Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
November 17 @ 7:00 pm – December 3 @ 7:00 pm
November 17 – December 3, come to the Beardsley Theater for “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” presented by Muskegon Civic Theatre!
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is the story of Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia who share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.
For tickets or more information, call 231-727-8001.
Planetarium Christmas Show: Mystery of the Christmas Star
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 pm – 7:35 pm
November 2 – December 14, come to Carr-Fless Planetarium at Muskegon Community College for the Christmas show, “Mystery of the Christmas Star!” This modern look at the Christmas story is an annual favorite. As we look at significant astronomical events visible in the sky in the time of Jesus’ birth, we’ll see which of the “sky signs” was remarkable enough to have caused the Wise Men to travel over 600 miles through the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem, and investigate possible dates for the sighting of the “star” which lead them to Jesus. This is a 35-minute presentation. (No show on Thanksgiving Day, November 23). For more information, call (231) 777-0289.
Festival of Trees
November 22 – December 3
The Muskegon Museum of Art’s 13th annual Festival of Trees community holiday celebration runs November 22 through December 3. The Festival will be open daily 10:00am to 5:00pm, noon to 5:00pm on Sundays, and closed on Thanksgiving. International Holiday traditions inspire this year’s festival theme. Professionally designed themed trees and décor will set a festive holiday mood and will be available for purchase through silent auction over the 11 days of the Festival. Raffles, music and holiday gift shopping will add to the fun. Special events include the popular Teddy Bear Breakfast, Senior Day, Family Day, Deck Your Halls holiday design workshop and performances of A Christmas Carol! Call 231-720-2580 to purchase tickets or for more information.
Holidays in the City
Come to Downtown Muskegon this winter to celebrate the holidays with us. “Holidays in the City” kicks off with Small Business Saturday on November 25 and continues on weekends through the Saturday before Christmas! Shop local to support our community’s businesses. The Muskegon Farmer’s Market, Western Market Chalets, Century Club Retail Center and multiple local retail outlets on Western Ave., in Midtown and along Pine St. will offer plenty of holiday shopping opportunities. A community Christmas tree lighting the evening of November 25 in Hackley Park and many other holiday activities are planned. For more information, find “Holidays in the City” on Facebook.
Hackley & Hume Historic Site Holiday Tours
November 25 – November 26
Enjoy holiday tours of the Hackley & Hume Historic Site! These amazing late 1890’s homes from Muskegon’s lumbering days have been decorated for the holidays with period appropriate artifacts, ornaments and more. Special Holiday Tours will be offered on the following dates:
Saturday, November 25 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday, November 26 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday, December 26 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday, December 27 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
The cost is $5 – $7. For more information, visit www.lakeshoremuseum.org.
Holiday Artisan Market
November 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, November 25 from 10:00am – 3:00pm, you’re invited to do some holiday shopping at the Greater Muskegon Woman’s Club during their Holiday Artisan Market! They’ll be offering an eclectic variety of items created by local artists and artisans. For more information, call (231) 725-9220.
Pizza & Polka Festival
November 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, November 25 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, come to the Fricano Event Center for the Pizza & Polka Festival featuring the Duane Malinowski Polka Band! Enjoy four hours of polka music and all the pizza you can eat for only $15 per person! Ice cream dessert will also be available for purchase. For tickets, call 231-780-5406. Table reservations will be accepted with a minimum purchase of 10 tickets. Presented by the Muskegon Polish Festival.
Muskegon Lumberjacks Home Game
November 25 @ 7:00 pm
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States, for five years running!
Catch a home game, Saturday, November 25 at 7:15pm as the Jacks take on the Lincoln Stars at the L.C. Walker Arena. Purchase tickets by calling 231-724-5225.
Evening by Candlelight
November 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday, November 27 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, you’re invited to the beautiful Muskegon Woman’s Club to start the Christmas season off by enjoying beautiful tablescapes, good food, fun, and great entertainment at “Evening by Candlelight!” Tickets are $15 per person. Tables of 8 are available. R.S.V.P by calling Nancy at 231-730-0887 or e-mail Nancy@HousesByNancy.com.