A candy cane hunt, tree-lighting ceremony, more shopping and holiday music this weekend in Kalamazoo. Discover Kalamazoo gives us the rundown of the fun.

Friday, Dec 6 | 6 pm, 7:15 pm

Kalamazoo Valley Museum

  • A special Art Hop performance
  • Holiday music, old and new
  • Mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, guitars and bass make up this stringed orchestra

Mayors' Riverfront Park

Saturday, Dec 7 | Noon- 2 pm

  • Kids hunt for nearly 5,000 candy canes
  • Visits with Santa
  • Arts & crafts

Celery Flats Historical Area

Saturday, Dec 7 | 6 pm

  • Caroling and tree lighting at City Centre
  • A horse-drawn wagon with Santa and Mrs. Claus leads a trek down Bicentennial Trail
  • Meet Santa's reindeer
  • Write letters to the North Pole
  • Ice Sculptures
  • Traditional holiday music

Sunday, Dec 8 | 4 pm

Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College

Tickets $5- 16

  • A seasonal celebration of your favorite Christmas carols and music from around the world
  • Kalamazoo's Western Brass Quintet will join the celebration

Friday, Dec 6 | 9 am- 6 pm

Saturday, Dec 7 | 9 am-1 pm

Kalamazoo County Expo Center

  • Live wreaths
  • Fresh centerpieces
  • Mixed holiday roping sold by the foot
  • Unique, hand-crafted gifts

Friday, Dec 6 | 4-8 pm

Saturday, Dec 7 | 9 am-4 pm

Kalamazoo County Expo Center

  • 100+ booths
  • Antiques
  • Home decor
  • Unique gifts

Event info provided by Greg Ayres of Discover Kalamazoo, where they have many more ideas on fun things to do in Kalamazoo 365 days a year.