There’s something for every creed and culture at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Come see their holiday traditions around the world through 2017 and into the new year.

They’re even doing Santa visits! Transport yourself to a new world at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids through January 7, 2018.

The gardens are mostly known for their extensive and sprawling flora (and the beautiful sculptures), so what do they do when the winter gusts rise and snow coats even the brightest of flowers? They throw a party from around the world! This park is always a great way to connect with nature, but their Holiday Traditions from Around the World exhibit is out of this world. They have extended hours through the end of 2017, but check the calendar for each event’s hours and pricing.

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Snow can’t cover this message!

Guests of all ages are, of course, welcome. It’s never too early to teach tolerance and diversity. And the holiday season is the perfect time for this! The kids (even if they’re just there for the Santa visit) will be in awe of the plants and light displays (400,000 lights!). But of course, the holidays are about more than just a light display.

The park features Christmas trees decorated in different culture’s styles (there are over 40!). Ramadan and Hanukkah are also strongly exhibited, with informational materials and displays. Don’t miss the Dickens style carolers or the interactive train exhibit (what’s a holiday without a train set?).

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Enough light to get us through Winter and into 2018.

Find Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park at 1000 E. Beltline Ave. NE in Grand Rapids. Don’t forget to like their Facebook page if you want to continue seeing these awesome displays. Their website should have any additional information you may need.

Here is their full calendar of events  (They are closed Christmas and New Year’s day). Have a great holiday, no matter your way of celebrating!

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