Muskegon County Calendar of Events 12/23/19 – 01/06/2020

Presented by the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Christmas Eve at the Frauenthal
December 23 – December 24
Experience Christmas Eve in the historic Frauenthal Theater! Enjoy your favorite Christmas songs led by some of the Lakeshore’s most inspirational musicians, then listen to a message that will draw you into the Christmas story like never before. This free event, happening December 23 at 7:00pm and December 24 at 2:00pm & 4:00pm, is hosted by Port City Church.  For more information call (231) 767-5246.

Team Trivia Game Show
Mondays @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays at 6:30pm, come to Racquet’s Downtown Grill for the Team Trivia Game Show!  Groups of any size are invited to play for free with prizes for the top three teams!  Categories range from pop culture and entertainment, to sports, history, science, culture and general knowledge.  Your live host will also offer many genres of music throughout the game, plus, you’ll enjoy food and drink specials each week.  For more information, call (231) 726-4007.

Hackley & Hume Holiday Tours
Experience the Hackley & Hume homes decorated beautifully for the holidays by Muskegon’s local community groups with period-appropriate artifacts, ornaments and more! Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 per person, $8 for seniors 65+ and $5 for Kids ages 2-12.  For more information call 231-722-7578.
Tour Dates:
• December 27 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm
• December 28 from 1:00pm -4:00pm

Learn to Luge Weekends
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, December 27 – March 8, enjoy “Learn to Luge Weekends” at the Muskegon Luge & Sports Complex inside Muskegon State Park! They offer one of only four luge tracks in the United States.  Although shorter in overall length than the Olympic tracks in New York and Salt Lake City, the Muskegon Luge track provides an Olympic thrill for first timers.  The track was designed by three-time Olympian Frank Masley and consists of six curves and speeds around 30 mph.

Life-Sized Candy Land
Can you make it to King Candy’s Castle?  Come to Fruitport District Library to play Candy Land with family and friends on their giant game board!  There will also be a craft and a small candy prize at this free, all ages event.  This is a drop-in program, so feel free to come whenever works best for you.  For more information call (231) 366-6107.
• Friday, December 27, 11:00am – 3:0pm
• Saturday, December 28, 11:00am – 1:00pm
• Monday, December 30, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
• Thursday, January 2, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
• Friday, January 3, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Black History Month Calendar Contest
Through January 10
Participate in Hackley Library’s annual calendar contest, where they’ll showcase artwork from all ages to celebrate African American achievements!  Everyone is invited to submit drawings.  To enter, draw a picture from African American history on your entry form which can be picked up at Hackley Library.  The best pictures will be published in a free calendar which will be available throughout Muskegon.  Don’t forget to pick up your free entry form at Hackley Library!  All submissions are due at Hackley Library by Friday, January 10. They’ll announce the winners at the Awards Ceremony on February 3 during Open Mic Night.  All ages are recommended to participate in this calendar contest.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.

Holiday Hustle
December 28 @ 8:30 pm
Saturday, December 28 at 8:30pm, CMC Ent. invites you to the ballroom of the Hilt Building for Holiday Hustle! This is a community concert for youth and young adults to enjoy during the holiday season featuring Nique Got-It and Dolo 24.  Tickets are $25.  For more information call 231-727-8001.

Free Family Movie Day: Ralph Breaks the Internet
December 30 @ 3:00 pm
Monday, December 30 at 3:00pm, bring the kids to the beautiful Frauenthal Theater for a Free Family Movie Day featuring “Ralph Breaks the Internet!”  This is a great opportunity for families to experience the Frauenthal Center during Christmas vacation.  No tickets are required for this event, sponsored by the Mart Dock.  For more information call the box office at 231-727-8001.

Family Game Night at the Library
December 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The last Monday of the month from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, come to Ravenna Public Library for Family Game Night!  Would you like to try new or different board games?  Join them as they partner with the Muskegon Area Gamers and The Gaming Annex for a night of family fun.  Selection will vary, but could include games such as Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, and Pandemic.  This event is free and for ages 7 and up.  For more information, call 231-853-6975.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Muskegon Downtown: New Year’s Eve Ballroom Package
December 31
Delta Hotels by Marriott Muskegon Downtown has a fantastic New Year’s Eve Ballroom Package for 2020! It’s an all-inclusive package for 2 that includes:
• Overnight accommodations
• Champagne upon arrival
• Dinner buffet
• Open bar from 10:00pm – 1:00am
• Balloon drop
• Champagne toast and snacks at midnight
• Breakfast buffet New Year’s Day
• Late checkout of 1:00pm
• Photo booth with props
• Live Entertainment by Great Scott
Packages start at 359.99 + tax. Mark your reservation today at or by calling 231-722-0100.

