Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

The Frederik Meijer Gardens transform into a twinkling paradise during their annual Christmas & Holiday Traditions exhibition. Over 300 sculptures line pathways shimmering with millions of colorful lights. Inside the conservatories, marvel at the remarkably decorated holiday trees representing cultures across the globe. Step into an enchanted forest draped in ethereal light strands, or gaze upon elaborate displays recreating timeless yuletide scenes. Sip hot cocoa by the outdoor fireplace while carolers fill the air with nostalgic tunes, and delight in dazzling performances throughout the evening. The joy continues into the Japanese Garden, where nature’s austere beauty juxtaposes with vibrant light installations.

Address: 1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Phone: (888) 957-1580

Grand Rapids Holiday Artists Street Fair

Every Saturday after Thanksgiving weekend, Heartside Gallery and Studio transforms their indoor space into a bustling holiday art market. The annual Grand Rapids Artists Street Fair gathers over 60 talented local artists selling their latest creations, many tailored to capture the Christmas spirit through canvas paintings, hand-crafted ornaments, holiday wear, and so much more. As you stroll this vibrant art fair, appreciate the friendly atmosphere of this neighborhood haunt while chatting with artisans and supporting the local creative community. Plan a quick afternoon visit or spend a leisurely evening enjoying refreshments from the adjoining coffee shop as live musicians set the ambiance.

Address: 148 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: (616) 916-8137

Grand Rapids Ballet’s Production of The Nutcracker

No city embraces the holiday season more than when the curtain rises for The Nutcracker. The Grand Rapids Ballet’s beloved annual production enchants audiences of all ages with its sumptuous sets, impeccable choreography, and heartwarming tale. Journey to the mythical Land of Sweets with the brave Marie and her handsome Nutcracker Prince, surrounded by a dreamlike flurry of sugarplum fairies and glittering snowflakes. As you arrive at the DeVos Performance Hall, share in the excited energy of the crowds adorned in their holiday best, eagerly awaiting the opening act. Afterward, you can continue the evening’s festivities with your loved ones in the plush confines of your private party bus, enjoying glasses of champagne and hors d’oeuvres while reminiscing about the ballet’s most captivating moments. For an unforgettable evening of holiday grandeur, rely on our team to effortlessly transport you between performances and any celebratory destinations.

Address: 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: (616) 454-4771

Downtown Christmas Displays

If you’re touring the city center, don’t miss the chance to step into a true Christmas Village along the streets of downtown Grand Rapids. Dozens of life-sized holiday displays from classic storybook scenes to elves at work in Santa’s toyshop capture the imagination along the Avenue for the Holidays. Kids’ eyes will light up catching snowflakes on their tongues beneath the artificial, gently falling snow that envelops this vibrant stretch. Warm up with a steaming mug of hot chocolate nearby from vendors like A Dessert Soap Opera as cheerful carolers set the soundtrack. Take the entire family downtown aboard a spacious party bus to tour these heartwarming displays without shivering in the cold or trudging through slush between each stop.

Rosa Parks Ice Circle

When the forecast calls for a fresh layer of snow and chilly winds, Rosa Parks Circle will be alive and sparkling with skaters gliding across the outdoor ice rink. Watch the dazzling scene unfold before you from the warm confines of your party bus before deciding if you’d like to impress your group with a few lap spins or trip effortlessly across the ice. For beginners, the rink offers ice skating lessons for various skill levels, alongside cozy warming stations and shacks vending steaming hot chocolate. You can request your party bus to remain nearby so you have a comfortable space to slip off your skates and warm up before continuing your festivities. An afternoon or evening skating session is the perfect interlude during your holiday outings around Grand Rapids.

Address: 555 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: (616) 456-3696

Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Holiday Exhibit

The Grand Rapids Public Museum’s annual festive exhibit is a dazzling tribute to the city’s cultural heritage, customs, and creativity. The attraction changes annually, but visitors can always expect a jaw-dropping, immersive celebration of Grand Rapids holiday traditions. From vintage department store window displays to interactive recreations of international holiday scenes, you’ll be thrilled with every turn through this unique and immersive experience. Adjacent to the exhibit halls, the museum is linked by skywalk to the Grand Rapids Art Museum and IMAX Theater, providing additional entertainment once you’ve explored every nook of the holiday galleries. After rejoining your party bus, warm up with complimentary hot beverages as your group ventures to the next delight on your itinerary.

Address: 272 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Phone: (616) 929-1700

The Christmas Lite Show at the Fifth Third Ballpark

As dusk settles across Grand Rapids, the Fifth Third Ballpark illuminates with over one million choreographed lights dancing in perfect synchronization to beloved Christmas tunes. The stadium’s unique sound and lighting system create a dazzling outdoor multimedia spectacular that will fill you and your group with holiday awe. Follow the magical trail from your party bus to the ballpark entrance, where you can embark on an unforgettable walk through the illuminated landscape. As you exit, your bus will be poised to whisk your group to continue festivities back on board or shuttle you to your next splendid destination.

Address: 4500 West River Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Phone: (616) 784-4131

Downtown Holland’s Kerstmarkt (Christmas Market)

For a touch of European holiday charm, delight your group with an afternoon touring downtown Holland’s annual Kerstmarkt, only half an hour drive from Grand Rapids aboard your personal party bus. The quaint, festive market winds through two levels of the Civic Center Place filled with vendors offering European foods, gifts, decor, and Christmas wares imported from artisans across the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Sweden, and Germany. Get into the spirit further by indulging in homemade poffertjes (mini Dutch pancakes), sizzling pans of frites (fries), sips of mulled wine, and steaming cups of rich European hot chocolate. After exploring the stalls, admire the towering windmill fully decked out in its holiday splendor as you stroll the block of Eighth Street, aglow in twinkling lights and traditional storefront decorations. With comfortable banquette seating and onboard refreshments, your party bus is the perfect space to rest and relive your favorite memories from this Old World winter market.

Address: 150 W 8th St, Holland, MI 49423

Phone: (616) 355-1050

Rent With Party Bus Grand Rapids To Hit Every Attraction

From dazzling light shows to cultural holiday festivities, the Grand Rapids region offers endless opportunities to kindle the Christmas spirit in joyful new ways each year. Party Bus Grand Rapids will ensure you and your group don’t miss a single holiday spectacle. Call our team at (313) 209-8435, and we’ll arrange a comfortable bus equipped with all the amenities to enhance your yuletide celebrations. Share the magic of the season with a tour through Grand Rapids aboard your own private winter wonderland sleigh!