Holiday Kick Off: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday

The holidays are here in West Michigan! It’s the season to be merry, shop local, give back, and think of others.

Stay updated on what’s coming up with our area guide below!


Giving Tuesday 12/1

Farmers Alley Theatre, Kalamazoo

  • Please consider supporting Farmers Alley Theatre by making a gift to the theatre this Giving Tuesday. Making a gift has never been easier! Gifts can be made in any of these ways:

Grass River Natural Area, Bellaire

  • Please consider giving Grass River Natural Area a gift on Giving Tuesday that demonstrates your appreciation in a measurable way and ensures our ability to maintain the high quality of our exemplary education program. This year, when trail use is at an all-time high and people are sharing with us that GRNA provides the peace and place of solace that is so needed in their lives, our work to fulfill our mission is more essential than ever.

Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City

  • This Giving Tuesday, the Dennos Museum Center is seeking $2,000 to support programs like subsidized tours for local K-12 school groups, improve collections care and preservation efforts, and provide future free admission days for all. We have identified a need in these three areas to increase accessibility to the Dennos for all.
  • Your gift could facilitate student visits to the museum, help us preserve art in our collection, and give someone the opportunity to experience a world class museum in their own backyard. Your gift gives twice when you support your local art museum.

National Writers Series, Traverse City

  • We’re not going to lie. It’s been a tough year — logistically and financially. Everyone is justifiably wary of the economic situation, and that means grantors, funders and, yes, donors. But we’ve been heartened by your donations throughout the year, whether tied to one of our virtual events or one of our earlier pleas for help. We really appreciate it! And we hope you’ll consider making a year-end donation.
  • If you’ve already donated to the National Writers Series, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. It’s donors like you who are the lifeblood for our storytelling and our education programs.
  • Board member Ryan Sullivan, a wealth manager at Rehmann, asked us to remind you of the CARES Act deduction, which allows for an additional, “above-the-line” deduction for charitable gifts made in cash of up to $300. If you are not itemizing on your 2020 taxes, you can claim this new deduction.

Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Augusta

  • With events, programs and our popular field trips canceled, the Sanctuary anticipates a loss of $40,000 of income. Your #GIVINGTUESDAY gift tomorrow, December 1, can help fill that gap! Your donation will provide the food, medications and supplies needed to take excellent care of the Sanctuary’s resident birds.
  • While our in-person events, programs and field trips are canceled, our campaign with a goal of $2,000 for bird care continues. We’re always appreciative of your support, but especially during these tough times. Thank you!

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo

  • Giving Tuesday kicks off our Annual Fund campaign to support all things KIA. We know this is a day devoted to engagement and giving for the
    non-profit community and we hope you will choose to give to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts on this global impact day. Your donation means you will be contributing to the continuation of our already beloved programs, world class exhibitions, educational classes and workshops for all ages.

Thornapple Arts Council, Barry County

  • With only 9% to go to reach our fundraising goal, we are turning our year-end giving campaign into an Anniversary Ask in recognition of our 35 years serving Barry County. As GivingTuesday comes and goes on December 1st, we invite you to learn more about our Financial Assistance programs and to consider giving to support the arts in our community.

Critter Barn, Zeeland

  • For the past 30 years, Critter Barn has been blessed with a unique setting for sharing experiences. The animals and the environment at our working farm give opportunities for engaging people in personal, hands-on experiences and teaching moments. These encounters are the platforms for mentoring children and youth, including those who have special needs, through our volunteer programs, and for impacting the elderly in a variety of care facilities, retirement homes and memory units.
  • To continue serving others with these programs, our farm animals need excellent daily care and feed. This Giving Tuesday, we truly need help and are asking you to donate today. Click the link to view our Animal Care Sponsorships and help support the specific care of your favorite Critter Barn animal:

Black Friday 11/27

West Michigan Whitecaps, Comstock Park

  • Pick up a special package for the baseball fan in your life with this special bundle from the Whitecaps. You’ll save $51 with this special bundle, which is only available November 25th through 30th from the Whitecaps website. For just $99, you’ll get:
    • Four tickets for your choice of 2021 Whitecaps game
    • A $25 Whitecaps gift card
    • A Christmas Lite Show Pass (use between November 25th and January 2nd)
    • Two winter hats from the planned 2020 opening day.

Allegan Event, Allegan

  • Give the gift of adventure! We’re offering a Black Friday discount of 10% off all gift card purchases now through Sunday, Nov. 29. Receive 10% off your gift card purchase online or in person using promo code BLACKFRIDAY20. Gift cards do not expire, so you may use them any time you please!
    • Virtual / Online Gift Cards: PURCHASE HERE
    • Physical Gift Cards: Prefer a physical gift card? Give us a call at 269-430-3961 and we’ll mail it to you!

