Winter Wonderlands

The sights, sounds, and smells of the holiday season are in full effect with these festive locales!


Celebrating 21 years, the Christmas Lite Show in Comstock Park continues to be West Michigan’s largest drive-thru light show. Located at the Fifth-Third Ballpark, you’ll drive down a two-mile track with over a million lights, animated displays, lighted tunnels, and more.

Creating holiday magic for a brighter world is what Battle Creek’s International Festival of Lights is all about. The beautiful light structures return in all their splendor and beauty to delight visitors from both near and far. Check out the lights between now and the end of the year.

Muskegon transformers into a winter wonderland with Christmas trees, festivals, and holiday tours. Visit America’s Tallest Singing Christmas Tree on Saturday, December 1st with its 25,000 coordinated colored lights. Professionally-designed themed trees and décor will set a festive holiday mood at the Muskegon Museum of Art’s Festival of Trees on December 1st and 2nd. Hackley & Hume homes will also be decorated beautifully for the holidays with period-appropriate artifacts and ornaments provided by Muskegon’s local community groups.

The Annual Holiday Home Tour in South Haven lights up the town on Sunday, December 2nd with homes decked out for the season.

Three Blondes Brewing in South Haven has heated igloos on their patio so that you can have dinner and drinks outside while still staying warm! The igloos are available on a first-come-first-served basis and will soon be available for advanced reservations if someone wants to guarantee a time.

From December 6th to December 29th, the Critter Barn in Zeeland transforms into a Christmas tradition with their annual Live Nativity. The display will take you back in time to imagine what the very first Christmas was like, with all the sights, sounds, and smells! Each presentation offers families a personal, hands-on look at the way of life in Bethlehem, long ago.

Celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas at Historic White Pine Village in Ludington on Saturday, December 15th. The village will be decorated with lights and old-fashioned decor. Carolers and an old-fashioned street organ will fill the air with music.

The ZooLights at Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek are back! The zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland with brilliant light displays, festive décor, and plenty of “oohs and aahs.” Celebrate the season with the whole family and plan a merry visit to the zoo to see winter-hardy animals on exhibit, ride the carousel, and enjoy special featured events each evening!

The JW Marriott and Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids are decorated for the holidays. Holiday decorations, lights, and trees line both hotels to create a festive environment for all. Seasonal cocktails and menu items will also be available in and Rendezvous.

Over one million lights come alive along Lake Bluff Park in St. Joseph as it is transformed into a winter wonderland from now until February 15th.