Sunday, October 2, 2016

Christmas Review & Giveaway - November 2, 2016 Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Christmas & Hoilday Traditions Tickets

I know this giveaway will not be one every reader is able to participate in as you pretty much need to live in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, possibly Illinois, or be planning to visit these places between November 22, 2016 and January 8, 2017, but this is a wonderful giveaway and an opportunity for four families - yes four families to enjoy an incredible experience!
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 Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World 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!

In addition, you will receive additional entries if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win tickets to Meijer Garden Christmas & Holiday Traditions and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!

1 comment:

  1. We always have Christmas eve dinner together after the Christmas Eve service at church and then open gifts. I follow on Facebook and email.