The Harbor Grand, New Buffalo

  • Receive a $40 voucher with each $100 gift card purchase (purchase here). Give the gift of comfort and retreat this year at the new Harbor Grand Hotel. Gift cards and vouchers may be used however you please — from cozy waterfront getaways to intimate, fireside meals at Terrace Room. Now more than ever, pleasure is the perfect present.

Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek

  • A zoo membership is the PURR-fect gift to give everyone on your holiday list! It’s an entire year to “go wild and go often” at the zoo plus lots of perks like gift shop and restaurant discounts, and the amazing reciprocal benefit, too. It gets even better because starting on Black Friday, every new or renewing membership will be 15% off through December 31, 2020.

Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island

  • Mission Point Resort is pleased to announce exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for 2021. This limited time offer presents a 30% room rate discount over select dates in 2021 and includes luggage transfer fees to and from the ferry docks. Launching Friday, November 20, this offer will only be valid for bookings made at this link through Monday, November 30.

Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, Copper Harbor

  • Call on Friday, November 27th, and book your winter lodging reservations at 20% off. Phone 906-289-4403, ext 1. Restrictions apply.
  • The Lodge Life Shop will be featuring a number of popular items on sale that day – KML Flannel jackets & shirts, crewneck sweatshirt, hoodies, our new KML beanie from Dead Miners Company,  KML ceramic mugs, pint and wine glasses, KML recycled tire coasters and Sew UP Dog Bandanas. You can stop in and say “hi”, shop and enjoy some hot chocolate or order your favorite items online.

Muskegon Luge & Sports Complex

  • It’s official! We’re kicking off the winter season with our Early Bird Pass Sale. Now until December 1st you can save big on all our season passes.
  • Get a family season pass to cover everyone in your household. Regularly priced at $195, the Family Season Pass is discounted to $150 for early birds! Add rental equipment for the whole family for an additional $45… yes that’s everyone for only $45. Individual passes are also on sale. Originally $85, get one now before the snow falls for only $65.

John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids

  • Just in time for the holidays, John Ball Zoo is offering memberships at a 10% online discount with the code WILDLIFE from Friday, November 20 through Saturday, December 4, 2020.
  • Members enjoy unlimited free admission to visit the over 2,000 animals who call John Ball Zoo home, free or reduced admission to over 150 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums across North America, discounts and early registration for zoo camps, classes, and birthday parties, plus early access to special events. Coming in 2021, John Ball Zoo will increase the member discount on purchases inside the zoo to 20% off at Gifts of the Wild gift shop, on food and beverage purchases, and on experiences like face painting, the zip line, and camel rides.

RedWater Restaurant Group, Grand Rapids | Holland

CranHill, Rodney

  • Our Black Friday Sale is happening Nov. 27 through Dec. 1! Get $20 in Barn Store credit when you sign up for Summer Camp by Midnight on December 1! Offer does not apply to Day Camp and Friendship Camp. Click here to register for Summer Camp.

Small Business Saturday 11/28

Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Our businesses need us now more than ever. Over these next few weeks, we’re encouraging our community to step up to #SupportOurGRBiz. Spend your money locally, and challenge others to do the same. We are all in this together, and together we can ensure that our favorite business is still there in the weeks and months ahead.

Downtown Holland

  • You’re invited to celebrate Small Business Saturday in Downtown Holland with great deals, fun giveaways, and more! This Saturday, November 28, close to 45 shops and restaurants in Downtown Holland will be participating in Small Business Saturday by offering exciting promotions to customers all day long.
  • In addition, shoppers have a chance to win a $100 gift card to their favorite Downtown Holland shop or restaurant. To enter the contest, customers just need to snap a selfie in Downtown Holland on Saturday, November 28 and either share it to the Downtown Holland Facebook page or tag #downtownholland on Instagram.
  • A full list of the promotions that are being offered can be found on the official Small Business Saturday Downtown Holland Facebook event page.

Unity Christian Music Festival, Muskegon

  • The first ever Unity Christian Music Festival Auction is going on now, with truly unique items, many you won’t find anywhere else. Every purchase helps Unity Festival continue in 2021 and beyond. Please bid on the items online or consider making a donation here! Auction bidding is open now and ends at 8 pm on Sat., Dec. 12th.

Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids

  • Shop Online, Sunday November 29. Support the GRPM’s exhibits and programs by purchasing unique, locally-made gifts from our online Curiosity Shop! Explore a wide selection of products for the entire family related to history, science, and culture including exhibit mementos, GRPM branded souvenirs, educational science kits, books by local authors, Michigan merchandise and more. Discounts available to all patrons in store and online. Direct shipping and contactless curbside pick-up available.

Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery, Grand Rapids

  • We are open during the most recent shutdown while complying with the rules from the MDHHS. Your support this year has been wonderful and humbling! Now you can purchase online and send a digital gift card in any amount you choose to your friends, family, or yourself.

Northern Latitudes Distillery, Lake Leelanau

  • Visit NLD to find the best gifts and save money too! A great selection of some of our most popular NLD clothing and merchandise is now on sale at our Lake Leelanau distillery.
  • Shop at our distillery on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and mention this ad, and you will receive your choice of a wooden barrel NLD ornament or NLD wood burned barrel keychain with the purchase of $20 or more (over $5 value!).
  • Or shop our NLD Web Store on Cyber Monday and type in “ornament” or “key chain” in the comment box to receive your free gift with an online purchase of $20 or more! Thank you for your support!

Tibbits Opera House, Coldwater

  • The offices for the Tibbits Opera House will remain partially open in order to accommodate holiday requests for gift certificates, gift shop items and end-of-year donations. To best serve customers, Tibbits staff requests visitors call first.
  • In addition to gift certificates, Tibbits has mugs and ornaments featuring the building, various theatre-themed t-shirts, and numerous other items. The gift shop itself includes many artist creations. The gift shop, located in the art gallery of the theatre, can also be opened by appointment. Tibbits will continue to follow the current recommendations of wearing masks and socially distancing. Some staff will at times be working remotely. By calling first, the staff in the office can prepare gift certificates and pull gift shop items to also shorten the amount of time a visitor needs to spend in the building.

Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce

  • The Chamber’s Shop Local Online Holiday Catalog is now open for business. You can support your favorite local business by purchasing a gift card, jewelry, games, massages and many other local gifts and services in the chamber’s new Shop Local Online Holiday Catalog. Click here to see and shop in the catalog. More than 60 items are listed, and more will be added periodically.

Todd & Brad Reed Photography, Ludington

  • Remember that this coming Saturday, November 28th, is Small Business Saturday. We are offering 15% off all ordered items and in-stock items in our downtown Ludington gallery or over the phone at 231-843-0777, excluding pre-orders on the new book. We have limited capacity in the gallery right now due to the virus, so if you do come in, please social distance and wear a mask. Our hours on Saturday will be from 9am-8pm EST.


Cyber Monday 11/30

USS Silversides Submarine Museum, Muskegon

  • Shop online to support the USS Silversides through the Submarine Shop. Veteran-made art will soon be added for purchase through their online shop!

Allegan Event, Allegan

  • On Monday, November 30, we will be offering a 25% discount when you book a reservation for a future date! On Cyber Monday, visit to book. Choose the date and time of your desired visit, number of tickets, and enter promo code CYBERMONDAY20 in the promotion box during check out to receive your 25% discount.
  • Or, just give us a call at 269-430-3961, and we will be happy to book your reservation and apply the discount over the phone.

Iron Fish Distillery, Thompsonville

  • 10am-5pm Cyber Monday, take 15% off for online orders 12am-12am. Available for curbside pickup and merch only.

Harbour View Inn, Mackinac Island

  • Save up to 50% off our Best Available Rate on select dates for the 2021 season! Cyber Monday sale runs 11/30 through 12/6. Based on availability, this special can sell out; valid on new reservations only. View available dates here.

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville

  • Cyber Monday is the last day to take advantage of Special Offers on lodging, golf, season passes, lift tickets, spa gift cards, and more.

St. Julian Winery, Paw Paw

Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo, New Era

  • Cyber Monday is your last chance to purchase a season pass for $39.95 (the lowest price of the year!).

Chateau Chantal, Traverse City

Chateau Grand Traverse, Traverse City

  • For 24 hours, we’re offering FREE SHIPPING* on all orders that include a case or more of your favorite CGT wines! Mix and match or fill up on your favorite wine, just in time for the holidays. Our regular quantity discounts will also still apply. Buy a case and save, it’s that easy!
  • Use code CASE20 at checkout to automatically remove shipping costs

Essence Restaurants, Grand Rapids

The Inn at Stonecliffe, Mackinac Island

  • Book your 2021 vacation with our Cyber Monday sale: 50% off on select dates. Available Monday, November 30th, 2020 through Sunday, December 6th, 2020. Online bookings only. Click here to book now!

The Cherry Hut, Beulah

  • This year’s Cyber Cherry Monday Special is Delicious Delights ($16 off)! Share some of the best products The Cherry Hut has to offer all in one delightful gift box! Normally $56.95 this dependable and delicious Cherry Hut favorite is only $40.95 until tomorrow, December 1, at 12 PM EST!

Herbology, Bangor

New Holland Brewing, Holland

  • Save 15% off our entire online store. Get your gift shopping done early this year and take advantage of these special deals this weekend! We have a lot of new items in our store, just in time for the holidays, including beaniessweatshirts, and flasks.