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ColdwaterBack to Top
  • November 24, 2012

  • Union City Santa Parade
  • Pricing: free
  • Visit our Hospitality Tent from 6-7 pm for free hot chocolate and donut holes while Christmas music fills the air. Watch as children's author Patricia Polacco, a dog sled, floats, tractors, autos, UCMS Band, and more parade through the downtown escorting in Santa Clause! Pictures with "Monk the Christmas Huskie" and SANTA available after the parade at SMBT. Don't miss this chance to tell Santa how good you've been and enjoy the quaint downtown in Union City, MI.
  • December 1st, 2012

  • "Breakfast with Santa"
  • 8am - 10am
  • St. Charles Activity Center, 79 Harrison Street, Coldwater.
  • In addition to breakfast and a visit from Santa, there will also be crafts for kids. Plus homemade cookies will be on sale for $5 per pound.
  • For more information, call (517)278-5161.
  • Gillespie Funeral Home annual Holiday Food Drive.
  • 10am - 2:30pm
  • Drop off donations before or after the Coldwater Christmas parade. Enjoy holiday music, cookies, and hot cocoa and coffee. Donations go to the Branch Area Food Pantry.
  • Hometown Holiday in Downtown Coldwater
  • The Holiday Treats parade will begin at 10 a.m. with Santa taking his post at Coldwater Executive Suites from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (AND AGAIN DEC. 7TH FROM 11 A.M. TO 1 P.M.)
  • Coldwater Choirs will be caroling through the streets - Randall Hazelbaker will entertain in various businesses! This is a great opportunity for retailers to have a sale - restaurants to prepare something special - and service and professional businesses to invite people into your business to have a cookie and punch and meet the staff!!! Happy Holidays and lets show people what we've got in beautiful downtown Coldwater!
  • Michigan State Police "Stuff the Blue Goose' (patrol car)
  • 11am - 7pm
  • Collecting new toys and non-perishable food items at Family Farm and Home, Coldwater Wal-Mart, and Michigan State Police Post in Coldwater. For more information, call (517)404-8445.
  • December 1st - 2nd, 2012

  • 23rd annual Bethlehem Marketplace
  • 1pm - 5pm
  • Fairview Missionary Church at the corner of State Road 827 and County Road 200 North, Angola, IN.
  • www.fairview-missionary.org
  • December 2nd, 2012

  • Annual Community Christmas Sing and Wassail
  • 6pm
  • Presbyterian Church, 52 Marshall Street, Coldwater
  • December 4th, 2012

  • "Community Health Center of Branch County "Celebration of Lights"
  • 5:30pm
  • Ceremony at the Community Care and Conference Center.
  • www.chcbc.com
  • December 5th, 2012

  • Annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale
  • 9am - 2pm
  • H and C Burnside Senior Center, 65 Grahl Drive, Coldwater
  • December 6th, 2012

  • Legg Middle School Winter Band Concert
  • 6:30 pm
  • Coldwater High School
  • December 6th - 8th, 2012

  • Branch County Community Theatre's presentation of "A Christmas Story"
  • 7:00 pm
  • Tibbits Opera House, Coldwater
  • www.tibbits.org
  • December 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th, 2012

  • Little River Railroad "Holiday Express"
  • 2pm
  • Come join the train ride through the beautiful countryside. Meet Santa Claus on the train. In the depot enjoy hot cocoa and cookies! Round trip from Coldwater to Quincy approximately 2 hours.
  • Little River Railroad 29 W. Park Ave. Coldwater, MI 49036
  • www.LittleRiverRailroad.com
  • For more information 517-279-7687 or 517-215-0751
  • December 11th, 2012

  • The students of St. Charles Borromeo School in Coldwater present a musical version of the Christmas story
  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Tibbits Opera House, Coldwater
  • Students will also share items they've collected for their adopted service projects, such as Beginnings Care for Life, Toys for Tots, and others.
  • December 19th, 2012

  • Legg Middle School Christmas Choir Concert
  • 7:00pm
  • Tibbits Opera House, Coldwater
  • December 20th, 2012

