Top 5 things to do this weekend

The holiday season is heating up this weekend, with several community events slated to take place from Dec. 6-8 in the Tri-Cities area.
Alex Doty
Dec 5, 2013


(1) Jingle Bell Parade - 6-7 p.m. Saturday in downtown Grand Haven. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, this evening parade features floats and walkers that head down Franklin Avenue to Harbor, make a right to Washington and follow along Washington to Central Park. The parade is followed by the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree with Mr. & Mrs. Claus at Central Park.

(2) Riptide Crazy Sweater 5K Fun Run/Walk - 7:30 p.m. Saturday registration. Race starts and ends at Central Park in Spring Lake. The 5k and the Fun Walk is $25 to participate.

(3)The Christmas Creche: A Celebration of the Christ through musical and visual presentations - 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 18975 168th Ave., Spring Lake. This show runs all weekend, from Friday through Sunday.

(4) Coopersville Nighttime Christmas Parade - 7 p.m. Friday, downtown Coopersville. One of the original night-time parades in Michigan, this annual event begins immediately following the lighting of Lori's Tree at the corner of Eastmanville and Main streets in Coopersville. The event will feature professional and amateur floats, decorated vehicles and firetrucks all competing for prizes as they travel along Main Street in the Historic Downtown District of Coopersville.

(5) Walk For Warmth - 10 a.m. Saturday at Mary A. White, 1400 Wisconsin St., Grand Haven. Must pre-register by going to the Grand Haven High School, 17001 Ferris St., Grand Haven.

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uhhhh, you sure that's not suppose to be DECEMBER???

Heck I got CRS and I know what month it is.....sure glad this online edition is free! :-)

EDIT: Wow, wish I could get everything fixed that quick! :-)


Also, while it is not the most popular thing in the world, we got the Nativity Scene going on Dewey Hill. It runs from 7-9pm every night. The show is 8 minutes long and it runs every 15 minutes, so there's a bit of delay between shows. If you cannot hear it over the speakers, tune your radio to FM 88.7. While the visitors won't notice much of a difference, it did get some upgrades.


glad to see that the non believers have not tried to stop this event, like they have in many place,s, Christmas and Santa clause will be forever while im still here and taught my kids the the same, Its the wonderful time of the year


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