Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) will soon be filled with festive sounds of the season. The 24th Annual Holiday Music Festival will take place the week of December 3-7th in the Grand Hall. Daily performances run from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. but a full schedule is available on the Airport’s Facebook Page: 

A total of 18 West Michigan schools are scheduled to sing a variety of carols during the Festival. Local choirs representing public and private schools will sing 20 minute song sets throughout the day. 

“We love having the schools here during the Holiday Music Festival. The music helps to put passengers and guests in the holiday spirit around the airport,” said GFIA Marketing & Communications Director Tara Hernandez. “We hope to put smiles on passengers’ faces as they listen to the carolers.” 

All Festival performances are free and open to the public. 

The Airport is currently under construction on Phase II of its Gateway Transformation Project, and along with the busy holiday traffic, lines could be longer than normal. The Airport encourages passengers to arrive at least 90-120 minutes before their flight, and check flight information at

For interviews, please contact Tara Hernandez.


About GFIA 

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) is the second busiest airport in Michigan. The Airport served over 2.8 million passengers in 2017 and over 7,000 travelers pass through GFIA each day.  The Gerald R. Ford International Airport offers nonstop service to 27 major market destinations with more than 120 daily nonstop flights.  The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is managed and operated by the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority.  GFIA generates over $3.1 billion in annual economic output throughout West Michigan, and employs over 2,000 people.  For more information on GFIA visit: or follow the airport on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @FlyGRFord