The Wayne County Lightfest begins at Merriman Hollow Park in Westland and offers a 25-30 minute ride through the park. It is a festive treat for all audiences! The cost is $5 cash per car for the five miles ride of colorful displays. The address for Merriman Hollow Park is 7651 N. Merriman Road, which is on Merriman between Ann Arbor Trail and Warren Avenue in Westland, 2 1/2 miles south of I-96.
There is quite a bit of signage and pathways of cones leading you to any of the entrances!
Normally, on Toy Night Tuesdays, visitors can donate a new unwrapped toy in lieu of paying the entrance fee, however, this has been canceled for 2020.
The Wayne County Lightfestdisplay has something for everyone from golfing Santa to a menorah and the trains, dinosaurs, and flamingos in between!
Please note that the SANTA SHELTER IS CLOSED FOR 2020
At the end of the 25-minute ride that averages between 10-20 mph, there is a stop where you can see the man in red and enjoy refreshments for an additional cost.
(2018 prices) The hot chocolate, popcorn, and handmade chocolate treats were all $2. Pictures with Santa are $8 for one, 2 for $15 and 3 for $20. Don’t forget to bring cash!
You can even mail a letter straight to the north pole!
Early Childhood Professional, “Music with Ms. Carissa,” Mama, and now blogger thanks to MDM! Carissa works as an Early Childhood Consultant for Michigan’s state-funded Preschool Program, the Great Start Readiness Program. In her spare time, she entertains children and families with live music as part of her Music with Ms. Carissa. Most importantly, she is “Jack’s Mom” and loves adventuring with her young toddler all around Metro Detroit!