Where to See Holiday Lights in Metro Detroit

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Pack up the family and head to these 2023 holiday displays in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Add a new tradition or carry on an old one with your family this holiday season. Head out to one of these fun holiday light displays in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor that are sure to illuminate the spirit.

We’ve gathered a list of some of the best events to go to see dazzling holiday lights. Check out this list and go look at brightly lit holiday lights with your family.

Macomb County

Holiday Lights at the Farm at Wolcott Mill Metropark, Farm Center

Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-17, 2023

Stroll through and enjoy traditional holiday decorations and thousands of sparkling lights. Write your letter to Santa and visit him in his workshop. Dress for the weather. Registration required.

Oakland County

Magic of Lights at Pine Knob Music Theatre

Nov. 17-Dec. 30, 2023

Drive thru this holiday themed light display with different characters and themes using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Purchase passes online.

Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees at Rochester Community House

Nov. 18-19, 2023

This festival features trees, wreaths and centerpieces designed and donated by the community.

The Big Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester

Nov. 20, 2023-Jan. 7, 2024

  • Address: Downtown Rochester, Main Street from South Bridge to Romeo Road and Fourth Street from Walnut to Water streets 
  • Cost: Free

Downtown Rochester is decked in 1.5 million lights, brightening up buildings every evening.

Holiday Stroll at Canterbury Village

Nov. 22, 24-26; Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 21-23, 2023

Stroll through the quaint village that is glowing with almost a million festive lights, enjoy a seven-minute amazing light show choreographed to classic holiday songs, hear the sounds of professional carolers and see live Christmas performances.

Holiday Walk at Meadow Brook Hall

Nov. 24-Dec. 30, 2023

Take a walk around the historic house and grounds to see more than 50 decorated trees, including a 10-foot-tall tree made entirely out of poinsettias. Advanced tickets required.

The Big Reveal at Indian Springs Metropark, Environmental Discovery Center

Nov. 24-Dec. 30, 2023

Enjoy Indian Springs Metropark’s festively decorated center, including holiday trees and lights, the “underwater snow globe” and more. Bring your own camera.

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo

Nov. 24, 2023-Jan. 7, 2024

The Detroit Zoo is aglow with millions of LED lights on the zoo’s trees, buildings and more.

Winter Wonderlights at Meadow Brook Hall

Nov. 24-Dec. 30, 2023

Visitors can explore the National Historic Landmark at its most festive time. There will be seasonal beverages, bonfires, selfie stations and more. Advanced tickets required.

Wayne County

Wayne County Lightfest at Merriman Hollow Park

Nov. 16-Dec. 24, 2023 (Wednesdays-Sundays)

A magical five-mile stretch of Hines Park, displaying nearly 50 animated themed displays and more than 100,000 lights.

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 15-23, 26-28, 2023

Walk the candle-lit village streets to see live entertainment, shops decked out for the holidays and lots of free activities. Plus take a horse-drawn carriage ride, go ice skating and watch the marvelous fireworks display.

This post is updated annually.


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