Michigan’s 10 Best Drive Through Christmas Lights for 2020

Drive Through Christmas Lights Michigan 2020

See Magical Christmas Lights from Your Car

If you’re looking for Christmas spirit this year, hop in the car.

Taking a spin around your neighborhood will likely dislodge any Grinch-like feelings you might have – if you have Christmas lights near you.

But, if you find yourself in need of a megadose of Christmas Cheer or lights in your city are non-existent, you might just need to venture further afield and explore the 10 best drive through Christmas light displays in Michigan. They’re sprinkled across the state, so you’ll need to put in a few hundred miles to see them all.

Seriously, though, these drive through Christmas lights are the perfect social distancing event. You can motor through campgrounds, stadiums, and woods filled with millions of lights while staying warm, dry, and safe in your vehicle.

We found Christmas light displays in the Grand Rapids area, Detroit metro, mid-Michigan, and Northern Michigan, to name a few places.

Tips for Visiting Drive Through Light Displays

Check Dates & Times. The light shows on this list have set dates and times that they are open. Sync up your calendar to be sure you show up at the right time and place.

Check for Tickets. Some of the light shows require advance tickets. Many of the shows charge admission by the carload, others request a donation.

Stock Up Your Car. You’ll want Christmas music, holiday snacks and hot cocoa, plus PJ’s for the kids, and warm cozy blankets. Also, be sure you have a full tank of gas.

Have a Restroom Strategy. You’ll likely be in the car for awhile. And, you might be drinking hot cocoa or hot apple cider. Plan accordingly.

Extend Your Trip. The reality is, not everyone lives within a reasonable driving distance of one of these Christmas light shows. Consider renting a cabin near your destination and making it an overnight trip.

Drive Through Christmas Lights in Michigan for 2020, Listed

Here’s where to find places in Michigan with drive thru Christmas Light Displays:

Christmas Light Show Details

**Please note - these are Walkthru Christmas Lights**

Hollydazzle: A Renaissance Christmas, presented by the Michigan Renaissance Festival is Michigan’s newest must-see experience for families to celebrate a magical night of dazzling lights, joyful sounds, spectacular sights, and much, much more.

Hollydazzle is a magical three-quarter-mile outdoor trail featuring more than a dozen lighted Christmas scenes including Santa Claus, Sledding Penguins and Candy Land Castle in a magical winter wonderland walk through at the Renaissance Village.
The festive light display, produced in partnership with Fantasee Lighting, runs for 21 nights at the festival grounds this winter starting November 27 through the Holidays with limited tickets.

Adult $20, Child $8

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A mile long drive thru the Fifth Third Ballpark with light exhibits. Admission is charged per vehicle.
You can ride the train.

West Michigan's largest Christmas Lite Show at Fifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park (near Grand Rapids.)

Open November 25, 2020 through January 2, 2021
Sunday-Thursday // 5:30 - 9:30 P.M.
Friday-Saturday // 5:30 - 10:00 P.M.
Tickets start at $25

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You can drive through the downtown lights or you can get out and walk.
You are invited to brighten your holidays in Downtown Rochester with The Big, Bright Light Show! The buildings in downtown Rochester will be covered with more than 1 million points of glimmering holiday light.

The display will be lit every evening (5 pm - Midnight) through January 3, 2021. Most stores are open Monday - Saturday, until 9 pm.

The Big, Bright Light Show will be aglow every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January through January 17th.

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The Merry Mile 2020 is back!! Bigger and better than ever! More lights, more to see and enjoy, and lots of ooohs and ahhhs at this Drive Thru Christmas Lights Display.

$10 per car/truck/van; $20 per bus (larger groups w/15+ people)

November 27 - 28
December 3 -6
December 10-13
December 17 - 20
December 24-27
6 - 9 pm

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November 27-29
December 4-7, 11-14, 17-24, 26-30

Just $10 per carload. Pay at the gate when you arrive. Cash or Credit accepted. No buses please.

Make memories to last all year from the comfort of your own vehicle. Join family and friends for an evening drive through historic Crossroads Village – magically lit by over one million twinkling lights. See displays of your favorite holiday scenes as Christmas music fills the air. Carry on your tradition or make new ones this year with Crossroads Village’s Holiday Magic Drive Thru.

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The Colors of Christmas is a drive-thru wonderland of lights and Christmas displays.

Every night from 6:00pm to 11:00pm starting day after Thanksgiving through January 1 - the Croton Township Campground will be open for you and your family to drive through or hike through "The Colors of Christmas" light displays.

FREE to everyone - A $5 donation is suggested & appreciated. All donations go towards maintaining the lights and adding more lights and displays.

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In its 16th year, Sparkle in the Park features more than 80,000 lights set up in nearly 50 holiday displays from November 28 - December 31, 2020 (5:00pm-10:00pm).

The lighted displays include angels, Christmas trees, Santa and his reindeer, a salute to troops, snowmen, various animals and several Christmas scenes, all arranged in Bear Lake’s lakeside Hopkins Park, US 31 corridor, and village homes.

Sparkle in the Park is free, donation boxes are available near Toyland Bear Lake for those who wish to make a contribution which will help buy material for next year’s Sparkle in the Park.

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This December Bicentennial Park will be filled with thousands of lights, sweeping lighted arches and animated displays. Jump in your car with friends or family and drive thru our community winter wonderland.

Stay warm and cozy in your car and we'll supply the hot cocoa and cookies for your trip through our enchanting lights display.

Traffic will enter through Reid Road and follow the lighted path to Grand Blanc Road. Instead of a fee, we are asking you bring an unwrapped new toy or 5 non-perishable food items to be donated.

Fri Dec 11 & Sat Dec 12
Fri Dec 18 & Sat Dec 19
6-8 pm each day

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Nov. 26 thru Dec. 31, 2020

Largest Michigan Christmas Drive Thru Light Show with many unique animated displays on the 3-mile long trail.

Pricing: $25 per car/vehicle (Sunday thru Thursday)
$30 per car/vehicle (Friday & Saturday)
$45 per limo/motorhome/mini bus
$100 per tour bus

Time: 5:30 pm - 9 pm Sunday thru Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday

WE DO ACCEPT CASH- Most credit cards also accepted
We DO NOT accept "tap and go" cards or Apple Pay.

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The Lightfest's magical 4.5 mile drive through holiday light display is a tradition for families all over Metro Detroit. There are new displays this year along with 45 other animated themed displays.

The Lightfest will be open Wednesday - Sunday starting Wednesday, November 25, 2020 through December 31, 2020 (closed December 25). On Opening Night (November 25), the Lightfest will be opening early and there will be free admission from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.

The hours for the Lightfest are Wednesday - Friday from 7:00 PM - 10:00PM and 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM on Saturday/Sunday.

Hines Drive will be closed to traffic for Lightfest set-up from Ann Arbor Trail to Outer Drive starting at 6:00 PM Wednesday - Friday and will reopen at 11:00 PM. On Saturdays and Sundays, Hines Drive closes at 5:00 PM and remains closed until 11:30 PM.

Cars $5 cash

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1.5 mile drive thru Christmas lights in Metro Detroit for the 2020 holidays.

Magic of Lights™ is a unique and dazzling drive-through holiday lights experience to celebrate the season. Pile everyone into the car and experience Magic of Lights from the safety and comfort of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path. At every turn, the magical route is overflowing with spectacular light displays that bring your favorite holiday themes and characters to life.

Nov. 13th - Jan. 2nd, 2021
Sunday - Thursday 5pm - 10 pm. Friday - Saturday 5pm - 11pm.

Tickets start at $25

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