  • Coldwater High School Christmas Choir Concert
  • 7:00pm
  • Tibbits Opera House, Coldwater
Battle CreekBack to Top
  • November 1, 2012

  • An Olde Fashioned Christmas
  • Cornwell's Turkeyville
  • 12-4 PM (Repeating Thursdays)
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  • November 10, 2012

  • Operation Christmas: Shoebox Packing Party
  • Calvary Baptist Church
  • 9 AM-2 PM
  • November 17 - December 31, 2012

  • International Festival of Lights
  • Downtown Battle Creek
  • 5-9 PM
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  • November 17, 2012

  • Battle Creek Holiday Parade
  • Downtown Battle Creek
  • 6-8:30 PM
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  • November 26, 2012

  • Marshall Christmas Parade
  • Downtown Marshall
  • 7-8:45 PM
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  • December 8, 2012

  • Brass Band Holiday Concert
  • W.K. Kellogg Auditorium
  • 7:30-10 PM
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  • December 15, 2012

  • From Holiday to Broadway
  • W.K. Kellogg Auditorium
  • 7:30-11 PM
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  • October 27th, 2012 to December 15th, 2012 (Every Saturday)

  • Holland Farmers Market
  • Eighth Street Market Place
  • Over 50 vendors participate in the Holland Farmers Market twice each week, offering freshly picked fruit and vegetables of every variety, beautiful bouquets of flowers, and plants for home and garden. A wide variety of baked goods, all natural honey, herbs and spices, and farm fresh cheeses, eggs, and meats are also available, in addition to unique garden art and furniture,
  • November 24th, 2012 to December 8th, 2012 (Every Saturday)

  • Holiday Kerstmarkt
  • Eighth Street Market Place
  • Bring your list and check it twice! This open-air European Christmas Market at the Eighth Street Market Place is an ideal place to shop for unique handcrafted gifts and enjoy authentic Dutch holiday treats. Sixteen vendors are housed in historically crafted booths offering fresh greenery, trees, wreaths, hand-knit clothing and accessories, wooden boxes and toys, pet items,
  • November 26th to December 10th

  • Storytime with Sinterklaas
  • Nelis' Dutch Village
  • You and your family are invited to hear Sinterklaas tell stories in this centuries-old Dutch tradition. Nelis' Dutch Village preserves this tradition with "Storytime with Sinterklaas" and all are welcome to come and listen to Sinterklaas share the old Dutch stories.
  • November 26th, 2012

  • Zeeland Christmas Parade
  • 6:30pm
  • November 27th

  • Holland Christmas Parade
  • 6:30pm
  • December 1st, 2012

  • Cookie Walk and Gift Basket Silent Auction
  • Christ our Saviour Lutheran Church
  • Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church of Holland will be having a Cookie Walk and Gift Basket Silent Auction on Dec. 1, 2012 from 9-2 p.m This event will be a sure place to find unique/one of a kind gifts for everyone on your Christmas gift lists. For the cookie walk, there will be a wide variety of cookies to choose from to help you with your own Holiday gatherings.
  • December 2nd

  • The Annual Coopersville Santa Claus Parade
  • Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 7pm
  • One of the original night-time parades in Michigan, this annual event begins immediately following the lighting of Lori's Tree at the corner of Eastmanville & Main Streets. Guests are invited to a free ride on the Coopersville & Marne Railway Shuttle from East Street adjacent to the school campus to the downtown area. After their return ride they are invited to have free refreshments while the children have a visit with Santa, get their faces painted and more.
  • November 16th-December 30th

  • Nite Lites Winter Wonderland
  • Decorated Holiday Trees, Santa Claus, Food and Drinks
  • American One Fair Events Center
  • November 16th, 2012

  • 2012 Jackson Christmas Parade (Jingle Bell Christmas)
  • Parade goes West on Cortland then First St. to Michigan and East on Michigan Ave until Francis
  • Downtown Jackson
  • November 17th, 2012

