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We did all the research so you don’t have to. Gas up the car and charge your phone because these displays will take you from the Canadian border to mid-Michigan and back.

MICHIGAN—The holiday season may look a bit differently this year, but there is one tradition that will never change. All over Michigan, families use these last warm December days to decorate their homes top to bottom in festive lights. 

Many traditions have had to be postponed because of COVID-19, but these lights shine brightly and remind communities that there are still safe ways to find the holiday spirit this season. 

Here we have compiled a list of a dozen free light displays in the Metro-Detroit area. The entire journey will take you and your loved ones a few hours, and it may prove to be a new tradition that continues even after the pandemic ends.

So, follow these directions, pile the whole family in the car, and grab something warm to drink on the way. 

Walter Family Lights

Tania Trail in Linden, MI

Ewles Family Lights

10348 Carmer Rd Fenton, MI 48430

AJ’s Light Display

Pinnacle Woods Subdivision in Macomb County

‘Christmas on Eiffel Street’

12th and Schoenherr in Warren, MI

The Big, Bright Light Show

Drive through Downtown Rochester and see downtown full of lights. 

Palasek Family Light Show

1893 Viking Cir, Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48390

Ewles Family Christmas Pageant

10348 Carmer Rd Fenton, MI 48430

Bostick Family Light Show

29195 Sheridan St, Garden City, MI 48135

Rickard Holiday Light Show

11216 Stonybrook Dr, Grand Blanc, MI 48439  

Lights on the Lake

439 Shady Oaks St

Lake Orion, MI 48362

Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe

Northville Symphony of Lights

41355 Six Mile Rd., Northville