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.

Wayne County Lightfest (Westland)

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

  • Dates:  November 16- December 24
  • Admission: $5 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 30
  • Admission: $15 – $25

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 17 – December 30
  • Admission: $22.50 – $27.50 per car

NiteLites (Brooklyn)

Nite Lites Christmas Lights Show is a five-mile-long holiday lights drive through experience. Go thru in your vehicle or hop on the lighted train for a extra special experience. Driving 

  • Dates: November 17 – January 7th
  • Admission: $35 per car

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 500 festive displays, your kids will love the interactive holiday activity. New this year you can immerse yourself in a childhood wonderland with life-sized sculptures in Toyland that are perfect for family photo-ops. Walking

  • Dates: November 24 – January 7
  • Admission: $17 – $26

Wonderland of Lights (Lansing):

Experience the enchantment of the holiday season at Potter Park Zoo’s 31st annual Wonderland of Lights! Step into a winter wonderland as thousands of glistening lights adorn the park, turning it into a magical holiday paradise. Take a leisurely stroll through the zoo’s festively illuminated pathways, where you’ll be surrounded by the warm, inviting glow of twinkling lights. Walking

  • Dates: November 18 – December 23
  • Admission: $5 – $9

Big Bright Light Show (Rochester):

You are invited to brighten your holidays in Downtown Rochester with The Big, Bright Light Show! The buildings in downtown Rochester will be covered with more than 1 million points of glimmering holiday light. The display will be lit every evening beginning 5pm. Walking/Driving 

  • Dates: November 20 – January 21
  • Admission: FREE

Holiday Stroll (Lake Orion):

Canterbury Village transforms to a winter wonderland where you stroll through the quaint Village that is glowing with almost a million festive lights, enjoy a 7-minute amazing light show choreographed to classic holiday songs, and enjoy the sounds of professional carolers, and live Christmas performances. Use the code ‘LGD’ for a $2 savings on each ticket. Walking

  • Dates: November 22 – December 23
  • Admission: $17.99

Winter Wonder Lights (Rochester) 

Winter Wonder Lights is a self-guided outdoor event featuring unique light displays across the grounds of Meadow Brook Estate, located in Rochester on the campus of Oakland University. This special experience also includes the option to tour part of the beautifully adorned interior of Meadow Brook Hall! Walking

  • Dates: November 24 to December 30
  • Admission: $8 – $22.50

Home for the Holidays (Grosse Pointe Shores) 

Home for the Holidays is a new winter experience at Ford House, where visitors can enjoy a beautifully lit evening walk throughout the historic estate and a self-guided tour of the first floor of the Main Residence. Sip on complimentary hot chocolate as you finish your walk and take in the night along Lake St.Clair. Walking

  • Dates: November 24 to December 30
  • Admission: $15 – $30

HollyDazzle (Holly) 

HollyDazzle is a magical three-quarter mile outdoor trail featuring more than a dozen lighted Christmas scenes including Santa Claus, Sledding Penguins and Candy Land Castle in a magical winter wonderland walk through at the Michigan Renaissance Festival Village! Walking

  • Dates: November 24 to December 31
  • Admission: $9 – $22

Tunnel of Lights (St. Clair Shores)

The lakeside park is illuminated for a festive walk along the pier . Walking

  • Dates: December 2 -January 14
  • Admission: FREE

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. Walking

  • Dates: Select dates December 8-23
  • Admission: $12 – $15

Holiday Magic Spectacular (Novi)

The Holiday Magic Spectacular features an astonishing display with over 1,100 Christmas Trees, Thousands of lights, Hundreds of Nutcrackers, Giant Candy Canes, Selfie Stations, A Walk In Snow Globe, Santa’s Workshop and of course, the BIG MAN himself will be there for a great photo op. Indoor Walking

  • Dates: Select dates December 9-23
  • Admission: $12.99 – $19.99