Metro Health Christmas & Holiday Traditions

Metro Health Christmas & Holiday Traditions

November 24, 2020 January 3, 2021

Excitement surrounds this time of year as the annual Metro Health Christmas & Holiday Traditions exhibition brings the glow of over 300,000 colorful lights, strolling carolers, visits from Santa, rooftop reindeer and 46 international trees and displays.

Ring in the season with our most beloved winter exhibition. Honoring holiday cultures around the world, Meijer Gardens focuses on the authenticity of the symbols of beloved holiday traditions - it's an idyllic spot to center your thoughts on the true meaning of the holidays.

Overview

Excitement surrounds the holiday season as the annual Metro Health Christmas & Holiday Traditions exhibition brings the glow of over 300,000 lights, strolling carolers, rooftop reindeer and 46 international trees and displays.

This year, explore our theme of Handcrafted and learn more about the care that goes into creating the seasons traditions by hand.

Honoring holiday cultures around the world, Meijer Gardens focuses on the authenticity of beloved 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 handmade from natural materials, and model trolleys and trains. 

EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS
We will be open until 9 pm on December 14-19, 21-23, 26 and 28-30.

PLEASE NOTE: Meijer Gardens will be closed for the day on November 28, December 25 & January 1.

EXTENDED MEMBERS ONLY HOURS
Meijer Gardens will open early for members only on November 29, December 5, 6, 13, 20, 27, January 2, 3.

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In many cultures, the holidays bring people together in distinct and memorable ways that are difficult to capture in a display.

Please watch the award winning film joy, highlighting several locally celebrated traditions from centuries ago, still vital today.

This film will be shown continuously in the Hoffman Family Auditorium and is available below. 

 

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Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Lead Railway Garden Sponsor

Additional Supporters

The Meijer Foundation
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation
Botanic and Sculpture Societies of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts
Michigan Radio
FOX17

​BHS Insurance
Blessings in a Backpack
Cascade Engineering
Peter C. & Emajean Cook Foundation
Bill & Marilyn Crawford
Daniel & Pamella DeVos Foundation
Chris & Deanna Eckert
Everett’s Landscape Management Inc.
Gilson Graphics
Herman Miller Cares
J.C. & Tammy Huizenga
The I.C.N. Foundation
Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
Masterpiece Flower Company, LLC
Candace & Bruce Matthews
Doug Meijer
Hank & Liesel Meijer
Lena Meijer
Owen Ames Kimball
Star 105.7
Steelcase Inc.
Superior Groundcover, Inc.
TEKTON, Inc. / Attallah & Mimi Amash
Lena, Olivia, Hanna & Alex Tuzzolino
Universal Forest Products Foundation
Van Andel Institute