Christmas Around The World

Fredrick Meijer Gardens Christmas Around The World

When Christmas time comes I work hard to teach my kids the REAL meaning behind the season. I also try to teach my children about how other countries celebrate Christmas differently then we do. A perfect way to do that is to visit the Christmas Around The World exhibit at Meijer Garden’s.

We visit Fredrick Meijer Gardens frequently during the spring and summer. I have always had great intentions of going to their wonderful Christmas exhibit, but things always get busy during the holidays, surgeries come up, or little ones are to colicky to bring out in public 🙁 . This year was different however, we decided to visit in the week before Christmas with some of our very best friends and we actually made it! It was quite busy for our group of 13, but we managed to get through it without loosing anyone 😀 .

Be prepared for tons of pictures. I narrowed it down quite a bit, but this still ended up being a photo loaded post! Enjoy!

Fredrick Meijer Gardens Christmas Around The World

Christmas Around The World ~ Christmas Trees
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Slovak Republic Christmas Tree

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Brazilian Christmas TreeChristmas Around The World - Brazilian Christmas Tree Christmas Around The World - Brazilian Christmas Tree

Christmas Around The World - Brazilian Christmas Tree

Hungarian Christmas TreeChristmas Around The World - Hungarian Christmas Tree Christmas Around The World - Hungarian Christmas Tree

Polish Christmas TreeChristmas Around The World - Polish Christmas Tree

Christmas Around The World - Polish Christmas Tree

Christmas Around The World - Polish Christmas Tree

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Greece Christmas Tree

Christmas Around The World - Greece Christmas Tree

Christmas Around The World - Greece Christmas Tree

Swedish Christmas Tree
Christmas Around The World - Swedish Christmas Tree

Christmas Around The World - Swedish Christmas Tree

Mexican Christmas Tree

Christmas Around The World - Mexican Christmas Tree

Christmas Around The World - Mexican Christmas Tree

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Russian Christmas Tree
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Christmas Around The World - Russian Nesting Dolls

Ireland Christmas Tree

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Ukrainian decorated Christmas Tree

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Christmas Around The World - Ukrainian Christmas Tree

English Decorated Christmas TreeChristmas Around The World -England-Christmas Tree

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Finland Christmas Tree

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Original Dickens Carolers

Dicken's Carolers

 

Nativity Scenes From Around The World

Christmas Around The World - Poland Nativity Scene
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Christmas Around The World - Middle Eastern Nativity Scene

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Christmas Around The World - Middle Eastern Nativity Scene

Christmas Around The World - Middle Eastern Nativity Scene

Chinese New Year

Christmas Around The World - Chinese New Year

Christmas Around The World -Chinese New Year

Christmas Around The World - Chinese New Year

Parol, A star shaped Christmas lantern from the Philippines

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Rangoli (India) made from colored sand.Christmas Around The World - Sand Rangoli

Menorah for Hanukkah as well as other Jewish items.Christmas Around The World - Jewish Christmas

Train Garden

Not only do they have over 40 different trees set up with over 400,000 lights from countries around the world, they also have an amazing train garden. This train is the stuff little boys dreams are made of 😉 . It is a huge multi-room train with building, houses, and more set up around multiple rooms.

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On top of the big train that travels from room to room above you, there are also a few different smaller trains. The boys thought it was so much fun to see where they started and ended.Christms Around The World - Meijer Gardens-66

The detail put into each of these buildings is really amazing!! Some of them are different buildings around Grand Rapids, others are buildings found in Grand Rapids sister cities.
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Looking for other great Christmas ideas? Stop over and visit our Christmas page to see all of the fun ideas we have shared on previous years.

I am linking up with THESE great linky parties, stop over for some more great ideas!!

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