“Winter Glow” Replaces Last Year’s Light Show
December 18–22 & 26–30, 2023
Frederik Meijer Gardens DeVos Van Andel Piazza
1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
New for 2023, the Meijer Gardens Christmas light show has moved from the amphitheater to the plaza area surrounding The American Horse.
Free with general admission, this sensory experience promises to be one of the area’s hit Christmas events of season.
What to Expect at Winter Glow
Winter Glow joins several other Holiday and Christmas Lights experiences around Grand Rapids for 2023. Holland’s Tulip-themed holiday light show is back for 2023, as is the long-running Christmas Lite Show at the ballpark.
But the Seasonal Light Experience at Meijer Gardens Amphitheater is something different. When you visit, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped inside a snow globe or another world.
If you went to last year’s light show, you know that guests were seated for the performance. For 2023, visitors walk into the heart of the glowing display, lights dancing all around for a 360-degree adventure.
Picture the giant horse, flanked by the bowl-shaped hillsides, swimming in dancing, colorful lights.
And you’re there, in the middle of it all, humming along with the original soundtrack, warming your hands over a firepit and sipping a hot drink.
“This year, we’re embracing many traditions from around the world that highlight the importance of gathering and togetherness during the holiday season,” said Steve LaWarre, Vice President of Horticulture at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.
“With the introduction of our new Winter Glow experience near The American Horse, we’ve created a space that encapsulates the spirit of community and shared celebration, offering an additional layer of connection to the cherished components of this beloved exhibition.”
Included with admission, Winter Glow is a continuous looping light show experience that runs from 5–9 PM in the DeVos VanAndel Piazza, December 18–22 and 26–30, 2023.
Your ticket also includes entry to the annual University of Michigan Health-West: Christmas & Holiday Traditions exhibition, letting you explore 40+ trees and displays celebrating holiday customs from around the globe.
Meijer Gardens Light Show Recap
The Winter Glow light show experience will happen outdoors in the area surrounding the American Horse.
It’s free to members and included with admission.
Catch it December 18–22 and 26–30, 2022, with looping light shows repeating every 20 minutes, from 5–9 pm.
Enjoy fire pits, hot drinks, and audio will continue throughout the evening.
2023 Admission Rates
Seniors & Students: $15
Ages 3-13: $10
Ages 0-2: Free