Holidays

Bring the family or your jolly crew of friends to make holiday memories. Enjoy holiday lights, festive eats, and FREE holiday fun!

Support local this holiday season

Join the nationwide movement to shop local on Small Business Saturday.

Receive free $10 Downtown Dollars by visiting Consumers Energy on Small Business Saturday (November 27), 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, across from Lana’s Boutique. Offer valid while supplies last.

And for Downtown Kalamazoo, Small Business Saturday doesn’t end on November 27 – every Saturday in December is officially “Small Business Saturday.”

Be a part of the nationwide movement to support small businesses.

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Santa’s Workshop

November 27 – December 24

Make family memories with a visit to Santa’s Workshop at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Downtown Kalamazoo.

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Holly Jolly Trolley

November 26 – December 31

The Holly Jolly Trolley will once again run its route throughout downtown Kalamazoo, with 9 stops for riders to catch a FREE ride throughout downtown while marveling at the holiday lighting and decorations.

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Window Decorating Contest

November 26 – December 31

Vote for the jolliest downtown business storefront in the 4th Annual Window Decorating Contest. 30+ downtown businesses compete for bragging rights as the best holiday display – and you determine the winner!

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Bronson Park Tree Lighting

November 26, 5 – 7 p.m.

The Annual Tree Lighting Celebration will return to Bronson Park on Friday, November 26 for the “flipping of the switch” on holiday lights.

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Paws with Claus

November 26, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Bring your furry friend (and your camera)  to Gazelle Sports for a fun, holiday photo with Santa Claus. Pet food donations will be collected during the event to donate to local pet shelters – consider purchasing from Beowoof in downtown Kalamazoo.

Parking Information

Easy, convenient downtown parking gets you to your holiday fun faster. With more than 400 free 90-minute on-street parking spaces, paid parking garages and lots, Downtown Kalamazoo has a space for you. Returning this year, enjoy FREE Parking Thursdays in December in the Epic Parking ramp, located on South and Lovell Streets, FREE 90-minute on-street parking throughout downtown, and FREE parking all day Sundays. You’ll also find on-street metered spots throughout the downtown, which range from $1.75/hour to $3/day, and are free after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.

Thank you to our holiday sponsors!