Holiday Lights: Neighborhoods, Displays, Drive-Thru + Tree Lightings and Events Happening Around Lansing 2021

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Lansing Area Holiday Light Shows + Tree Lighting and Events 2021

The Holiday spirit is palpable as many have already set up their trees, started decorating, and planned creative ways to celebrate in 2021. It doesn’t surprise me that Lansing has found new ways to spread love and cheer because we are such a resilient community!

This year is no different! We’re ready to celebrate and see all things lights and wonder!

There are holiday light displays, neighborhoods and houses you won’t want to miss, holiday events, Santa Pictures and visits, tree farm holiday fun, and even a few tree lighting ceremonies.

So, “grab your coat and get your hat, leave your worries on the doorstep, just direct your feet” to the Holiday vibes in the Lansing area streets!

Holiday Light Parade Lansing
Holiday Light Show, Lansing, MI


One of the most immersed holiday-feeling adventures you can do during the holiday season is going to an outdoor holiday light show. Walking or driving under tunnels of lights is an experience to remember!

Lansing doesn’t disappoint in this and although so much has changed over the past couple years, one thing can be sure, you’ll be able to grab a hot bevy and get out with your family to enjoy some holiday light display cheer together!

Below you’ll find holiday light shows + houses and neighborhoods worth the drive-thru!

Silver Bells in the City
Downtown Lansing Capitol
100 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
» November 19 | 5-8:30pm 
The entire city will glow with thousands of lights for the Silver Bells in the City celebration, bringing together family and friends from across the state of Michigan and beyond to kick off the holiday season.

Wonderland of Lights
Potter Park Zoo
1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912
» November 20-December 26, 2021 | 5-8pm, Various dates 
Thousands of lights create extraordinary holiday lights displays at the 27th annual Wonderland of Lights! Stroll around the zoo during a magical Michigan winter evening and take in the twinkling light displays across the zoo while holiday music plays. Reserve your arrival time online. $9 adults, $5 for kids 3-12.

not yet confirmed

Mulliken Tree Lighting Ceremony
Village of Mulliken
Mulliken, MI 48861
» not yet confirmed
Come enjoy the first annual tree lighting ceremony. This is an outdoor event, so bundle up. Hot Cocoa will be available, along with Christmas music, and the Christmas spirit. Please remember while we are hosting this in person, we do require face masks to be worn and social distancing measures observed.

Nite Lites at MIS
Michigan International Speedway
12626 US-12, Brooklyn, MI 49230
» November 25-December 31, 2021 | 5:30-10pm
Nite Lites is a drive-thru light display spanning 5-miles across MIS property. Two lanes of traffic allow guests to drive through six lighted tunnels, 15 mega trees and more than 10-miles of Christmas lights lining the five-mile route. $25/car

Light Up Howell
Scofield City Park
404 Thompson St, Howell, MI 48843
» November 26-December 24, 2021 | 6-8pm, Various dates 
Scofield Park will host this year’s drive-through Light Up Howell event which will feature thousands of strands of lights, an animated display set to music from Santa’s Light Crew, fun inflatables, and even a reverse parade. Community-built “floats” will be on display for the duration of the event, built by those who usually participate in the Fantasy of Lights Parade. $15/vehicle.

The Merry Mile
Calhoun County Fairgrounds
720 Fair St, Marshall, MI 49068
» November 27-December 27, 2021 | 6-9pm, Various dates 
The Merry Mile 2020 is back! Bigger and better than ever! More lights, more to see and enjoy, and lots of ooohs and ahhhs. $10 per car/truck/van; $20 per bus (larger groups w/15+ people)

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Lake Victoria Lights
Highland Hills Subdivision
6768 Highland Dr, Laingsburg, MI
»not yet confirmed
The Christmas light display for 2020 will have approximately 27,000 lights. Light shows will begin Friday evening the day after Thanksgiving and continue thru the New Year. Tune to 100.1 fm to listen to the show.

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Glow Owosso- Glow Cruise
Downtown Owosso
209 N Washington St, Owosso, MI 48867
»not yet confirmed
People will be able to cruise the downtown area in the comfort of their vehicles, and see all of the wonderful entries, decorated windows, and even drop a letter to Santa.

