Totally Overboard Holiday Display in Restaurant

By: Alex Jokich
By: Alex Jokich

One West Michigan restaurant is overflowing with Christmas cheer -- after spending 500 hours decorating for the holidays.

Your first reaction when you walk into "Big T" is just "wow."

The ceilings are covered in thousands of strands of garland... Tens of thousands of lights... And hundreds of home-made decorations.

When it comes to decking the halls...Big T takes things to a whole new level.

Over 25,000 lights. I know that for a fact.

The small-town family restaurant leaves no square inch of ceiling untouched.

Every string of lights, every strand of garland, every little snowflake has its own specific spot.

It just gives you awe when you walk in the door, you see all the twinkle, all the happiness, all the joy, the Christmas spirits just there in abundance.

Each of the six rooms takes on its own theme...

"You have a sea of red and gold."

From Victorian Michigan manliness. The decor is always a big treat for local families.

Especially when they walk in its like- oh my gosh, it's so beautiful! And then they walk around and they’re like- this is just so amazing. And then they're like- how do you do it?

There's no child that doesn't come in here and go- mom mom look look! Look at what's on the ceiling!

Big t has hidden angels like these... In the midst of all the tinsel and trinkets... For people to find and count... In their annual Christmas contest.

"I found 25."


"We were working together.."

The 25-year tradition not only brightens up the restaurant, it brightens the spirits of all who see it.

What is going to put a smile on everyone's face? That's what I'm looking for.

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