10 Things To Do this Weekend: December 29th-31st
Here it is the very last weekend of 2017! Make it a good one. There are several holiday events, hockey, a virtual run, a few concerts, and New Year activities for the kids and the adults. Have Fun!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Daily from 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Cost: Members - Free. Kent County Residents Adults - $5, Seniors - $3, Students - $3, Children - Free. Non-members Adults - $8, Seniors - $7, Students - $3, Children - $3. Children 2 and under are FREE. Seniors ages 62 & older. Children ages 3-17. Students must show valid school ID.
This holiday season, visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum and take part in a variety of family friendly programs and activities themed around history, science and culture – and our special exhibits Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids and Brain: The World Inside Your Head. Visitors can make their own themed snowflakes and punched tin take home crafts, play a variety of games and more! Snowflake Break crafts will take place from 11 am to 3 pm daily.
Christmas Lite Show
Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr., NE Comstock Park, MI 49321
Runs through Sunday, December 31st, 2017 - 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $20
This is your last weekend to check out West Michigan's largest, animated, drive thru light show, which is celebrating its 20th year of entertaining people of all ages. Enjoy nearly two miles, over a million lights, animated displays, lighted tunnels, and more.
Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle
Runs through Sunday, February 25th, 2018 - Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-945 pm, Sunday 11:00 am-9:45 pm
Rosa Parks Circle, Monroe Center and Monroe Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Cost: $1 (17 & under), $3 (18 & up)
Drop by Rosa Parks Circle and ice skate for awhile. Dress warm! The temps will be in the teens.
Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St W. Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, December 29th, 2017 - 7:00 pm - vs. The Cleveland Monsters
Sunday, December 31st, 2017 - 6:00 pm - vs. The Milwaukee Admirals
Cost: Tickets start at $16 if purchased in advance
The Grand Rapids Griffins will play two games at the Van Andel Arena this weekend -- one on Friday, and then another on Sunday (New Year’s Eve). At Friday night’s game there will be $2 beers and $2 hot dogs. On Sunday, it is the 21st Annual New Year's Eve Celebration presented by Farm Bureau Insurance. There will be a post-game indoor fireworks show and post-game open skate to ring in the New Year.
Countdown to Happy Noon Year!
Kent District Library - Various Branches
Saturday, December 30th, 2017 - 11:30 am-12:30 pm
The Kent District Library is giving kids an exciting way to ring in 2018 with a countdown, noisemakers, crafts and fun -- at an hour that won't keep them up way past their bedtimes.
A Tribute to Tom Petty
The Pyramid Scheme, 68 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, December 30th, 2017 - 8:00 pm
This is a 21 and over show. Proceeds to benefit Safe Haven Ministries. Featuring: May Erlewine, Karisa Wilson, Max Lockwood, Lucas Wilson, with Phil Barry, Mike Lynch, Daine Hammerle, and Joe Vanacker.
Crazy Babies - Ozzy Rebourne at The Stache
The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, December 30th, 2017 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $8 in advance, $10 day of show
This is an 18 and over show. Doors open at 8 pm.
Virtual - Auld Lang Run: 5k/8k/10k/Half Marathon
Various Locations and Times
Sunday, December 31st, 2017
Cost: Registration starts at $28 depending on run.
It’s a VIRTUAL race across the country on New Year's Eve! You're either going to spend it partying so hard you don't remember, or drinking rounds of champagne watching Ryan Seacrest and Anderson Cooper in Times Square. Before you do all that, get up, get ACTIVE and join the nationwide group of virtual runners! Make it a tradition to get outside (or treadmill) and get in shape before the festivities begin! Auld Lang Runners can run from anywhere. You can run 'round the neighborhood with friends with your New Year's cowbells (preferred method), you can run on your treadmill, at Planet Fitness, anywhere! Commit to keeping each other motivated and have some fun, in a virtual New Year's Eve community! Your race includes registration, long sleeve Tech T-shirt, Medal, entry for possible age group awards if qualify, Shipping to your home, and donation to Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue.
New Year's Early Eve!
Grand Rapids Children's Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday, December 31st, 2017 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cost: $12 per person ages 1 and up, $10 for GRCM Members
This one is for the kids! Play your way into 2018! Celebrate New Year's Eve with GRCM! Make a noisemaker, create a resolution wand, and dance and play your way into the New Year at GRCM's annual New Year's Early Eve party! Celebration! Cinema balloon drop at 7:30!
New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Various Locations and times
Sunday, December 31st, 2017
Most bars in the Grand Rapids area will be open and ringing in the New Year. Check with your favorite establishment to see what they have planned. There will also be many private parties. Please be safe and don’t drink and drive.