The Midland Review

The Midland Review is an absolute must-read for information on our favorite local events. Get the inside scoop on fun family activities and entertainment in and around Midland all year-round. There's no better place to learn about our amazing town, from fine golf courses to our famous balloon festival, museums, parks, nature trails, and more.

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    Holiday happenings at the Midland Center for the Arts

    Don't miss out on all the festive holiday happenings at the Midland Center for the Arts. The holiday season will kick off with The Midland Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the Grand Rapids Ballet, presenting The Nutcracker. Enjoy a fresh take on the holiday classic, as the minds behind The Polar Express, Jumanji, Wicked and Sweeney Todd have devised this delightful show. Have a drink in the Saints & Sinners Lounge after the performance. The show will run from December 7th to the 9th. 

    Also on December 7th, at the First United Methodist Church, The Men of Music will perform a Christmas concert filled with holiday favorites. On December 12th the Youth Choir will perform their Christmas carols. Center Stage Theatre will be performing Dickens' A Christmas Carol from December 13th - 16th. Center Stage Theatre is an award-winning community theater company featuring talent from across the region. The humorous and lively Boston Brass will be performing Christmas Bells on December 18th. Last but not least, you can enjoy an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas, exploring the 1874 Bradley Home decorated for Christmas from top to bottom. 

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    Watch the Merry Midland Santa Parade

    The Santa Holiday Parade is a Midland holiday tradition. Dating all the way back to 1985, each year the Midland Santa Holiday Parade is assigned a holiday theme and selected a Grand Marshall. Locals and visitors alike will gather and watch as local businesses, bands, and other Midlanders stroll down Eastlawn, Saginaw Road, Ashman Street and end at Main Street.

    Each year, Midland County also crowns two lucky local kindergarteners as Parade Prince and Princess. The parade, however, is not just fun and fanfare, the Santa Holiday Parade also fundraises for The Salvation Army’s local Toys for Kids program, providing toys to kids in need. Grab a chair and a warm drink and hop on over to Midland to catch this annual holiday event that is full of holiday cheer and Midland pride.

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    Travel to Serendipity Road

    You sure won’t regret stumbling upon this makers market. Stocked with more than 70 of owner Julia Kepler’s favorite Michigan vendors, and a handful of vendors from around the U.S., Serendipity Road offers a little bit of everything for everyone. The local small business carries an array of home décor, housewares, textiles, stationery, clothing, baby, and jewelry items. And during the last Friday of each month, Serendipity Road has a “Final Few” display in their store, with sizable markdowns on selected items.

    Stop by and grab yourself a few local goods and souvenirs before you head out of town. Serendipity Road is located on 215 E Main St in downtown Midland, Michigan and open Monday through Saturday. Check out Serendipity Road’s website, Instagram, and Facebook page for more information.

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    Golfers Paradise

    Midland, Michigan offers some of the highest quality golf in America. We like referring to these special golf courses as hidden gems. With a multitude of challenging obstacles, there's a course sure to delight even the novice golfer. Spend a day on the lush greens of a championship golf course with stellar views and first-class service as you navigate bunkers and water hazards.

    The Currie Golf Courses are located just down the street from the H Hotel. Two beautiful courses that subtly blend in with their natural surroundings. Set along the banks of the Tittabawassee River, Currie provides golfers with an amazing view of Mid-Michigan's breathtaking natural features.

    From award-winning to aesthetically pleasing, Midland, Michigan is your destination for the once-in-a-lifetime golfing experience, and the H Hotel is at the heart of it all. Book directly and save. Are you ready for the challenge of the Currie Municipal Golf Course, Sandy Ridge Golf Course, Apple Mountain Golf Club, Buck's Run Golf Course, and Pohlcat Golf Course?