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Where To See Christmas Lights In Metro Detroit


Light up the dark nights with some Christmas magic. From a stroll through the zoo to a carriage ride on the trail or a comfortable car ride – here are some places to take in holiday lights in metro Detroit.


Wild Lights (Royal Oak)

November 16 – January 5

Plan a visit to the Detroit Zoo to see more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and 280 sculptures – more than 230 of which are animals. You can also experience Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer at the 4-D Theater, ride the carousel and skate at the winter rink.


Wayne County Lightfest (Westland)

November 21 – December 31

Put on your favorite Christmas playlist and go for a ride down Hines Drive. The five mile route has an array of holiday lights and concludes with a refreshments and photos with Santa!



November 21 – January 2

ROBOLIGHTS, located at the Museum of Contemporary Arts Detroit, lets you walk through a long zig zagging pathway that leads up to hundreds of giant robots, aliens & huge displays everywhere, space ships, rocket sleds and art created out of donated junk from all over.


Santa’s Rock N Lights (Madison Heights)

November 22 – December 31

This new events invites you to drive  through a lights that are animated to Christmas music!


The Big, Bright Light Show (Rochester)

November 25 – January 5

The buildings in downtown Rochester will be covered with more than 1 million points of glimmering holiday lights to make family dinner and Christmas shopping a magical night out. Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 8th for the Christmas Parade and Sunday, December 15th for Caroling In The City.


Trail of Lights (Davison)

December 8, 13 & 14, 20 & 21

Take a Horse Drawn Wagon Ride through the magical Trail of Lights, enjoy holiday music, hot chocolate, crafts and you can even take your own picture with Santa. Walking tours are available December 15, 22-23 and 27-29.


Light Parades

Bundle up and take a seat on the sidewalk to watch a local Light Parade.


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About Carrie Budzinski

Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..

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