The 411 in the 616: Winter Wonderland

After a week spent in Vero Beach, Florida it’s been a rough adjustment to all this snow and chilly weather (take me back to the beach). But, I can’t wait for a white Christmas and excited to spend time with friends and family this week. If you’re looking for some fun things to do this week in Grand Rapids, MI I have a full list of events in this week’s 411 in the 616. I hope you have a great week and a Merry Christmas!

Bagel Beanery Grand RapidsEvents:


Don’t miss Marie La Mode’s Christmas Bash on Monday, December 18 from 6-9 PM.

It’s Jazz and Gin night at Long Road Distillers this Monday, December 18 from 8-11 PM. Enjoy $2 off gin drinks while you listen to some great jazz music.

Join Rapid Rhythms for their Holiday Ball 2017 for some swing dancing on Monday, December 18 from 8:15-11 PM.


If you love wine head to Russo’s downtown for their Wine Education Series: Quality Wines on Tuesday, December 19 from 6:30-8 PM. You’ll learn how to tell the difference between quality wines and increase your overall understanding of wine at this event.

Enjoy beer + hymns with Beer and Hymns Grand Rapids at New Holland Brewing the Knickerbocker on Tuesday, December 19 from 6:30-8 PM.

See Home Alone at the Wealthy Theatre as part of The Meanwhile Film Series on Tuesday, December 19 starting at 8 PM.


If you’re a pet owner and want a picture with Santa head to Chow Hound Pet Supplies with the West Michigan Humane Society for a Santa Paws event on Wednesday, December 20 from 3-7 PM.

Cheers to Brewery Vivant celebrating their 7th anniversary on Wednesday, December 20 from from 3-11 PM.

Join Personal Best Fitness Training at Lucy’s Cafe for some yoga, hot totties and treats on Wednesday, December 20 from 6:30-9 PM.

Ando Happy HourThursday:

Celebrate the winter solstice at Salt of the Earth with a delicious prix fixe menu from Thursday-Saturday.

Try some Dogfish Head beer at Jonny B’z to celebrate the winter solstice on Thursday, December 21 from 6-11:59 PM.

Head to the Grand Rapids Art Museum for GRAM AfterDark where you can take an exclusive flashlight tour of the museum on Thursday, December 21 from 9-10 PM.


Stop by Horrocks Market for a Ballast Point takeover on Friday, December 22 from 4-7 PM.


Enjoy a snowflake break at Grand Rapids Public Museum from December 23 – January 7.

Shake off a stressful day with Studio Barre Grand Rapids at lululemon this Saturday, December 23 from 9-10 PM.

Check out West Elm’s pop up this Saturday, December 23 from 10 AM – 2 PM featuring Cair Paravel & Co.


Don’t miss a Christmas Eve brunch at Terra GR on Sunday, December 24 from 10 AM – 2 PM or Christmas Eve dinner from 5-8 PM.

Vero Beach Hotel and Spa FloridaLocal Links:

Here are 5 local gifts for the guy who has everything from West Michigan Woman.

Congrats to Lake Effect Co. celebrating one year!

In case you missed it my top 10 happy hours in Grand Rapids.

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

The spa at Vero Beach Hotel & Spa

The honey wheat bagels from Bagel Beanery

The Rossa salad at Osteria Rossa

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