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13 Events That Celebrate the Holiday Season in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Posted on November 5th, 2021

The merrymaking spans museums, shops, theaters and more as the city gears up to celebrate the season with special events, festivals and pop-up shopping experiences.

Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around Kalamazoo this holiday season!



1. Santa’s Workshop Downtown Kalamazoo





2. Walk Through The Lights at Gull Meadow Farms

Thursday-Sunday all throughout the month of December


Photo credit: Gull Meadow Farms




3. Reindeer Ranch

Various tour dates occurring all month long





4. Gifts Under $50 & Holiday Pop-Up Shops Downtown





5. Holiday Market at the Manor





6. Murder For Two: Holiday Edition
Farmers Alley Theatre






7. The 1940’s Radio Hour
Kalamazoo Civic Theatre



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8. A Christmas Carol

The New Vic Theatre




Special Events


9. Pre-Kwanzaa Bazaar




10. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at Kalamazoo State Theatre




11. Vicksburg’s Christmas in the Village




12. Annual Kalamazoo Jewish Community Hanukkah Party




13. Holiday Cocktails and Ugly Sweater Bus Tour



Kick off the holiday season with West Michigan Beer Tours and a specialty bus tour showcasing three Kalamazoo distilleries — The Kalamazoo Stillhouse, Gull Lake Distilling Co. and Green Door Distilling Co. — presenting a signature holiday cocktail using a different spirit.