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How About Some Fun for New Year’s Eve in West Michigan?

Christmas is almost hear and there is still so much to do. But, let's not forget the New Year follows close behind. Whether you chose to quietly ring in the new year, or blow it out, here are some ideas for you that the West Michigan Tourist Association has put together.

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5 Things for Kids to do During Christmas Break in Grand Rapids

Kids are always excited for snow days and time off from school, but finding fun and affordable things to do throughout Christmas break can be challenging.

Check our list of fun things to do over Christmas break in Grand Rapids and make it a fun vacation for the whole family.

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Pixar Bringing ‘Cars 3′ to North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Pixar has announced that the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will include an early look at Cars 3 and debut a life-size version of one of the film's stars.

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‘Charlie Brown’ Musical Opening at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Grand Rapids Public Museum is partnering with Stage GR to bring the musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" to the stage in the Meijer Theater at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

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Volunteering and Holiday Giving

This morning on The River, Maribeth Groen, (Marketing and Events Coordinator for United Way) and Kurt Reppart (Executive Director of The Other Way Ministries) stopped by to talk about volunteering and holiday giving.

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Where to see Santa in Grand Rapids and West Michigan

Kids can mail their Christmas lists to the North Pole, but most don't like taking chances. Going straight to Santa is the safest way to go.

See where and when to see Santa in Grand Rapids and around West Michigan.

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Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree In Grand Rapids, West Michigan

As Christmas nears, the search for the perfect Christmas tree is on.

Check our guide to Christmas trees in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. 

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Christmas Parades This Week in Holland, Grandville, Lowell, Byron Center and More

It's a busy week for Christmas parades and visits with Santa around Grand Rapids.

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Learn the Science of Snow at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Kids have a lot of fun in the snow. Now there's an educational opportunity designed to channel that excitement into a learning experience.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is giving kids a chance to learn the science behind snow with a special hands-on program.

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What’s Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dessert

Ahhh, Thanksgiving is almost up on us. It's always great to get together with family, right? Okay, most of the time. Me? I'm really looking forward to it.

And, when we think of Thanksgiving, we think of food! Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and, dessert.

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West Michigan Troops Will Get Warm Welcome at Ford Airport Over Thanksgiving

We owe all of our troops a huge thank you for all they do. West Michigan is known for it's love and compassion, that will go without saying. And this Thanksgiving holiday, a big welcome home and other festivities are on tap for the returning men and women in the military, at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

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A Complete Solar Eclipse is Coming

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse is coming, and you'll want to make plans now to see it.

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