Tis the season. Whether you’re looking for a festive activity to fill the week, a cool outing for a family get together or a special gift for grandparents, here are the holiday light shows starting this week and running thru Christmas.

In addition to the light shows, a couple other anytime places for family fun this holiday season are Blake Farms (ice skating, igloos and u-cut trees), Great Lakes Crossings (Santa, shopping and school’s out amusement centers) and downtown Detroit (Cadillac Lodge, The Rink at Campus Martius and the Monroe Street Midway).

Wayne County Lightfest (Westland)

Put on your favorite holiday playlist and drive through the Hines Drive light show. Driving 

  • Dates:  November 17 – December 2
  • Admission: $5 per car

The Gift of Lights (Lambertville)

This holiday season enjoy the beauty of lights in the warmth of your car at Indian Creek Zoo. Walking/Driving 

  • Dates: November 17 – December 23
  • Admission: $30 – $40 per car

Glenlore Trails Aurora (Commerce)

An immersive wintry experience for all ages. Visit Michigan’s original illuminated forest this holiday season! One mile outdoor path with interactive, story moments, and other entertainment. New features added regularly! Walking

  • Dates:  November 17 – December 23
  • Admission: $15 – $25

Lights Before Christmas (Toledo)

With over one million lights, the award-winning Big Tree and 200+ illuminated animal images spread out across the Zoo, the electrical spectacle is sure to be both merry AND bright! Walking

  • Dates: November 18 – December 31
  • Admission: $23-$26

Magic of Lights (Clarkston)

Add some light to your holidays! Magic of Lights is a holiday drive-thru light display located in Clarkston, Michigan at the Pine Knob Music Theater. Driving 

  • Dates: November 18 – December 31
  • Admission: $15 per car (buy online for discount) 

Wild Lights (Royal Oak):

The Detroit Zoo will be aglow for 40 magical nights with more than five million LED lights illuminating trees, buildings and over 280 sculptures throughout the front half of the Zoo. Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights, sights and sounds of the season for guests of all ages. Walking

  • Dates: November 19 – January 8
  • Admission: $17 – $24

Wonderland of Lights (Lansing):

Thousands of lights create an extraordinary holiday display at the 27th annual Wonderland of Lights! Take a stroll around the zoo, enjoy holiday music, and marvel at the twinkling light displays during this series of magical Michigan winter evenings. Grab a goodie bag for children as you leave to take home and enjoy. Walking

  • Dates: November 19 – December 23
  • Admission: $5 – $9