Michigan’s Most Magical Holiday Light Displays [Updated 2023]

It is officially the holiday season! This means cities all across Michigan are getting ready to set up their holiday light displays. Lights are the perfect way to get people into the holiday spirit and are a great activity for all ages. Whether you are looking to do something fun with family or plan a romantic date night this season, here is a list of Michigan’s most magical light displays to check out this year.

Rochester’s Big, Bright Light Show

The Big, Bright Light Show in Rochester Hills is a favorite for people all across Michigan. Nearly every building in downtown Rochester is completely lit with its own set of lights – from top to bottom! The Big, Bright Light show is displayed every evening starting November 20th from 5 pm – midnight through January 21st . It really is a magical experience to walk through this spectacular display of lights.

Silver Bells in the City – Lansing, Michigan

What better place to see a holiday light display than at our state’s capital? This year will mark the 35th annual Silver Bells in the City in downtown Lansing on Friday, November 17th.  It starts with a magical light parade that features businesses across Michigan, high school marching bands, and the arrival of Santa Claus at the end. Shortly after the parade is the lighting of the State Christmas tree with fireworks to follow. Along with multiple other attractions, shopping, and events, this is one light display you won’t want to miss. The tree is lit all through the holiday season, so if you can’t make the event you can still drive by and see the tree anytime.

Wild Lights at Detroit Zoo

This spectacular light display at the Detroit Zoo features more than five million LED lights that shine over buildings, trees, animal sculptures and more. Beginning on November 24th, the Detroit Zoo will light up for only 32 nights. Wild Lights is the perfect attraction for people of all ages – and kids under 2 get in for free!

Wild Lights/Detroit Unspun

Christmas at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad – Flint, Michigan

Holiday cheer can be found all throughout Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad in Flint, Michigan. Experience a holiday light show, shopping, crafts, live entertainment and activities at the Crossroads Village. Imagine a winter train ride on the Huckleberry Railroad and seeing beautiful Christmas lights and winter scenery. It is truly a magical ride for everyone to experience! And if you can’t make it on opening night – that is okay. Each weekend in December the lights will shine and train rides are offered, but make sure to purchase your tickets early so they don’t sell out.

Christmas Lite Show at Fifth Third Ballpark

Come and experience West Michigan’s largest and most animated holiday light production! This drive-thru light show is at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park and features nearly two miles of animated light displays, lighted tunnels, animation, and so much more. They also added on an extended trail that features an addition of 10,000 lights and updated displays. The light show begins on November 22nd and runs through December 31st. Tickets for the Christmas Lite Show are available online for purchase now! This show is a perfect event for the whole family to experience.

Christmas Lite Show/Facebook

Nite Lites – Brooklyn, Michigan

This famous Jackson holiday light display is expanding and moving to the Michigan International Speedway. For the past several years, the Nite Lites display was held at Jackson County Fairgrounds, but this expansion has allowed the display to double in size. Beginning on November 17th, people can experience a 3-mile magical light show in the comfort of their own cars. It features 65 different themes, huge Christmas trees, a lighted tunnel and much more. Santa Claus even makes an appearance on certain nights throughout December. Grab your family and come see a light production you won’t want to miss this year.

Nite Lites/Michigan International Speedway Facebook

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village – Dearborn, Michigan

Illuminated windows aglow with candles, the aroma of roasting chestnuts wafting through the air, and the melodies of carolers and sleigh bells in the distance—all converge in Holiday Nights at The Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village, creating a living, vintage Christmas tableau. Wander through streets exuding old-world charm, where delectable food, steaming beverages, and delightful holiday treasures abound. Don’t miss this enchanting event held every weekend in December; tickets for the sought-after Holiday Nights sell out fast!

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