Whether you prefer to cruise from the warmth of your ride or bundle up for a stroll through a holiday display, these fantasies-come-true are a must-see this holiday season.

MICHIGAN— Despite the pandemic, Michigan’s light shows are finding unique ways to remain open. From drive-thru light extravaganzas to socially distant nature walks, holiday cheer is not hard to come by. 

Canterbury Village Holiday Stroll

2359 Joslyn Ct., Orion Charter Twp. | (248)391-5700

Dec. 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20.


Tickets are $9.99 per person and $5 parking required

**Temperature checks before entering the event, and social distancing required.

Surrounded by 1 million lights, elves, carolers, massive nutcrackers, and more, Canterbury invites you to join their Holiday Stroll. Stop by for some hot chocolate, take a picture with Santa, and have some holiday fun.

Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic Drive-thru

6140 Bray Rd., Flint

Dec. 4-7, 11-14, 17-24, 26-30


Admission is $10 per car. 

Lit by over one million twinkling lights, families can enjoy the holiday from their cars. Genesee County Parks invites families to continue their tradition of start a new one with Crossroad Village’s Holiday Magic Drive-thru. 

Davison Township Trail of Lights

10069 E. Atherton Rd., Davison | (810)214-1810

Walking Dec. 20, 21, and 26. 

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Dec. 12, 13, 18, and 19.

Beginning at 5:30pm

Tickets are $2 for walk-thru and $10 for horse wagon rides. 

The Trail of Lights is an extremely popular event that usually sells out. This year, there are select spots still available and a waitlist that can be joined so families can enjoy a walk-thru or horse drawn carriage ride through the lights. 

Glenlore Trails presents Aurora

3860 Newton Rd., Commerce Twp.

Through Jan. 10

Reservation required

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 4-12 years old

**Face masks are required, and tickets are limited to ensure social distancing.

On a half mile wooded trail, Aurora takes you on a brilliantly lit journey. Guests are invited to take their time and enjoy the scenic walk through the trails of Multi Lakes Conservation Association and see the festive light displays. 

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn | (313)982-6001

Dec. 4-6, 11-13, 15-23, 26-28, 2020 


General Admission is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers.

**Face masks are required at all times.

For the twentieth year in a row, Greenfield Village will be welcoming guests to step back in time to holidays of the past. Attractions including Weiser Railroad, ice skating, caroling, horse-drawn carriage rides, and Model T rides are canceled this year, but the carousel is open and free. 

Lights on Lake Orion

439 Shady Oaks St Lake Orion

Until further notice. 

Every night from 5:30pm-11pm.

Donations are accepted and benefit the ‘Let Them Play’ program of the Daisy Project. 

Since 2015, Lights on the Lake has been illuminating Lake Orion with 16,000 LED lights. Families are encouraged to drive up, watch the lights, and tune into 91.3 FM to see the synchronized show. 

Light Up Beacon Park

1901 Grand River Ave., Detroit | 313-566-8250

Through Jan. 10


**Masks required, and social distancing enforced

Although the initial kickoff event was canceled, Beacon Park is still open for general admission to see the lights from 6am-10pm seven days a week. Hot chocolates and other beverages can be purchased at the Lumen Bar from 5-9pm Friday-Sunday, Lumen igloos are available for reservations, and outdoor dining is available. Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced at the park. 

Magic of Lights at DTE Energy Music Theatre

33 Bob Seger Dr., Clarkston

Nov 13-Jan 2

Sunday-Thursday from 5pm-10pm, and Friday and Saturday 5pm-11pm

Tickets begin at $20 per car

DTE has transformed into a drive-thru light exhibit this holiday season. The light show is 1.5 miles long and connects to a radio station for ultimate holiday cheer. Cars must purchase tickets in advance for Friday and Saturday and you can save when you purchase weekday tickets early.

Nite Lights at Michigan International Speedway

12626 US-12, Brooklyn | (517)937-6426

Nov. 26-Dec. 31

Sunday-Thursday from 5:30pm-9pm, Friday and Saturday 5:30pm-10pm

Tickets are $25 per car Sunday-Thursday, and $30 per car Friday and Saturday.

Michigan International Speedway has transformed into a drive-thru Christmas light show. Due to COVID-19, the Winter Wonderland building, visits with Santa, train rides, and indoor activities have been canceled. 

Northville Symphony of Lights

41355 Six Mile Rd., Northville

Through Dec. 25

Monday-Friday 7pm-9pm with show times every 15 minutes, and Saturday and Sunday 6pm-8pm with show times every 20 minutes

Free event

Kids will love the Northville Symphony of Lights show (formerly Livonia Lights). All 150,000 lights synchronize to some Christmas favorites like Trans-Siberian Orchestra classic, Disney, and tradition Christmas songs. 

Taylor Winterfest

12111 Pardee Rd, Taylor

Nov. 19-Jan. 10

Thursday-Friday from 6pm-11pm

**Masks are required, and social distancing is enforced. 

Every weekend join Taylor Winterfest as they host a new themed event. From Santa’s Workshop, to Frozen, to Harry Potter, these events are sure to inspire your holiday cheer. Masks are required at all times during the events, and social distancing rules will be enforced to keep everyone safe.

The Big, Bright Light Show 2020

Downtown Rochester | (248) 656-0060

Nov. 13-Jan. 3

Beginning at 5pm

Free event

Downtown Rochester is covered with 1 million lights every night this holiday season. So many are choosing to shop small this season, and with The Big, Bright Light Show, community members can shop surrounded by lights.

The Merry Mile

720 Fair St., Marshall | (269)781-8161

Through Dec. 27

Friday-Sunday from 6pm-9pm

Tickets begin at $10 per car and $20 for busses or larger groups

Drive along the Calhoun County Fairgrounds to see Marshall’s Merry Mile. This drive-thru event light displays provide a safe way for the family to get in the holiday spirit.

Wayne County Lightfest

7651 Merriman Rd., Westland | (734)261-1990

Nov. 25-Dec 25

Wednesday-Friday from 7pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday from 6pm-10pm

Tickets are $5 per car

Hines Park lights up the night in a drive-thru event, the Wayne County Lightfest. Each animated display shows holiday cheer and is completely socially distanced.

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo

8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak

Nov. 20-Jan. 3

Monday-Sunday from 5-9pm, Friday and Saturday 5-10:30pm

Tickets are $15-$20, and children under 2 are admitted for free

**Face masks are required for all guests 5 and older at all times

The Detroit Zoo is excited to welcome back guests to their presentation of Wild Lights. Although the 4D theater and winter rink will be closed, dining locations will offer outdoor seating and the 280 sculptures throughout the zoo are still captivating. Wild Lights will also be limiting guest capacity to ensure social distancing, so guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online.

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