What's On This Weekend: December 22-24

Are you feeling merry yet? It's not too late to head out for a last-minute dose of Christmas cheer. Festive readings of The Grinch and musical retellings of A Christmas Carol, train rides real and on the silver screen, chances to hang out with Santa and his elves, twinkly illuminations and snow-covered slopes are just some of the cheery happenings awaiting Southwest Michigan families.

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  • Whisk the kids away in their pjs for a festive reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, hot cocoa, cookies and a visit from Santa in St Joe (through Saturday)

  • Watch a mesmerizing spin on Charles Dickens’ beloved tale, the Christmas Carol Ballet, in Grand Rapids (through Saturday)

  • Hop on the festively bedecked train for a leisurely ride through Eden Springs Park at House of David in Benton Harbor (through Saturday)

  • Stop by Santa's quaint little cottage in downtown St Joe for visits and keepsake photos (through Saturday)

  • Don your comfiest pajamas and head to the Century Center in South Bend for a free screening of The Polar Express


  • Visit Santa, eat a yummy breakfast, make a craft and play along with an interactive holiday band at the Fernwood Botanical Garden in Niles

  • Drop kids off for the Sneaky Elves Workshop at the Holland Arts Council to make and wrap secret gifts for the whole family


  • Spend the holidays on the slopes at Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area in Jones

Click on over to the Southwest Michigan Kids calendar for more info.

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