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While it may be a little different this year, the Wayne County Lightfest will be taking place in 2020!

The Lightfest's magical 4.5 mile drive through holiday light display is a tradition for families all over Metro Detroit. There are new displays this year along with 45 other animated themed displays.

The Lightfest will be open Wednesday - Sunday starting Wednesday, November 25, 2020 through December 31, 2020 (closed December 25). On opening night (November25), the Lightfest will be opening early and admission will be free from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

The hours for the Lightfest are Wednesday - Friday from 7:00 PM - 10:00PM and 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Hines Drive will be closed to traffic for Lightfest set-up from Ann Arbor Trail to Outer Drive starting at 6:00 PM Wednesday - Friday and will reopen at 11:00 PM. On Saturdays and Sundays, Hines Drive closes at 5:00 PM and remains closed until 11:30 PM.

The fees for the Lightfest are below. Please note that masks must be worn while paying at the ticket booth.

Cars $5 cash
Commercial Van/RV/Limousine $20 cash
Mini-Bus (20 Passenger) $25 cash
Bus (40 + Passenger) $50 cash

The address for the Lightfest entrance is 7651 Merriman Road in Westland. The entrance for the Lightfest is on Merriman Road between Ann Arbor Trail and Warren Avenue.

Due to Covid-19, there will not be a Santa Shelter, Toy Night Tuesdays, Lightfest Run, Bike Through the Lights or Lightfest Grand Opening in 2020.

Wayne County Parks has added a new event for 2020 - the Virtual Reindeer Run, Walk or Roll race! Your virtual race can take place anytime during the month of December at the distance of your choice in whatever method (running, walking or biking) you like to move your body. Click HERE for more information!

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Fox 2 News
DTE Energy
ITC Holdings
Fryz Services, Inc.
Community Alliance Credit Union
Cole, Newton & Duran Certified Public Accountants
Allied Building Services
McDonald Modular Solutions
Healthline Chiropractic & Massage
Friends of Wayne County Parks

*Please note, running, walking and biking are not allowed through the Wayne County Lightfest due to safety concerns.

If you have any questions, please call (734) 261-1990.

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2020 Wayne County Lightfest
2020 Wayne County Lightfest
11/25/2020 7:00 PM - 12/31/2020 10:00 PM
The Lightfest is back with new displays for 2020!
Virtual Reindeer Run, Walk or Roll event
Virtual Reindeer Run, Walk or Roll event
12/1/2020 3:18 PM - 12/31/2020 5:18 PM
Join us for an inclusive Virtual Reindeer Run, Walk or Roll holiday event!