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 mid-November until January 3.

Bostick Family Light Show | Garden City

Musical drive-up light show. Lights are on every night from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

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 3.

Lights on the Lake | Lake Orion

Musical drive-up light show.

Magic of Lights | DTE Music Theatre

Drive-thru light display. Tickets on sale at the gate. Open nightly from November 13 to January 2.

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 7.

Trail of Lights | Davison

Walking and horse-drawn light trails. Pre-registration and tickets are required. Open select nights from December 6-26.

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 December 11-30.

Wayne County Lightfest | Hines Park

Drive-thru light display. Open Wednesday through Sunday November 25 to December 31.

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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