November 29, 2019

11 dazzling Christmas light displays to visit this holiday season in the Detroit area

Nothing makes the holiday season feel brighter than seeing the night sky lit up with festive lights. We've picked a few of our favorite metro Detroit destinations that offer some of the best Christmas light displays that Michigan has to offer.

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The Big, Bright, Light Show
N Main Street, Rochester
Throughout main street in downtown Rochester, the buildings are literally covered in lights from top to bottom. You can check out the lights while shopping local.
Photo via The Big, Bright Light Show / Facebook

The Big, Bright, Light Show


N Main Street, Rochester
Throughout main street in downtown Rochester, the buildings are literally covered in lights from top to bottom. You can check out the lights while shopping local.

Photo via The Big, Bright Light Show / Facebook
My Light Show
2651 Cherokee Hills Cir, Waterford
This homemade light display synchs to music on 100.7 FM. Watch the show from your car. While you're there, you can also donate money to the Michigan Humane Society.
Photo via My Light Show / Facebook

My Light Show


2651 Cherokee Hills Cir, Waterford
This homemade light display synchs to music on 100.7 FM. Watch the show from your car. While you're there, you can also donate money to the Michigan Humane Society.

Photo via My Light Show / Facebook
Nite Lites
12626 US-12, Brooklyn
Millions of lights flicker from Michigans International Speedway during the holiday season. Traditionally, this event was a drive-through light show, but who needs a car? Nite Lites now offers a 5k run/walk through the 3.1 mile trail of lights. 
Photo via Nite Lites Christmas 5K Fun Run/Walk / Facebook

Nite Lites


12626 US-12, Brooklyn
Millions of lights flicker from Michigans International Speedway during the holiday season. Traditionally, this event was a drive-through light show, but who needs a car? Nite Lites now offers a 5k run/walk through the 3.1 mile trail of lights.

Photo via Nite Lites Christmas 5K Fun Run/Walk / Facebook
Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village
20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn
See what Christmas looked like in the 1800s at Greenfield Village. 
Photo viaThe Henry Ford / Facebook

Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village

20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn
See what Christmas looked like in the 1800s at Greenfield Village.

Photo viaThe Henry Ford / Facebook
Wayne County Lightfest
Hines Park / 7651 N. Merriman Rd., Westland
Drive through Hines Park this holiday season and see the park transformed into a bright winter wonderland with nearly 50 giant animated holiday displays. The park is open all evenings in December until New Year's for a small cash-only fee of $5 per car.
Photo via Wayne County Parks / Facebook

Wayne County Lightfest


Hines Park / 7651 N. Merriman Rd., Westland
Drive through Hines Park this holiday season and see the park transformed into a bright winter wonderland with nearly 50 giant animated holiday displays. The park is open all evenings in December until New Year's for a small cash-only fee of $5 per car.

Photo via Wayne County Parks / Facebook
Downtown Milford
Main Street, Milford
The small town of Milford transforms its downtown area into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. Each Thursday in December, Milford hosts a "dinner on us" which randomly pays for the meals of dining customers as a reward for shopping local.
Photo viaDowntown Milford / Facebook

Downtown Milford


Main Street, Milford
The small town of Milford transforms its downtown area into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. Each Thursday in December, Milford hosts a "dinner on us" which randomly pays for the meals of dining customers as a reward for shopping local.

Photo viaDowntown Milford / Facebook
Lincoln Park Fantasyland
3240 Ferris Ave., Lincoln Ave, Lincoln Park
One of the best and brightest indoor holiday displays in metro Detroit, travel through Santa’s workshop and candy cane lane. Open now until Dec. 24., Wednesday - Friday  4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., and Sunday from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Admission is $1 and photos with Santa range from $3-$5.
Photo via Fantasyland / Facebook

Lincoln Park Fantasyland


3240 Ferris Ave., Lincoln Ave, Lincoln Park
One of the best and brightest indoor holiday displays in metro Detroit, travel through Santa’s workshop and candy cane lane. Open now until Dec. 24., Wednesday - Friday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., and Sunday from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Admission is $1 and photos with Santa range from $3-$5.

Photo via Fantasyland / Facebook
Downtown Wyandotte
Biddle Ave, Wyandotte
The downriver town of Wyandotte has the perfect holiday downtown area to hang out at this holiday season. 
Photo courtesy of Downtown Wyandotte / Facebook

Downtown Wyandotte


Biddle Ave, Wyandotte
The downriver town of Wyandotte has the perfect holiday downtown area to hang out at this holiday season.

Photo courtesy of Downtown Wyandotte / Facebook