    Friday, December 8th, 2017 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $5.00

    The Detroit Pistons presents the Grand Rapids Drive vs. the Raptors 905. Doors open at 6 pm with Tip-Off at 7 pm.

  • 3

    The Nutcracker

    DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, December 8th, 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Saturday, December 9th, 2017 - 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

    Sunday, December 10th, 2017 - 2:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $20

    It’s not the holidays in West Michigan without bringing your family to The Nutcracker. Don’t miss Chris Van Allsburg’s breathtakingly re-imagined smash-hit featuring live music from your Grand Rapids Symphony, sets by Tony Award winner Eugene Lee, and choreography by Val Caniparoli.

  • 4

    Grand Rapids Record & CD Show

    Westgate Bowling Center, 4486 Alpine Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49321

    Saturday, December 9th, 2017 - 10:00 am-5:00 pm

    Cost:  $1

    Dealers and collectors from all over selling new and vintage vinyl records, CD's, music memorabilia, books, videos and more! Rock & Roll, Jazz, Metal, Pop, Country. Something for everyone! Sign up for the drawing to win $50.00 in Record Show Cash to given away at 12:00 pm.

  • 5

    The Whoville 5k Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run

    Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

    Sunday, December 10th, 2017 - 1:00 pm

    Cost: Registration Fee

    It’s West Michigan's favorite Christmas run and walk! Returning again this year are Cat in the Hats, Thing 1, Thing 2, Thing 3, Thing 4, Thing 32, Santa and the infamous Mr and Mrs Mayor! Kids' Fun Run will include a snowball fight and there will be enough hot chocolate for everyone. After the run/walk there will be a costume contest and raffle prizes awarded (must be present to win EXCEPT for Grinch quilt).

  • 6

    Pioneer Holiday Celebration

    Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Saturday, December 9th, 2017 - 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Cost: $5 for members and $8 for non-members

    Explore how the pioneers celebrated the holidays. There will be a craft in the Star Schoolhouse, play snow-games in the school yard, and decorate your own cookie, sitting by the warmth of the cabin fire. Participants will be able to help create holiday enrichment items for Blandford’s resident animals.

  • 7

    Kevin Kammeraad’s Winter Wonderland Concert

    Grand Rapids Public Library- Yankee Clipper Branch, 2025 Leonard St., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

    Saturday, December 9th, 2017 - 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

    Cost: Free

    An interactive, all ages winter holiday show featuring Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe. The show is filled with many well-known holiday songs and a couple of originals as well. Come join us for this popular holiday tradition!

  • 8

    Ginger Zee Book Signing - “Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I am One.”

    Barnes & Noble, Woodland Mall, 3195 28th St., SE, Suite B116, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

    Saturday, December 9th, 2017 - 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee pulls back the curtain on her life in her new book, “Natural Disaster”. Ginger grew up in Rockford, MI where she developed an obsession with weather as a young girl. Ginger opens up about her lifelong battle with crippling depression, her romances that range from misguided to dangerous, and her tumultuous professional path. Grab a copy of her book and get it signed!

  • 9

    Damien Escobar Live in Grand Rapids

    20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, December 9th, 2017 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $35.00

    Damien Escobar, once a self-proclaimed retired artist is now back to being one of the world’s top violinist. A constant creator Damien has had his hand in many different endeavors including penning his first children’s book entitled “The Sound of Strings”, a signature line of violins, a partnership to develop his own line of wines, a nonprofit organization as well as a children’s focused music program.

  • 10

    Christmas with Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith

    Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St W. Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Sunday, December 10th, 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $39.50

    Multi-platinum, GRAMMY® winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith co-bill their popular Christmas tour this holiday season, which will be joined for the second consecutive year by Republic recording artist Jordan Smith, Season 9 winner of NBC’s “The Voice.” Incorporating a full symphony orchestra at each performance under the direction of Musical Director and Conductor David Hamilton.

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