The holiday season is in full swing, and you know what that means: it’s time to venture out to marvel at some of the most gorgeous sights throughout the Motor City area. When you’re ready to get in the holiday spirit, look no further than these nine best Christmas lights near Detroit. Ho, Ho, Ho!

Alright, Detroiters: it’s your turn! Did we leave any of your favorite holiday light displays off our list this year? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below, and stay warm!

If you’re looking for activities during the holiday season, check out this list of enchanting ideas!

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The Holidays in and around Detroit

Are there any Christmas towns near Detroit?

There are actually quite a few Christmas towns near Detroit and further afield, each one offering its own unique charm and beauty. One of the most popular at this time of the year is called Plymouth. It is only about a 30-minute drive and it is full of holiday magic! Shopping, great eats, and an ice fest are just part of the fun here.

Where can I find other great holiday light displays in Michigan?

Michiganders (or Michiganians, depending on whom you ask) just love to decorate for the holidays so you will find many great holiday light displays dotted all over the state. Whether you check out the Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad in the town of Flint, The Big Reveal in the town of Milford, or Winter Snow Fun in Marquette, you’re sure to be delighted.

What are some other holiday-themed things to do in and around Detroit?

There are so many holiday-themed activities around that we'd hate to leave any off the list. But to get you started you might think about heading over to Campus Martius Park to go ice skating, the annual Noel Night celebration in Midtown Detroit, or going to Grosse Pointe Shores to embark upon a holiday tour of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House.