Visitor’s guide and also photos from Tunnel of Lights in Warren – Christmas on Eiffel Street. Pack up the family and head out for some socially-distanced Christmas cheer.
If your family is like ours, then visiting festive holiday lights is one of the best parts of the season. Many of us already know about Wayne County Lightfest, Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village, and 2020 Big Bright Light Show – Downtown Rochester. However, one of THE best holiday light displays in our area is actually right down the road in Warren!
Pack up the kids, grab the hot chocolate (with marshmallows if preferred) and head to 12 Mile & Schoenherr for the annual Tunnel of Lights on Eiffel Street.
How the Tunnel of Lights in Warren Started
The Skurda family began the tradition in 2009. Over time their neighbors and friends began to get involved as well. “It grew pretty quickly every year. When we ran out of room in our yard we started putting our decorations in the neighbor’s yard. And then next door to them, ” said Heather Skurda. Now, nearly the entire block is aglow with a spectacular light show featuring over 100,000 lights the entire family will love!
Heather’s husband Brent makes all of the arches for the neighborhood with another neighbor and starts putting them up in October. Next year, they are anticipating even more of the block being decorated, so they plan on starting in September.
Eiffel Street Christmas Display Visitor’s Information
The Tunnel of Lights in Warren officially opens on the first Saturday of December, and every year it seems to get bigger and better.
We look forward to our yearly visit, hoping for the weather to be perfect. It’s a great way to enjoy the holiday season.
What’s nice is that because it’s a free display in a private neighborhood, it’s relatively relaxed and easygoing.
This is DEFINITELY a display you’ll want to get out of the car and walk through – so dress accordingly and bring the wagons or strollers in case the kids need a break. There is no parking on the east side of the street but plenty of parking elsewhere in the subdivision. It’s just a quick walk over to Eiffel.
Tunnel of Lights Location
Eiffel Street is just west of Schoenherr and north of 12 mile, in the subdivision across from Warren Woods Middle School. The Tunnel of Lights begins at sundown and lasts through the evening. Do you know of a hidden gem light show that we should know about? Is there one in your neighborhood?
Check out some other Christmas Light Shows in Metro Detroit. You may also enjoy one of the professional Christmas Displays in Southeast Michigan. Want to nominate your favorite Christmas light display for inclusion in our list? Drop by and leave us a note on our Facebook page.
Julie is first and foremost a mom of two amazing kiddos, Elliott and Bennett. She is married to her beautiful wife, Betsy, and is an elementary school librarian.