  • Holiday Discover Downtown Again "DDA" Day
  • Historic tours, special sales, fashion show
  • Downtown Jackson
  • November 24th, 2012

  • Christmas Wish List Arts and Crafts Show
  • One of the areas largest arts and crafts shows, with many artists and crafters
  • American One Fair Events Center
  • December 1st, 2012

  • 2nd annual Christmas Craft Show - EJ Band Boosters
  • Unique Holiday gifts and items to decorate your home for the season
  • East Jackson High School, 1566 N. Sutton R.
  • December 2nd, 2012

  • Special Olympics Christmas Auction
  • Auction starts at 3pm Doors open at 2pm. Stop in and do all your Christmas Shopping.
  • All new items. Toys, Tools, Appliances, Blankets, Socks, Hats, Gift Items, Something for everyone. Baked goods sale. Proceeds go to Special Olympics.
  • Lyle Torrant 1175 Parnall Rd. Jackson, MI 49202
  • December 8th, 2012

  • JSO Community Music School - Hip Hop Nutracker
  • Learn to hip hop dance
  • Jackson Symphony Orchestra Performing Arts Center
  • December 9th, 2012

  • Jackson Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
  • Joyous Family Concert
  • First United Methodist Church
  • December 14th, 2012, December 21st, 22nd

  • Christmas in the City - Christmas Cabaret at the Michigan Theatre
  • Live Holiday Performance for the 7th year
  • Michigan Theatre
KalamazooBack to Top
  • November 3rd, 2012

  • 15th Annual Christmas Boutique Arts & Craft Show
  • Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo, MI
  • November 10th, 2012

  • The Annual Kalamazoo Holiday Parade
  • Downtown Kalamazoo
  • A Holiday Celebration
  • Kalamazoo Valley Museum
  • November 28th, 2012

  • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis
  • Miller Auditorium
  • December 1st, 2012

  • It's A Wonderful Life
  • First Baptist Church
  • Holiday Kalamazoo Indoor Flea & Farmers Market
  • Kalamazoo County Expo Center
  • Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Winter Weekend
  • Bring your holiday shopping list to Saturday's open house, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and find unique, fish-themed gifts and more at the Fish Market Gift Shop.
  • The gift shop is located inside the visitor center and operated by the Friends of Wolf Lake. Visitors can also tap into their creative talents and make their own gifts. Staff will be on hand to teach visitors how to make a jig or tie a fly, or create their own one-of-a kind artwork.
  • www.michigan.gov/wolflakevc
  • December 2nd, 2012

  • Mrs. Claus Tea
  • W.K. Kellogg Manor House
  • Bachfest Christmas
  • Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College
  • Handel's Messiah
  • Miller Auditorium
  • December 5th, 2012

  • Winter Wonderland
  • The Annual Winter Wonderland starts at 6 pm with a Fire Truck Parade - decorated Fire Trucks from all over the area. Following parade, visit with Santa, enjoy free hot dogs, hot chocolate and donut holes, check out the specials at all the local shops, and more. Finish the great night with fireworks!
  • Downtown Galesburg
  • Holiday Spice Tea
  • Celebrate the holiday season, while dining with friends and family during a Holiday Tea at the beautiful, seasonally-decorated W.K. Kellogg Manor House. Pre-paid reservations are requested. To reserve a table for you and your friends, please call 269-671-2400 or e-mail conference@msu.kbs.edu. Members of the Manor receive a 10% discount.
  • W.K. Kellogg House Manor
  • December 7th, 2012

  • A Christmas Carol Dinner
  • Celebrate the holiday season with friends, family or someone special with an elegant, holiday dinner at the MSU Kellogg Biological Station's historic, beautifully decorated W.K. Kellogg Manor House, located on Gull Lake near Hickory Corners, MI. For more information or to make a reservation, contact the KBS Conference center at 269-671-2400 or e-mail: conference@kbs.msu.edu. Reservations are required.
  • Cost: $45 per person, tax and gratuity are not included.
  • W.K. Kellogg House Manor
  • December 8th, 2012

