There are many places to see holiday lights and decorations. Drive around neighborhoods to see garland wrapped around porch pillars, white icicles hanging from rooftops, colored lights outlining the houses and yards, giant Christmas cards lit up and nativity scenes. But to experience Christmas time to the fullest, check out the places below. This will take holiday light-seeing to a new level.
Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland
25 Christmas Lane
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
(989) 652-9935
www.frankenmuth.org/things-to-do/christmas

Christmas is all year round in Frankenmuth. But at Christmas time, there is no better time to experience Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. The town is lit up. Everywhere you walk feels like a page out of a magazine. It’s Christmas town! At Bronner’s, there are Christmas trees everywhere, lights brighten every corner, garland outlines everything you can think of and ornaments are all around. There are all sorts of ornaments, and they are beautiful. Bronner’s doesn’t just capture the look and feel of Christmas, they have music playing at all times. And the smell of Christmas in candle form or baked goods fills the air.

Detroit Zoo
8450 W. 10 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 541-5717
detroitzoo.org/events/zoo-events/wild-lights/

How much fun would it be to experience the zoo at night? Then you can say “lions, and tigers and bears… oh my!” The Detroit Zoo does a beautiful job lighting up the habitats and bringing joys of the holiday season to every girl and boy. During these specific hours and days: December 11-13, 18-23, 26-31 from 5:30pm-9pm, you have the ability to see the lights at the zoo. It will feel like walking in a Christmas Wonderland.

Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-0101
www.campusmartiuspark.org

There is nothing like walking in downtown Detroit at Christmas time. Feel the chill in the air, possibly enjoy a light snow fall and see the lights twinkling all around. Grab a nice dinner, experience a horse carriage ride, hear people singing carols and ice stake in the evening. This type of night almost feels magical. So take a dinner date or your best friend and walk Campus Martius Park. The designers do a great job around this time of year decorating the city for everyone who wants to enjoy and celebrate the holiday.

Greenfield Village
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 982-6001
www.thehenryford.org/events/holidayNights.aspx

Greenfield Village is a great place to visit; this unique museum village has deep roots in Michigan and is a major part of history. At Christmas time, Greenfield Village decorates everything. Go in the evening to walk down the old-fashioned dirt trails. See how the older buildings light up in the night. Experience the traditions of our past. Smell the outdoors and experience the beauty. This is definitely a place to visit during the holiday season.

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Auburn Hills
1827 N. Squirrel Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(248) 370-9400
www.auburnhills.org

Auburn Hills does a nice job decorating the city with a beautifully lit Christmas tree is downtown. Whether taking time to walk the city and see how restaurants, businesses and local home owners decorate their place or choosing to drive through suburbs, there is a lot of holiday spirit. You will also see many houses that have holiday themes and lawn decorations. Enjoy your time well spent in Auburn Hills.

GM Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Center, Suite 2500
Detroit, MI 48243
(313) 567-3126
gmrencen.com

Going shopping during the holiday is fun. GM Renaissance Center has the best of both worlds- walking trails and shopping. Outside, the trees and walkways are lit with every possible lighting color. Or go inside the mall and see nice decorations. Tis the Season for helping others; don’t forget to give to those in need. Whether inside or outside, you can listen to people singing Christmas carols. And go back inside for a nice cup of hot coco and finish holiday shopping.

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