Get Ready for Christmas in Grand Rapids: Your Comprehensive Holiday Guide

With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to embrace the joy and excitement of the Christmas season. Grand Rapids is alive with holiday events and shopping deals, and we’re here to guide you through the best of them!

Tanger Outlets’ Extended Holiday Hours

Tanger Outlets in Grand Rapids is offering early Black Friday deals and extended hours for the Thanksgiving weekend! Starting Friday, Nov. 24, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m., shoppers can enjoy the deepest discounts of the year. TangerClub members get exclusive access to doorbuster deals from top brands like Under Armour and Columbia. The retailers at Tanger Grand Rapids are fully stocked with the perfect gifts at incredible values, ready to fulfill everyone’s holiday wish lists.

Santa’s Rooftop Reindeer at Meijer Gardens

Visit Meijer Gardens every Saturday until Christmas for Santa’s Rooftop Reindeer. This magical event, where reindeer fly into Michigan’s Farm Garden, is a festive highlight not to be missed.

Breakfast with Santa at Grand Woods Lounge

On Saturday, enjoy a special breakfast with Santa Claus at the Grand Woods Lounge. Kids will meet Santa and receive a Holiday gift bag, while the whole family can enjoy a delicious breakfast spread.

CHRISTKINDL MARKT: A European Christmas Experience

The CHRISTKINDL MARKT AT THE DOWNTOWN MARKET, running from November 17 to December 23, brings the charm of a European Christmas market to Grand Rapids. With artisan gifts, food stalls, and live performances, it’s a festive must-visit.

Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is all about supporting local businesses and community spirit. For every $100 spent locally, an average of $68 stays in the community. Pick up a passport from #ShopDowntownGR welcome stations to win Downtown prizes. Visit Small Business Saturday Event for more details and a list of participating businesses.

Black Friday Market at Fulton Street Farmers Market

The Fulton Street Farmers Market on November 24 is your go-to for unique, hand-made gifts. Support local artisans and find something truly special this Black Friday.

Flux Holiday Maker’s Market: A Creative Celebration

The Flux Market on November 25 is a hub for local businesses, artists, and creators. With over 60 creators, food trucks, and workshops, it’s a festive and creative gathering.

Black Friday Craft and Vendor Weekends at Rivertown Crossings Mall

From November 24-26, Rivertown Crossings Mall hosts local crafters and vendors. It’s the perfect place for holiday gift shopping or just enjoying the festive atmosphere.

Enjoy Your Festive Weekend in Grand Rapids!

We hope this guide helps you enjoy the festive season in Grand Rapids to the fullest. If there are any other great events we’ve missed, please let us know in the comments. Happy holidays, and enjoy all the wonderful experiences our city has to offer! 🎄🎁🎉