Thurs. Dec. 12 – Sat. Dec. 14
Miss Grant has produced what is almost the black equivalent of a flamenco show and it seems to be a mixture of a block party and a revival meeting. Her music leans heavily on traditional black sources, such as the blues, calypsos and spirituals, but from these influences she has written a charming and lively score and her lyrics, whether about love or the ghetto, have sweetness and wit. Thursday and Friday: 7-9pm. Saturday: 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Admission: $5 per person.
The New McCree Theatre, 2138 W. Carpenter Rd., Flint
Thurs. Dec. 12 – Sun. Dec. 15
In this new holiday musical spectacular, there is a flurry of activity at the North Pole. Santa and Mrs. Claus, the elves, the reindeer, the forest animals and even the Toys themselves prepare for the biggest night of the year! It takes a lot of planning and hard work to get a sleigh off the ground and to deliver toys to children around the world, but Santa’s team is ready and willing. Or at least they think they are before a tricky Jack Frost decides to stop the Christmas festivities with a little comical chaos and calamity. Thursday and Friday 7:30-10pm; Saturday 2:30-5pm and 7:30-10pm; Sunday 2:30-5pm.
Clio Cast & Crew, Theatre 57, 2220 W. Vienna Rd., Clio
Fri. Dec. 13
Partake in delicious food, tasty beverages, live music and the works of various artists on display throughout a variety of Downtown Flint galleries and businesses. Stop by the Greater Flint Arts Council at 816 S. Saginaw Street for a copy of this month’s walking tour, while supplies last. 6-9pm.
Flint’s Downtown Entertainment District, Saginaw Street, Flint
Visit Flint’s Capitol Theatre this holiday season and enjoy a festive movie on a big screen. The Santa Clause is about a divorced ad man who inadvertently becomes the real St. Nick when he puts on the Santa suit of the guy who fell off of his roof. Recommended for families of all ages. 7-9pm. Admission: Adults – $10, Children 12 and under $3. Admission for Genesee County Residents: Adults $5, Children 12 and under free. Up to four children are free with each paying adult for Genesee County residents.
The Capitol Theatre, 140 E. 2nd St., Flint
Come cheer on your favorite Ontario Hockey League team when the Flint Firebirds play against the Saginaw Spirit. 7-10pm.
Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd., Flint
Fri. Dec. 13 – Sat. Dec. 14
Since 1983, the Holly Hotel Comedy Club has been one of the best venues for professional stand-up comedians from Los Angeles to New York. Kevin Kramis & Martin Butler in the Comedy Club! $15 cover charge, $12 for dining guests. For reservations, call 248.634.5208.
Holly Hotel, 110 Battle Alley, Holly
Join the Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille for Live Entertainment at the Piano Bar. Featured entertainers in December: BonDion.
Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille, 302 N. LeRoy St., Fenton
Fri. Dec. 13 – Sun. Dec. 15
Visit Crossroads Village when 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 highly recommended that you purchase your train ride early as they often sell out in advance. 4-9pm.
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Rd., Flint
Sat. Dec. 14
Bring the kids to have Breakfast with Santa! Free for kids 10 and under. Seating limited to the first 150 kids that register for the event. Please only reserve tickets for kids 10 and under. Kids will enjoy eating pancakes, sausage and milk or juice while Santa visits with them at their tables. He will also read a short story to the kids during the event. Parents and older siblings may purchase the same breakfast for a discounted rate. Regular Palace Coney Island breakfast menu items are also available for purchase. 8:30–10am.
Genesee Valley Center, 3341 S Linden Rd., Flint
Celebrate the holiday season with a visit to the Whaley Historic House Museum for a Christmas-themed High Tea Party from 2-4pm. During this festive season, the Museum will be decorated with Victorian-era holiday floral arrangements. Enjoy your choice of tea as well as a delicious Christmas-inspired menu that includes traditional finger sandwiches and cakes. Costumes and period attire welcomed but not required. Groups of any size welcome, but contact Whaley House directly for specific requests regarding arrangements for larger groups. Please feel free to RSVP directly by e-mailing: Director@WhaleyHouse.com or by calling 810.471.4714. Seating is limited to 25 people. This event may be cancelled if there are less than five confirmed guests. Note: Allergies or special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. Admission: $30
Whaley Historic House Museum, 624 E. Kearsley St., Flint
Team up with friends in groups of six or less and compete against other challengers in six common categories including: Science, History, Geography, Literature, Pop Culture and more. Battle it out for bragging rights and small prizes for the top three teams. Recommended for ages 13 and older. 6-8pm. Admission includes 7pm Laser Show.
Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint
Sat. Dec. 14 – Sun. Dec. 15
Get ready to lose yourself in the holiday season with a little step back in time. Set in Historic Downtown Holly, the annual Holly Dickens Festival spans three weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas and is well on its way to continue as the official oldest, longest-running Dickens-themed event in the U.S. The fun is nonstop, and events include: games, horse-drawn carriage rides, North postal service and fun at Santa’s Village, caroling, street sweeping contests, Chicken-in-a-Pot, snowball toss game, A Christmas Carol interactive play (daily), singing and dancing chimney sweeps, renew wedding vows and much more.
Downtown Holly, Battle Alley, Holly