See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the week of November 28 – December 4

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Holiday Happenings

Monday-Sunday, November 28-December 4: Santa and Friends at Genesee Valley Center, 3341 S. Linden Road, Flint * (810) 732-4000 * geneseemall.com

  • (Open during center hours) Visit with Santa and friends, in center court, and walk through the Woodland display, based on the children’s book “Stranger in the Woods.” Visits with Santa are free and photos are available for a small fee.

Monday-Sunday, November 28-December 4: Santa Visits at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, 4000 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills * (248) 454-5000 * greatlakescrossingoutlets.com

  • (Open during outlet hours) Get your picture taken with Santa and meet his Elves. Santa photo packages available.

Thursday & Friday, December 1 & 2: Flushing’s “Candlewalk Holiday Celebration,” Downtown Flushing’s Entertainment District/Main Street * (810) 659-4141 * flushingchamber.com

  • (Event runs 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) Enjoy two evenings of holiday music, choirs, ice sculptures, wood carvings, live performances, a “Lionel” train display, s’mores, refreshments, horse drawn wagon rides and more. You’ll find chestnuts roasting on an open fire on Main Street, warming stations throughout the area and Santa arriving in the Grand Parade to light the ceremonial tree (happening Thursday evening).

Friday, December 2: Linden’s “Holiday Happenings,” Downtown Linden’s Entertainment District/Millpond * lindenmi.us

  • (Event runs 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) This festive event begins with a Lighted Frosty Parade and fireworks over Millpond along with Santa visits at the Gazebo, live Nativity at Linden Methodist Church, horse carriage rides, a community sing-a-long, museum tours, ice sculptures, refreshments and more.

Friday-Sunday, December 2-4: “Cosmic Christmas – A Christmas Laser Light Show” at Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3400 or (810) 237-3409 * sloanlongway.org

  • (Show begins Friday 3:30 p.m. & 8 p.m., Saturday 4:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. and Sunday 4:30 p.m.) Enjoy this made at Longway Christmas light show featuring a combination of 16 songs including several holiday classics, a few new hits and a couple of fun Christmas songs you might not have heard before. All this set to stunning 4k visuals in a festival of Christmas splendor. Shows are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday-Sunday, December 2-4: Christmas at Crossroads “Holiday Magic,” 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Visit Crossroads when thousands of lights sparkle like tiny stars throughout the village with live entertainment, model trains, holiday music, costumed villagers making vintage crafts, shops full of great holiday gifts and Santa himself bringing smiles to faces of all ages. Ride the Huckleberry Railroad for a festive night-time ride.

Saturday, December 3: Fenton’s “Jinglefest and Jingle Jog 5K Run/Walk,” Downtown Fenton’s Entertainment District * fentonchamber.com

  • (Event begins 10 a.m.) Enjoy holiday shopping, a talent show, carved ice sculptures, a Christmas market, live entertainment, a lighted parade, bonfires, hot cocoa, s’mores and more.

Saturday, December 3: Davison’s “Christmas on Main Street,” Downtown Davison’s Entertainment District * davisondda.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Celebrate the holiday season with an Elf parade, hay rides, reindeer games, refreshments, craft tables, live music, strolling carolers and more.

Saturday, December 3: Flint’s YMCA Santa Run/Walk, 411 E. Third Street, Flint * (810) 232-9622 * flintymca.com

  • (Run/Walk begins 12 p.m.) Partake in this family-fun charity event that takes all on a 5K run/walk and/or a 1-mile walk through downtown Flint. A 5-piece Santa suit is included in the registration fee. Register online at the website above.

Saturday, December 3: “Family Holiday Crafts: Mosaic Art with Painterly Pottery” at the Flint Public Library/Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.) Build a decorative mosaic art piece using over 20 different colored glass pieces. This “make and take project” is full of possibilities for all ages and a great holiday gift idea.

Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4: Holly Dickens Festival, Village of Holly’s Entertainment District/Battle Alley * (248) 634-7040 * hollydickensfestival.org

  • (Festival runs Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Step back in time and partake in this family-fun event as the Dickens Festival celebrates its 43rd year, the longest running Dickens themed event in the U.S. Stroll the streets of downtown Holly while enjoying the sweet sounds of carolers as they sing our favorite Christmas songs, visit Holly’s unique shops, listen to the story of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”, grab a bite to eat, take a holiday carriage ride and more.

Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4: “Nutcracker” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Performances begin Saturday 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m.) Enjoy the magic of the holidays with this timeless story told in dance and music with Nutcracker’s sparkling sets and beautiful costumes.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of November 21-27

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Holiday Happenings

Monday-Sunday, November 21-27: Santa and Friends at Genesee Valley Center (Closed Thanksgiving), 3341 S. Linden Road, Flint * (810) 732-4000 * geneseemall.com

  • (Open during center hours) Visit with Santa and friends, in center court, and walk through the Woodland display, based on the children’s book “Stranger in the Woods.” Visits with Santa are free and photos are available for a small fee.

Monday-Sunday, November 21-27: Santa Visits at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (Open Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.), 4000 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills * (248) 454-5000 * greatlakescrossingoutlets.com

  • (Open during outlet hours) Get your picture taken with Santa and meet his Elves. Santa photo packages available.

Thursday, November 24: Thanksgiving Day at The Mounds,  6145 E. Mt. Morris Road, Mt. Morris * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 8 a.m. to sunset) Come out and experience this Thanksgiving tradition as 100’s of Mound fans get muddy before meeting family for dinner. Vehicles and ORVs of all shapes and sizes will work their way through the muddy trails of The Mounds. Get there early and receive a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving Day decal! Regular fees and rules apply during this event.

Friday-Sunday, November 25-27: “Cosmic Christmas – A Christmas Laser Light Show” at Longway Planetarium, 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-3400 or (810) 237-3409 * sloanlongway.org

  • (Show begins Friday 3:30 p.m. & 8 p.m., Saturday 4:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. and Sunday 4:30 p.m.) Enjoy this Christmas light show made right here at Longway featuring a combination of 16 songs including several holiday classics, a few new hits and a couple of fun Christmas songs you might not have heard before. All this set to stunning 4k visuals in a festival of Christmas splendor. Shows are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday-Sunday, November 25-27: Christmas at Crossroads “Holiday Magic,” 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Visit Crossroads when thousands of lights sparkle like tiny stars throughout the village with live entertainment, model trains, holiday music, costumed villagers making vintage crafts, shops full of great holiday gifts and Santa himself bringing smiles to faces of all ages. Ride the Huckleberry Railroad for a festive night-time ride. Also, enjoy a glorious fireworks show and festivities during Friday’s opening night.

Friday-Sunday, November 25-27: Holly Dickens Festival, Village of Holly’s Entertainment District (Battle Alley) * (248) 634-7040 * hollydickensfestival.org

  • (Festival runs Friday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Step back in time and partake in this family-fun event as the Dickens Festival celebrates its 43rd year, the longest running Dickens themed event in the U.S. Stroll the streets of downtown Holly while enjoying the sweet sounds of carolers as they sing our favorite Christmas songs, visit Holly’s unique shops, listen to the story of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”, grab a bite to eat, take a holiday carriage ride and more. Don’t miss Friday night’s lighted parade and the arrival of Santa for the traditional Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Saturday, November 26: “Flint Handmade Holiday Craft Market” at Flint’s Downtown Masonic Temple, 755 S. Saginaw Street, Flint * (810) 239-7469 * flinthandmade.org

  • (Market runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) This 10th annual Holiday Craft Market features more than 50 vendors selling fresh, modern handmade goods including bags, jewelry, stuffed animals, accessories, bath products, paper goods, artwork and more.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of November 14-20

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

Monday, November 14: “Ladies Night Out” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Grab your favorite shopping buddies and start the holiday season together in the festive quaint glow of Crossroads Village. Enjoy shopping, crafts, demonstrations, holiday lights, vintage rides and more. Quality, Flint Handmade vendors will also be selling their one-of-a-kind items. Use your admission ticket that night and receive $5 off a purchase of $25 or more in one of Crossroad’s gift shops.

Tuesday, November 15: “Let’s Hike It Baby” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) Get outside, get active and explore! This event was designed to help encourage a love of the outdoors at a young age. Meet at For-Mar’s Visitor Center for stretching and a story before hitting the trails. Dress for the weather. Recommended for parents with toddlers and up.