  • Annual Holiday at Home Hop
  • It's time for the 4th Annual Holiday at Home Hop in the Milwood neighborhood.
  • Why fight the traffic busy shopping centers this Holiday season?
  • Come shop from multiple Michigan vendors in a home setting for the holiday. Brought to you by The 837 Group, a business resource group for women entrepreneurs in support of The Hope Project of Muskegon, Mi.One grand prize is a $150 gift cert to The Henderson Castle Bed & Breakfast.
  • Visit each home & each vendor and be entered into our prize drawings to win gifts donated from our vendors. There are multiple chances to win! Get your punch card at any home.
  • Home A ~ 1919 Paddington Rd, 49001
  • Home B ~ 2013 Paddington Rd, 49001
  • Home C ~ 2119 Bloomfield, 49001
  • Home D ~ 2423 Bender Rd, 49002
  • Milwood Neighborhood
  • Holiday Bazaar
  • Woods Lake Elementary is hosting a Holiday Bazaar with many Arts/Craft booths and vendors of independant home-based businesses. There will also be a special room where you can pay a small fee, drop off your child who will be supervised to make crafts of their own WHILE YOU SHOP!
  • Woods Lake Elementary School
  • December 9th, 2012

  • Mistletoe Tea
  • Celebrate the holiday season, while dining with friends and family during a Holiday Tea at the beautiful, seasonally-decorated W.K. Kellogg Manor House. Pre-paid reservations are requested. To reserve a table for you and your friends, please call 269-671-2400 or e-mail conference@msu.kbs.edu. Members of the Manor receive a 10% discount.
  • W.K. Kellogg Manor House
  • The Holiday Season in 19th Century Kalamazoo
  • With the holiday season upon us, Tom Dietz will look back at 19th century observances of Christmas and New Year's Day. How did the customs and traditions of the 1800s differ from ours?
  • Kalamazoo Valley Musuem
  • December 13th, 2012

  • Evergreen Wreath Class
  • Class participants will create a rich wreath comprised of high quality fir evergreens and other broadleaf evergreens that will beautifully accent any home. Beginners as well as seasoned class members will be successful in designing a unique and personal wreath.
  • Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
  • Holiday Lunch
  • Enjoy a delicious holiday lunch while experiencing the winter scenery and the historic, beautiful seasonally-decorated W.K. Kellogg Manor House. Former estate of the Kellogg Company founder, the W.K. Kellogg Manor House is located on picturesque Gull Lake near Hickory Corners, and has been restored to its original grandeur, creating a unique and unforgettable setting. Pre-paid reservations are requested. To reserve a table for you and your friends, please call 269-671-2400 or e-mail conference@msu.kbs.edu. Members of the Manor receive a 10% discount.
  • W.K. Kellogg Manor House
  • December 14th, 2012

  • Comfort and Joy Dinner
  • Celebrate the holiday season with friends, family or someone special with an elegant, holiday dinner at the MSU Kellogg Biological Station's historic, beautifully decorated W.K. Kellogg Manor House, located on Gull Lake near Hickory Corners, MI. For more information or to make a reservation, contact the KBS Conference center at 269-671-2400 or e-mail: conference@kbs.msu.edu. Reservations are required.
  • W.K. Kellogg Manor House
  • December 15th, 2012

  • Holiday Expo
  • Great holiday shopping and fun. Multi-vendor event including Scentsy, Pampered Chef, jewelry, crafters and much more!
  • Kalamazoo County Expo Center
  • December 16th, 2012

  • Holiday Delights Formal Holiday Concert
  • "Holiday Delights" Kalamazoo Children's Chorus' Formal Holiday Concert. A celebration of choral music during the most magical time of the year! One-hundred and seventy children's voices raised in song will lift your spirits and bring you joy this holiday season!
  • Chenery Auditorium
  • Holiday Brunch
  • Enjoy a delicious and extravagant Sunday brunch while enjoying the winter scenery and the historic, beautiful seasonally-decorated W.K. Kellogg Manor House. Seating is in the living room and breakfast room. Pre-paid reservations are requested. To reserve a table for you and your friends, please call 269-671-2400 or e-mail conference@msu.kbs.edu. Members of the Manor receive a 10% discount.
  • W.K. Kellogg Manor House
  • December 17th, 2012

