Get Your Joy On - A Downtown Holiday Experience

This Holiday Season

For shopping, dining, events, special hotel packages, and that unique holiday spirit, there's no better place to spend your holiday than downtown Grand Rapids. Make this the year to shop downtown!

Get Your Joy On Thursdays

20% off one item

Visit downtown retailers between Thursday, December 6th and Thursday, December 20th to receive 20% off one item at each participating merchant location. Download this coupon to redeem the offer.

*Coupon is valid Thursdays 12/6-12/20. Coupons may be used at each location.

Special Hotel Package

Available at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, JW Marriott Grand Rapids, Downtown Courtyard by Marriott, and CityFlatsHotel. Be sure to ask for the special Get Your Joy On rate!

Enter to win an overnight stay at one of the downtown hotels!

Retail locations with extended Thursday and Friday hours

The following retail locations will be open until 7pm or later Nov. 30- Dec. 21

Downtown Gift Giving Ideas Guide

You're sure to find a unique gift for anyone on your list by using our ideas guide. Gifts for men, women, children, culture lover, sports lover, foodie and anything in between, you're sure to find it downtown.

for women

  • A great scarf can make an outfit! Several colors and patterns to choose from and just $18 each. 

  • Craft-Revival

    Unique, unconventional, and distinctive. This Swiss-made Ladies Diamond Bezel Watch From Savoy is available for $1,800.

  • Craft-Revival

    This eye-catching Tanzanite of over 3 carats is set in 18KT white gold with a halo of VS quality diamonds and vintage flair is guaranteed to please for $5,400

  • Gina's Boutique

    This color blocked coat by C.Luce is a great gift the cold weather months ahead. $140 and available in S,M,L.

  • Gina's Boutique

     Statement necklaces are a huge trend this season. Give a little gift of color with this purple bib necklace by Funky Junque for only $38.

  • Head Over Heels Shoe Boutique

    Brighton's favorite gator of Swarovski crystals serves as mascot and timekeeper. No more "after while crocodile," the gator keeps your home up to the minute fashion-wise. A perfect gift for a co-worker! $52

  • Head Over Heels Shoe Boutique

    Every jewelry wardrobe could use some timeless additions and these elegant pearl pretenders by Swarovski are the perfect addition. The Meridian Necklace by Brighton is a timeless gift that any lady would love to receive. $98

  • The Museum Store at GRAM

    Chaos Bracelet  
    30+ continuous feet of red surplus magnet wire wound randomly, will wrap your wrist in a riot of red.  $125

    Elliptical Envy Necklace
    Red surplus magnet wire (usually found in small motor windings) with springs; bold, edgy and fun, wear it with your favorite anything. $65

for men

  • Tees in a variety of colors perfect for layering this time of year! $21

for anyone on your list

  • 6.25 Paper Studio

    A simple and thoughtful gift for anyone – at a very low price. These ornaments are handmade in Detroit, MI and sell for $12 each. They feature a little heart on the west Michigan side and come in a few different colors. Perfect for coworkers and stocking stuffers. This is a hot product at 6.25, get yours before they're gone!

  • 6.25 Paper Studio

    6.25 Paper Studio has a handful of iPad case options available, from neoprene to leather to recycled wool! These particular cases from Stash are perfect for the most discerning individual. They are handmade in Texas using vintage-style fabrics and high quality details. Sold for $89. Perfect for your hipster brother, stylish sister, or family member who has everything! 

  • Bokay by Eastern Floral

    Candles are always in season and with a price range of $4.95 to $8.95 your shopping experience can be a pleasant one.  These tea light candle holders are embellished with gold, glitter and rhinestones to brighten any environment.

  • Bokay by Eastern Floral

    Need a hostess gift or perhaps an opportunity to share appreciation or thanks with a friend or co-worker during the holidays?  We offer several selections within a price range of $8 to $15.  Take the time to also share such an opportunity with family.

  • Central District Cyclery

    Merino wool and sport compression socks. 
    Perfect for stocking stuffers!
    Buy 3 pair and get a 4th pair of equal or lesser value for free. 

  • Central District Cyclery

    T-shirts. Local designs, exclusives, and central district logo. 
    1 for $15 or 2 for $25. 

  • Cheeky Strut Salon

    Kerastas gift sets-
    Give the gift of AMAZING hair! The product line is great, it
    helps to restructure the hair. $92.50

  • Cheeky Strut Salon

    Treat yourself or someone on your list to a gift card from Cheeky Strut!

  • Gerald R. Ford Museum

    Bobbleheads make great gifts for both collectors and history lovers! Each features fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. Historical figures include Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Harry Truman, Winston Churchill and others.  $21. 
    The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Store is open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Grand Rapids Symphony

    Encore! Cookbook:
    Presenting fresh recipes with a dash of culture, Encore offers over 175 show-stopping recipes, including favorites from Grand Rapids' top chefs. This book is also threaded with brilliant pictures depicting the best Arts and Culture Grand Rapids has to offer. ENCORE was conceived and developed by the Grand Rapids Symphony Women's Committee as a fundraiser. The proceeds benefit the music education and outreach programs of the Grand Rapids Symphony. Purchase at

  • JW Marriott Grand Rapids

    For every $100 gift card purchased receive $25 for the JW spa! 

