The Christmas weekend is upon us. I know there will be a lot of Christmas parties and gatherings this weekend. If you have some spare time and are looking for other is a list of 10 things to do around west Michigan this weekend. Have Fun!

Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.

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  • 1

    Let it Snow

    Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Friday, December 22nd, 2017 - 2:00 pm

    Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 - 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm

    Sunday, December 24th, 2017 - 2:00 pm

    Cost: $5

    Keyed to the music of the holiday season, this show features a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee. It includes a stunning multi-media finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, laser imagery and special effects. Great for all ages, especially families.

  • 2

    Basketball: Grand Rapids Drive vs. the Maine Red Claws

    The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49544

    Friday, December 22nd, 2017 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $5.00

    The Detroit Pistons presents the Grand Rapids Drive vs. the Maine Red Claws. Doors open at 6 pm with Tip-Off at 7 pm

  • 3

    Grand Rapids Symphony: Old National Bank Cirque de Noël

    DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, December 22nd, 2017 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $32

    Experience the magic of Christmas, the wonder of Cirque, and the beauty of live orchestra! This ultimate family tradition features awe-inspiring performances by aerialists, acrobats, contortionists and jugglers, choreographed to your favorite seasonal music as Cirque de la Symphonie artists share the stage with your Grand Rapids Pops.

  • 4

    Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience

    20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, December 22nd, 2017 - 9:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets are $15

    Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band is coming to Grand Rapids.  Don't miss out on this tribute band and listen to all of your favorites like 'Beat it' and 'Man in the Mirror.'

  • 5


    Various Locations

    Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 - Various Hours

    Sunday, December 24th, 2017 - Various Hours

    I know a lot of people (including me) will be out finishing up their Christmas shopping this weekend. We have put together a list of the stores that will be open on Saturday, December 23rd and Sunday, December 24th. Here is the list.

  • 6

    Drive-In Movie: The Polar Express

    Kent District Library - Cascade Township Branch, 2870 Jacksmith Ave., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 - 10:30 am

    Cost: Free

    Watch the movie “The Polar Express” in your own cardboard train cars! Come in and decorate your very own train car to enjoy the movie in. Pillows and blankets are suggested to help you get nice and cozy! Sponsored by The Friends of the Cascade Library.

  • 7

    Mommy & Me Winter Ball

    Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, 187 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 - 2:00 pm-6:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets are $20. Kids are free.

    Mothers. This is a new holiday tradition for you and your family to experience. Live DJ Playing kid friendly Top 40 and Christian Music.

  • 8

    Mega 80's: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

    The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, December 23rd, 2017 - 8:00 pm

    Cost: $12

    Get ready for the Christmas party to end all Christmas parties! The Mega 80's bring you a joyous night of retro 80's holiday cheer in the form of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. Break out those ugly sweaters from the past!

  • 9

    Founders Christmas Eve Pickin' Party with Mark Lavengood & Friends

    Founders Taproom, 235 Grandville Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Sunday, December 24th, 2017 - 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Founders Brewing Co. cordially invites you to a very special event at Founders Taproom - a Christmas Eve Pickin' Party featuring Mark Lavengood & Friends! Gather 'round with friends & family, enjoy a beer, and listen to some great Bluegrass performed by some of the genre's finest. This engagement is totally free, all-ages, and takes place from 2-4pm.

  • 10

    Christmas Eve Services

    Various Locations

    Sunday, December 24th, 2017 - Various times

    Many churches will be holding services on Christmas Eve. Some will be in the morning, others will be in the evening or even a midnight service. Check with the church of your choice to see what they have planned.