Jingle all the way to 6 holly, jolly Christmas stops

1. “Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas Musical”

Holland Civic Theatre

Featuring all-new songs including “Twelve Days Prior to Christmas,” “Santa Ain’t Comin’ to Our House,” and “We Three Kings of Orient Are Us,” Nuncrackers at Holland Civic Theatre is sure to make you laugh and maybe tug on your heartstrings.

Show dates:
Nov. 24 — 7 p.m.
Nov. 25 — 2 p.m.
Nov. 26 — 2 p.m.
Nov. 30 — 7 p.m.
Dec. 1 — 7 p.m.
Dec. 2 — 2 & 7 p.m.
Dec. 7 — 7 p.m.
Dec. 8 — 7 p.m.
Dec. 9 — 2 & 7 p.m.

50 W. Ninth St.
Holland
616-396-2021
hollandcivictheatre.org

2. “Whootville” Christmas Parade, Santa’s Workshop & Tree Lighting

Saugatuck — Dec. 2

A north pole rumor indicates Santa will make a special appearance during The Annual Christmas Parade down Butler Street. Afterward, enjoy the return of Santa’s Workshop at The Annex (Coral Gables) on Water Street. Then, head to the Rose Garden at Mason and Butler Streets for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Schedule:
Parade — 1 p.m.; Santa’s Workshop — 1:30–4 p.m.
Tree Lighting Ceremony — 5 p.m.

Photo: Marc Photography

3. Feel the Zeel of Giving

Zeeland — Dec. 6–8, 5:30–8 p.m. 

Go on a horse-drawn trolley ride, visit Santa, pet live reindeer, put a letter in Santa’s mailbox, and enjoy extended holiday shopping hours and in-store promotions. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Shields of Hope West Michigan.

616-772-6400
cityofzeeland.com

Photo: Baragar Pines Farm

4. Baragar Pines Farm

Fennville

Baragar Pines Farm offers U-cut and fresh-cut Christmas trees. Pre-cut Frasier fir trees arrive each week from local farms. The blue spruces range in size from 3 to 6 feet and the white pines range from 4 to 8 feet. The Christmas Barn has wreaths, garland, hot chocolate and hot cider.

Open:
Nov. 24–26 — 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Dec. 2–3 — 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Dec. 9–10 — 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Dec. 16–17 — 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Dec. 23–24 — 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

2661 64th St.,
Fennville
269-455-9390

Photo: Critter Barn

5. Live Nativity

Critter Barn

The Live Nativity scene at Critter Barn gives children a hands-on experience that helps them understand and envision the first Christmas. Visitors will enjoy photos of Israel, plus inspirational music, costumed characters and live animals.

Schedule:
Dec. 5–7 — 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 8–9 — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Dec. 12–14 — 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 15–16 — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Dec. 19 — 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 20–23 — 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 27–30 — 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: Once every two hours
• Fridays and Saturdays: Hourly

9275 Adams St.
Zeeland
616-748-1110

Photo: Tri-Cities Kiwanis

6. Santa House

Grand Haven

Hosted by Tri-Cities Kiwanis, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be staying at their Grand Haven home for the holidays. Be sure to catch up with the jolly couple before they head back to the North Pole. There is no charge to visit, but donations are accepted for photos.

Schedule:
Dec. 5–8 — 6–8 p.m.
Dec. 9 — 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Dec. 12–15 — 6–8 p.m.
Dec. 16 — 11:30 a.m.–4:30 pm
Dec. 19–22 — 6–8 p.m.

Plaza next to Jumpin’ Java
215 Washington St.
Grand Haven
616-847-1029

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