Our Dancing Lights: Holiday Magic in Auburn Hills

If you like big, spectacular light displays a la Clark
Griswold, then Our Dancing Lights in Auburn Hills is right up your alley.

This fantastic display, set to music, is one of the best
around. Located at a home on a cul-de-sac in a swanky neighborhood off Tienken
Road, Our Dancing Lights is for anyone who loves holiday lights and music. You
pull up into the cul-de-sac, set your car’s radio to 91.3 and watch the show.
Best of all? It’s free (although the family does ask for a donation to Rainbow
Connection, a non-profit that helps children with life-threatening illnesses).

Last year, Our Dancing Lights raised $3,501.60 for RainbowConnection, according to its website. To date, it has raised more than $20,000.
There is a donation box in front of the display.

On a recent weekday evening, there were five cars at the
display but on weekends, it gets busy and sometimes the homeowners limit the
number of songs to move the line. We were able to sit for four songs and there
was no one waiting behind us, so definitely go during the week if you want to
take your time and really enjoy the show. Don’t forget to bring cookies and hot
cocoa!

Our Dancing Lights, which has a Facebook page that shares timely updates, has been a fixture in Oakland County for several
years and also has won the grand prize in the National Griswold Lightacular Challenge sponsored by Old Navy, according to its website.

The show is at 3111 Paramount Lane and runs Thanksgiving
until Jan. 6. The lights are dancing from 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5-11
p.m. Friday and Saturday.
If you go, please be courteous of the neighbors and don’t
block driveways or leave your car unattended. Keep your radio volume at a
reasonable level and don’t use driveways to turn around. There are traffic
cones, so follow those to safely enter and exit the viewing area. Also, PLEASE turn
your headlights off. We saw several cars leave them on, and they are
distracting to others as well as shining right into the homes.

The show is amazing, watching the lights “dance” in time to
the music. According to the website, they no longer disclose the total light
count but they do use more than a mile of extension cords. They start hanging
the lights Nov. 1, typically, and it takes 3-4 weeks to set up this amazing, captivating
display.

Definitely make time for this free, amazing and family
friendly holiday staple.

Korie Wilkins

Korie is a work at home mom to an energetic little boy. She loves big books, chocolate, writing and crochet. A recovering former journalist, Korie is also a wife, cook and allergy mama. Follow her on Twitter at @koriemw.

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