December 2023 Arts Calendar

In 2023, arts organizations are back on their feet and offering incredible seasons of art, conversations, fun and community involvement. This month, you can visit the theaters for big Broadway shows and intimate plays, listen to symphonies play the classics and modern pieces, and head to local museums for a variety of stunning art. Check it out.

Actors Theatre
160 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids

Oil and Sugar, Dec. 7-16

Central Park Players
421 Columbus Ave., Grand Haven

Parfumerie, Dec. 8-17

Farmers Alley Theatre Kalamazoo
221 Farmers Alley, Kalamazoo 

Every Brilliant Thing, Through Dec. 17 

Frauenthal Center
425 W. Western Ave., Muskegon

Sister’s Christmas Catechism, Dec. 7-10
The Nutcracker, Dec. 9

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids

University Of Michigan Health-West: Christmas & Holiday Traditions, Through Jan. 7

Gilmore Theatre/WMU Theatre 
1903 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo

Next Stop, Broadway!, Through Dec. 2 

Grand Rapids Art Museum 
101 Monroe Center, Grand Rapids

Everything Beautiful in its Time: Six Centuries of Prints, Through Dec. 3
Underneath Everything: Humility and Grandeur in Contemporary Ceramics, Through Jan. 14
Experimental Film Selections from Open Projector Night, Through Jan. 14

Grand Rapids Ballet
341 Ellsworth Ave. SW, Grand Rapids

The Nutcracker, Dec. 8-17

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
30 N. Division Ave., Grand Rapids 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Through Dec. 17

Grand Rapids Symphony 
300 Ottawa Ave. NW Ste. 100, Grand Rapids

Elf in Concert, Dec. 1-2
University of Michigan Health-West Holiday Pops, Dec. 21-23 

Holland Chorale

Welcome Christmas, Dec. 17

Holland Symphony Orchestra
96 W. 15th St. Ste. 201, Holland 

Celebrate the Season, Dec. 9

Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
329 S. Park St., Kalamazoo

The Sound of Music, Through Dec. 17

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 
314 South Park St., Kalamazoo 

A Bridge Between Two Worlds: Works by Wu Jian’an, Through Dec. 31
C. C. Wang: Lines of Abstraction, Through Dec. 31
Celebrate!, Through Jan. 14

Kendall College of Art & Design
17 Fountain St. NW, Grand Rapids

SAINT ANDRO - Fashion Startup, Through Dec. 15
HOME by Drue McPherson, Through Dec. 15
Practical Art Exhibition, Through Feb. 3
First Year Experience (FYE), Through Feb. 3

Miller Auditorium
2200 Auditorium Dr, Kalamazoo

A Magical Cirque Christmas, Dec. 6-7
A Carpenters Christmas, Dec. 19

Muskegon Civic Theatre 
425 W. Western Ave., Muskegon

Calendar Girls, Through Dec. 3

Muskegon Museum of Art 
296 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon

Oddities & Delights, Through Feb. 25
Tiffany Lamps: The Richard H. Driehaus Collection, Through Jan. 14

New Vic Theatre
134 E. Vine St., Kalamazoo

A Christmas Carol, Through Dec. 22

St. Cecilia Music Center 
24 Ransom Ave. NE, Grand Rapids 

Holiday Market, Dec. 2

Saugatuck Center for the Arts 
400 Culver St., Saugatuck

Creative Fellow Mindy Trafman, Through Dec. 31
Of Plants and Place, Ongoing
Ningaaseg, Through Jan. 26

The Gilmore
359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo

Rising Star: Sean Mason Trio, Dec. 3

West Michigan Symphony 
360 W. Western Ave. Ste. 200, Muskegon

Clickity Clack Ho Ho Ho, Dec. 9
Home for the Holidays, Dec. 15