Christmas Light Displays

We have some spectacular Holiday events in our area. That’s the glory of living near a big city- everything you need for entertainment is at your fingertips and only minutes away. One of the big events going on right now is at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Christmas and Holiday Traditions Around the World is a magnificent display of lights and trees decorated to portray Christmas in different parts of the world, Nativity scenes, and more! You can also enjoy strolling carolers and horse drawn sleigh rides at this exhibit. Travel the world with Frederik Meijer Gardens!

Another don’t miss event is the Nite Lites Christmas Display at Fifth Third Ballpark. In its 13th year, this light show is Michigan’s Largest Christmas Light Show, with over forty creative and animated displays and over 1 mile of fun with around a million lights!

Tickets are $12 per vehicle and you can visit November 20th through January 2nd between 6:00pm and 10:00pm. Or, if you prefer, you can take a ride on Santa’s sleigh though the lights for $6 per person. What a romantic evening for two!

It has become a tradition for us here at Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast to decorate for Christmas the Monday before Thanksgiving. Out guests have come to expect it along with the peace and tranquility they find here all year long. We spent the day yesterday putting up garland, trees, lights, and other fun Christmas decorations. Outside, we created beautiful hanging baskets and planters to replace where we had our summer annual flowers. It is looking very warm, cozy and festive here [and we have vacuumed 654 pieces of tinsel, pine  glitter in the process]! You’re smiling because you know it’s true 😮 ) Here is a picture of our Holiday table all ready for our guests to enjoy!

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? If you’re looking for a place to stay in the Grand Rapids area, Prairieside Suites is sure to delight! And, if you live in the area but are looking for a mini getaway [many local’s hide out at our home] over the Holiday weekend or need a place for your dinner guests to rest their heads, we still have availability! Check our website for room descriptions, amenities and make your reservations online! After a day of shopping and enjoying what Grand Rapids has to offer, you can retreat back to Prairieside B&B for a warm fire, a soak in your room’s whirlpool, and some homemade hot cocoa and baked goods!

Come, experience my world!