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Annual Grand Haven Sand Sculpture Contest

Every season brings an occasion to celebrate in the Grand Haven area. First up in the spring are the Chilly Blues, Lubbers Cup Regatta, and Great Lakes Kite Festival. Summer pops with a premier lineup, including the Spring Lake Heritage Festival, Sand Sculpture Contest, Grand Haven Art Festival, 4th of July Fireworks, Coopersville Summerfest, and the nationally-renowned Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival. Fall is honored with September’s Salmon Festival, Grand Haven Artwalk, GVSU Lakers football games at Lubber's Stadium, and the Famous Pumpkin Train in Coopersville. It may be cold outside, but hearts are warm when the Grand Haven community presents its traditional Jingle Bell Parade to welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus. Attending Winterfest in January is a long standing tradition, as families enjoy activities such as the cardboard sled race and dog pulls.

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November 29th - December 21st, 2014

Santa Train

Annual Event
(Sun. Sat. )
Time: Departure times vary
Location: Cooperville & Marne Railway - 311 Danforth St., Coopersville

Ride with the FUN GUY! Everyone loves Santa and Santa loves kids. Each of our vintage passenger cars has a special seat reserved just for the Big Guy and his friends. Elves will escort the children to sit with Santa. All kids get a present, even the shy ones! Our story-telling Princess will read from the book, "The Polar Express" which was written by Grand Rapids native, Chris Van Allsburg. All of our cars are comfortably heated and each has a restroom on board.

Saturday, November 29 11:00 & 1:30
Saturdays December 6, 13 & 20 11:00, 1:00 & 3:00
Sundays November 30, December 7, 14 & 21 1:00 & 3:00
Please note departure times on your date.

Adults $15.50, Senior $14.50, Kids (2-12) $13.50, Under 2 FREE

Use the advance ticket mail-in form below or call:
616-997-7000 Extension #3 (Monday - Friday)
616-997-7000 Extension #4 (Saturdays & Sundays)
A 50 cent per ticket service charge will apply to phone in orders.
If you use the mail-in form and enclose a check or money order,
 there will be a $2.00 processing charge.

Contact Information:
Coopersville & Marne Railway
Phone: 616-997-7000 ext. 4

Grand Haven Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
225 Franklin Avenue · Grand Haven MI, 49417
Visitors Center Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm