Follow this 1-Hour Route to See the Best Cascade-Ada-Lowell Christmas Lights for 2022

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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.


Cascade-Ada-Lowell Christmas Lights Route 2022

Step by Step Stops Along the Cascade-Ada-Lowell Christmas Lights Route

Looking for the details on the stops on this route? It’s all right here!

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.)

STOP # 0
6504 28th St SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546
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This optional first stop is a great place to start your festive drive. Parooz is a cute store with unique gift ideas, offering women’s and children's boutique clothes and home accessories. It's open til 6 on weekdays and 4pm on Saturdays. Closed Sundays.

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.

STOP # 1
7838 Whitburn Dr SE, Ada MI 49301
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Lots of lights, Santa, Snowmen and deer along with several different animals decorating too.

Many houses in my neighborhood are going all out. Several houses on Whitburn, Bannockburn and Kirkwall have great displays

STOP # 3
7219 Oliver Woods, Grand Rapids MI 49546
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On the corner of Thornapple River Drive and Oliver Woods Dr. in Cascade Township.

Lights total 33,000!

I have my display on from 5 PM to midnight and 6 AM to 8 AM every day.

NEW this year is a 19 foot tall inflatable Grinch and a couple small angels.

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"

STOP # 3
1854 Woodward, Grand Rapids MI 49506
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A white lights majesty with candy cane striped poles, lighted trees, a giant wreath and more.

Walk beneath the arches and pause to take a picture behind the giant wreath.

STOP # 4
Ada Moorings, Ada MI 49301
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Look for some new additions for 2021 including a 9 foot old saint Nick.

Also synchronized lights and music will be added again

STOP # 5
7490 Thornapple River Dr SE, Ada MI 49301
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Historic, picturesque bridge has twinkling lights set to music.

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

Ada General Store is so cute! Grab hot chocolate, coffee, or a tea latte here, warm up over their outdoor fire, and enjoy the nearby playground.

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.

STOP # 7
1983 Woodrun Dr SE, Lowell MI 49331
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Roll down your windows and enjoy the sights and sounds of all the Christmas lights on Woodrun Drive.
STOP # 8
11336 Trent SE, Lowell MI 49331
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Whispering Hills neighborhood. Light tunnel over the side walk (on Trent Drive) for the kids to walk through. Lights turn on Thanksgiving night.
STOP # 9
2163 West Main Street, Lowell MI 49331
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Super fun family stop

Over 40 "old-school" games like pinball machines to choose from.

$8 /hr per person

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 3pm – 8pm
Thursday: 3pm – 8pm
Friday: 3pm – 9pm
Saturday: 12pm – 9pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

STOP # 10
135 Monroe Center Street Northwest, Grand Rapids MI 49503
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Strap on your skates and do some laps around Rosa Parks Circle.

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.

STOP # 10
1610 Sibley, Lowell MI 49331
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The show this year has six songs for the whole family to sing to and lasts about 17 minutes.

Tune to 90.1 FM

The show plays 7 days a week from 6 AM - 8 AM and then 5 PM - 10:45 PM.

STOP # 11
1580 Carol Lynne Dr, Lowell MI 49331
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Many props, trees, blow ups, sidewalk arches and lights
STOP # 12
1160 W Main Street, Lowell MI 49331
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Pull into the parking lot and settle in.

As the past winner of Commercial Division for all of the last 4 years of the Lowell Light and Power competition , Greenridge Realty, Lowell Office is up and running!

Tune your radio to 100.9 for six songs programmed with lights.

The sponsor changed the rules and we cannot win this year, but that’s not why we do it, Community LOVES IT.

5:45 to midnight thru the end of December.

STOP # 13
313 N Washington St, Lowell MI 49331
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Lights, inflatables, and a giant Christmas bulb. Tune to 100.9 FM. The show will runs from 5:30 PM to 10 PM. The lights will remain on until 11 PM. Lights will turn on Thanksgiving night until New Years
STOP # 14
110 Riverwalk Plaza, Lowell MI 49331
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Drive or walk though downtown Lowell for more beauty and photo ops.

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.

STOP # 15
88 Kendra Ct, Lowell MI 49331
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If you can, drive up to this light show from downtown Lowell via Riverside Drive. The neighborhood street has several houses in a row that are lit up, plus the reflection of lights on the river adds to the charm.

Drive up and tune to 90.1 FM to watch over 6,000 lights programmed to the music.

Our light show runs weekdays 5:30 PM to 9PM and Fridays and Saturdays 5:30 PM to 10 PM starting the day after Thanksgiving until the New Year.

Want to control the light show? Go to and select from our song list.

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”

  1. 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

  2. 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!

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