|Starts||Thursday - Nov. 16, 2023 6:00 PM|
|Ends||Sunday - Dec. 24, 2023 10:00 PM|
|Location||Merriman Hollow Park
7651 N. Merriman Road, Westland, MI
The Wayne County Lightfest is a magical five mile stretch of Hines Park, displaying nearly 50 display and more than 100,000 lights!
The Lightfest is open Wednesday - Sunday now through December 24 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. The Lightfest will be closed Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Due to overwhelming response to the Lightfest, wait times may be longer than normal on weekends.
Cars: $5 cash
Commercial van/RV/limo: $20 cash
Mini-bus: $25 cash
Bus (40 passenger): $50 cash
There are three food trucks at Perrin Park, which is halfway through the Lightfest. There are also restrooms and a large Santa's mailbox.
Wayne County Parks offers radio alerts to update visitors with important show information. By tuning in to AM 1640 within 3-5 miles of the Lightfest entrance, visitors can receive regular updates on wait times, traffic flow, and event costs.
During the Lightfest, Hins Drive closes to traffic for set-up and operations from 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM from Ann Arbor Trail to Outer Drive.
Toy Night, which allows visitors to donate a new, unwrapped toy in lieu of paying the car entrance fee, will take place on Wednesdays November 22, November 29, December 6 and December 13, 2023.
Vehicle fees are paid in cash on site but if you are looking to pre-purchase tickets for employees, friends or family in advance, you can purchase tickets at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center in Westland Monday - Friday from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. The price for tickets is $5 per car. The address for the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center is 33175 Ann Arbor Trail in Westland. Pre-paid tickets can be purchased with cash, check or Visa/Mastercard at Nankin Mills or over the phone with a credit card by calling (734) 261-1990 and the tickets will be mailed to you. Please note that tickets purchased in person at the Lightfest are the same price but must be paid by CASH only.
In addition, bus groups can pre-register their busses and pay ahead of time by check, Visa/Mastercard or cash. Please call (734) 261-1990 for more information as bus pre-registration must be done at least one week in advance.
Please do not get out of your vehicles to take pictures during the Lightfest. There are many cords and wires surrounding the displays and it is not safe to exit your cars during the show except for the location of Perrin Park.
For more information, please call (734) 261-1990.