Grand Rapids Family Hosts Drive-Through Christmas Display for Community

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: December 21, 2018 10:24 PM

A family in Grand Rapids has been putting together a Christmas light display for the community for the past five years.

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It’s a drive-through display known as Newton's Christmas Village.

The family was inspired to start the display due to the lack of light displays in Grand Rapids. It’s located right in the back of the Newton’s home.

It’s a beautiful drive where folks can enjoy light displays of snowmen, trains, animals, and more.

The display syncs to the 90.3 radio station so as you drive, Christmas themed music is playing right from the display.

It also features a gift shop that has amazing wood work of ornaments, wall art, boxes, and more. The wood work is handmade with a scroll saw by Doran Newton, the creator of the display.

He sets up the display months in advance and looks forward to bringing holiday joy to the community each year.

"We just love to bring smiles to kids’ faces as they come through and as you stand outside when they’re coming through, you can hear them say, oh mommy look at that! And it just brings us pleasure to bring them pleasure,” Doran Newton, the creator of Newton's Christmas Village, said.

People don't have to worry about freezing in the cold because the beauty of the display can be enjoyed right from their vehicle. It’s also free of charge but donations are accepted. 

The display runs through Jan. 2

The hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. It’s located on 31890 Jane Lane, Grand Rapids.


Alejandra Palacios

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