With the most wonderful time of year fast approaching, we have compiled a list of Metro Detroit’s holiday events. From enchanting light displays to historic celebrations – for family or date nights – there’s something for everyone. Mark your calendars and get ready to create unforgettable memories during this holiday season.
20th Annual Detroit Christmas Tree Lighting
Detroit | November 17, 2023; 4-9pm
Your holiday season kicks off with a bang at Campus Martius Park! The 20th anniversary of the Detroit Tree Lighting features Olympic figure skaters, live musical acts, holiday shopping, food trucks, and more. Watch the one-hour special broadcast on WXYZ-TV Channel 7 at 7pm.
The Holidays at Meadow Brook
Rochester Hills | November 24-December 30, 2023
Experience the magic of Meadow Brook with two unforgettable holiday events. During the day, explore the shimmering splendor of the historic mansion at the HOLIDAY WALK. At night, witness the estate come alive with WINTER WONDER LIGHTS, a breathtaking light show featuring music, seasonal treats, and holiday magic.
Home for the Holidays at Ford House
Grosse Pointe Shores | Fridays-Sundays, November 24-December 30, 2023; 6-9pm
Ford House’s annual winter experience is bigger and brighter than ever. Enjoy a brilliantly lit evening walking throughout the historic estate, and marvel at the glittering white lights. Each ticket includes complimentary hot chocolate, and adults can upgrade their cocoa for a nominal fee.
Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo
Royal Oak | November 24, 2023-January 7, 2024
The Detroit Zoo’s Wild Lights is a holiday tradition with nearly 500 festive displays featuring millions of twinkling LED lights illuminating buildings, trees, sculptures, and a walk-through light tunnel.
Holly | November 24-26, December 2-3, December 9-10, 2023
Step back in time at the Holly Dickens Festival, where the streets of historic Battle Alley come alive. Enjoy unique shops, delicious food, and the sights and sounds of Christmas carolers. It’s a heartwarming experience welcoming visitors from all over Michigan and beyond. Watch the Lighted Parade on November 24 at 6pm.
Wayne County Lightfest
Westland | Wednesdays-Sundays, November 16-December 24, 2023; 6-10pm
Embark on a magical journey along a four-mile stretch of Hines Park illuminated by almost 50 animated light displays with over 100,000 lights. Make a stop at Perrin Park to drop off a letter to Santa if you have kids. Enter at Merriman Road between Ann Arbor Trail and Warren Avenue.
Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village
Dearborn | December weekends, Friday-Sunday, 6:30-10pm
Immerse yourself in the magic of the season at Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village. Explore historic homes, enjoy Main Street’s holiday offerings, and witness a spectacular fireworks-filled sky as each evening concludes.
GlenLore Trails Aurora
Commerce | Thursdays-Sundays (except Thanksgiving), November 17-December 30; 5:30-9:30pm
An immersive mile-long night walk on a trail through the forest that comes to life in a dazzling display of light, sound and wonder.
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