There's nothing like seeing Christmas lights displays around the holidays.

With that in mind, I offer the top three places in Grand Rapids to see those cool yule hues and help celebrate the season.



Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World celebrates 19 years of bringing holiday joy with a special focus on the role nature and natural materials play in cultural traditions. The seasonal exhibition includes more than 42 cultural trees and displays, Santa Claus, reindeer, carolers, carriage rides and the much-loved Railway Garden.

William J. Hebert

Christmas Lite Show, Fifth Third Ballpark
It's a magical outing in Comstock Park that is a family tradition year after year at Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the Midwest League's West Michigan Whitecaps.


See the 40-foot tree light up tonight outside Grand Rapids Art Museum, but you won't be able to step onto the ice rink at Rosa Parks Circle until at least Saturday. Purchase hot chocolate on the terrace, or warm up inside the museum with complimentary snacks, hands-on activities for families, snacks, a cash bar and galleries open until 9 p.m. Also, the white and purple lights around Rosa Parks Circle are really cool again this year!


Get out, enjoy the holiday season and see the lights of Grand Rapids!