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2022 Exciting Holiday Light Events for Families in Metro Detroit

It’s our guide to fun family holiday events for Metro Detroit. Make sure to snag your tickets soon, as most of these events will sell out quickly.

family holiday events 2022

The Northville Symphony of Lights 2022

The Northville Symphony of Lights (formerly Livonia Lights) will start this year on December 1st. The free, family event features 125,000 lights that dance to the beat of the music.  This year, the event will be held at Northville Christian School, about 1 mile west of 6 Mile / 275 (near Livonia) in the back of the building.

The Northville Symphony of Lights

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo 2022

Your family will enjoy this stroll through the lighted pathways at the Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo. More than five million LED lights will illuminate trees and buildings as wells as more than 280 sculptures throughout the front section of the Zoo.
through January 8, 2023
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Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo

Michigan Renaissance Festival Hollydazzle 2022

Purchase your tickets today for the Michigan Renaissance Festival Hollydazzle event: Tickets on sale now!
🎟️ Adult Tickets $21.95 Children $8.95, Special Elf Bundle (1 child and 1 adult) $21.95
Through December 31st, 2022
A half Mile Beautiful Christmas Lights & Scenes that will warm your heart on a Cool Winters Night! 🌟🎅🎅🎅Plus pictures with Santa available! 🎅🎅🎅

Winter at Valade Celebration

If you are looking for some outdoor winter fun this weekend then check out The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s family-friendly “Winter at Valade” celebration. The event will feature ice sculptures, live local music, hands-on activities and make-and-take crafts, as well as marshmallow roasting, giant outdoor fireplaces, and food and drink. The December 18-20 celebration is free and the first of four this season at Robert C. Valade Park that feature expanded activities in addition to those taking place every weekend through February 28.

Holiday Stroll 2022 at Canterbury Village

Are you are looking for singing, dancing, and lights galore? Then check out the Holiday Stroll 2022 – Canterbury Village. Get into the Holiday Spirit early this year.
Nov. 23, 25-27, 2022
Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 22 & 23, 2022
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Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village 2022

Get in the Christmas mood by strolling the lantern-lit streets of Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI.  Voted a top ten family holiday destination by USA Today as well as Reader’s Digest, Holiday Nights is sure to leave you in the holiday spirit. Guests can learn how traditions have evolved to those we still celebrate today. You may also ride on the carousel, listen to musicians, or even watch a cooking demonstration inside a historic kitchen.
December 2-4, 9-11, 15-23, 26-28, 2022
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Glenlore Trails: Aurora in Commerce Township

In December, the one mile Glenlore Trails will be reimagined again, this time with a winter theme, Aurora. We can’t wait to see what they have in store. Then again, whatever it is, I’m sure it will be amazing!!
November 17th until December 23rd, 2022, Thursday – Sunday
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Glenlore Trails at the Multi Lakes Conservation Association in Commerce Township

2022 Magic Of Lights™ at DTE Energy Music Theatre

The Magic of Lights is a spectacular 1.5-mile drive-through holiday lights display featuring various holiday-themed light displays using the latest LED technology and digital animations, including the all-new drive-through Blizzard Tunnel as well as returning favorites including 12 Days of Christmas, Winter Wonderland, and The Night Before Christmas. Families and friends will experience the thrill of Magic of Lights from the comfort and safety of their own cars as they weave through its course.

Magic of Lights will open each day at 5 p.m. and run through 10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Some exclusions may apply.

Nov. 18th until Dec. 31st, 2022.
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Magic of Lights Clarkston

Big Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester 2022

Over 1.5 million lights on display during the 2022 Big Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester. The family holiday event will take place on Main Street beginning South Bridge and continue until University Drive.
November 21st through January 21st, 2023
2022 Big Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester.

Wayne County Lightfest 2022

The Wayne County 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 together with 45 other animated themed displays.

The Lightfest is open Wednesday through Sunday from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM.
The dates for 2022 are from November 17th until December 24th.

Christmas at Crossroads Holiday Magic

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.
$10 per carload. Pay at the gate.

November 25-27
December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 21-23,  and 28-30
Hours: 4:00pm-9:00pm

Open for Drive Through Only  nights: December 5, 12, 19, 24 and 26
Hours for Drive Through Only nights: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad
6140 Bray Road, Flint, MI 48505

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Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (14), Carlyn (11), and Naomi (8). Her family also includes four cats. She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke with Malibu Entertainment.  She enjoys the metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.