Believe it or not, December has arrived with all of it’s fun and festive events happening in and around Grand Rapids! If your family is in need of a Christmas tree, make sure to visit Vormittag Tree Farm where we filmed this month’s 3x3 (err...2x2) video and Scott picked up his Christmas tree before we left. Our team is excited to get out and enjoy all of the holiday fun with our friends and family this year and if you’re in need of some ideas, check out all of the events below!

 

Meanwhile, our growing team is here to help you buy and sell real estate, even during the holiday season!

 

 

Frederik Meijer Gardens holiday Cultures around the World Exhibit 

November 26th through January 5th

Frederik Meijer Gardens

Visit this exhibit on the authenticity of the symbols of beloved holiday traditions - it's an idyllic spot to center your thoughts on the true meaning of the holidays. Go enjoy the glow of over 300,000 lights, strolling carolers, rooftop reindeer and 46 international trees and displays any time.

 

Cirque de la Symphonie

December 19th 7:30pm

DeVos Performance Hall

Since 2009, Cirque de la Symphonie has spent part of each Christmas season in Grand Rapids. Celebrating its 10th annual Cirque de Noel with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Cirque de la Symphonie’s company of acrobats, jugglers, contortionists and aerial artists makes merry with amazing feats of agility and strength, accompanied by beloved Christmas songs and classical favorites. 7:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 19-20 in DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. Tickets start at $32.

 

The Nutcracker by Grand Rapids Ballet

Fridays-Sundays December 13th-22nd

DeVos Performance Hall

This holiday tradition returns to the grandeur of DeVos Performance Hall with sets by famed children’s book author and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg (The Polar Express, Jumanji), Broadway-quality set design by Tony Award winner Eugene Lee (Wicked, Sweeney Todd, Saturday Night Live), choreography by Val Caniparoli, and the live music of your Grand Rapids Symphony brought to you by James and Mary Nelson.

 

BYOB Christmas Lights Tour

Friday & Saturday after Thanksgiving through the end of the year

Craft Beer Cellar

All of the Holiday feels can be found aboard this BYOB experience, winding you through some of the most notable lighting installations Grand Rapids has to offer.

Join in on the fun any Friday & Saturday after Thanksgiving through the end of the year!

 

Ride the Santa Train 

Fridays-Sundays November 30th through December 22nd.

Coopersville to Marne Railway

Board the Santa train for a 90-minute ride with elves, a storytelling princess and Santa. This jolly train travels from Coopersville to Marne. Enjoy this experience Fridays-Sundays November 30th through December 22nd.

 

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 6th 5:30-7:30pm

Rosa Parks Circle

The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be at Rosa Parks Circle again with plenty of dynamic attractions to officially kick off the holiday season in Grand Rapids! Be looking out for more information and details on this beloved event!