Fri. Dec. 28 -Sat. Dec. 29
Flint Firebirds home games
The Firebirds are coming off a 7-1 victory against the Kingston Frontenacs and now return home for the holidays for two games: Friday, Dec. 28 and Saturday Dec. 29. Puck drop for both contests is slated for 7pm at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center. Friday, the Firebirds host the Erie Otters for another 4 Pack Friday, (4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 soft drinks) starting at just $60. Saturday, the Firebirds welcome the Windsor Spitfires for the Firebirds’ inaugural Superhero Night.
Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd., Flint
Fri. Dec. 28 – Sun. Dec. 30
Christmas at Crossroads — Holiday Magic
Visit Crossroads Village where thousands of lights sparkle like tiny stars throughout the village with live entertainment, model trains, holiday music, costumed villagers making vintage crafts, shops full of great holiday gifts and Santa bringing smiles to faces of all ages. Ride the Huckleberry Railroad for a festive night-time ride. It is recommended that Huckleberry Railroad Train tickets be purchased in advance, as the train often sells out. Open 4-9pm.
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Rd., Flint
UM-Flint Open Ice Skate
Have some family fun skating at the UM-Flint Ice Skating rink. Friday 5-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm. Admission is free. Skate Rental $3 or bring you own skates. No hockey sticks/pucks or any other equipment or play items allowed during open skate. Rink may be cleared periodically for ice resurfacing. Rink will close for inclement weather or poor ice conditions.
University Pavilion, 303 S. Saginaw St., Flint
Fri. Dec. 28 – Tues. Jan. 1
This celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture from Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba). Food gifts, and crafts will be provided each day. Different organizations will be leading the presentation for each day. 1-3pm.
Flint Odyssey House, 529 Martin Luther King Ave., Flint
Sun. Dec. 30
Live Trivia at Blondie’s Food & Spirits
Visit the Tap Room for Live Trivia! Every Sunday from 6-8pm
Blondie’s Food & Spirits, 2520 W Hill Rd., Flint
Mon. Dec. 31
The Whiting New Year’s Eve Gala
The Whiting’s New Year’s Eve Gala is known as the finest event in Flint to ring in the New Year in style. Enjoy a three-course dinner catered by Andiamo and dance the night away to live music by Dal Bouey on The Whiting stage. Enjoy a cocktail reception, photo booth, open bar, midnight champagne toast, New Year’s Eve party favors and spectacular surprises throughout the evening in anticipation of the live ball drop. 8-11:55pm.
The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint
Flint Town Countdown to 2019 MEGA New Year’s Eve Party
Black Tie Productions, Townsquare Media and the Flint DDA will transform the heated Flint Farmers’ Market into a two-level MEGA New Year’s Eve Party with big-city lighting, a major big-bass sound system and two balloon-drops at midnight. Retro Stage, Club Stage and Glow Bar —live entertainment areas with DJ Pete McFray and DJ Tron. Enjoy delicious local food and beverages, a champagne toast and Pizza Buffet. FREE. Well-lit parking, VIP-Plus available (21 and over).
Flint Farmers’ Market
Zehnder’s Splash Village New Year’s Eve Celebration
Dec. 31 6pm – Jan. 1 2019 11am.
Enjoy deluxe overnight accommodations and a family-friendly celebration. Includes Waterpark Passes, Deluxe Prime Rib Dinner Buffet, Sweet Endings Under the Stars Dessert Buffet, Dinner Music & Dancing, Kids Activities, Fireworks at Midnight (weather permitting) and a Breakfast Buffet and more.
Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark