A Guide to Holiday Fun in Grand Rapids from RiverTown Honda

'Tis the season to be jolly in Grand Rapids! At RiverTown Honda, we want to help our neighbors enjoy this holiday season to the fullest. Even though the West Michigan winter weather can be downright frightful, there are plenty of ways to enjoy time with your loved ones and give back to the community within a short drive from Grandville. If the idea of coordinating holiday activities and get-togethers stresses you out, you'll be pleased to know everything you need for a happy holiday season is right here on this page. From the best places to shop for gifts to fun family events to attend, we've got you covered. Check out all the information we've put together below, then connect with us on social media and view our blog for further holiday tips, vehicle maintenance, and more!


Places to Shop for Great Gifts Around Grand Rapids

Go Now Changing Thymes
2900 Wilson Ave.
SW, Ste. 600, Grandville, MI
Go Now Downtown Market
435 Ionia Ave.
SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Go Now 6.25 Paper Studio
40 Monroe Center,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Go Now Ferris Coffee & Nut
227 Winter Ave.
NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Go Now Rebel Reclaimed
1409 Robinson Rd.
SE Grand Rapids, MI
Go Now Vault of Midnight
95A Monroe Center St.
NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Go Now Old World Olive Company
108 Monroe Center St.
NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The Best Honda Vehicles for Driving Through
West Michigan Winters

2017 Honda Pilot

Snowmageddon Slayer

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2017 Honda CR-V

Blizzard Brawler

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2018 Honda HR-V

Flurry Fighter

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Holiday Events for Families in the Grand Rapids Area

In our opinion, the beautiful city of Grand Rapids looks best in the warm glow of the holiday spirit! Snow, or no snow, there are plenty of fun ways to celebrate and enjoy the holidays in the city. All of the events highlighted below are kid friendly, so you can spend quality time with your loved ones. Click the button on each slide to see event details, ticket info, and more.

View Details Light Up Downtown
Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink in Grand Rapids
December 1st 5:00pm-7:00pm
View Details Holiday Artists' Market
Steelcase Town Hall in Grand Rapids
December 2nd 10:00am-6:00pm
View Details Winter Wonderland Holiday Artisan Market
Downtown Market in Grand Rapids
December 5th 4:00pm-8:00pm
View Details Uptown Grand Rapids Annual Holiday Shop Hop
Uptown Area/East Fulton, East Hills, Eastown, Wealthy Street
December 7th 4:00pm-10:00pm
View Details Santa Visits
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids
Tuesdays November 21st – December 19th 5:00pm-8:00pm
View Details The Nutcracker
DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids
December 1-3 & 8-10
View Details Whoville 5K
Riverside Park in Grand Rapids
Decmber 10th 1:00pm
View Details Night at Your Museum
Grand Rapids Public Museum
December 27th 6:00pm-9:00pm

Winter Driving Tips

While the snow is lovely from the inside, it can make a real mess of the roads! We want to help you be safer this holiday and winter season. First off, it's important to understand that taking care of routine and scheduled maintenance is the best thing you can do to keep your vehicle running safe. We also recommend investing in a set of winter tires, because they: remain flexible in climates under 45 degrees for more traction, channel snow and slush better with deeper tread, and provide better performance with high-density siping. Finally, here are some driving tips that can help you be safer on snowy, icy, wintery West Michigan roads. Remember, snow makes every action slower on the road, so proceed with extra awareness and caution, or simply stay home if you can!

  • Always completely clear your entire car of snow and ice.
  • Accelerate slowly.
  • Decelerate at double the distance you would on dry pavement.
  • Avoid braking quickly – continue through a changing stoplight if need be.
  • Increase your following distance.
  • Be wary of ice on bridges and overpasses.
  • Always wear your seatbelt and slow down.
  • Know how your vehicle handles snowy roads – experiment in a parking lot.

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Enjoy Winter & the Holiday Season to the Fullest in West Michigan

Our hearts and Hondas are full of warmth and joy this season and we want to share that feeling with you! We hope this holiday guide for the Grand Rapids area provides you with plenty of ideas to shop locally, events to attend, and ways to give back to the community this season. If you're looking for unique gifts or ways to save, view and clip coupons for service and parts, and stay tuned to our website for Happy Honda Days Sales Event offers on new 2017 and 2018 Honda models. Give our team a call at (877) 236-9113 to schedule a test drive, or at (866) 574-4228 to schedule a service appointment before your holiday travels.


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