Grand Rapids kicks off the holiday season this weekend with the annual tree lighting ceremony at Rosa Parks Circle. Santa makes a stop at an area orchard, and the Grand Rapids Symphony presents holiday favorite “Home Alone” in concert. That’s not all. See what else is happening this weekend!
Spend an afternoon checking out the “fantastic creatures” of John Ball Zoo or wake up early for an outdoor fitness session followed by coffee in igloos at Outside Coffee Co. You can also help The Mitten celebrate its sixth birthday, hear from area storytellers spinning tales for national Telebration, and check out winter fashions from Burton during a runway show at The BOB.
Picture this: It’s a Saturday night. The air is breezy and warm, and the sun is slowly setting. You’re in your favorite city, surrounded by friends and immersed in a sea of laughter, dancing music, and a type of communal happiness you can’t find just anywhere in Grand Rapids. You are hanging out in BOB’s Beer Garden, Grand Rapids’ newest outdoor space.
There is so much happening in Grand Rapids this weekend it was hard to narrow it down, but hopefully, we’ve got recommendations that will suit everyone’s interests. From Actors’ Theatre’s first performance of the season to a silent disco and a new laser light show that will “rock you,” you’re sure to find something fun to do this weekend.
Head out to Holland this weekend for the final days of Tulip Time or stay in Grand Rapids and get your glow on at Eve’s annual black light festival. You can also do some last minute shopping on Sunday for mom at Vintage Street Market.