Cascade-Ada-Lowell Christmas Lights Route
If you’ve only got one evening to pack in Christmas activities and looking at Christmas lights east of Grand Rapids, drive this route with your family.
Not only will you get Christmas cheer in overdrive, but you’ll also love the stop for cookies in Cascade to get you started. (Gotta have fuel for this adventure!) And there’s even a place to visit Santa near the end of the drive in Lowell if you time it right.
This relatively short Christmas Lights driving route is packed with the best Christmas houses we could find in the area, making it a wonderful way for families to get out and enjoy the holidays on the fly.
Step by Step Stops Along the Cascade-Ada-Lowell Christmas Lights Route
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Click on the (map it) link in a listing to access Google Maps driving directions to that destination.
PS – The pedestrian-only covered bridge in Ada is a great place to stretch your legs, as is the entire village of Ada. (Legacy Park in Ada has public restrooms.)
Sugar Mommas, located next door, is where you can get cookies, cocoa, coffee, pastries, muffins, and more. They close at the same time as Parooz.
Many houses in my neighborhood are going all out. Several houses on Whitburn, Bannockburn and Kirkwall have great displays
Lights total 33,000!
I have my display on from 5 PM to midnight and 6 AM to 8 AM every day.
I do not have anything synchronized to music or connected to a radio station.
Plus, the rest of this Oliver Woods neighborhood has many good displays.
Each year I take a video, add a Christmas song to it, and post it to YouTube under "Gagliardo Christmas Lights 20xx"
Also synchronized lights and music will be added again
You can park at Leonard Field, make your way through the picturesque covered bridge, and then take a short walk to the next stop, the Ada General Store.
Lighting ceremony is December 2, 2022
Walk the path through the Festival of Trees in the adjacent Legacy Park. The shops, restaurants, and brewery are open most nights, too, if you'd like to extend your evening.
Legacy Park has public restrooms.
Light tunnel over the side walk (on Trent Drive) for the kids to walk through.
Lights turn on Thanksgiving night.
Over 40 "old-school" games like pinball machines to choose from.
$8 /hr per person
Wednesday: 3pm – 8pm
Thursday: 3pm – 8pm
Friday: 3pm – 9pm
Saturday: 12pm – 9pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
Tune to 90.1 FM
Runs from 5pm – Midnight 7 days a week until January 1st
After ice skating, take time to stroll down Monroe Center - it's also decorated in lights and where you will find a variety of restaurants and shops.
Tune your radio to 100.9 for lights and music tunes. The Christmas light show will be running through the end of the year.
Tune to 100.9 FM
The show will runs from 5:30 PM to 10 PM
The lights will remain on until 11 PM
Downtown Lowell is all decked out with lights and greenery.
Don't miss a great photo opp in front of the Christmas tree on the bridge.
From there, head to the Lowell Showboat, right next to the Flat River Grill.
It's the home base of the "real" Santa.
Visit with Santa on the first level of the Lowell Showboat VI on Wednesdays, Dec 7, 14 and 21, from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. He's also there on Saturdays, Dec 10 and 17, from 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM.
The visits all include online photos with Santa by a professional photographer, hot chocolate, and cookies served in the Chamber.
At the Butkus light show, tune to 90.1 and enjoy a pixel light show sequenced to popular songs and holiday favorites.
The show runs daily 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Have you visited these Cascade, Ada, or Lowell Christmas Lights Stops?
Or maybe you found another place we should add to the route?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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4 thoughts on “Follow this 1-Hour Route to See the Best Cascade-Ada-Lowell Christmas Lights for 2022”
I have two more suggestions that are in East Grand Rapids. An awesome inflatable display on Manhattan Lane. I’ve never seen so many LARGE inflatables in one spot! Also, another amazing lights display with a tunnel, large nutcrackers, a movie playing outside & much more! Located on Woodward ave se between Boston & Orville
There is another super house on Parnell Ave, Lowell between Foreman and Bennett St (Closer to Foreman) on the East side of the road that has a lot of Christmas lights and is tastefully decorated. Check it out!
Very nice !! Thank You for this nice drive and best of all it costs only what You decide !!
6616 Gleneagles Dr SE 49546 has LOTS of lights and is very close to some of the houses on your list.