Michigan November 16, 2016
12 Christmas Light Displays In Michigan That Are Pure Magic
The holidays are right around the corner, and you know what that means: it’s time for lots and lots of gorgeous lights. Whether or not you choose to decorate your own home, there’s no denying that seeing a particularly magnificent light display is a magical experience. Here are 12 places and events in Michigan where you can marvel at truly incredible lights.
1. The Big, Bright Light Show (Rochester, November 22nd-January 1st)
Each November, the city of Rochester comes alive with a spectacular display of holiday lights. You’ve never seen a sight quite like this before, and it will certainly fill you with childlike glee.
2. Opening Night at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad (Flint, November 25th)
Head to Crossroads Village in Flint to see (and maybe even ride) a fleet of trains all decked out in holiday lights. Rumor has it that there could be an appearance by Santa Claus himself!
3. Silver Bells In The City (Lansing, November 18th)
Our state capital is another marvelous spot to check out a glorious light display this holiday season. Watch as scores of intricately decorated floats and vehicles make their way through downtown.
4. The Big Reveal (Milford, November 17th)
Whether you’re hoping to meet Santa Claus, get a little holiday shopping done, or simply take in the stunning lights of downtown Milford, this event is sure to delight. Storefronts are “wrapped” before before residents pull off the paper to reveal gorgeously intricate window displays.
5. Holiday Celebration and Candlewalk (Frankenmuth, November 25th)
Start the night off with free hot chocolate and cookies, then join hundreds of others as you walk by candlelight to the lighting of the town’s Tannenbaum.
6. Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo (Detroit, December 22nd)
Animal lovers, get ready for an amazing adventure. A trip to Wild Lights will combine your enthusiasm for wildlife with a spectacular display of lights that cover trees, buildings, and other areas of the zoo.
7. Winter Snow Fun (Marquette, December 2nd)
This annual event in chilly Marquette culminates in the lighting of the massive Christmas tree at Marquette Commons. It’s one holiday tradition you won’t want to miss.
8. Festival Of Trees (Dearborn, November 20-27th)
The best part of this brightly illuminated holiday event in Dearborn? All proceeds are part of a fundraiser for Children’s Hospital Of Michigan Foundation — so you can feel extra great about attending.
9. Parade Of Lights (Holland, November 29th)
This annual event includes an appearance by Sinterklaas, the Dutch Santa Claus, as well as thousands of sparkling lights making their way down the city’s main drag. It's a beloved tradition that brings out locals young and old.
10. Wayne County Lightfest (Wayne County, Nov. 17-Dec. 31)
Make the drive through four miles of holiday light displays in what is known as “Michigan’s largest and longest light show.” This magnificent show event has certainly earned its title, and you’ll be absolutely charmed.
11. Livonia Lights (Livonia, 34836 Bridge St., showtimes vary)
This stunning display at a family home in Livonia is arranged every year into a synchronized show featuring music from a local radio station. It’s been widely covered by Michigan news outlets, and with good reason — this home’s decor truly goes above and beyond.
12. Christmas Lite Show (Comstock Park, November 23rd-January 1st)
Take your family on a two-mile drive to see thousands upon thousands of gorgeous Christmas lights that combine into 40 incredible displays around Fifth Third Ballpark. Talk about a true winter wonderland right here in Michigan.
Tell us: do you typically hang twinkling lights and decorate your house for the holidays? If so, we’d love to see your favorite photos in the comment section.