Bright lights and decorations will make the holiday season merry in Detroit and the surrounding area. Take the family for a ride to see the fantastic light displays in neighborhood and communities or an enjoyable evening. There will be several great Christmas lights displays in Detroit in 2017, so plan to see some of the cheerful holiday decorations with loved ones.
Detroit Zoo Wild Nights
Nov. 18-19, 24-26, Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 20-23, & 26-31
Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48067
The Detroit Zoo will be brightly illuminated for the holidays during Wild Nights, with more than five million sparkling lights. Take the family to enjoy the magical display of lights, more than 230 animal sculptures, and beautiful decorations during one of the 24 nights of the Wild Nights event. Ticket prices online will be priced between $10-$16, depending on the day and time of day you book, so check the website for information. All tickets purchased at the gate will be $16. Parking will be $7/car.
Wayne County Lightfest
Nov. 16-Dec. 31 (closed 12/25)
Wayne County Lightfest, Hines Park, 7651 Merriman Rd., Westland, MI 48185
Take the family for a car ride through four miles of lights and decorations, the longest light display in the Midwest. Drive through the park’s illuminated path to delight at the holiday lights, including more than 47 holiday displays. Santa Claus will be at his workshop in Warrendale Park, at the end of the Lightfest drive, nightly from Nov. 17-Dec. 23. Admission will be $5/vehicle.
The Big Bright Light Show- Lagniappe in Downtown Rochester
Nov. 20 -Jan. 7 @ 5 p.m.
Downtown Rochester, MI. 48307
The season will be bright in Downtown Rochester, where the buildings will be illuminated with more than one million points of sparkling lights. The Big, Bright Light Show will be aglow nightly through Jan. 7. In addition, they will also be aglow on weekend nights in January, through the Fire & Ice Festival, which will be on Jan. 19-21.
Nite Lites Winter Wonderland
Nov. 23-Dec. 30 @ 5:30 p.m.
Michigan International Speedway, US-12 Entrance, 12626 US-12 Brooklyn, MI 49230
Nite Lites Winter Wonderland will be at a new location in 2017, the Michigan International Speedway. The dazzling holiday light show will be a drive-through attraction that will be enjoyed by the entire family. Santa will at Winter Wonderland on weekends (Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, & 22-23). Admission pricing will be $20/car, $35/mini-bus, or $65/tour bus.
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad
Nov. 24-26, Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 21-23, & 26-30 @ 4 p.m.
Genesee County Parks, 6140 Bray Rd., Flint, MI
Crossroads Village is a popular holiday attraction featuring decorations, costumed villagers, model trains, live entertainment, holiday music, craft demonstrations, and visits with Santa Claus. Take the family to Crossroads Village for festive fun and entertainment. The Huckleberry Railroad Park will feature decorated locomotives, 34 structures, and a paddlewheel riverboat. Tickets often sell out in advance, so consider purchasing tickets online or at the Genesee County Parks administrative offices. Tickets will be $9-$11 for the Village only, or $13-$16 for the combination Village and Train tickets. Drive through only nights, on Dec. 4, 11, 18 & 24, will be priced at $5 per vehicle.
Walk of Trees in Plymouth
Nov. 24-Jan. 1
Kellogg Park, Plymouth, MI 48170
Kellogg Park in Plymouth will be festively decorated with 75 Christmas trees, so take the family for a walk to enjoy the decorations. Santa Claus will arrive at the park on Nov. 24 and will be at Santa House on weekends through Dec.23. The Plymouth Historical Museum will present the exhibit “A Dickens of a Christmas” from Nov. 8-Dec. 31.
Olde World Canterbury Village
Nov 24-Holiday Season
Olde World Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion, MI 48360
Olde World Canterbury Village will be festively decorated and lighted for the holidays. Santa will arrive at the shopping center on Nov. 24 and will be there to visit children on Saturdays & Sundays through Dec. 23.
Holiday Lights & Winter Nights at Meadow Brook
Dec. 11 & Dec. 18-23 @ 5 p.m.
Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Dr., Rochester, MI 48309
“Landmark in Lights,” Meadow Brook’s Annual Holiday Walk Tour, will be a self-guided tour of the Tudor mansion. The National Historic Landmark will be lavishly decorated and trimmed with holiday lights. After the tour of The Hall, stroll down the lighted pathway to the Land of Santa Claus and Candy Cane Cottage. Admission will be $20/Adults and $7.50/Children (3-17).
Dec. 2-Jan. 1 @ 5:30 p.m.
34836 Bridge St., Livonia, MI 48152
Take the family for a ride and drive past this decorated house, lighted by about 60,000 lights, a 15-foot tall tree, and holiday displays. Turn the radio to 88.5 FM to hear the synchronized music.
Merry & Bright Nights at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Dec. 7-9, 14-16, & 12-23 @ 5 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236
The lavish home that belonged to Eleanor and Edsel rod will be decorated and illuminated for the holidays. Take a stroll through the house and gather outside for a holiday treat. Tickets will be $20/Adults, $12/Children (2-12).