The holiday season is officially here and we’re excited for all things that can brighten up our festivities. Bundle up and head outside for a family walk under LED lights at the zoo, on a nature trail or in a historic village at a holiday event happening in Michigan and Metro Detroit.

Starry Lights @ Ford House (Grosse Pointe)

Illuminate your holidays with Starry Lights, an all-new winter light walk at Ford House, including an immersive and interactive display on the grounds of the estate. Walk through the historic estate’s pathways to experience a wintry starry-sky-themed show of light and sound, featuring projected animations, interactive features, and even vintage home videos of Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s family.

  • Dates: November 18 – January 9
  • Admission: $12-20

The Gift of Lights (Lambertville)

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

  • Dates: November 12 to January 2
  • Admission: $20 – $25

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.

  • Dates: November 20 – January 9
  • 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.

  • Dates: November 20 – December 26
  • Admission: $5 – $9

Winter Wonder Lights (Rochester) 

Pairing indoor sights with outdoor lights, Meadow Brook is Michigan’s most dazzling holiday destination. Our two unforgettable holiday events will delight families, couples and people of all ages. Winter Wonder Lights transforms the estate at night into a breathtaking light show featuring music, concessions and magic.

  • Dates: November 26 to December 30
  • Admission: $12 – $22

Holiday Nights (Dearborn)

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village offers yuletide fun for all ages. Admission includes FREE carousel rides, cooking demonstrations, Carolers and live music performances, Santa and live reindeer, skilled artisans demonstrations, and more!

  • Dates: December 3-5, 9-12, 16-23, 26-28 
  • Admission: $20- $30

Trail of Lights (Davison)

Take a horse drawn carriage ride through the Trail of Lights, holiday music, hot chocolate and a take home craft from the Santa Station.

  • Dates: December 10, 12, 17 & 19
  • Admission: $12 – $15

Photo credit: Blue Water Healthy Living