December 2020 3×3 – Deck The Halls!

Josh, Ross & Mitch are coming to you this month from Winchester to encourage you to enjoy local and virtual activities, entertainment, and more. There’s plenty of opportunities to get out to enjoy this holiday season and appreciate the beautiful first snow.

Winchester is a hip local restaurant in the Wealthy St business district. They've got a dynamic & diverse menu with loads of international & local options to enjoy. Winchester also has an enclosed patio so you & yours can safely & comfortably visit through the winter months!

We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy, safe, and enjoying the last days of sunshine and warmth of this Summer in West Michigan!

As always, our team is here as a resource for any of your real estate needs.

Local Business Spotlight:
Sally Ann
959 Lake Dr SE Suite 204 Grand Rapids
Hand-crafted, one of a kind bag & accessory store.

Beyond of Ada
551 Settlers Dr Suite 100, Ada
Retail store offering high-quality outdoor & activewear.

In-Person Events:
Marketplace at Muse

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4pm-7pm
Visit Muse for pop-ups from creative local businesses and artists for your holiday gifts. It's the perfect place to pick out your holiday gifts for the family!

Drive-Thru Lighted Santa Parade
December 5th,  6pm-8pm
Kent County Youth Fair
Join us for our first ever Drive-Thru Lighted Santa parade at the Kent County Fairgrounds. Watch the joy in your children's eyes as you enjoy the magical sights and all the Christmas lights from the comfort of your own car. You will enter at the South entrance of the fairgrounds and make your way through the Winter Wonderland. Don't forget to write that letter to Santa, rumor has it that he will be making a special appearance as well

Walker’s Jingle Bell Lane
December 3rd, 6pm-7:30pm
Walker Ice & Fitness Center
The City of Walker wants to spread some holiday cheer with a safe alternative to our traditional Winter Fest.
Join us for this festive FREE DRIVE-THRU event in the Walker Ice and Fitness Center parking lot! Enjoy Santa, his reindeer, and the brightly decorated WIFC!
Don't forget to bring jingle bells and your letters for Santa! We will have a drop box for the letters, as well as a box for Toys for Tots donations.

Christmas Tree Walk
Life Stream Church
Fun for the whole family! Come out and enjoy an outdoor walk through 40 Christmas Trees decorated by local businesses and organizations, nightly from November 27-January 2. On Fridays and Saturdays from 6-8PM (Nov 27/28, Dec 4/5, 11/12, and 18/19), there will be special events and activities such as food trucks, free hot cocoa, and more.

Walkthrough Sparta Candy Cane Lane
December 2nd – December 5th
Sparta is hosting a free lighted walkway to bring some magic to your month! The lights are lining the walking path, just beyond the Santa workshop where you can take a peak inside Santa's work station! Drop off a letter to Santa at the Chamber office (194 E Division) to get a reply from Santa (be sure to leave a return address!)

Giving Tuesday

December 1st – December 2nd

The HCS Parents’ Club is excited to invite you to join us on December 1 for our first #GivingTuesday campaign. This global generosity movement provides an opportunity for us to unite and support Christ-focused education.

Among the more than 35 activities the Parent’s Club financially supports, two significant areas are technology and field trips. From student-leader retreats to tours of the capital, and from Chromebooks to 3D Printing, these initiatives add depth to our students’ experience and inspire them toward greater learning.

Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 3rd 6:30pm

Join us at our Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Residents are invited to tune in to Facebook at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 to watch the lighting ceremony. Mayor Stephen Kepley will give a holiday greeting before lighting the tree. Viewers also will get a glimpse of the holiday lights and decorations around city campus.

AM Yoga: Donation-Based Classes

Mon/Wed 5:45pm & Tues/Thurs 9am

AM Yoga, a favorite local studio of ours, is currently offering donation-based, in-person and live-streamed yoga classes every week (oftentimes, nearly every day). Don’t miss out on this opportunity to prioritize your mental and physical health. Reach out to [email protected] for more info and access to other classes and meditations.

Experience: Gerald R Ford Museum Education & Learning

Explore the learning and educational resources at the DeVos Learning Center at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Explore many educational tours from home.

Visit: Grand Rapids Art Museum

Museums serve as important places for inspiration, reflection, and comfort. Visit the museum virtually today for a chance to learn & be inspired.