Holiday Events

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    Santa’s Workshop

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    Santa’s Workshop, presented by Kalamazoo Candle Company, has moved one block south to the Epic Center, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall. Filled with animation, and toys to play with, kids can make their own arts and crafts and write a letter to Santa. Santa’s Workshop is …
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    25 Days of Downtown Holiday

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    December Time Event Place 1 6pm Run Through the Lights Gazelle/ Bronson Park 2 5pm Art Hop Downtown 3 9am-3pm Annual Holiday Arts Sale KIA 4 2pm A Christmas Story Civic Theatre 5 7:30pm National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Alamo 6 5:30-8pm Annual Ugly Sweater Party Bell's 7 7:15pm Gremlins Alamo 8 7:15pm Elf Alamo 9 7:30pm A Christmas Story Alamo 10 7:30pm National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Kalamazoo State Theatre 11 2pm Tuba Christmas Bell's 12 3pm Mystery of the Christmas Star KV Museum 13 7pm White Christmas Alamo 14 11am Season of Light KV Museum 15 8pm Wizards of Winter Kalamazoo State Theatre 16 7-8:30pm Sacred Sound Yoga for Holiday Balance Down …
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    New Year’s Fest

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    New Year's Fest is an all ages showcase of performing arts that takes place New Year's Eve in downtown Kalamazoo. There are a variety of activities that take place including music, magic, comedy, exhibitions, fireworks, and great food! New Year's Fest's vision is to be …
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    Holly Jolly Trolley

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    The Holly Jolly Trolley, sponsored by DeNooyer Chevrolet, travels around downtown Kalamazoo to provide people with easy access to parking lots, stores, restaurants, and more. Bring your friends and family and ride in the heated comfort of an old-style trolley. The ride is free! View …

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Downtown Kalamazoo is home to 65 retail shops, 61 restaurants, 15 live music venues, 12 theaters, 7 art galleries and over 3,000 parking spots - more than all the area big box stores combined. Make Downtown a part of your summer plans and find unique gifts, experiences and local flavors that go beyond your expectations.

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Free Parking Thursdays

Every Thursday December 1st – December 22nd

As a holiday gift from Central City Parking anyone parking in the Epic Ramp will not be charged for hourly parking all day every Thursday from December 1st – December 22nd.

Come down Eat, Shop Connect, and Be Jolly in Downtown Kalamazoo and get great parking too!

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