Holiday Fun Guide 2019

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Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic

December 1, 6-8, 13-15, 19-22, 26-29, 4-9pm
Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad
Geneseecountyparks.org

A holiday gem! Families travel from miles around to ride the Huckleberry Railroad, see all of the amazing Christmas decorations and meet the jolly, costumed villagers. Children will be dazzled by the live entertainment, beautiful carousel, crafts, model trains and Santa, himself. This is what makes the season magical for everyone! If you want to ride the train, please purchase tickets in advance as the ride often sells out.

Cosmic Christmas

December 1-23
Longway Planetarium
4pm every afternoon, 7pm Thurs-Sat.
Sloanlongway.org

Enjoy an original Christmas lightshow at Longway Planetarium! The show features 16 holiday songs, including classics, new hits and fun oddities. The show is recommended for those six and over, and is perfect for creating a great holiday mood. Make sure to be on time – once the show has started, there will be no seating.

Fenton Community Orchestra Winter Concert

December 5-6, 7:30-9pm
Fenton High School
Fentonorchestra.org

Take some time to relax and listen to some beautiful music, ready to ease you into the holiday season. The FCO 10th Anniversary Winter Concert is free and seating is on a first come-first serve basis. A light reception will be held at intermission.

Flushing Candlewalk

December 5-6, 6-9:30pm
Downtown Flushing
Flushingchamber.com

This is one of Flushing’s most proud and heartwarming traditions. Started over 30 years ago, the event truly embodies the Christmas spirit. Walk the streets of Flushing as thousands of softly glowing candles light your way. You will find chestnuts roasting on an open fire, local singers and choirs, ice sculptures, woodcarvings, performances, wagon rides and refreshments. On December 15, the event will begin with a Parade of Lights that brings Santa into town. After the official Christmas tree is lit, Santa will be in Goggin’s Hall to visit with the children.

Linden Holiday Happening Frosty Parade & Fireworks

December 6, 5-9pm
Downtown Linden
Lindenholidayhappening.com

This annual Holiday Happening event is quickly becoming a must-see Christmas experience. The crown jewel of the event is the lighted Frosty Parade and breathtaking fireworks display at the millpond. Happening-goers will experience museum tours, the community sing-a-long, live reindeer, the neighborhood lighting contest, horse carriage rides, food vendors and the live nativity at Linden Methodist Church. After the parade, take the kids to meet Santa at the Gazebo. As an added bonus, children can have breakfast with Santa on December 8 from 8:30-10:30am, at Hyatt Elementary.

Robin Spielberg’s Holiday Sing-A-Long

December 6, 7:30pm
The Capitol Theatre
Thewhiting.com

Join Billboard charts American pianist and composer, Robin Spielberg, for a night of holiday mirth. Her concert incorporates the joy of the season with sing-alongs, fun stories and concert films. This is a perfect way for the whole family to be introduced to the holidays!

Nutcracker

December 7-8, 7:30pm
The Whiting
Thewhiting.com

One of Flint’s most enchanting holiday traditions comes alive at The Whiting. This year’s performance features Ashley Murphy from the Washington Ballet and Collage Dance Collective of Memphis, along with the talented dancers from the Flint School of Performing Arts. Tchaikovsky’s iconic score is brought to life by the Flint Symphony Orchestra.

Holly Dickens Festival

December 7-8, 14-15
Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday Noon-5pm
Historical Downtown Holly
Hollydickensfestival.org

Get ready for a lot of fun and surprises at 46th annual Holly Dickens Festival! Entertainment abounds at this Christmas classic event. Festivities include games, carriage rides, the North Postal Service and Santa’s Village, Caroling, Street-Sweeping contests, Chicken-in-a-Pot, Snowball Toss, the interactive “A Christmas Carol” play, dancing chimney sweeps and more.

Clio Cast and Crew presents
“The Day Before Christmas”

December 11-15, 7:30pm
Theatre 57, Clio
Cliocastandcrew.com

The “Show to Go Singers” present their 17th annual Sounds of the Season performance, “The Day Before Christmas.” Based upon the musical by Ken Jones, Jamey Strawn and Christine Jones, this wonderful little play is all about Christmas. Watch in delight as the impish Jack Frost causes havoc in Santa’s workshop, right before the big night. Will Santa and the Elves deliver on time?

Hip Hop Nutcracker

December 12, 7:30pm
The Whiting
Thewhiting.com

It’s the new and hip tradition! This year will mark the 5th performance at The Whiting. Everyone likes to dance and this show is for those children who are interested in a more contemporary show. The spectacle is set to Tchaikovsky’s music and features all-star dancers, a DJ, violinist and MC Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers.

A Christmas Festival of Music

December 13, 7:00pm
North Flushing Baptist Church
Themichiganchorale.org

Get into the true spirit of the season. This free concert at North Flushing Baptist features the songs of the Holidays performed by The Michigan Chorale, The Michigan Chamber Singers and The Michigan Chamber Orchestra. Seating is limited for this event; to secure your ticket, call 810.407.5823.

Victorian Christmas Tea

December 14 & 21, 2-4pm
Whaley House Museum
Whaleyhouse.com

Enjoy a Christmas-themed high tea party in a fully decorated Victorian-era historic house. During the season the Whaley House will be beautifully decorated with holiday floral arrangements. The tea party features a Christmas-inspired menu that includes traditional finger sandwiches and cakes. Costumes and period attire are welcomed but not mandatory. Seating is limited to 25 people. Please RSVP for this event by calling 810.471.4714.

GCBA Annual Community Holiday Dinner

December 19, 4-7pm
Flint Masonic Temple
Gcbalaw.org

Sponsored by the Genesee County Bar Association, the annual Community Holiday Dinner is highly anticipated year after year. Guests at the festive celebration enjoy a turkey dinner with all the fixings and local entertainment. After dinner, kids get their pictures taken with Santa Claus and receive a gift and a book of their choice. The GCBA is always looking for donations or volunteers for this event. Please visit the website if you are interested in helping the GCBA.

Holiday Pops

December 21, 7:00pm
The Whiting
Thewhiting.com

It’s just not Christmas until you experience Holiday Pops at The Whiting. Join the crowd as the Flint Symphony Orchestra and Flint Symphony Chorus delights with traditional favorites and soulful surprises under guest conductor, Eugene Rogers.

“Silent Night” Singalong

December 24, 3:00-3:15pm
Bronner’s Silent Night Memorial Chapel, Frankenmuth
Frankenmuth.org

Join the Bronner family and a guest guitarist in singing the iconic Christmas song, “Silent Night.” This peaceful ceremony is the perfect way to remember the reason we celebrate Christmas.

 

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