I am a warm weather girl through and through but there is just something about the holiday season that I can't get enough of. The lights, the decorations, the carols, the traditions, and of course the cute cold weather accessories!
Each year, as the holiday season rolls around I become giddy as I wait for all the magic to unfold. One of my favorite traditions is traveling up to Grand Rapids to visit my sister as we pack in as many festive adventures as we can in one day. Below are some of my favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season in the city.
Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World at Fredrick Meijer Gardens
Each year Meijer Gardens hosts a special holiday-themed exhibit featuring nearly 400,000 colorful lights and 42 international trees and displays. You can learn about how the holidays are celebrated in different parts of the world, wander through the tropical garden covered in twinkling lights and explore the sculpture park and outdoor paths covered in snow. On select days throughout the season they also feature strolling carolers, visits from Santa, and rooftop reindeer. Fun for the whole family!
Outside Coffee Co.
Our next stop of the day was the cutest outdoor coffee shop. Igloos seem to be all the rage this year and now I understand why - everything just seems to taste better in them. There are three igloos on site so I can get a bit crowded but it's definitely worth the wait. Each igloo is heated has a couple different seating options and they are communal so you can just hop in and make some new friends. I am not a coffee drinker but I tried the Brother Bear hot chocolate and it was delicious! They also have hammocks and other tables for seating on the grounds. Definitely worth the stop!
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