Thursday & Friday, November 17 & 18: Flint Firebirds Hockey at Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * dorteventcenter.com

  • (Games begin 7 p.m.) The Flint Firebirds will play against the Sarnia Sting on Thursday and Owen Sound Attack on Friday. The Firebirds are part of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and represent a continuation of Flint’s rich hockey tradition.

Friday, November 18: Flint School of Performing Arts Faculty Concert Series at the Flint Institute of Music’s MacArthur Recital Hall, 1025 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 238-1350 * thefim.org

  • (Doors open 6:30 p.m. and performance begins 7 p.m.) Enjoy Jazz Piano with Roger Jones and special guest, DeAnna Weeden on vocals as they pay tribute to Sarah Vaughn and other vocalists of our time. A reception follows the concert.

Friday, November 18: University of Michigan-Flint Men’s Hockey at Crystal Fieldhouse Ice Arena, 5371 Daly Farms Drive, Burton * (810) 744-0800 * crystalfh.com

  • (Game begins 8 p.m.) Come out for a night of exciting hockey when the University of Michigan-Flint Men’s Hockey team plays against Central Michigan University.

Friday-Sunday, November 18-20: “Deer Widows Weekend” at Birch Run Premium Outlets, 12240 S. Beyer Road, Birch Run * (989) 624-6226 * premiumoutlets.com

  • (Event runs Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) As the hunters head out to the woods, women can head to the racks at Birch Run Premium Outlets for the center’s annual Deer Widows Weekend shopping event. Bargain hunters can bag some of the best deals of the year, while taking advantage of great giveaways, chances to win prizes and more! Visit the website above for a schedule of activities.

Saturday, November 19: “Fall Birding Hike” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Join For-Mar birders and enjoy the color change during this Fall Birding Hike. Get the chance to peek out from the treetops from For-Mar’s new treehouse. Bring your binoculars – a limited number will be available. Recommended for families of all ages.

Saturday, November 19: “Every Child Ready to Read Super Saturday Storytime” at the Flint Public Library/Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Drop-in at the Children’s Room for some great Storytime. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages.

Saturday, November 19: University of Michigan-Flint Women’s Hockey at Crystal Fieldhouse Ice Arena, 5371 Daly Farms Drive, Burton * (810) 744-0800 * crystalfh.com

  • (Game begins 5 p.m.) Watch some exciting women’s hockey when the University of Michigan-Flint Women’s Hockey team plays against the Acquinas.

Saturday, November 19: Flint Generals Alumni Hockey at Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * dorteventcenter.com

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Come out and cheer on the Flint Generals Alumni team as they play against the Genesee County All Stars.

Saturday, November 19: “Kids Lives Matter Tour” at Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * dorteventcenter.com

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Enjoy this night geared towards the lives of kids featuring Silento, IHeatrMemphis, Bankroll PJ, We Are Toonz and ATL Bre.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of November 7-13

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

Tuesday, November 8: “Let’s Hike It Baby” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) Get outside, get active and explore! This event was designed to help encourage a love of the outdoors at a young age. Meet at For-Mar’s Visitor Center for stretching and a story before hitting the trails. Dress for the weather. Recommended for parents with toddlers and up.

Friday, November 11: “Treehouse Story Time: For the Birds” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Sprout the love of reading and nature in For-Mar’s treehouse. Come share books, sing songs and make a craft. Recommended for children 2 and up.

Friday, November 11: “Ladies Night Out” in Downtown Fenton, Fenton’s Downtown Entertainment District * fentonchamber.com

  • (Event runs 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.) The evening will consist of Ladies’ Night specials at participating businesses, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, a “punch card” to be stamped by each participating store for prizes and more.

Friday & Saturday, November 11 & 12: Flint Firebirds Hockey at Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * dorteventcenter.com

  • (Games begin Friday 7 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m.) The Flint Firebirds will play against the Peterborough Petes Friday, hosting Military Appreciation Night, and the Windsor Spitfires on Saturday. The Firebirds are part of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and represent a continuation of Flint’s rich hockey tradition.