  • Spa and Salon at Amway Grand Plaza

    Pureology Shampoo & Styling Gift Bag $49.95 

  • Spa and Salon at Amway Grand Plaza

    winter specials
    90-minute services for $159

    Rich Chocolate Body Scrub and a soothing Peppermint Massage

    Salt Scrub and Black Baltic Detox Wrap finished with a relaxing Massage

    Champagne and Rose Body Scrub and a tranquil Massage

    Holiday products are also available for facials, manicures, and pedicures.

  • The B.O.B.

    A Bottle of Louis M. Martini 2010 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
    The Louis M. Martini 2010 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted from several of the county's most prestigious appellations in the Alexander Valley and the Dry Creek Valley. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were blended seamlessly to bring together the unique characteristics of each vineyard, creating a superbly balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine has fresh red plum and blackberry jam aromas and flavors that are supported by caramelized and toasted oak notes. The round, full mouth feel has just enough structure to lead into a fruit-focused finish.
    alcohol by volume: 13.4%

    A Bottle of Classic Little Black Dress Vodka
    For the Sophisticated, Classy, Even-keeled, up for anything kind of girl.  40% alc/vol (80 proof) 1L

    $25.00 Gilmore Collection Gift Card
    Good to use at any Gilmore Collection Restaurant

    Assorted Fresh Fruit

    Jar of Fancy Mixed Nuts

    Cashews, almonds, mixed nuts

    2 wine glasses

    Wooden Basket with Festive Basket Stuffing, topped with a Holiday bow for just $75! Baskets must be preordered two days in advance of pick-up at guest services. 

  • The Spa at the JW Marriott

    Choose any two peppermint infused services for $130*

    Peppermint Infused Massage
    50 minutes
    Relax and unwind with this Swedish massage that uses
    Peppermint Aromatherapy Oils.

    Peppermint Executive Manicure 
    50 minutes

    Peppermint Executive Pedicure
    50 minutes

    A peppermint twist on our classic Executive Manicure or
    Pedicure. This winter treat adds a Peppermint Espresso
    Scrub and Peppermint Lotion.

    *valid through the end of February

  • The Spa at the JW Marriott

    Snuggle up in a cozy JW Marriott embroidered Robe and Slippers. $60

all things culture

  • Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

    Grand Rapids Civic Theater gift certificates make the perfect gift this holiday season! 

  • Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

    Grand Rapids Civic Theater season sampler, for them or for you!

  • Grand Rapids Symphony

    Guarantee your loved one exhilarating Symphony experiences without having to check their availability. The FlexPass is a pack of blank ticket vouchers that can be redeemed at the door of their concert choice for the best seats available. This product offers last minute flexibility for less, with savings up to 44%! FlexPass is available for more than 25 upcoming concert dates in the 2012-2013 season. Purchase at

for the foodie

  • Bar Divani

    Gift card promotion- buy $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 card for no additional charge. Begins 11/23/2012 

  • CitySen Lounge

    Spend $50 on gift cards at CitySēn Lounge and receive a bonus $10 voucher to spend on food or drinks.

  • Old World Olive Press

    Four pack- 2 Oils and 2 Vinegars, retails at $49.95 and comes in a nice gift box.

  • Peppino's Downtown Grille and Pizzeria

    For every $25 in gift cards purchased receive a $5 card for free! 

  • Reserve Wine and Food

    Gift Card Promotion-for every $100 of Gift Cards purchased receive a $20 Gift Certificate. Valid Nov 19 - Dec 30 

  • TGI Friday's

    At TGI Friday's it is truly better to give and receive. 
    When you purchase $25 in TGI Friday's Gift Cards for the people on your list, you receive a $5 Bonus Bites Card that you can give as a gift or keep for yourself. 
    When you purchase $50 in TGI Friday's Gift Cards you'll get a $10 Bonus Bites Card. 
    Visit TGI Friday's downtown on Monroe to pick up the perfect gift for everyone on your list. 
    In here, it's always Friday!

  • The Chop House

    The Chop House/Main Street Ventures Cookbooks! Retail at $35.00 but for a limited time they are only $19.95!

    Purchase a $50.00 gift certificate and receive TWO cook books for a low low price of just $75.00. That's a savings of $15.00!!

    With gift card purchases:
    $250.00-$499.00 = 10% more free.
    $500.00- $999.00= 15% more free.
    $1000.00 and over 20% more free.

    Give the gift of fine dining!!

  • The Dog Pit

    For your favorite high or college student a Dog Pit gift certificate is the perfect gift that they will use-from $5.00 up!
    Dog Pit hats at $15 and t shirts for $10 make great gifts!

tech worthy

  • Groskopfs

    Protect your laptop, tablet, and more in this lightweight, water-resistant canvas bag. Comfy padding keeps your computer off your back. Space for folders, books,and more. Olive or Black (not shown). 18.5" x 14.2" x 5.5". 2.6 lbs.  $85.00

  • Groskopfs

    Sync this discreet, yet powerful speaker to your phone or iPad to achieve crystal clear sound. Simply pop it open to boost the bass. Sync two speakers at the same time. Doubles as a speaker phone for meetings. 30-ft. range! Open, stands 2.25 " high, 2.25" diameter.  $49.95