Holiday Fun Guide Something for Everyone!


Cosmic Christmas Light Show

Through December
Shows 4 & 7pm
Longway Planetarium
Come see a brand-new production made right here at Longway Planetarium. This combination of 16 songs includes several holiday classics, a few new hits and a couple of fun Christmas songs you might not have heard – all set to stunning, 4k visuals in a festival of Christmas splendor. (Please arrive before the show begins.)

“Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical”

Saturday, 12/9, 2-4PM
The Whiting
The beloved TV classic soars off the screen and onto the stage! Come see your favorite characters come to life, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph! This adventure teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

Through December
Shows 2 & 7PM
Flint Youth Theatre
Based on the classic book by C.S. Lewis, this is a heroic tale of love, faith, courage and giving; the life and death struggles for control of Narnia and the grandeur of the triumph of good over evil. Audiences will travel through the wardrobe into the magical land of Narnia in this one of a kind, on-your-feet immersive play.

Hops & Pops Beer Tasting

Saturday, 12/16, 5-9PM
Flint Institute of Music
Take a break from all the hustle and bustle and join the FIM as they celebrate the holiday with a sampling of 60 craft beers, delicious food and desserts! Must be 21 or older to attend. Arrive at the FIM with your Holiday Pops ticket or ticket stub in hand and join the celebration.

Holiday Pops

Saturday, 12/16, 7PM
Sunday, 12/17, 3pm
The Whiting
Joy, merriment and the holiday spirit abound in this beloved season favorite featuring a performance of traditional music by the Flint Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Enrique Diemecke and the Flint Symphony Chorus.

Holiday Story time at Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Saturdays at 11AM
genesee Valley center
12/16 River Rose and the Magical
Christmas; 12/23 Santa’s Magic Key
Featuring holiday stories both classic and new, followed by activities for the kids.

Christmas At Crossroads

Holiday Magic 2017
12/1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 21-23, 26-30, 2017
Holiday fun for the whole family! This favorite Mid-Michigan tradition features costumed villagers, live entertainment, model trains and craft demonstrations, holiday music and, of course, visits with Santa himself. Purchase Huckleberry Railroad train tickets early, as they often sell out in advance. Christmas Departures at 5, 5:50, 6:40 and 7:30PM. December 4, 11, 18, 24 are Drive Through Only Nights – for $5 per vehicle, see the holiday lights from the comfort of your vehicle (5-9PM).

Holiday Magic Christmas Dinner Buffet at Crossroads

Weekdays: Fri, 12/1, 8, 15, 22, & Thurs, 12/21
5:30 & 6pm
weekends: Sat, 12/2, 9, 16, & 23, Sun, 12/3, 10, & 17 5 & 5:30pm
Enjoy a festive meal at the Millstreet Warehouse while visiting Crossroads Village. Reserve online or call 810.736.7100 ext. 6, or 800.648.PARK.
For the full menu, visit

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, 12/9, 10AM
Young People’s Ballet Theatre
A holiday favorite! Visit with Santa and enjoy a breakfast of pancakes and sausage. Company dancers will perform Snow, an excerpt from Nutcracker; and Frosty the Snowman, which will surely put you in the holiday spirit.

3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Gala at The Whiting

Saturday 12/31, 8pm-1am
The Whiting’s signature fundraiser offers a unique experience for Genesee County – the community’s only black tie NYE event! This party on The Whiting stage features dinner, drinks, dancing, live music, prizes and a live auction. Ring in the New Year with The Whiting’s top subscribers, patrons, Board members, sponsors and many others! Call the Ticket Center at 810.237.7333 or purchase at


Flinttown Countdown to 2018

Sunday, 12/31, 8PM-2am
Flint Farmers’ Market
Genesee County’s biggest NYE party! Two entertainment areas feature DJ Peter McFray and DJ Ton in the atrium. In the Ramsdell Room, dance to the biggest hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s with DJ Kool Chris, DJ Bullfrog and DJ Chewy. Midnight fireworks provided by the Flint DDA. General Admission includes NYE party favors! VIP includes entry to the upstairs VIP area in Market Tap with appetizers from Blackstone’s Pub & Grill, the best view of the fireworks and a midnight champagne toast. New this year: VIP PLUS includes entry to the VIP area PLUS a pre-party dinner for two at Blackstone’s.


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