Ethics and Religion Talk: Christmas and non-Christians

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 12-18-2023 under OPINION

Father Kevin Niehoff, O.P., a Dominican priest who serves as Judicial Vicar, Diocese of Grand Rapids, responds: No! I am more bothered by the reduction of Christmas to a secular holiday with no spiritual meaning. For Roman Catholics, Christmas does...

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Wealthy Theatre Presents History Rich Holiday Classic 'It's a Wonderful Life' in 16mm Film this December

by (Justin Mills)

Submitted 12-06-2023 under LOCAL LIFE

Frank Capra’s beloved classic, It's a Wonderful Life (1946) is coming back to the big screen in Grand Rapids, just in time for the holidays. The original black-and-white cut of the classic will be screened in a rare 16mm film print presentation at...

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Grand Rapids Symphony celebrates Christmas with new sights and sounds, unexpected surprises at Holiday Pops

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 12-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

December is the time of year for decorating, baking, shopping and spending time with friends and family. It’s also one of the best times of the year for celebrating with the gift of music. Enjoy the holidays with timeless music and much more...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Holiday Pops is homegrown entertainment for a hometown audience, Thursday through Sunday

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 12-04-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grinch may be down on Christmas, but the voice that sings about the Grinch is anything but. Two years ago, Justin Hopkins, brought the house down in Grand Rapids with his version of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” at the Grand...

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Enjoy family fun during Snowflake Break at Grand Rapids Public Museum

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 12-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is once again hosting family-friendly fun over this year’s holiday break! From December 23 through January 7, the GRPM will celebrate Snowflake Break with additional hands on activities, all included with...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Holiday Pops are homegrown fun for a hometown audience

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 12-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

If you love Christmas, you love Christmas carols, sung by a choir. Join the Grand Rapids Pops for its Wolverine World Wide Holiday Pops, and you get to hear not one but two choirs sing Christmas music. What’s more, you get to sing along too....

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Get into the Christmas spirit with GRTV's Santa Show

by (wayjulie)

Submitted 12-08-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

In early December each year, the GRTV studio transforms into a winter wonderland as kids and adults alike throughout Grand Rapids wait impatiently for the arrival of their favorite jolly Christmas icon – Santa Claus! The Santa Show is a long-...

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Downtown Market hosting month of cheerful holiday events

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 11-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is hosting a variety of holiday events during the next month, making it the one-stop destination in Grand Rapids for holiday cheer the whole family can enjoy. Visitors can pick out a freshly-cut Christmas tree and...

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CARE Ballet presents "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

by (careballet)

Submitted 11-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

This original ballet, based on Clement C. Moore’s well-known poem and set to traditional holiday music, has become a Thanksgiving Weekend tradition in Grand Rapids. Mischievous mice, dancing stockings, magical toys and Santa with his prancing...

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Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World exhibition at Meijer Gardens observes the season of reflection

by (Meijer Gardens)

Submitted 11-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Experience the magic of the holidays at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park with the annual Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World exhibition on display from November 21 through January 7, 2018. Guests from all over the world...

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