Events, Food & Drink

The 411 in the 616: Baby, It’s Cold Outside

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I couldn’t be more thankful for all of you reading this and to see what this next year holds for The GR Guide. With November coming to a close this week and December arriving I’m actually looking forward to some snow on the ground and some chilly weather. If you’re looking for some fun things to do this week in Grand Rapids you’re at the right place because this week’s 411 in the 616 has some great events, local links and my latest obsessions. I hope you have a good week!

Rose's Reeds LakeEvents:


If you’re planning a wedding, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower in 2018/2019 stop by Long Road Distillers to for a wedding celebration in the Rickhouse to see what the venue has to offer on Monday, November 27 from 6-8 PM.

Stop by Cannonsburg Village for their 27th annual tree lighting and cookies and beverages at Honey Creek Inn on Monday, November 27 from 6-9 PM


Get your home ready for the holiday season with Ludemas Christmas open house on Tuesday, November 28 from 5-8 PM. Enjoy Christmas themed games, a hot chocolate bar, custom Poinsettia station, garlands, and 20% discount if you donate new or gently used hats, gloves, socks or scarves.

Head out to Downtown Holland for their Parade of Lights on Tuesday, November 28 from 6:30-8:30 PM.


Make your way to Sandy Point Beach House to see Tony & Wally perform live on Wednesday, November 29 from 6-9 PM.

Lake Day Hat Reeds LakeThursday:

Starting from November 30 – December 3 you can head to Rockwell Republic for a sushi social paired with beer from Brewery Vivant.

Toast, shop and mingle at the Duffield Laneย holiday party on Thursday, November 30 from 5-8 PM and get your holiday shopping started.

Stretch, sip and shop with Seva Yoga on Thursday, November 30 from 5:30-8 PM for a fun night of yoga and shopping!

Enjoy a night at the North Pole at Wheelhouse on Thursday, November 30 from 6-11 PM for appetizers, drink specials and holiday activities.


It’s wreath night at Posh Petals on Friday, December 1 from 4-8 PM where you can design your own wreath.

Light up downtown with Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc on Friday, December 1 from 5-7 PM at Rosa Parks Circle for the annual lighting of the Christmas tree and opening of the ice rink.

Join the Ada Business Association on Friday, December 1 from 6-9 PM for a holly jolly celebration with tinsel, treats and trolleys.


Don’t miss out on the BYOB Holiday Lights Trolley with BeneFitz from December 2-30!

It’s Christmas for the animals at John Ball Zoo on Saturday, December 2 from 10 AM – 3 PM with Santa, ice carving and more!

Learn how to DIY your website with Chris Emmer of Sweaty Wisdom on Saturday, December 2 from 10 AM – 3 PM.

Get some holiday shopping done at West Elm with a pop-up from Joon + Co. on Saturday, December 2 from 10 AM – 2 PM.

The UICA is hosting their 29th Annual Holiday Artists Market on Saturday, December 2 from 10 AM – 6 PM featuring items from regional artist.

Take a drive to Muskegon for a holiday shopping event at The Corner Boutique on Saturday, December 2 from 11 AM – 5 PM.


Share the warmth this season at MVP Athletic Club, Crahen on Sunday, December 3 from 6-7 PM. Bring in a donation of new or gently used winter clothing for In The Image and also enjoy some yoga.

Don’t miss the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra at Founders on Sunday, December 3 from 6-8:30 PM.

Sable & Gray Hand LetteringLocal Links:

Fun things to do with kids in Grand Rapids this December on Grand Rapids Kids.

These holiday cookies look amazing from Dash of Evans.

I can’t wait to see Annie after reading this article in West Michigan Woman Magazine.

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

Happy hour at Rose’s

Learning hand lettering with Sable & Gray at The Bloom Workshop

This Lake Day hat from Lake Effect Co.

You Might Also Like

Previous Story
Next Story

Leave a Reply