5 Ways to Get into the Holiday Spirit in Flint & Genesee


With Christmas less than two weeks away, we’ve compiled a few ways to get into the holiday spirit in Flint and Genesee. Here are five festive events and attractions worth checking out with your family and friends!

  1. Paint Christmas-Themed Scenes at Painting with a Twist (Various Dates)

Take an art class at this Fenton-based, BYOB business, which provides painting supplies and instructions for artists of all levels. Upcoming classes will focus on Christmas wreaths, Santa, stockings and more. Admission varies.

  1. Be Dazzled by “Cosmic Christmas: The Light Show” (Now through Dec. 23)

Longway Planetarium has set 16 holiday songs – both old and new – to 4,000 visuals in this original laser light show. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors (60+) and youth (2-11) and free for children under 1.

  1. Go Back in Time for “Christmas at Crossroads” (Dec. 18-20, 22-23, 26-27 and 29-30)

From live entertainment at Colwell Opera House to a holiday craft workshop at the Stanley School House, the turn-of-the-century-themed Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad offers something for everyone this holiday season. Admission varies.

  1. Meet Santa’s Reindeer at the Davison Farmers’ Market (Dec. 19)

Visitors are encouraged to bring along their cameras to take free photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, who will be stopping by with their pets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  1. Sing Carols at Stockton Center (Dec. 19)

From 5:30-8:30 p.m., Stockton Center at Spring Grove in Flint will host a Victorian Christmas, during which guests can sing carols and enjoy festive crafts and treats. Admission is $5/person.

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