Even if you missed out on all those magical tree lighting ceremonies over Thanksgiving weekend, there are still plenty of places to enjoy holiday lights in Grand Rapids, all the way up until Christmas! And whether you’re hoping to witness epic displays while bundled up outdoors or you’d rather catch holiday lights from the warmth of your car, try some of these top places to see holiday lights in Grand Rapids this season!
Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
November 20, 2018 – January 6, 2019
While Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a jaw-dropping sight any time of year, the magic only magnifies at Christmastime! Bask in the glow of almost 400,000 lights, listen to strolling carolers, let your little ones share their wish lists with Santa, and even spot rooftop reindeer — along with more than 40 international trees and holiday displays!
Christmas Lite Show
Fifth Third Ballpark
November 21 – December 31, 2018
Experience West Michigan’s largest animated, drive-thru light show, offering up Christmas cheer for 21 years! Bring the entire crew to cruise along almost two miles lined with more than a million magical lights — from the comfort of your own car, or aboard the Memory Lane Train!
Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink
Rosa Parks Circle
November 23, 2018 – February 2019 (Weather Permitting)
Whether you make it to Light Up Downtown — an epic lighting celebration across three Downtown Grand Rapids locations — or swing by anytime after ice skating season is in full swing, Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink is a can’t-miss spot for holiday cheer. Enjoy skating this iconic rink — surrounded by trees dripping in holiday lights — and pose for a picture next to this year’s massive, 36-foot Concolor Fir Christmas tree!
BYOB Holiday Lights Trolley
Throughout Grand Rapids
December 1 – December 29, 2018
Enjoy a four-hour vintage trolley ride, where you’ll see more holiday lights than you ever imagined — all while sipping on the festive beverages you brought on board! Cruise through the Fifth Third Ballpark Christmas Lite Show, ride along Downtown Grand Rapids’ well-decorated streetscapes, and even stop for a holiday photo op next to Rosa Parks Circle’s gigantic Christmas tree!