GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) West Michigan is a winter wonderland full of family fun as the holiday season continues. Check out Maranda’s top picks of family-friendly events this weekend in the Five Star Family Fun Update. To have the complete list emailed to you each week, click here.
Live Nativity, Critter Barn, Zeeland
Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14
Indoor nativity, visit animals, photos of Bethlehem, hands-on fun. Nativity is every day except Sundays and Mondays through December 30. See website for times. Admission is free; donations accepted.
The Nutcracker, DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids
Starting Friday, December 12
See the classic holiday tale as re-imagined by “The Polar Express” author Chris Van Allsburg. Performances run December 12 – 14 and 19 – 21. Ticket prices range from $20 to $54.
The Great Candy Cane Hunt, Pinery Park, Wyoming
Saturday, December 13, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Children can hunt for hidden candy canes throughout the park, games, a craft project, and lunch. Santa will be there. $4 for residents ages 3-14, $6 for non-residents, $2 for all others.
Homestead Holiday, DeGraaf Nature Center, Holland
Saturday, December 13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Make it and take it crafts, cookies, hot chocolate. Free admission; fee for crafts.
Kevin Kammeraad’s Seventh Annual Winter Wonderland Concert, Grand Rapids Public Library
Saturday, December 13, 3 p.m.
Interactive, all-ages winter holiday show featuring Kevin Kammeraad and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe. Free!
*Special event* Holiday Memories of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Monday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Wealthy Street Theater
Participants can attend a live taping of a holiday television special.