The holidays are just beginning and there's no better place to get into the spirit than at the 'Festival of Trees' at the Muskegon Museum of Art.
Dozens of Christmas trees and other holiday decor fill the galleries, all hand-decorated by local Muskegon businesses and all up for silent auction. There are also a select few trees up for raffle.
Walking into the galleries will surely send long-term Muskegon residents back in time.
"We found these beautiful photographs of Western Avenue, probably from the late 50s," says Judith Hayner, Executive Director of the Museum. "We hope that they feel like they're walking on Western Avenue with the lighting and the stars in the ceiling, and of course the black and white photography."
There will be several events, including a one-man performance of 'A Christmas Carol' on Sunday at 2 p.m. Next week will feature a senior day and family day, both offering discounted admission.
The popular 'Teddy Bear Breakfast' will follow on Saturday, November 26th.
The ten-day festival began Thursday, November 17th and will run through Sunday, November 27th. The museum will not be open Thanksgiving.
Admission is $8 for adults, $3 for children from 3 to 17 years of age, and $5 for museum members.
The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
For additional details, head to the Muskegon Museum of Art website here.