Saturday, November 12: “Every Child Ready to Read Super Saturday Storytime” at the Flint Public Library/Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Drop-in at the Children’s Room for some great Storytime. Recommended for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school ages

Saturday, November 12: “Pokemon Go! Let’s Catch’em All” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.) With 9 Pokestops and 2 Gyms, For-Mar is full of Pokemon and is the perfect place to catch them. For-Mar will be dropping lures, hosting Pokemon contests with prizes and telling stories about the real life animals that many of the Pokemon are based on. Recommended for all ages. Free admission.

Saturday, November 12: “Michigan Food, Beer & Wine Festival” at Dort Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint * (810) 744-0580 * dorteventcenter.com

  • (Festival runs 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Sample some of Michigan’s best beer, wine and food while strolling through a park-like setting complete with sod, live music, a free photo booth, lawn games and a food truck alley offering food from great local restaurants. Vendors will be competing for bragging rights and Gold, Silver or Bronze medals will be awarded in the food, beer and wine categories. Tickets include a commemorative tasting glass and 10 sample tickets along with everything mentioned above.

Saturday, November 12: “Flint Symphony Orchestra’s November Classical Concert” at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 237-7333 * thewhiting.com

  • (Concert begins 7:30 p.m.) The Flint Symphony Orchestra, with Conductor Enrique Diemecke, performs an evening of music with guest artist Jane Bunnell.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of October 31–November 6

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Seasonal Fun

Monday, October 31: Montrose Orchards “Pumpkin Fantasyland Tours”, 12473 Seymour Road, Montrose * (810) 639-6971 * montroseorchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Bring the children and enjoy a 30 to 45-minute hayride tour through a decorated trail with nothing scary, just good family fun. After the tour, pick that perfect pumpkin, shop for hard to find items and great gifts, enjoy some cider and freshly made donuts and more. All hayride tours include complimentary apple cider and donuts. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday, October 31: “Halloween Ghosts & Goodies” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Make your way to Crossroads Village for one of autumn’s greatest traditions: Halloween Ghosts & Goodies. Enjoy treats and tricks, cider and doughnuts, little monsters and big fun for the whole family. From an Enchanted Forest to the magic show at the Colwell Opera House or the straw maze and 20 candy stops throughout the Village, it’s sure to put all in the spirit of the season! Don’t forget to top off your visit with a 40-minute ride through the autumn countryside on the famous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express.

Monday, October 31: Clio Manor Haunted House, 4403 Clio Road, Flint * (810) 620-5167 * scareclio.com

  • (Located inside Cru Paintball at Exit 15, 1½ miles south off of I-475, Open 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.) Lizzy Barlow, a once nice girl, was kept captive in her room by her parents. Insanity and evil grew within her until one day she murdered her parents and everyone inside the Manor with an ax. People say that anyone who enters the home of the Barlow’s will likely become insane and lost. Come try and make it out alive or become another helpless victim! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday, October 31: “Exit 13” Haunted House, 6069 N. Saginaw Street, Mt. Morris * (810) 858-9768 * exit13hauntedhouse.com

  • (Located ¼ mile south off of I-475, Doors open 8 p.m.) Get up-close and personal with some of the scariest Halloween creatures featuring live actors and state of the art effects with vampires, werewolves, clowns, monsters, pig man and chainsaw man. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday, October 31: “Saint Lucifer’s Haunted Asylum” at Playland Park, 5290 S. Dort Highway, Grand Blanc * (810) 695-8200 * playlandfuncenter.com

  • (Open 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.) Rated one of the top five haunted attractions in the Midwest by Forbes Magazine, St. Lucifer’s, for the mentally insane, was boarded up and left for dead in 1974. Be one of the bravest to enter and discover the meaning of fear as the brutal past of the abused patients come alive, including many that have disappeared into the 5-miles of underground tunnels. Contact Playland to also find out about their new “Escape The Zombie” Outbreak hands-on game. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday, October 31: The Crypt Haunted House, 4247 S. Dort Highway, Burton * (810) 742-2260 * thecrypthauntedhouse.com