Walk Thru the Lights
S&R Lavender Farm
10722 Stinchfield Woods Rd, Pinckney, MI 48169
» starts November 25, 2021 | 6:00-9:00pm | ongoing dates
Join us for magical nights of outdoor lights, music, friends! We have a photo booth area all ready for you and your group to capture your memories in. We also have our lavender gift shop open for lavender gifts and baked goods! The cost of admission is $5 per person, paid before you park.

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City of Portland
Portland, MI 48875
»not yet confirmed
‘Tis the season to be JOLLY and the BEST way to spread Christmas cheer this COVID-19 year, is to decorate your home and/or business and sign up for our Nights of Lights!

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Holiday Nights of Lights
Frances Park
2701 Moores River Drive, Lansing, MI 48911
»not yet confirmed
Lansing Parks and Recreation is putting on the first annual HOLIDAY NIGHTS OF LIGHTS!!! This is a drive-thru event in Frances Park!

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Mulliken Light Fight
Village of Mulliken
Mulliken, MI 48861
» not yet confirmed
Grab those Christmas lights and those fun lawn displays. The Mulliken area is getting their very own light fight. Whether you live in the Village or out in the country, you are welcome to join!

Northpointe’s Christmas Lights Drive-Thru Experience
Northpointe Community Church
505 E Webb Dr, Dewitt, MI 48820
» December 3-18, 2021 | 6-8pm
In a season where the COVID Grinch has tried to steal your celebration, don’t miss a drive-through light experience right here in DeWitt! It’s FREE, beautiful, and COVID-safe! And the first 400 vehicles will receive a Christmas gift that will make your virtual Christmas Eve celebration spectacular!

Michigan’s 10 Best Drive Through Christmas Lights for 2020



Here are some neighborhoods and houses worth the drive-thru + some even come with music!

It’s been so awesome seeing Lansing really bringing the holiday spirit this year in such a beautiful way all across the city.

Holiday Lights in Lansing, MI Neighborhood

Houses not yet confirmed for 2021

Check back as each holiday approaches to see confirmations. If you know of a location that should be added to the list, let us know! Let’s all spread holiday cheer together this year! Cheers!

» Lansing

Westside Neighborhood
Just west MLK and the Justice Building.

Moores Neighborhood
Start on Moores river drive and zigzag your way through the beauty. As you start, there’s a big Santa waving from a three seasons room you can’t miss!

Groesbeck Neighborhood
This neighborhood is lovely. Houses are decked out including a dreidel on one of my friend’s lawns that just makes you want to smile!

Frances Park and surrounding area.
Make your way across MLK toward Frances Park. This neighborhood is beautiful. Try the other side of the river as well or at least don’t forget to look at the riverfront homes.

Mar Moor Neighborhood
Located in Waverly between Waverly road and Willow Hyw. Start on Mar moor and let it lead you through a winding light-delight.

Old Everette Neighborhood
We love how these beautiful older homes light up the night.

Walmar Estates
This one is a sight to see every year.

Granger Waste Service
16980 Wood Rd, Lansing, MI 48906
Granger has decorated their facility and it’s beautiful! If you’re around Eastwood it’s just a hop over to wood street and worth the drive through their parking lot.

Old Town Lansing
The light poles along are a lovely sight at night but bonus, the stores are all decked out as well.

Downtown Lansing
Shops have decorated for the season. That combined with the big tree and annual large ornaments at the Michigan Ave/Washington roundabout loop make this a great drive-thru.

» Holt

Holt has some stunning lights at these locations:
5202 Runnymede Drive
There’s a movie/light show and runs for about a 30-minute loop, tune into 90.3.

Downtown Holt
Blue lights fill the trees.

3610 Creole Way
Tune into 91.3

2780 Oakleaf 

4545 Don St

» East Lansing
Whitehills Neighborhood
There is a tree on Pebblebrook lane that’s causing lots of cheery commotion that you won’t want to miss.

Pinecrest Neighborhood

» Haslett
Damon Road

» Okemos
Tamarack Road
Make sure to roll down the windows for this one, it includes music.

» St. Johns

Downtown St. John’s
They’re having a best decorated light contest. Sounds like something we’ll all want to check out.

If you hear of any others or your neighborhood is amazing, comment and we’ll add it. Thanks for spreading the holiday vibes, Lansing!

Holiday Lights in Greater Lansing, Neighborhood

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  1. Just wanted to add that the MOPS group at Redeemer Church is also a MOPS and MOMSnext group! Moms of children birth through all school age are welcome. And it’s an evening group!

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