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Winter in the City

Grand Rapids is a paradise for those that love the cold and snow of winter – and for those who want to escape it. Get out and get active in our unspoiled natural landscape. Cozy up with delicious comfort food in restaurants, breweries and coffee shops. Join our celebrations of the year-end holidays and new year’s Black History Month and Valentine’s Day. Start your trip with this guide to the best of our winter season!

Get the most out of your visit to Grand Rapids with these activities, events, and more to explore below:

Holiday Lights

Explore the city's best seasonal displays.

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The Nutcracker

See the beloved ballet live on stage.

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find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

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Carriage Rides

Celebrate the season with storybook adventure.

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Hit the slopes and cross-country trails minutes from downtown.

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Local Favorites

Try something new: Snowshoe, ice fish, fat bike.

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Pro Sports

Cheer on our hockey and basketball teams.

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Indoor Activity

Get out of the cold and into something fun for all ages.

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See Hamilton and other crowd-pleasing shows. *HAMILTON National Tour - Broadway Grand Rapids

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Explore Bodies Revealed and other fascinating exhibitions.

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View new installations at art museums and galleries.

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Live Music

Tap into the uplifting energy of a live music performance.

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Eat with your eyes first at 800+ local restaurants.

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Craft Beverages

Warm up with picture-perfect coffee, wine, & spirits.

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Join the Brewsade™

Become a Beer City Brewsader® - and get a snazzy t-shirt.

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Food Trail

Tour 30+ delectable (and Instagram-worthy) destinations.

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Visit top local attractions with one ticket!

Get a 3-day savings pass to area attractions for $24! Purchase your Culture Pass now!

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