Each year Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, MI, puts on a wonderful opportunity for you to experience Holiday Traditions from around the world. I have not personally had the opportunity to experience Christmas and Holiday Traditions at Meijer Garden, but will be going this year the beginning of December. When I go I will write about my experience, but today, to help you get a glimpse of what this is all about, I'm sharing with you how Meijer Gardens describes their Christmas and Holiday Traditions.
Excitement surrounds this time of year as the annual exhibition brings the glow of nearly 400,000 lights, strolling carolers, 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 which incorporates garden design, miniature buildings made from natural materials, and model trolleys and trains. This year we welcome buildings from our five Sister Cities across the world: Bielsko-Biala, Poland; Ga District, Ghana; Omihachiman, Japan; Perugia, Italy; and Zapopan, Mexico.
They had me at 400,000 lights! I do love the Christmas lights for sure! Meijer Garden sent me four family pack tickets - two adult and two children's tickets. If you live in the USA or Canada, are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing for tickets to this amazing experience, which will be on November 2, 2016, please comment below to let me know about a family tradition your family observes at Christmas - for me it is putting our tree up after Thanksgiving dinner, and the boys' favorite part . . . opening one gift when the tree is up!