If all this snow isn't your cup of cocoa, stay cozily indoors with one of several stage performances (A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol are just a few), fun events at your local library or a dizzying array of crafts (snow globes, candles, cards, ornaments...) for the whole family across Southwest Michigan this weekend.
Stay warm, friends!
Glimpse a live display of the first Christmas at the Critter Barn (through Dec 30)
Don't miss a live production of A Charlie Brown Christmas at the Holland Civic Theatre (through Sunday)
Meet Santa, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, pet reindeer and more during a festive fundraising night in Zeeland
Grab your tickets for a time-honored performance of Charles' Dickens A Christmas Carol in Saugatuck (through Sunday)
Check out the model train display at the South Haven Memorial Library (through Saturday)
Sit down to a Nutcracker-themed tea party, with cookie decorating and dancing, at the Ballet Kalamazoo at The Station
Join Santa for a scrumptious breakfast and make a craft with his helpers at the Fernwood Botanical Garden in NilesLearn about animals, read books and meet a few friendly critters at the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland
Dip and roll candles and make pioneer-era holiday gifts and crafts, such as cornhusk dolls, German wax ornaments and more at the DeGraaf Nature Center in Holland
Enjoy lunch, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, and a visit from Santa and Mrs Claus at the historic Felt Mansion near Saugatuck
Create a mesmerizing, one-of-a-kind snow globe at the Fernwood Botanical Gardens
Watch a special showing of Finding Dory at the library in Bangor
Kick off the season with the timeless, enchanting Nutcracker in South Bend (through Dec 11)
Take a bus to Navy Pier's annual indoor winter carnival, with a toboggan tunnel, winter mini golf, tubing, ice skating and carnival rides, then check out the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights
Head to Eden Springs Park at House of David for a festive train ride and enchanting illuminations
Make your way to Bloomingdale for the Parade of Lights and Old Fashion Christmas with cookies and hot chocolate, visits with Santa, live music and more
Listen as 100+ performing artists take the stage in a vibrant yuletide program for all ages at Lake Michigan College's Mendel Center
Sing Christmas carols, nibble on holiday treats, listen to Christmas stories and design your own holiday card or ornament at the Cappon House in Holland
Make an ornament with items collected from nature at the Outdoor Discovery Center
Head to the New Buffalo Township Library for an afternoon of holiday caroling
Meet Santa and get your taken photo with him, plus enjoy holiday nature crafts at Sarett Nature Center in Benton Harbor
Enjoy the musical talents of the Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra during a winter concert at Bridgman High School
Check out the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar for all the fabulous details. And don't miss our Ultimate Southwest Michigan Winter Bucket List.