We are back for our THIRD ANNUAL Christmas on the Westside.  This year is bigger, better, and features one dozen tried and true Grand Rapids Westside Businesses.  Join us in celebrating Small Business Saturday with our unique local shop hop!




Saturday November 25 from 11-5 pm

Visit the following venues and shop local artists, live music, shop hop special discounts and sales.  Live demonstrations, make and take arts and crafts, and much much more!  Feel good about shopping local and keeping our revenue in our local community!

The Art of Life Gallery and Studio - 1134 Leonard St. NW

Flashback Vintage - 1136 Leonard St. NW

Shakedown Street - 670 Leonard St. NW

Furn on Leonard - 444 Leonard St. NW

Mieras Family Shoes - 841 Leonard St. NW

Wed. Co. Wedding Wear - 744 Leonard St. NW

The Holiday Bar - 801 5th St. NW

Morning Ritual Coffee House - 637 Stocking NW

Ball Park Floral - 8 Valley NW

Putt Putt's Bar - 1148 W. Fulton St. NW

Moon Drop Herbals - 638 W. Fulton St. NW

Clear Sky Eyecare - 644 W. Fulton Suite C NW

Each venue will have a door prize drawing, stop at each one to be entered into ALL OF THEM!

The Art of Life Gallery and Studio-

 The Art of Life Gallery and Studio are the hosts and organizers of this  annual event.  The Art of Life Gallery and Studio is an interactive space for creativity, learning and sharing.  We have a curated storefront with wonderful works by local Grand Rapids and Michigan artists, from candles and jewelry to fine art and sewn goods, you are sure to find a unique gift for that special someone on your gift list.  Our space is also used for a wide array of painting and art classes.  You can rent our space for your special events as well!!!  From birthday and bachelorette parties to yoga and comedy nights!   For this event will having a live demonstration and a make and take event.  Stop by with friends and family and enter into our drawing for a gift basket of goodies plus free painting class tickets!  

Shakedown Street will host live music.  Shakedown Street was founded in 1992 on the Grateful Dead tour.  Grateful Dead shirts, lots of tye-dye, other 70's artist posters, stickers and shirts.   We have a great selection of women's clothing and silver jewelry. We also carry a large selection of smoking accessories, our glass is American Made, we care about our quality. We will  have a guest vendor who makes really unique hats, called Rag Tops also Friday we will have live music by Max Lockwood. Saturday we will have Richard John Delcamp from “Bird to Bear and Dragon Wagon" playing live music.   They will be giving a wonderful basket of incense, candles and other awesome smelling items for the drawing.  

The Holiday Bar

Over 115 years in business in the heart of the Westside! The Holiday Bar (or as we refer to it THB) is a classic Westside pub with gourmet grub. Relax inside with plenty of TVs and a classic 40ft horseshoe bar, or head out back to experience our patio & bier garden.  For this event The Holiday Bar will have additional artist tables selling their goods along with Happy Hours Specials.  Stop in for a great lunch and a drink!!! 

The Holiday Bar will be hosting two guest artist vendors, a clay jewelry maker and a wonder pair of leather good makers.  You have to see both of these creative people!  

“The West Bar on the Bestside”

Facebook event page.... https://www.facebook.com/events/237886478283063/?ref=newsfeed

Ball Park Floral & Gifts is a family-owned, full-service professional florist in Grand Rapids, MI creating custom floral designs for weddings, corporate events, private parties, funerals, holidays, and everyday occasions. We have been trusted by our loyal community to deliver quality and excellence for over 100 years! Come browse our curated selection of handmade jewelry, candles, scarves, purses, bath & body products, wind chimes, artistic home accessories and garden accents in our boutique gift shop! 

Flashback Vintage

Vintage Clothing, costumes and collectables.  Always something fun and cool on our racks.  Stop by and shop during our event!

Clear Sky Eyecare - 

Clear Sky Eyecare is an independent full service optometry clinic. Our mission is to increase healthcare accessibility to the residents of Grand Rapids. We are able to provide comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fitting, diabetic eye exams. We specialize in quick turn around on single vision glasses, and focus on independent frame lines. As a local business we focus on sustainable and equitable business practices, sourcing as much as possible from US owned businesses. Although we just got here this year we plan on developing roots and becoming another West Side mainstay. 

Christmas on the Westside Event Specials 2023

We are offering 25% off of prescription eyewear, and waving our $25 retinal imaging fee for the day. We accept outside prescription and you can lock in a frame/package and return for an  eye exam as time permits, or hang around and we can exam you the same day! 

Moondrop Herbals - 

Welcome to Moondrop Herbals – a botanical marketplace that will awaken the senses and introduce you to a world of healing botanicals. We strive to foster an environment where you can cultivate your own relationship with the natural elements.  Our aim is to help guide you on a path to a healthy and joyful connection of body, mind, spirit, and planet. You will find a cozy space filled with dried herbs & spices, organic tea, essential oils, raw materials, and natural skin care products made in-house with simple, earth friendly ingredients. Crystals, jewelry, books, decks, and spiritual art also abound here.

Specials for the Christmas on the Westside event 2023

Shop Moondrop Herbals for store discounts on unique gifts, with guest artisan Branded Goat Designs featuring handmade brooms, leather goods, journals, and art prints. We will also have an intuitive reader on hand. Enter a drawing to win a $50.00 gift card.

Mieras Family Shoes

"Mieras Family Shoes is celebrating over 100 years on the West side with 3rd, 4th, and 5th generations of the Mieras Family.   Our specialty family store features one of the largest footwear inventories in Michigan of quality brands in sizes and widths to properly fit you.  Check out our huge assortment of winter boots!  Please "SHOP IN" for specials and enter to win $100 & $50 gift certificate raffles."

Putt Putt's Bar

Putt Putt's is dedicated to those merry souls who make drinking a pleasure...who achieve contentment

Furn on Leonard

 At Furn, we want you to leave happy and fulfilled even if you didn't find anything that felt just right.  If you don't find anything that speaks to you, we are more than happy to work together, whether its immediate or takes months, we simply want to find something that fits you perfectly. 

Due to the nature of Liquidation, we frequently receive a wide range of items, from affordable, to luxury, so everyone has a chance at finding the perfect piece!  

Have you recently bought a piece of furniture online that turned out to be different than advertised? Here at Furn, we understand the difficulties of shopping online and work to provide the community online prices with the convenience of a brick and mortar location.

Morning Ritual Coffee House



morning ritual is queer owned coffee shop on the west side of grand rapids, MI. we value community first, supporting local artists and bringing people together through coffee, conversation, music and art.

we love going out of the ordinary with flavors and presentation - we want every drink you sip to feel like a work of art. we specialize in floral and herbal house made syrups and glitter infused drinks full of magic.

so come hang out with us, listen to some hardcore and join our coffee cult.

Wed Co Wedding Wear

At Wed Company, we believe in embracing love in all forms. Our Grand Rapids boutique reimagines wedding wear and offers:

Unique bridal gowns and separates that are Made in America by independent designers, milliners, and craftspersons.

Beautiful suits for grooms or brides who want a gown alternative.

Accessories to add the "wow" to your bridal look.

Find a style that matches your unique story by meeting with our wedding experts today!