The Best Holiday Lights In + Around Detroit – Free & Ticketed Events


It’s time to bundle up the kids and set out in search of the Detroit area’s best holiday lights! There’s something magical about seeing everything all lit up for the upcoming holiday season. With so many options from drive-thru to walking trails, you won’t run out of opportunities to see our wonderful city light up the night!

Please note due to COVID-19 and current event restrictions in Michigan, events are subject to changes or cancellation. Please contact the event host for more information.

Holiday Lights In + Around Detroit:

Big Bright Light Show | Downtown Rochester

Lights are on every night from 5 p.m. to midnight from November 22 until January 3 (plus select January weekends).

Bostick Family Light Show | Garden City

Musical drive-up light show. Lights are on every night starting November 26.

Detroit Zoo Wild Lights | Royal Oak

Walk through the zoo and see the lights! Tickets purchased in advance are recommended due to number restrictions. Open select evenings November 20 until January 9.

Lights on the Lake | Lake Orion

Musical drive-up light show starting November 26.

Magic of Lights | DTE Music Theatre

Drive-thru light display. Tickets on sale online only, and you can save money by ordering tickets ahead of the date you plan to attend! Open nightly from November 19 to January 1.

Taylor Winterfest: Blizzard of Oz | Taylor

Walk-thru light displays. Tickets required for entry and purchasing ahead of time is highly recommended. Open weekends from November 19 to January 10. Masks are required.

Trail of Lights | Davison

Walking and horse-drawn light trails. Pre-registration required for horse-drawn wagon rides. Dogs are welcome on walking nights! Open select nights from December 4-23.

Winter Wonder Lights | Meadowbrook Hall

Walk the Meadowbrook property lit up for winter! Tickets are required for entry and must be reserved ahead of time. Open from November 26 to December 30.

Wayne County Lightfest | Hines Park

Drive-thru light display. Open Wednesday through Sunday November 18 to December 31 (closed December 25; also closed Monday and Tuesday evenings).

After you’ve seen the best holiday lights in the Detroit area, you can stop off at one of these places to visit Santa.



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