I think one of the hidden gems in West Michigan is the Muskegon Museum of Art. Folks in Muskegon have known for years what a special place it is, but it's time for the rest of our area to find out. This holiday season is a perfect opportunity.

The ’s 14th Festival of Trees begins Wednesday, November 21 and runs through December 2. Each year, MMA volunteers and staff transform gallery spaces with festively designed Christmas trees and decorations, many of which can be purchased through the silent auction during the Festival.

The Festival has become a local community holiday tradition that offers special events, holiday music, visits with Santa, Money Tree and special gift raffles, and holiday shopping. Festival of Trees looks different every year; this year’s theme is “A Fantastical Holiday Adventure.”

Funds raised through tree and decoration sales, raffles, sponsorships, and ticket sales benefit the museum.

The museum is open daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays noon to 5:00.

You can purchase tickets at the door: $10 Adult, $5 MMA Member, $3 child 3-17 years (under 3 free); $15 Every-Day Festival Pass.

The museum is located at 296 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440.