Winter parties for the family this weekend

There’s a lot going on in West Michigan this weekend. Check out some of these events Maranda tracked down. From family fun in the snow to some musical events, there’s a little bit of something for everyone!

Grand Haven Winterfest

Thursday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 26 – All day

Celebrate winter in Grand Haven with a full weekend of events. You can see the Intergalactic Human Sled Race, Family Dog Pull, Luau Extravaganza, Kids Day, Polar Plunge, Snow Angel Contest, and more. Weekend passes are $10 and includes the Luau Entertainment tent, as well as discounts and specials at many restaurants and bars.


Grand Rapids WinterWest 2014 at Richmond Park

Friday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 9 – All day

The annual event kicks off at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 25. Throughout the event, you can see a hockey tournament, FatBike Bike Race, a Crazy Cardboard Sled Competition, and more. Check out the website and Facebook fan page for updates on events.


Peter and the Wolf, Grand Rapids Symphony Lollipops Series, Sunshine Community Church

Saturday, Jan. 25, 10:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

A 45 minute production for kids ages 4-7. $5


Wintervention, downtown Zeeland

Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Zeeland holds its annual five-city snowman building competition.


The Harlem Globetrotters at Van Andel Arena

Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m.

The fans get to choose the rule of the game with the Harlem Globetrotters’ 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour. Go online at vote on new rules to be used in actual games. Then check out the always entertaining show at Van Andel Arena. Tickets range from $21 to $95. Get them through or call (800) 745-3000.

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