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Finding Neverland runs Dec. 12-17 at  The Wharton Center in East Lansing.
Finding Neverland runs Dec. 12-17 at The Wharton Center in East Lansing.

Things to Do (Dec. 7-13)

It’s the most wonderful time of year! It can also be the busiest time of year. Don’t get too busy to make some great holiday memories in the mitten. Here is a list of fabulous ideas for doing just that. See what can fit into your schedule, and make this the best season yet. Catch us on the radio and see what adventures we are up to. Season’s Greetings from Behind The Mitten!

North Pole Express Steam Train Excursions, through Dec. 17; Owosso; www.michigansteamtrain.com

31st Annual Mistletoe Market Holiday Art & Gift Sale, through Dec. 24; South Haven Center for the Arts in South Haven; https://www.southhavenarts.org/mistletoe-market

Wonderland of Lights, through Dec. 31 (Thursday-Sundays); Potter Park Zoo in Lansing; www.potterparkzoo.org

Andy Warhol’s American Icons, through Feb. 9; Grand Rapids Art Museum in Grand Rapids; www.artmuseumgr.org

The Science Behind Pixar, through March 18; Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn; https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/the-science-behind-pixar/

Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids, through May 20; Grand Rapids Public Museum in Grand Rapids; http://www.grpm.org/dragons/

International Festival of Lights, through-Dec. 31; Downtown Battle Creek, http://www.bcfestivals.com/international-festival-of-lights/

Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm, Weekends through – Dec. 24; Clare; http://www.rooftopreindeer.com/

Big Bright Light Show, through-Jan. 1; Downtown Rochester; https://visitdetroit.com/event/big-bright-light-show/

Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World, through-Jan. 7; Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids; www.meijergardens.org

Christmas Lite Show, 5:30-9:30 pm through-Dec. 31; Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park; www.christmasliteshow.com

Nite Lites, through-Dec. 30; Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn; www.nitelitesshow.com

Nuncrackers, the Nonsense Christmas Musical, Weekends, through-Dec. 9; Holland Civic Theatre in Holland; www.hollandcivictheatre.org

Holly Dickens Festival, Friday after Thanksgiving, Saturdays and Sundays through-Dec. 10; Downtown Holly; http://hollydickensfestival.org/index.html

Christmas Experience, through-Dec. 24; Deer Tracks Junction in Cedar Springs; www.deertracksjunction.com

Marshall’s Merry Mile, through-Dec. 30; Calhoun County Fairgrounds in Marshall, www.choosemarshall.com

Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic, through-Dec. 30; Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad in Flint; http://geneseecountyparks.org/crossroads-village/programs/christmas-holiday-magic/#

Santa Train, Saturdays and Sundays through-Dec. 24; Coopersville and Marne Railway in Coopersville; https://www.coopersvilleandmarne.org/santatraintickets.php

Grand Rapids Ballet presents The Nutcracker, through Dec. 10; DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids; www.devosperformancehall.com

Heritage Holidays, Dec. 1-16; Wolcott Mill Metropark in Ray Township; http://www.metroparks.com/heritage-holidays/

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Thursdays – Sundays Dec. 1-23; Riverbank Theatre in Marine City; https://thesnugtheatre.thundertix.com/

39th Annual Christmas Tree Festival, Dec. 1-30; Monroe County Museum in Monroe; http://www.co.monroe.mi.us/officials_and_departments/departments/museum/christmas_tree_festival.php

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village, Dec. 1-30; Greenfield Village in Dearborn; https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/holiday-nights-in-greenfield-village/

BYOB Holiday Lights Trolley,  Dec. 2-30; Atwater Grand Rapids; https://www.facebook.com/events/109602793044207/

The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe, through Dec. 12; The Whiting in Flint; www.thewhiting.com

Live Nativity at the Critter Barn, through Dec. 30; Critter Barn in Zeeland; www.critterbarn.org

Katy Perry, 7 pm Dec. 7; Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids; www.vanandelarena.com

Lloyd & Pleasure P., Nick LaVelle, 8 pm Dec. 7; State Theatre in Kalamazoo; www.kazoostate.com

Journey to Bethlehem, Dec. 7-9; Church of the Dunes in Grand Haven; http://www.journey2bethlehem.com/index.html

Merry & Bright Nights, Thursdays – Saturdays through Dec. 23; Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores; https://www.fordhouse.org/event/12072017/merry-bright-nights-1

