“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” Third Thursday on Dec. 19: Ugly Sweater Contest, Toy Drive, Live Music and Santa!

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market’s monthly Third Thursdays event returns December 19 from 4–7 p.m. Put on your ugliest Christmas sweater to hang out with the big man himself for the final edition of Third Thursdays for a toy drive, drink specials and more.

Activities include:

·       Visit with Santa!

·       Toy drive to benefit Toys for Tots

·       Live music from Brenden Johnson

·       Ugly sweater contest with prizes

·       Drink specials and hot chocolate

·       Kids’ make and take crafts and activities

Bring in a new, unwrapped toy for the toy drive to receive a “buy one cookie, get one free” offer from Sweetie-licious Bake Shoppe, and be automatically entered to win a free pie!

This is also the final opportunity for guests to fill up their punch cards (or bring their punch card back), for every $10 they spend at Third Thursday events, and redeem it for a $15 gift card to use in the Downtown Market after they reach 12 punches.