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Local fun and festivities with WMTA this holiday season

Posted at 8:39 AM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 08:39:38-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — For those looking to drive the pandemic blues away, more safe attractions are open to the public this holiday season.

Courtney Sheffer, Marketing Director for West Michigan Tourist Association (WMTA), joined Fox 17 live to talk about what's available.

First, the Festival of Trees, which is Muskegon Museum's annual holiday event, is making changes to spread joy downtown. A new version of the event, called Festival of Wreaths, is set up to be a wreath walk event that people can enjoy safely any time between November 24th and December 6th. You can get either a digital or printed map with all of the wreath locations to make sure you don’t miss out.

Next, the largest animated light show in West Michigan is getting ready to share the holiday spirit with all. You can find the Christmas Lite Show at Fifth Third Ballpark, with almost two miles of over one million lights, animated displays, lighted tunnels, and more. Tickets will be sold by the carload, and the show runs from November 25th through January 2nd.

Finally, join Holland Museum virtually for “A History of an Anishinabe Family” program, which starts the evening of November 24. Elizabeth Chivis, a local Native American who is part of the Potawatomi and Chippewa Nations, and also a citizen of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, will be bring her family's history and culture through oral stories, handcrafts, and traditions. Again, this is an online program, and it is free and family-friendly. This is an opportunity to ask questions and learn together as a community.