Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World
November 26, 2013 – January 5, 2014
This year, Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World celebrates 19 years of bringing holiday joy to West Michigan with a special focus on the role nature and natural materials play in cultural traditions. With more than 42 cultural trees and displays, Santa, reindeer, carolers, carriage rides and the much-loved Railway Garden, this annual exhibition delights guests of all ages.
This season our exhibition and horticulture staff will focus on nature and natural materials as a unique, but critical element for holidays in many cultures. For example, did you ever wonder why so many cultures utilize evergreen branches? They are a symbol of life in the midst of the cold and dark of winter. The Railway Garden is a wonderful example of nature and natural materials, designed by our professional horticulturists together with expert artisans, to celebrate the season in an unexpected way.
Enjoy the Spirit of the Season
Have fun reminiscing with family memories throughout the entire Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World exhibition, including the Railway Garden, or bundle up and head out to the Children’s Garden for outdoor winter fun.
Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World is made possible by more than 39 exhibition sponsors including:
The Meijer Foundation
Botanic and Sculpture Societies of Frederik Meijer
Gardens & Sculpture Park
Lead Railway Garden sponsor: