List: holiday family fun this weekend

A family ice skating

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) The holiday season is well under way, with so many activities for West Michigan families! Here are the top five picks from Maranda in this week’s Five Star Family Fun Update. To have the complete list emailed to you each week, click here.

Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids
Friday, December 5
The ice skating rink at Rosa Parks Circle opens for the season! Noon to 10 p.m. daily (weather permitting). $2 for adults, $1 for age 17 and younger. Skate rental free. 

Sinterklaas Eve, downtown Holland
Friday, December 5, 7 p.m.
St. Nicholas on a white horse leads procession from Eighth Street Market Place to Centennial Park. Refreshments and visits with Sinterklaas at Holland Museum. 

Breakfast with Santa, Salvation Army Kroc Center, Grand Rapids
Saturday, December 6, 10 a.m. – noon
Story time and photos with Santa, holiday craft, Christmas scavenger hunt, and breakfast buffet. $5 per person. Call ahead for registration: (616) 588-7200.

Christmas for the Animals, John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids
Saturday, December 6, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Watch as animals at the zoo get an animal enrichment “gift.” Party includes Santa and his reindeer and animal demonstrations. Free with donation of an animal enrichment item. Click here for the wish list.

Candy Cane Hunt, Bronson Park, Kalamazoo
Saturday, December 6, Noon – 2 p.m.
Candy cane hunt, activities, Santa visits, live music, arts and crafts. Free!

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