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The 411 in the 616: Merry & Bright

It’s truly starting to feel like winter with our first snowfall last week in Grand Rapids. And even though I’m not a huge fan of snow I’m taking it all in this season and enjoying the snow covered trees, bright white christmas lights and dressing in layers again. If you’re looking for some fun events in Grand Rapids or my latest obsessions this week scroll down for this week’s 411 in the 616. I hope you have a wonderful week and don’t forget to use hashtag #thegrguide on Instagram!

Grand Rapids DowntownEvents:


If you need some help wrapping your Christmas gifts stop by 6.25 Paper Studio on Monday, December 11 from 6-9 PM for a gift wrap workshop to learn some unique tips for wrapping, quality bows and festive tags.

Decorate your home for the holidays with a holiday design workshop at The Old Goat with Fleurology Designs on Monday, December 11 from 6:30-8:30 PM.

Head to Ando Asian Kitchen & Bar for a beer dinner with Beards Brewery on Monday, December 11 from 6:30-8 PM.


Cheers to Rockford Brewing Company celebrating 5 years with a 5 day celebration from December 12-16.

Make your way to the Downtown Market for snacks with Santa on Tuesday, December 12 from 4-7 PM.

It’s holiday kids night at New Holland Brewing the Knickerbocker on Tuesday, December 12 from 6-8 PM with live music, cookie decorating and more!


Join Lee & Birch, A/B Clothing, Amy Carroll Photography, Cakabakery, and Wildship Studio at West Elm on Wednesday, December 13 from 6-8 PM for a holiday party!

Grab your friends for trivia night at Aperitivo on Wednesday, December 13 from 7-9 PM.

Sara Visser Grand RapidsThursday:

Join Grand Rapids Running Tours for a twinklin’ holiday lights walk on Thursday, December 13 from 5:30-6:30.

Enjoy some yoga at the Grand Rapids Art Museum with AM Yoga this Thursday, December 13 from 5:45-6:45 PM.

Stop by ArtPrize for a holiday pop-up shop on Thursday, December 14 from 6-8 PM to shop gifts, decorate cookies, and make custom wrapping paper.


Make your way to The Mitten Brewing Co. for whiskers, beer and holiday cheer on Friday, December 15 from 6-11 PM. The Mitten is donating 50% of all food sales to Carol’s Ferals.

Join Sable & Co. at Dime & Regal for a candle making workshop on Friday, December 15 from 7-9 PM.


Cheers to Grand Rapids Brewing Company celebrating 5 years on Saturday, December 16 from 10 AM – 11:50 PM!

Head to Carbon Stories for their holiday basket party and help them reach their goal of 20 holiday baskets to give to families in the Grand Rapids West neighborhood on Saturday, December 16 from 2-8 PM.

Enjoy some yoga at MVP Athletic Club Crahen for a free community class with Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga on Saturday, December 16 from 3-4 PM.


Don’t miss the barrel aged maple syrup breakfast at Long Road Distillers on Sunday, December 17 from 10 AM – 3 PM.

Have brunch with Santa at FireRock Grille on Sunday, December 17 from 11 AM – 3 PM with a holiday brunch buffet.

Grand Rapids Michigan SunsetLocal Links:

I love these gift guides for him from Ray Ann Barker

A sleepwear gift guide under $100 from Good Life For Less

Loving this velvet skirt from Sincerely, Ashley

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

A manicure and pedicure at The TLC Spa

Finding some of my favorite Michigan wines at Art of the Table

Picking out a toy for the Angel Tree Toy Drive

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