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    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
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    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
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    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
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    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.
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    Unwrap the Season

    Happy Holidays in Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids it a great place to gather your family and experience the many cold weather activities here. Don't worry, you don't have to be out in the cold - there are plenty of indoor activities too. From Beer Tours to live music, Griffins games to ice skating in Rosa Park Circle - experience the winter wonderland in Grand Rapids.

    Unwrap the Season!

    The Nutcracker

    Sugar plum fairies, fighting mice, and toy soldiers make this enchanting story the perfect festivity for the entire family.…

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    Art Van Santa Parade

    The West Michigan holiday season will officially kick-off with the Art Van Santa Parade, presented by the Grand Rapids Jaycees. The Jaycees are excited to announce the theme for this year’s parade will be “Unwrap the Magic”. Downtown Grand Rapids will be filled the sweet sounds of local marching bands, carolers, and local performers. Entrants for the 2016 event will create unique entries around the theme, including costumes, music and floats based on popular & classic holiday songs. Thousands of parade-goers will be watching as the Parade makes its way down the streets of Grand Rapids. The parade will be broadcast LIVE on WOOD TV8 starting at 9am on Saturday November 19, 2016.…

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    Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World

    Excitement surrounds this time of year as the annual Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World  exhibition brings the glow of nearly 400,000 lights, strolling carolers, rooftop reindeer and more than 40 international trees and displays.…

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    A Christmas Story The Musical

    Don’t miss the highlight of the holiday season; A Christmas Story, The Musical as it comes to hilarious life on stage! Based on the perennial holiday movie favorite, the story takes place in 1940s Indiana, where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream.…

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