The Best Christmas Light Displays in Michigan

One of my families new favorite holiday traditions is to venture out and see the holiday light displays. Some homes are decorated in all white lights that sparkle and light up the night. Others homes and businesses are adorned in reds, greens, blues along with the traditional golds and silver.

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Five Symphony locations in Michigan have a drive-true light displays not only for the joy of their residents but also for the public. The event is free but they do have a mitten tree where you can donate to keep someone warm in a local shelter. See details below for each location. Merry Christmas Michigan!

We turn on our holiday music and yes we even sing along when we are not saying "wow look at that!". Because of that we search the state for the best holiday light displays (and even the locations where we can purchase our own) and share them here. We wish you a Merry Michigan Life!

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Share some holiday spirit with furry and feathered folks at John Ball Zoo's annual "enrichment" day. The event, designed to help zookeepers keep animals interested in their surroundings, allows patrons to donate food, toys and other items to brighten a critter's day. Go online to johnballzoosociety.org for a wish list.

The annual event Light Up The Soo is not just for kids the entire family will enjoy this holiday tradition. To View the Soo Visit the Tower of History this holiday season and experience the lights of Sault Ste. Marie from 210 feet in the air.

Dec 7, 2020 - Jan 8, 2021

Drive through our calm and colorful campus full of holiday lights. Stay safe and warm in your cars, pack a thermos of hot cocoa, indulge in some candy canes, turn on some holiday music, and look out your windows to experience a dazzling electrical extravaganza.

2020 Dates: ??

Santa Is Coming and will arrive in Gaylord for the Santa Light Parade in downtown Gaylord. Activities under the pavilion on court start at 5:30pm Hot chocolate, coffee, food, photo booth, live music,kids activities, sleigh rides, and more!!!

Remember to bring your cameras!!

Enjoy a special look at Eleanor and Edsel Ford's elegant home as it is festively adorned in the finest holiday trimmings. From the original teardrop glass ornaments on the flocked tree in the Main Hall, to the stunning table display in the Dining room, no detail has been overlooked! Peek into how the Ford family celebrated the holidays.

Dec 7, 2020 - Jan 8, 2021

Drive through our calm and colorful campus full of holiday lights. Stay safe and warm in your cars, pack a thermos of hot cocoa, indulge in some candy canes, turn on some holiday music, and look out your windows to experience a dazzling electrical extravaganza.

The 2020 Festival of Lights...has been cancelled this year.

The first weekend in December we hold our annual Festival of is Grass Lakes annual Christmas Festival of Lights. Enjoy breakfast with Santa; carriage rides to the Coe House Museum. The Coe House is open and decked out for the season. The United Methodist Church has their annual craft and bake sale, Santa makes a visit to the Depot.

Nov. 14, 2020

The City of Kalamazoo’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will again be held at Bronson Park, the heart of Kalamazoo. The Mayor, City Commissioners, City Manager and Santa will all be on hand to read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’, light Kalamazoo’s Christmas trees, and kickoff what is sure to be another great holiday season!

Dec 7, 2020 - Jan 8, 2021

Drive through our calm and colorful campus full of holiday lights. Stay safe and warm in your cars, pack a thermos of hot cocoa, indulge in some candy canes, turn on some holiday music, and look out your windows to experience a dazzling electrical extravaganza.

2020 Dates: Nov 27-29 Dec 4-7, 11-14, 17-24, 26-30

Costumed villagers prepare for the holiday season in the Village’s homes and shops. The Colwell Opera House presents live entertainment, and Santa Claus visits with the children. See model trains and craft demonstrations, and enjoy holiday music and unique shopping opportunities.

December 5, 2020

Community Christmas Carols and Tree Lighting at Festival Square – 401 N. Main Street, Cheboygan Michigan.

Dec 7, 2020 - Jan 8, 2021

Drive through our calm and colorful campus full of holiday lights. Stay safe and warm in your cars, pack a thermos of hot cocoa, indulge in some candy canes, turn on some holiday music, and look out your windows to experience a dazzling electrical extravaganza.

November 2 & 3, 2019

Featuring new and returning selected artists displaying handmade items created from fiber, wood, metal, clay, glass, mixed media and more. Get your holiday shopping done early! Artist booths are located in Isabel Hall and the C.S. Mott Gallery Wing.
Festival of Trees

Thursday & Friday Dec 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 2019

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce sponsors horse-drawn carriage rides each year so that visitors may enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautifully decorated streets of the downtown area.

Dec 7, 2020 - Jan 8, 2021

Drive through our calm and colorful campus full of holiday lights. Stay safe and warm in your cars, pack a thermos of hot cocoa, indulge in some candy canes, turn on some holiday music, and look out your windows to experience a dazzling electrical extravaganza.

The Community Tree Lighting ceremony always takes place on the first Friday of December. The St. Joseph High School Choir begins Christmas carols near the tree located at the corner of Broad and Lake Boulevard, St Joseph Michigan at 6 p.m. with the ceremony taking place at 6:30 p.m.

Come celebrate 101 years of a magical tradition in downtown Harbor Springs at the Christmas Tree Lighting. This is one of the most unforgettable ways to start off the holiday season!

November 20, 2020 - Cancelled

Immediately following the Northville Christmas Parade is a Tree Lighting Ceremony & Singalong, join in the fun while welcoming in the holidays.

Awesome night in Lexington. Does not get anymore Americana than this night.

Santa, chestnuts, tree lighting, carols. A great way to kick off the holiday.

Bundle up the family and come stroll through the Kellogg Park Walk of Trees. See 75 trees, each decorated by a local family, club or business.

It’s free, it’s fun and it’s healthy! Trees are lit 24 hours from the Saturday after Thanksgiving through Christmas. Where: Kellogg Park Downtown Plymouth. Make it a new family tradition.

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