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 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

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 21 – January 15
  • 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. Walking

  • Dates: November 23 – December 23
  • Admission: $14.99

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 25 to December 30
  • Admission: $12 – $22

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 25 to December 31
  • Admission: $9 – $22

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 10-23
  • Admission: $12 – $15