Flint Symphony Orchestra to Present ‘Holiday Pops’ This Weekend at The Whiting

Photo: MLive

Photo: MLive

HolidayPops2You’ll have two chances to celebrate the season with the warm and joyful “Holiday Pops” musical event this weekend at The Whiting in Flint.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, you can celebrate the yuletide season with this musical extravaganza featuring the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Maestro Enrique Diemecke, the Flint Festival Chorus with members of area high school choirs, Flint School of Performing Arts students and additional area musical groups.

Enjoy your favorites like “We Wish You a Little Christmas,” “Too Hot to Handel,” “Let There be Peace on Earth” and Handel’s “Messiah.”

Tickets from are $8 -$32 and can be purchased by calling (810) 237-7333 or (888) 8-CENTER, or visiting The Whiting at 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Learn more here.

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In the Stars: Longway Planetarium Hosting Holiday Shows


The magic of Christmas need not be limited to here on Earth … check out the shows in the stars, too!

Longway Planetarium in Flint is presenting two holiday shows for your viewing pleasure: “George & Oatmeal Save Santa” and the “Holiday Magic Laser Light Show.”

In “George & Oatmeal Save Santa,” Mrs. Claus is worried because Santa has come up missing and has asked Oatmeal, the snowman, to help find him. Join Oatmeal and his friend George, the Planetarium wizard, as they travel the world in search of Santa. Listen to constellation stories from many cultures and learn how to use the Big Dipper to find the North Star. Recommended for ages 4-6. This show runs through at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, through Tuesday, Dec. 23.

With the “Holiday Magic Laser Light Show,” you’ll experience the magic of the holiday season with a little science. The show features traditional holiday tunes from across the generations to contemporary artists performing their personal favorites. Recommended for all ages. This show runs at 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 2 p.m. Dec. 22-23.

Longway Planetarium is located at 1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Click here to learn more.

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Enjoy a ‘Walk through the Pages’ during Christmas Events at Whaley House Museum


A walk through the Whaley Historic House Museum is always full of wonder, but it will be especially so this Saturday and Dec. 20 as the museum presents “A Walk through the Pages: A Christmas Carol.”

From 1-4 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20, theater students will entertain museum visitors with Christmas carols and readings of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.

Built in 1884, the Whaley House is filled with hundreds of family and period artifacts that tell the story of the Whaleys and Victorian-era Flint. You can take a guided tour of this incredible house during the holiday season with historical decorations filling every room and each bedroom decorated to represent a character from the Dickens’ classic tale.

On Saturdays, enjoy carols and readings of “A Christmas Carol” by dressed interpreters from the University of Michigan-Flint theater department. Children will also be able to enjoy a craft, write a letter to Santa or play with “snow.”

The cost is $5 for children and $3 for students with a valid ID and children under 12. Members will receive complimentary admission.

Whaley Historic House Museum is located at 624 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Learn more here.

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Travel to the North Pole during Clio Cast and Crew Play This Weekend


Wanna go to the North Pole? You need not travel any farther than Theatre 57 in Clio. On Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 11-14, Clio Cast and Crew presents “Ho, Ho, Ho – The Santa Claus Chronicles.”

Enjoy a visit to the North Pole just a few days before Christmas, when St. Nick’s press secretary answers reporters’ questions about the jolly guy. Like, what’s his favorite food? How does he know who’s been naughty and who’s been nice?

You’ll meet elves Eeny, Meeny, Miney and Sol, who take care of the reindeer, and those who work the gift suggestion hotline. And you’ll be intrigued by the biggest mystery at the North Pole: Where has Mrs. Claus disappeared to? What is she up to? Come find out!

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Theatre 57 is at 2220 W. Vienna Road in Clio.

Purchase tickets and learn more here.

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For-Mar Nature Preserve to Host Holiday Walk on Dec. 11-12


For-Mar Nature Preserve invites you to enjoy a stroll in the park during its annual Holiday Walk on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 11-12.

The building and grounds will be open from 6-9 p.m. each day for an evening filled with activities and entertainment for the entire family.

This free event is recommended for all ages. For-Mar Nature Preserve is located at 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton. Learn more here.

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Crossroads Village


Nothing kicks off the holidays in Flint & Genesee like the annual Christmas at Crossroads celebration!

Now through Dec. 30, costumed villagers are preparing for the holiday season in Crossroads Village’s homes and shops. The Colwell Opera House presents live entertainment, and Santa Claus visits with children. The beloved Huckleberry Railroad will even take you on a festive nighttime train ride.

Bundle up and come visit during this special time when thousands of lights sparkle like tiny stars throughout the village. You’ll find villagers making vintage crafts and singing carols, and shops full of great gifts.

Crossroads Village is located at 6140 Bray Road, Flint. Click here for village and train hours, tickets and more.

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Jingle All the Way to Fenton’s Jinglefest This Weekend


You’re invited to join the holiday fun during Fenton’s Jinglefest celebration Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6, in the Downtown Entertainment District.

Enjoy the lighting of the luminaries, a gingerbread house display, a JingleJog (3 p.m. Saturday), a holiday lighted parade (6 p.m. Saturday), shopping, tree decorating, live music, ice sculptures, Santa Paws pictures, a JingleJam entertainment tent, bake sale, fireworks and more.

The celebration gets under way Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. See a full Jinglefest events calendar and learn more here.

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