Family fun for Thanksgiving weekend

Elf by Broadway Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) The kids are out of school for Thanksgiving break, but after the turkey is served, what do you do next? Maranda has her top five picks in this week’s Five Star Family Fun Update. To have the complete list emailed to you each week, click here.

GiftWorks: Make It, Take It, Give It, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
Wednesday, November 26 – Saturday, December 27
grcm.org
Each week, kids and grownups can make a gift to give to someone special. Projects include a birdfeeder, pencil bag, bracelet, keychain, or mini book. Free with admission. Check website for dates and times.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, St. Cecilia Music Center, Grand Rapids
Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30
careballet.org
CARE Ballet Company performs the beloved ballet story. The performance is one hour long, making it perfect for young audiences. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults, available online.

If You Just Believe, Holland Civic Theatre
November 28, 29, 30 and December 6, 11, 12 , 13
hollandcivictheatre.org
Stories from Santa’s lap are told in this locally written play. Complete with dueling dads, tired moms and your favorite Christmas songs, this show is sure to warm your heart and get you ready for the holiday season!  Tickets $10 each.

“Elf the Musical,” DeVos Performance Hall
Friday, November 28 – Sunday, November 30
broadwaygrandrapids.com
See the classic holiday film come to life on the stage with fun songs and dancing! Tickets start at $30.

A Day with the Clauses, South Haven City Hall
Saturday, November 29, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Part of the annual Festival of Trees. Family-oriented event features Breakfast with the Clauses, a LEGO challenge, craft, and snack. For prices, call (269) 637-4342.

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