Help your children imagine the first Christmas with Critter Barn’s Live Nativity. Enjoy a photo display of Bethlehem and Galilee where Christ lived, plus inspirational music, costumed characters and live animals in the heated barn. A detailed schedule is available at critterbarn.org.
Zeeland’s annual Christmas Parade is a heartwarming, lighted parade, which is guaranteed to bring smiles to spectators of all ages. Among the creative entries, walking groups and marching bands, the grand finale of the parade is the highly anticipated appearance of Santa Claus.
Available for the first time for performances on a live stage, the beloved annual television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” includes the classic song “Christmas Time is Here” and the music of Vince Guaraldi.
Grand Haven Community Center
Dec. 2, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Dec. 3, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with handcrafted arts and crafts. The show includes more than 50 booths with a variety of items and fresh wreaths. Food is available.
421 Columbus St.
Winterfest at the mansion
The felt estate
Dec. 10, Noon–2 p.m.
The free event, presented by The Friends of the Felt Estate, includes lunch, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting and, of course, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
6597 138th Ave.
“Whootville” Christmas Parade
Dec. 3, 1 p.m.
Don’t miss this main event and official kickoff of the holiday season for the Saugatuck-Douglas area. Dress up as your favorite Whoville character and join Saugatuck’s festive holiday parade, which will be led by Whoville’s fabled mayor as Parade Marshal.