Let the holiday fun begin

Marching band parade

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) The holiday season kicks off in West Michigan this weekend with the Kalamazoo Holiday Parade. That made the list in this week’s Five Star Family Fun Update. Check out that and Maranda’s other top picks.

Mary Poppins, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
November 14 – December 14
grct.org
The story of the beloved nanny comes alive on the stage! Tickets $18-$35. See website for show times.

Kalamazoo Holiday Parade
Saturday, November 15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
downtownkalamazoo.org
The 51st annual Kalamazoo Holiday Parade features giant balloons and more than 80 community organizations, businesses, bands, and clowns. Route: Lovell St. to Park St. to Michigan Ave. to Pitcher St. back to Lovell St.

“It’s a Small World,” Kalamazoo Valley Museum
Saturday, November 15, noon – 4 p.m.
kalamazoomuseum.org
Stop by after the holiday parade to create crafts and gifts inspired by the stories of many cultures. The Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus sings at 1 p.m. Free!

“The Firebird Uncaged,” Blandford Nature Center, Grand Rapids
Saturday, November 15, 1 – 4 p.m.
blandfordnaturecenter.org
Help construct a mural out of natural materials to celebrate the Grand Rapids Symphony’s upcoming performance of “The Firebird.” The artwork will be on display at DeVos Performance Hall during the performance on November 22. Activity is free with admission to the Nature Center. Free for members.

LEGO Night, Grand Rapids Griffins, Van Andel Arena
Saturday, November 15, 7 p.m.
griffinshockey.com
LEGO-themed entertainment throughout the night, Griffins blockhead giveaway to all kids 12 and under, post-game autograph session with select Griffins players. Save $5+ with special GRkids.com promo code. See link for details: grkids.com

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