  • Holiday Arrangement Class
  • Looking for a unique long lasting floral arrangement to give as a gift, or display in your home? This class is for you. Class participants will create a festive arrangement using natural materials that will last several weeks if watered. All skill levels welcome, but definitely is aimed to the beginner level.
  • Cost: $52 per person
  • Kellogg Bird Sanctuary
  • Glen Erin Pipe Band
  • Lansing City Hall
  • 7:15-8:00pm
  • Capitol City Jazz Society (Instrumental Jazz)
  • Lansing City Hall
  • 8:00-8:30pm
  • Silver Bells Fun Run
  • 2.5 mile Fun Run (walk) starts in front of State Capitol at 5pm
  • Downtown Lansing
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  • Radio Disney Road Crew
  • Music, Games and prizes on the steps of the State Capitol 5-6pm
  • Downtown Lansing
  • Silver Bells Village
  • Holiday shopping, refreshments and 2012 Silver Bells commemorative ornament
  • 100 E. Block of Allegan Street between South Washington Square and Grand Avenue
  • 16th Annual Electric Light Parade
  • 60 units decked out with thousands of lights, local High School bands, carriages
  • Downtown Lansing
  • Lighting of the Official State Tree
  • Tree lighting takes place at 7:20pm in front of State Capitol
  • Downtown Lansing
  • Fireworks
  • Dazzling fireworks display (weather permitting) over the dome of the State Capitol
  • Downtown Lansing
  • Coco Jones live in Concert at 7:45pm
  • Downtown Lansing
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Lost Christmas Eve at 8pm
  • Breslin Center, East Lansing, MI
  • November 17th, 2012

  • Michigan Pharmacy Foundation Fall Fest
  • 408 Kalamazoo Plaza, Lansing, MI 48933
  • November 23rd, 2012:

  • Howell Fantasy of Lights
  • Fantasy of Lights Parade 7 p.m.
  • Don't miss this traditional start of the Holiday Season in the Howell area! This spectacular nighttime parade includes dozens of illuminated floats, marching bands, over 50 other entries, and of course, Santa Claus.
  • November 27th, 2012:

  • Mannheim Steamroller
  • 750 E. Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI (Wharton Center)
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  • December 8th, 2012

  • Sweets & Treats with Santa
  • 7550 W. Willow- 1 mile north of Horrocks, Lansing, MI(Delta Township Community Center)
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  • December 8th, 2012

  • A Jazzy Little Christmas
  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  • East Lansing, MI
  • December 11th, 2012

  • 12 Gifts of Christmas
  • Goodrich Lansing Mall 6
  • Lansing Charter Township
  • December 14th, 2012 to December 16th, 2012

  • A Christmas Cabaret
  • 750 E. Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI (Wharton Center)
  • December 15th, 2012

  • Horse and Carriage Rides
  • 3:009m
  • Eastwood Towne Center - 3003 Preyde Blvd Lansing, MI 48912
  • Enjoy free horse and carriage rides around Eastwood Towne Center. Pick up and drop off location is between Mitchell's Fish Market and Bravo! Cucina Italiana.
  • For more information call: (517) 316-9209.
  • Stories with Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • 10:00am
  • Eastwood Towne Center - 3003 Preyde Blvd Lansing, MI 48912
  • Warm up by the fire at Schuler Books & Music and enjoy cookies and milk while listening to Santa and Mrs. Claus read holiday stories. Cameras are welcome.
  • For more information call: (517) 316-9209.
  • November 23rd, 2012

  • Mason Holiday's Celebration
  • Ingham County Courthouse at 121 E. Maple Street, Mason, MI
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    December 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd

  • Williamston Theatre Presents "Ebenezer"
  • 122 S. Putnam St., Williamston, MI

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