Largest and longest drive-through holiday light show in the Midwest runs until Dec. 31 (except Christmas Day)
As the Midwest’s largest and longest drive-through light show, Lightfest features more than 47 giant animated holiday themed displays. The entire light show has been converted to environmentally beneficial LED lights.
Lightfest is open Monday – Thursday; 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Friday – Sunday; 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. through December 31. However, Lighfest is closed on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Visitors enter Lightfest at Hines Drive and Merriman Road in Westland and exit onto Warren Avenue near Telegraph Road in Dearborn Heights. There is a $5 fee per vehicle. Hines Drive closes to traffic at 6:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and at 5:00 p.m. Friday – Sunday.
December 8 and 15 are Toy Nights. On these three nights, the community is invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy in lieu of the $5 vehicle fee.
Remember to visit Santa’s Workshop at Warrendale Park at the end of the Lightfest drive. Santa will be there now through December 23, concurrent with the Lightfest hours of operation. Don’t forget to bring your letters to Santa! Outside of Santa’s workshop there will be a giant mailbox where kids of all ages can drop off their letters to Santa.
Wayne County Lightfest sponsors include: Friends of Wayne County Parks, DTE Energy, ITC Holdings, Cole, Newton & Duran CPA’s, Community Alliance Credit Union, Fox 2 News, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, McDonald Modular, Motor City Mountain Biking Association, SMART, Consumers Energy and Beatthetrain.com.
Wayne County Parks is a division of the Wayne County Department of Public Services with the purpose of enhancing the quality of life for families and citizens of the 43 communities of Wayne County. For more information on these and other events, please call (734) 261-1990 or visit http://www.parks.waynecounty.com.
Source: Wayne County Parks.