Holiday Candlewalk, Dec. 7-8; Downtown Entertainment District in Flushing; http://www.flushingchamber.com/events.cfm?eventID=7

Eccentric Day 2017, 9 am Dec. 8; Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo; www.bellsbeer.com

Three Men and a Tenor Christmas Concert Benefit, 8 pm Dec. 8; Michigan Theatre of Jackson; https://www.facebook.com/events/1852741898369818/

Lateralus – A Tribute to Tool, Dec. 8; 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids; www.20monroelive.com

Tab Benoit, Eric Johanson, Jake Kershaw, 8 pm Dec. 8; State Theatre in Kalamazoo; www.kazoostate.com

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, 7 pm Dec. 8; Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo; www.millerauditorium.com

Lowell – A Nite of Christmas Cheer, 5:30-7:30 pm Dec. 8; Riverwalk Plaza in Lowell; https://www.facebook.com/events/1511877668891217/

Bethlehem Experience & Live Nativity, Dec. 8-10; Jenison Bible Church in Hudsonville; https://www.facebook.com/events/143380939723425/

Christmas Cabaret 2017, Dec. 8 – 23; The Barn Theatre in Augusta; http://barntheatreschool.org/

Brian Regan, 8 pm Dec. 9; Fox Theatre in Detroit; www.olympiaentertainment.com

Damien Escobar, Dec. 9; 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids; www.20monroelive.com

Chris Tomlin Christmas, Dec. 9; Temple Theatre in Saginaw; www.templetheatre.com

Home Free: A Country Christmas, 8 pm Dec. 9; State Theatre in Kalamazoo; www.kazoostate.com

The Nutcracker 2017, presented by Academy of Russian Classical Ballet, 6:30 pm Dec. 9; The Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor; www.michtheater.org

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, 2 pm & 7 pm Dec. 9; The Whiting in Flint; www.thewhiting.com

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, 9 pm Dec. 9; Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo; www.fourwindscasino.com

Trail of Lights, – Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, 5:30-9 pm Dec. 9; Robert Williams Nature & Historical Learning Center in Davison; www.davisontwp-mi.org

Candy Cane Hunt, 12:30 pm Dec. 9; Mayor’s Riverfront Park and Homer Stryker Field in Kalamazoo; www.kzooparks.org

Living Nativity “Journey to Bethlehem”, 5:30 pm Dec. 9; Owosso First United Methodist Church in Owosso; www.owossofumc.org

French Noel!, Dec. 9; River Raisin National Battlefield Park in Monroe; https://www.nps.gov/rira/planyourvisit/things2do.htm

12C Wine with Santa, Dec. 9; 12 Corners Vineyards in Benton Harbor; http://www.12corners.com/michiganevents

Pioneer Wine Trail Holiday Open House, Dec. 9-10; SE Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail in Jackson; http://pioneerwinetrail.com/events/

Christmas at the Cappon House, Saturdays and Sundays Dec. 9-17; Cappon House Museum in Holland; http://www.holland.org/dutch-winterfest-holiday-events

Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday, 3 pm Dec. 10; Fox Theatre in Detroit;  www.olympiaentertainment.com

Christmas with Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith, 7:30 pm Dec. 10; Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids; www.vanandelarena.com

Point Of Grace & Aaron Shust Christmas, 4 pm Dec. 10; Potter Center at Jackson College in Jackson; www.jccmi.edu/pottercenter

Home Free: A Country Christmas, 7:30 pm Dec. 10; Midland Center for the Arts in Midland: www.mcfta.org

Holiday Snowflake Tea, Dec. 10; W.K. Kellogg Manor House in Hickory Corners; http://conference.kbs.msu.edu/events/holiday-snowflake-tea/

Chevelle, Dec. 11; 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids; www.20monroelive.com

Shopkins Live!, Dec. 11; DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids; www.devosperformancehall.com

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, Dec. 12; DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids; www.broadwaygrandrapids.com

Melissa Etheridge: Merry Christmas Baby, Dec. 12; State Theatre in Kalamazoo; www.kazoostate.com

Todd Rundgren, 8 pm Dec. 12; The Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor; www.michtheater.org

Holiday Tea – Feliz Navidad, Dec. 12; W.K. Kellogg Manor House in Hickory Corners; http://conference.kbs.msu.edu/events/holiday-tea-feliz-navidad/

Finding Neverland, Dec. 12-17; The Wharton Center in East Lansing; www.whartoncenter.com

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