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4 Drive-Thru Holiday Light Displays in Michigan

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It’s highly plausible that the Great Lake State will receive a White Christmas. However, in case the holidays turn out to be snow-less, you can still make your yuletide magical by heading to one of these four festive drive-thru light displays in your state.

Wayne County Lightfest

There’s a reason that Wayne County’s Lightfest is deserving of its reputation as the longest and largest drive-thru light event in the Midwest. Located at Hines Drive & Merriman Road in Westland, this radiant attraction is sure to delight. Witness more than 47 giant animated displays as you cruise along 4.5 miles’ worth of lights. Visit anytime now through December 31st, except on the 25th when the event will close for the holiday. The cost is $5 cash per vehicle. If visiting before the 23rd, conclude your drive-thru experience by visiting Santa and enjoying some light refreshments in the Warrendale Shelter.


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Christmas Lite Show

Just North of Grand Rapids, Comstock Park beams with a bevy of lights that you can enjoy from the warmth of your car. The Christmas Lite Show drive-thru extends approximately two miles and over a million lights. Animated displays and light tunnels will help make your holiday a bright one. Depending on when you visit, you can visit the Santa house to meet with the man himself.


Nite Lites

Catch some seasonal cheer at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, which is outfitted with an array of lights. New for this year, the event now spans three miles and is comprised of six 30-foot mega trees, three 20-foot mega trees, 65 different themes, and a 250-foot tunnel. Visit now through December 30th to view this charming display. Check the website for more details.


Christmas at Crossroads  

Flint has a fantastic drive-through light show as part of its Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic event. Bring a car load of people for an admission price of just $5. Gather a group of 20 or more people to obtain a discounted rate when you call ahead for reservations. You can also visit the Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad, for some out-of-the-car fun featuring holiday music, visits with Santa, live entertainment, and model train and craft demonstrations.

If visiting nearby states like Indiana and Ohio this Christmas, make sure to check out these additional holiday drive-thru events.


News Sources: CBS Detroit, Only in Your State, Pure Michigan®