Looking to get in the holiday spirit? Take a trip down memory lane with nostalgic holiday collections at this West Michigan Michigan Museum!

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The Festival of Trees has returned to the Muskegon Museum of art, with a vintage twist this year.

November 22 through December 30 the museum says you'll find festive Christmas trees along with everything from vintage holiday cards and ornaments to surfboards and nutcrackers that will "spark the jolliest memories of the past."

Muskegon Museum of Art, Facebook
Muskegon Museum of Art, Facebook

The Festival of Trees is an annual holiday tradition at the Muskegon Museum of Art. The six-week event is filled with holiday activities, live music, an auction, a raffle wreath, and more.

A fundraiser for the museum, The Festival of trees is a special event with a $5 admission fee added to general admission prices. For museum members it's $5. Kids five and under are free every Thursday, and anyone 65 or older receives a $2 discount and gets early access to the museum from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Special events include a ceramic tree painting workshop and hot cocoa hop. You can find out more here.

While at the museum, you'll also want to check out Strange Winter: The Snow Globes of Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz. 

Muskegon Museum of Art
Muskegon Museum of Art

The museum says,

With a peculiar take on the traditional snow globe, artists Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz create scenes that explore the uncertainties and tragedies of life with dark, humorous, and strangely charming narratives. The sculptures and accompanying photography within the Strange Winter exhibition are borrowed from the artists’ Travelers series.

Strange Winter is free and open to the public and will be displayed through Feb. 11, 2024.

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Gallery Credit: Scott Clow

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