  • (Open dusk to 12 a.m.) Enjoy this in your face Crypt chilling and thrilling haunted house with live actors and state of the art effects that will leave visitors breathless. Experience the black hole, claustrophobia and more. Beware of the Crypt! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 31–November 6: Almar Orchards, 1431 Duffield Road, Flushing * (810) 659-6568 * almar-orchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Michigan’s premier organic orchard and home of JK’s Organic Scrumpy Hard Cider with 5 varieties, Almar’s offers 300 sprawling acres of organic fruit trees, meadows and pastures for the whole family to enjoy along with farm animals, a playground, a farm market and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 31-November 6: Mueller’s Orchard & Cider Mill, 6036 Lobdell Road, Linden * (810) 735-7676 * muellersorchard.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) A “Fun, Family Farm Tradition” featuring a farm market, pumpkin patch, weekend events and activities, tours and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 31-November 6: Porter’s Orchard Farm Market, Cider Mill and Corn Maze, 12060 Hegel Road, Goodrich * (810) 636-7156 * portersorchard.com

  • (Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Bring the whole family out for hayrides, inflatables, pony rides, pumpkin blasters, u-pick, harvest treats, a corn maze and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 31-November 6: Spicer Orchards and Corn Maze, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton * (810) 632-7692 * spicerorchards.com

  • (Farm Market open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Pick-Your-Own runs 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m./Winery open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Enjoy daily fall festivities featuring wagon and train rides, a cider playground, old fashioned tractors, a winery, donuts, fudge, fruit picking and more. Also, take on the challenge at Spicer’s “Test Your Revolutionary Knowledge” corn maze! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of October 24–30

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Seasonal Fun

Monday-Sunday, October 24-30: Almar Orchards, 1431 Duffield Road, Flushing * (810) 659-6568 * almar-orchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Michigan’s premier organic orchard and home of JK’s Organic Scrumpy Hard Cider with 5 varieties, Almar’s offers 300 sprawling acres of organic fruit trees, meadows and pastures for the whole family to enjoy along with farm animals, a playground, a farm market and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 24-30: Montrose Orchards “Pumpkin Fantasyland Tours,” 12473 Seymour Road, Montrose * (810) 639-6971 * montroseorchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Bring the children and enjoy a 30 to 45-minute hayride tour through a decorated trail with nothing scary, just good family fun. After the tour, pick that perfect pumpkin, shop for hard to find items and great gifts, enjoy some cider and freshly made donuts and more. All hayride tours include complimentary apple cider and donuts. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 24-30: Mueller’s Orchard & Cider Mill, 6036 Lobdell Road, Linden * (810) 735-7676 * muellersorchard.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) A “Fun, Family Farm Tradition” featuring a farm market, pumpkin patch, weekend events and activities, tours and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 24-30: Porter’s Orchard Farm Market, Cider Mill and Corn Maze, 12060 Hegel Road, Goodrich * (810) 636-7156 * portersorchard.com

  • (Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Bring the whole family out for hayrides, inflatables, pony rides, pumpkin blasters, u-pick, harvest treats, a corn maze and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 24-30: Spicer Orchards and Corn Maze, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton * (810) 632-7692 * spicerorchards.com

  • (Farm Market open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Pick-Your-Own runs 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m./Winery open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Enjoy daily fall festivities featuring wagon and train rides, a cider playground, old fashioned tractors, a winery, donuts, fudge, fruit picking and more. Also, take on the challenge at Spicer’s “Test Your Revolutionary Knowledge” corn maze! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Thursday-Sunday, October 27-30: “Saint Lucifer’s Haunted Asylum” at Playland Park, 5290 S. Dort Highway, Grand Blanc * (810) 695-8200 * playlandfuncenter.com

  • (Open Thursday & Sunday 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Rated one of the top five haunted attractions in the Midwest by Forbes Magazine, St. Lucifer’s, for the mentally insane, was boarded up and left for dead in 1974. Be one of the bravest to enter and discover the meaning of fear as the brutal past of the abused patients come alive, including many that have disappeared into the 5-miles of underground tunnels. Contact Playland to also find out about their new “Escape The Zombie” Outbreak hands-on game. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Thursday-Sunday, October 27-30: Clio Manor Haunted House, 4403 Clio Road, Flint * (810) 620-5167 * scareclio.com

