Grand Rapids, MI
Ring in the holiday season with our most beloved winter exhibition. We're taking a new look at stories of old, with an intriguing exploration of the folklore and traditions that shape holiday celebrations around the world.
Excitement surrounds this time of year as the annual Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World exhibition brings the glow of nearly 400,000 lights, strolling carolers, visits from Santa, rooftop reindeer and more than 40 international trees and displays.
Honoring holiday cultures around the world, Meijer Gardens focuses on the authenticity of holiday traditions: Germany tree, adorned with handmade glass ornaments and homemade springerle cookies, the England tree with antique Christmas cards and mistletoe, and the beautiful Eid ul-Fitr display, which celebrates the end of Ramadan.
The companion Railway Garden exhibition is a unique horticultural display that incorporates garden design, miniature buildings made from natural materials, and model trolleys and trains.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.