New “Winter Glow” Light Show Event Joins Holiday Lineup at Meijer Gardens for 2023

Winter Glow Meijer Gardens 2023

“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.

Frederik meijer gardens big American horse
The American Horse at Frederik Meijer Gardens is center stage for 2023’s Light Experience

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.

Meijer Gardens Lightshow
Last Year: The 2022 Light Show at Meijer Gardens was held in the Amphitheater

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.

Meijer Gardens Lightshow firepit

“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.”

Your Ticket

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
Adults: $20
Seniors & Students: $15
Ages 3-13: $10
Ages 0-2: Free

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