Neighborhood Holiday Displays in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Wondering which neighborhoods go all out with holiday lights? Here's a breakdown of the must-see neighborhood holiday displays in southeast Michigan.

The holidays are full of traditions — and one of our favorites is driving around to see all of the neighborhood holiday displays.

Each year, private residents and neighborhoods in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor adorn their homes with garlands, lights and other decorations to celebrate the season and provide other families with a fun outing, too.

Here, we offer a list of 10 twinkling displays in our area so that you can pile the kids in the car and take a ride around town to see them.

Bazillion Lights

This annual light display started back in 1996 and has gotten bigger and better every year. Stop by this year to see what’s in store.

Bostick Family Light Show

The Bostick family puts on a Halloween and holiday display every year. Catch this year’s show, which features thousands of lights and holiday music, starting around Thanksgiving. Tune into 95.1 to listen in.

Grosse Pointe Light Displays

Take a scenic drive along Lake St. Clair to see the lights that many of the houses have put up for the season.

Lights on the Lake

This display features around 16,000 LED lights on about 4,000 computer-controlled channels. Donations are accepted and go to benefit The Daisy Project — Michigan and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in 2021.

Marshall Family Lights

Andy Marshall pulls out all the stops at this annual display with 240 light channels and 12 controllers. Tune in to 98.9 FM to listen to music.

Ron and Steve’s Christmas

This merry and bright display offers 256 channels of LED lights and a 3840-pixel megatree. Tune in to 87.9 FM when arriving and turn off your headlights to get the full experience.

Summers-Griswold Christmas 2021

This glowing residential display was voted the top display in White Lake. See over 200 strands of synchronized lights and yard ornaments. Runs 5:30-10:30 daily.

The Northville Symphony of Lights

This display, formerly known as Livonia Lights, celebrates the season with leaping arches, Christmas Trees and a lighted cross 30 feet above a nativity scene.

Vineyard Avenue Light Show

This light show tells a story with 3,000 color changing lights and musical sequences. Follow along with the display on 87.9 FM.

Wagner Lights

This residential display offers holiday songs coordinated with more than 40,000 lights. Tune in to 88.1 to listen along.

Do you know of any other neighborhood holiday displays in metro Detroit or Ann Arbor? Share them with us in the comments so we can add them to our list.

This post was originally published in 2020 and is updated regularly.


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