Ford Museum flips switch to holiday lights

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, holiday lights
The lights at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids. (Nov. 16, 2017)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Thanksgiving is one week away, but the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum isn’t waiting to start its holiday celebration.

Thursday night, officials flipped the switch to thousands of lights in and around the museum.

The Salvation Army band and the Caroling Company serenaded visitors. The Salvation Army Canteen served up hot chocolate, coffee and cookies during the public ceremony.

Admission to the Ford Museum was free following the event, giving visitors an opportunity to check out the annual “Christmas on the Grand” display of Christmas trees and holiday quilts.