Christmas is a special time of year filled with tradition.

West Michigan is home to many great Christmas traditions:  parades, tree lightings, The Nutcracker, ice skating, and more.

What is your favorite West Michigan Christmas tradition?

Many Christmas traditions are private among family or take place within a church, but there are even more annual or ongoing public Christmas events.

You'll find a long list of Christmas traditions below.  There are too many parades, tree lightings, and parties to list them all.  Please check your favorite event and let us know where your favorite is in the comments!

Thanks and have a very Merry Christmas!