  • (Located inside Cru Paintball at Exit 15, 1½ miles south off of I-475, Open 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Lizzy Barlow, a once nice girl, was kept captive in her room by her parents. Insanity and evil grew within her until one day she murdered her parents and everyone inside the Manor with an ax. People say that anyone who enters the home of the Barlow’s will likely become insane and lost. Come try and make it out alive or become another helpless victim! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Thursday-Sunday, October 27-30: “Exit 13” Haunted House, 6069 N. Saginaw Street, Mt. Morris * (810) 858-9768 * exit13hauntedhouse.com

  • (Located ¼ mile south off of I-475, Doors open 7 p.m.) Get up-close and personal with some of the scariest Halloween creatures featuring live actors and state of the art effects with vampires, werewolves, clowns, monsters, pig man and chainsaw man. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29: “Spooky Trails Nightmares” at Spooky Trails Farm, 8266 Baldwin Road, Swartz Creek * (810) 407-3035 * spookytrails.com

  • (Open dusk to 11 p.m.) Get spooked at three nighttime haunts – a Haunted Hayride, a Zombie Hunter Hayride (interactive hayride) and the Un-Dead Field of Fear (haunted cornfield). Hayrides are recommended for all ages and the cornfield is recommended for ages 6 and up. The farm opens on Saturday, and Sunday, with a corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin picking, The Blaster (closes at 10 p.m.) and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29: The Crypt Haunted House, 4247 S. Dort Highway, Burton * (810) 742-2260 * thecrypthauntedhouse.com

  • (Open dusk to 12 a.m.) Enjoy this in your face Crypt chilling and thrilling haunted house with live actors and state of the art effects that will leave visitors breathless. Experience the black hole, claustrophobia and more. Beware of the Crypt! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29: 2nd Annual For-Mar Enchanted Forest, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Come out and stroll the pumpkin lit trails of For-Mar and meet the many different critters of the night while gathering goodies along the way. Don’t forget to dress in your Halloween best! Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

Friday-Sunday, October 28-30: “Halloween Ghosts & Goodies” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open Friday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Make your way to Crossroads Village for one of autumn’s greatest traditions: Halloween Ghosts & Goodies. Enjoy treats and tricks, cider and doughnuts, little monsters and big fun for the whole family. From an Enchanted Forest to the magic show at the Colwell Opera House or the straw maze and 20 candy stops throughout the Village, it’s sure to put all in the spirit of the season! Don’t forget to top off your visit with a 40-minute ride through the autumn countryside on the famous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express.

Saturday, October 29: “Lil’ Monsters Halloween Bash” at the Genesee Valley Mall, 3341 S. Linden Road, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Join the Flint Public Library and the Genesee District Library for some family-fun Halloween festivities. Recommended for infants.

Saturday, October 29: “Halloween Glow Superhero Party” at the Flint Children’s Museum, 1602 W. University Avenue, Flint * (810) 767-5437 * thefcm.org

  • (Event runs 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) For Halloween, the Children’s Museum is combining two of its favorite things, glow in the dark and superheros. Join the fun with plenty of glow and superhero prizes and accessories along with pizza and candy! Food and beverages included with admission, which includes 2 pieces of pizza, a juice box and a cookie, per person, with additional pizza for purchase. Parents who attend the party in costume will receive free admission.

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See What’s Happening In and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of October 17–23

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Seasonal Fun

Monday-Sunday, October 17-23: Almar Orchards, 1431 Duffield Road, Flushing * (810) 659-6568 * almar-orchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Michigan’s premier organic orchard and home of JK’s Organic Scrumpy Hard Cider with 5 varieties, Almar’s offers 300 sprawling acres of organic fruit trees, meadows and pastures for the whole family to enjoy along with farm animals, a playground, a farm market and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 17-23: Montrose Orchards “Pumpkin Fantasyland Tours,” 12473 Seymour Road, Montrose * (810) 639-6971 * montroseorchards.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Bring the children and enjoy a 30 to 45-minute hayride tour through a decorated trail with nothing scary, just good family fun. After the tour, pick that perfect pumpkin, shop for hard to find items and great gifts, enjoy some cider and freshly made donuts and more. All hayride tours include complimentary apple cider and donuts. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 17-23: Mueller’s Orchard & Cider Mill, 6036 Lobdell Road, Linden * (810) 735-7676 * muellersorchard.com

