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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. Santa House
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.