Irish New Year at Unruly Brewing Co.
December 31 @ 2:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Tuesday, December 31 from 2:00pm – 7:45pm, it’s an Irish New Year at Unruly Brewing Co.! They will have simulcasting from Irish bars in Ireland as well as Irish events and Happy Hour featuring $1 off all beers from 3:00pm – 6:00pm.  For more information call (231) 288-1068.
The list of events is as follows:
• 2:00pm & 3:00pm – Arden Academy of Dance (Irish Dancers)
• 4:00pm – 5:00pm – Mona Shores Fiddlers
• 5:45pm – 7:45pm – The Barley Saints

New Year’s Eve Party Package at the Shoreline Inn
December 31 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The Shoreline Inn is offering an all-inclusive party for TWO that includes:
• Overnight accommodations
• Champagne upon arrival
• Appetizers
• Dinner Buffet
• Open bar from 10:00pm – 1:00am
• Champagne Toast
• Midnight Snacks
• Balloon Drop
• Live entertainment by Pop Fiction
• Late check out of 1:00pm
• Breakfast buffet on New Year’s Day
Packages start at $399 plus tax.  For reservations, please call the Shoreline Inn at 231-727-8483.  You must be 21 years of age.

18th Amendment New Year’s Eve
December 31 @ 6:30 pm
Tuesday, December 31 from 6:30pm – 1:00am, it’s an 18th Amendment New Year’s Eve! Get out your glad rags and get dolled up for a swanky New Year’s Eve party.  Starting at 8:00pm, the Swing Operation will keep you dancing all night long before counting down into 2020 at midnight.  You must be 21 or older with valid ID to attend this event.

General Admission (9:00pm – 1:00am)
$20 per person (available at the door or online)
Entry begins at 9:00pm
Includes access to party all evening, live music, roaring 20’s themed party favors, view of the Times Square ball drop live feed, and a champagne toast at midnight

Dinner is NOT included. Pizzas and appetizers will be available for purchase

Dinner Package (6:30pm – 1:00am)* Limited and must be purchased in advance*
$50 per person
Buffet-style dinner with hors d’oeuvres and dessert, access to party all evening, live music, roaring 20’s themed party favors, view of the Times Square ball drop live feed, and a champagne toast at midnight

Dinner Menu

• Labneh
• Muhammara
• Roasted Artichoke and Spinach Dip
• Antipasto Platter
• Fresh Baked Flatbread and Cracker tray
• Tossed Salad with choice of dressing
• Hodgepodge rolls and whipped butter

Entree Buffet:
• Bourbon Barrel Smoked NY Strip Loin with Rye Demiglace
• Crab Cakes with Sauce Bernaise
• Roasted Brussel Sprouts
• Honied Rainbow Carrots
• Duchesse Potatoes
• Yorkshire Pudding

• Sticky Toffee Pudding
• Beignets with Sauce L’Orange and House Rum Caramel

Drink Menu:
• Full cocktail menu available
• Limited edition 18th Amendment Champagne

Bella Maria’s New Year’s Eve Party
December 31 @ 7:30 pm
New Year’s Eve beginning at 7:30pm, celebrate with Bella Maria’s Event Center with live music from the Westside Soul Surfers, a smokin’ 10-piece R & B, funk and soul powerhouse!  Also included with your ticket are appetizers, a 5-star dinner buffet including Prime Rib, the Ultimate Dessert Bar and favors at midnight.  Tickets are $75 per person.  Call 231-563-6914 to reserve yours.  Doors open at 6:30pm.

Unruly Brewing Co. New Year’s Eve Bash
December 31 @ 8:30 pm
Tuesday, December 31 from 8:30pm – 2:00am, it’s the Unruly Brewing Co. New Year’s Eve Bash with Flexadecibel, Baccano, and Dean Martian! Baccano is going to kick things off, then Flexadecibel will funk you into the New Year!  DJ Dean Martian will keep the party going into the night!  This one’s gonna slap, so make sure you dress your best, and come prepared to get down HARD.  The cover is $5.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  For more information call (231) 288-1068.

Winter Break Open House
January 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friday, January 3 from 10:00am – 1:00pm, bring the family to the Lakeshore Museum Center’s “Winter Break Open House!” Enjoy family-friendly activities throughout the museum in addition to exploring their permanent hands-on exhibits: STEM Center, Science Center, and Body Works!  Admission is only $5, or free for members and Muskegon residents.  For more information call (231) 722-0278.

Three Kings Day / Los Tres Reyes Magos
January 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
In Spanish-speaking countries this special day represents the height of the holiday season as the Three Wise Men arrive to bring presents, and families eat special foods.  Monday, January 6 at 6:00pm, come to Hackley Public Library to celebrate Los Tres Reyes Magos with fun activities, snacks, and prizes!  This free program is done in partnership with Latinos Working for the Future. All ages are welcome.  For more information call (231) 722-8000.