With Christmas day right around the corner, you need to do everything in your power to get into the festive spirit.

You do not have to spend any money to get into the holiday cheer.

Here are a few free events that will definitely have you screaming Merry Christmas!

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Walker Winterfest (December 1st)

If you want some free winter fun, head over to Walker Ice and Fitness Center.

You can take pictures with Santa, see live reindeer, and see the big tree lighting at 7:00 PM!


There will also be a live ice carving show from the Ice Guru. Plus, the first 300 people at the center will be able to ice skate for FREE!

Kentwood Tree Lighting & Holiday Light Parade (December 1st)

Take a carriage ride around Kentwood or have the kids tell Santa if they have been naughty or nice.

If you want to secure your spot on the nice list this year, the city of Kentwood is also accepting non-perishable food donations for their Little Free Pantry.

Grand Rapids Annual Tree Lighting (December 2nd)

Want to see one of the best Christmas tree light up in all of its glory?

Credit: Canva
Credit: Canva

From 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, you can see the annual tree lighting in Rosa Parks Circle.

West Side Christian School's 2022 Christmas Marketplace (December 3rd)

It's Christmas time! So you are probably worried about where to buy all of your Christmas gifts.

Well, shop local businesses at the WSCS Christmas Marketplace. From 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, you can shop with over 60 vendors with a variety of items, such as homemade ceramics, toys, candles, jewelry, decors, and more.

Holly Jolly Holiday Party (December 3rd)

Thanks to Allendale Charter Township and Allendale Township Library, you can celebrate the holidays in style.

Credit: Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland via Facebook
Credit: Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland via Facebook

You can chat it up with Santa, give a little love to a Husky sled dog, and get a little competitive with a holiday scavenger hunt.

Lowell's Annual Night-Time Santa Parade (December 3rd)

Most of the Christmas parades are in the daytime. This one is extra special since it does not start till 6:00 PM.

From a pancake supper, live nativity scene, Rudolph's Craft Workshop and so much more, you should grab your family for all of this Christmas fun.

Visit with Santa Claus and his Reindeer at the Comstock Park Flowerland (December 3rd)

If your little ones are begging to see Santa, you have found a way to become the best parent around.

Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/ThinkStock
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/ThinkStock

Grab your kiddies and meet Santa, Mrs. Claus, and a few reindeer friends at Comstock Park Flowerland.

2022 Jingle Bell Parade & Central Park Tree Lighting in Grand Haven (December 3rd)

Starting at 6:00 PM, the city of Grand Haven will be decked out in all things Christmas.

With light-up floats, Christmas music, costumes, and more, who wouldn't want to see the parade.

Electric Christmas tree

Plus, you may even see Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Walk-Thru Live Nativity (December 4th)

You can walk around outside, meet the animals, and see the manger scene from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

With free cocoa and goodie bags for the whole family, you can experience Christmas with the family.

West Michigan Christmas Light Displays to Light Up Your Holiday Season in 2022

'Tis the season for sparkling, twinkling Christmas lights. From walk-through and drive through options, find out when and where you can see holiday light displays in West Michigan here:

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