December 07, 2018

Where to see Christmas lights in metro Detroit this holiday season

Nothing makes the holiday season feel more bright 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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Campus Martius
800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Ice skating, holiday markets, and the famous 60 foot Norwegian Spruce covered in more than 19,000 multi-colored lights and ornaments makes Campus Martius your go to spot this holiday season. The lights, energy, and endless amounts of activities that downtown Detroit offers will put you in the holiday spirit. 
Photo courtesy of @felicia_fullwood

Campus Martius


800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Ice skating, holiday markets, and the famous 60 foot Norwegian Spruce covered in more than 19,000 multi-colored lights and ornaments makes Campus Martius your go to spot this holiday season. The lights, energy, and endless amounts of activities that downtown Detroit offers will put you in the holiday spirit.
Photo courtesy of @felicia_fullwood
The Big, Bright, Light Show
N Main Street, Rochester, MI 48307
Throughout main street in downtown Rochester, the buildings are literally covered in lights from top to bottom. Check out the lights while shopping local. 
Photo via  15 places to see best Christmas Lights in Michigan

The Big, Bright, Light Show


N Main Street, Rochester, MI 48307
Throughout main street in downtown Rochester, the buildings are literally covered in lights from top to bottom. Check out the lights while shopping local.
Photo via 15 places to see best Christmas Lights in Michigan
Detroit Zoo Wild Lights
Detroit Zoo / 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Walk through the 5 million LED lights that light up the Detroit Zoo. Open weekend and evenings until New Years. 
Photo via 15 places to see best Christmas Lights in Michigan

Detroit Zoo Wild Lights


Detroit Zoo / 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Walk through the 5 million LED lights that light up the Detroit Zoo. Open weekend and evenings until New Years.
Photo via 15 places to see best Christmas Lights in Michigan
Downtown Milford
Main Street, Milford, MI 4838
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 via15 places to see best Christmas Lights in Michigan

Downtown Milford


Main Street, Milford, MI 4838
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 via15 places to see best Christmas Lights in Michigan
Downtown Wyandotte
Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, MI 48192
The downriver town of Wyandotte has the perfect holiday downtown area to hang out at this holiday season. 
Photo courtesy of @ninajade91

Downtown Wyandotte


Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, MI 48192
The downriver town of Wyandotte has the perfect holiday downtown area to hang out at this holiday season.
Photo courtesy of @ninajade91
Lake Shore Drive
Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
Drive along Lake Shore Drive and admire the big houses with over-the-top displays. 
Photo via 15 places to see best Christmas Lights in Michigan

Lake Shore Drive


Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
Drive along Lake Shore Drive and admire the big houses with over-the-top displays.
Photo via 15 places to see best Christmas Lights in Michigan
Lincoln Park Fantasyland
3240 Ferris Ave, Lincoln Ave, Lincoln Park, MI 48146
One of the best and brightest indoor holiday displays in Metro Detroit, travel through Santa’s workshop and candy cane lane. Open now until December 24., Wednesday - Friday  4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Admission is $1 and photos with Santa range from $3-$5.
Photo via 15 places to see best Christmas Lights in Michigan

Lincoln Park Fantasyland


3240 Ferris Ave, Lincoln Ave, Lincoln Park, MI 48146
One of the best and brightest indoor holiday displays in Metro Detroit, travel through Santa’s workshop and candy cane lane. Open now until December 24., Wednesday - Friday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Admission is $1 and photos with Santa range from $3-$5.
Photo via 15 places to see best Christmas Lights in Michigan
Meadow Brook Holiday Walk
350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309
The Great Estate of Meadow Brook shines a little bit brighter this season. The holiday walk offers guided tours through each hall and room. See the mansion decorated with over 50 trees, lights, and other festive decor. 
Photo courtesy of @kaydoala

Meadow Brook Holiday Walk


350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309
The Great Estate of Meadow Brook shines a little bit brighter this season. The holiday walk offers guided tours through each hall and room. See the mansion decorated with over 50 trees, lights, and other festive decor.
Photo courtesy of @kaydoala
My Light Show
2651 Cherokee Hills Cir, Waterford, MI 48328
This home-made 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 courtesy of My Light Show Facebook

My Light Show


2651 Cherokee Hills Cir, Waterford, MI 48328
This home-made 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 courtesy of My Light Show Facebook
Nite Lites
12626 US-12, Brooklyn, MI 49230
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 15 places to see best Christmas Lights in Michigan

Nite Lites


12626 US-12, Brooklyn, MI 49230
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 15 places to see best Christmas Lights in Michigan