  • (Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) A “Fun, Family Farm Tradition” featuring a farm market, pumpkin patch, weekend events and activities, tours and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 17-23: Porter’s Orchard Farm Market, Cider Mill and Corn Maze, 12060 Hegel Road, Goodrich * (810) 636-7156 * portersorchard.com

  • (Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Bring the whole family out for hayrides, inflatables, pony rides, pumpkin blasters, u-pick, harvest treats, a corn maze and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Monday-Sunday, October 17-23: Spicer Orchards and Corn Maze, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton * (810) 632-7692 * spicerorchards.com

  • (Farm Market open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m./Pick-Your-Own runs 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m./Winery open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Enjoy daily fall festivities featuring wagon and train rides, a cider playground, old fashioned tractors, a winery, donuts, fudge, fruit picking and more. Also, take on the challenge at Spicer’s “Test Your Revolutionary Knowledge” corn maze! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Thursday-Sunday, October 20-23: “Saint Lucifer’s Haunted Asylum” at Playland Park, 5290 S. Dort Highway, Grand Blanc * (810) 695-8200 * playlandfuncenter.com

  • (Open Thursday & Sunday 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Rated one of the top five haunted attractions in the Midwest by Forbes Magazine, St. Lucifer’s, for the mentally insane, was boarded up and left for dead in 1974. Be one of the bravest to enter and discover the meaning of fear as the brutal past of the abused patients come alive, including many that have disappeared into the 5-miles of underground tunnels. Contact Playland to also find out about their new “Escape The Zombie” Outbreak hands-on game. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Thursday-Sunday, October 20-23: Clio Manor Haunted House, 4403 Clio Road, Flint * (810) 620-5167 * scareclio.com

  • (Located inside Cru Paintball at Exit 15, 1½ miles south off of I-475 – Open 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) Lizzy Barlow, a once nice girl, was kept captive in her room by her parents. Insanity and evil grew within her until one day she murdered her parents and everyone inside the Manor with an ax. People say that anyone who enters the home of the Barlow’s will likely become insane and lost. Come try and make it out alive or become another helpless victim! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Thursday-Sunday, October 20-23: “Exit 13” Haunted House, 6069 N. Saginaw Street, Mt. Morris * (810) 858-9768 * exit13hauntedhouse.com

  • (Located ¼ mile south off of I-475 – Doors open 7 p.m.) Get up-close and personal with some of the scariest Halloween creatures featuring live actors and state of the art effects with vampires, werewolves, clowns, monsters, pig man and chainsaw man. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, October 21 & 22: “Spooky Trails Nightmares” at Spooky Trails Farm, 8266 Baldwin Road, Swartz Creek * (810) 407-3035 * spookytrails.com

  • (Open dusk to 11 p.m.) Get spooked at three nighttime haunts – a Haunted Hayride, a Zombie Hunter Hayride (interactive hayride) and the Un-Dead Field of Fear (haunted cornfield). Hayrides are recommended for all ages and the cornfield is recommended for ages 6 and up. The farm opens on Saturday, and Sunday, with a corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin picking, The Blaster (closes at 10 p.m.) and more. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday & Saturday, October 21 & 22: The Crypt Haunted House, 4247 S. Dort Highway, Burton * (810) 742-2260 * thecrypthauntedhouse.com

  • (Open dusk to 12 a.m.) Enjoy this in your face Crypt chilling and thrilling haunted house with live actors and state of the art effects that will leave visitors breathless. Experience the black hole, claustrophobia and more. Beware of the Crypt! Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Friday-Sunday, October 21-23: “Halloween Ghosts & Goodies” at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Road, Flint * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Open Friday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Make your way to Crossroads Village for one of autumn’s greatest traditions: Halloween Ghosts & Goodies. Enjoy treats and tricks, cider and doughnuts, little monsters and big fun for the whole family. From an Enchanted Forest to the magic show at the Colwell Opera House or the straw maze and 20 candy stops throughout the Village, it’s sure to put all in the spirit of the season! Don’t forget to top off your visit with a 40-minute ride through the autumn countryside on the famous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express.

Saturday, October 22: “Family Fun Costume Party” at the Flint Public Library/Main Branch, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Calling all Monsters, Fairies, Super Heroes and Talking Animals! Come ready to dress up and dance in your favorite costume! Recommended for all ages.

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