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Wayne County Lightfest


The Wayne County Lightfest is magical four-mile stretch of Hines Park, displaying nearly 50 animated themed displays and more than 100,000 lights .

The Lightfest is open Wednesday - Sunday from Thursday, November 18 until Friday, December 31, 2021 (closed December 25) from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. The Lightfest is closed Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Due to overwhelming response to the Lightfest, wait times may be longer than normal on weekends. Families all over the Metro Detroit Area are looking for safe activities to participate in this holiday season and our staff is working diligently to make the Lightfest experience as positive as possible.

Lightfest Fees:
Cars $5 cash
Commercial van/RV/limo $20 cash
Mini-Bus (20 passenger) $25 cash
Bus (40 passenger +) $50 cash

The entrance to the Lightfest is 7651 North Merriman Road, which is on Merriman between Ann Arbor Trail and Warren Avenue in Westland, 2 1/2 miles south of I-96.

During the Lightfest, Hines Drive closes to traffic for set-up and operations from 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM from Ann Arbor Trail to Outer Drive.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

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

For more information, please call (734) 261-1990.

Lightfest "Lights On" Opening Celebration - Thursday, November 18 at 6:00 PM Merriman Hollow Park in Westland.

Bundle up and help us kick off the start of the Wayne County Lightfest by attending a sneak preview with music, refreshments and fireworks!

Participants should enter Hines Drive off of Merriman Road between Ann Arbor Trail and Warren Avenue in Westland. The address for the Lightfest is 7651 N. Merriman Road in Westland.

Admission for the Lightfest is free on November 18 for participants attending the Lights On ceremony from 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM.

For more information, please call (734) 261-1990 or click HERE for the event flyer!

Bike Through the Lights - Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM Merriman Hollow Park in Westland

Participate in your own light parade at Bike Through the Lights and be among the first to see the 2021 Wayne County Lightfest! Bike riders will bike to the Warrendale Picnic Area and back (16K). Participants can turn around at any point.

Click HERE to register for Bike Through the Lights.

All participants will receive a 2021 Lightfest long sleeved shirt, bike light and post event snacks.

All riders must wear a helmet and have a light due to two-way bike traffic.

Start/Finish Location: Merriman Hollow Park (corner of Merriman Road and Hines Drive). Hines Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic for the event.

For more information, please call (734) 261-1990.

Lightfest 8K Fun Run/Walk - Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM

See the Wayne County Lightfest in a whole new way by running or walking the route!

All participants in the Lightfest Run/Walk will receive a 2021 Lightfest long sleeved shirt, finishers medal, transportation back to your car provided by SMART and post event snacks.

Start location: Merriman Hollow Park (corner of Merriman Road and Hines Drive). Hines Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic for the event.
Finish Location: Warrendale Park in Dearborn Heights (off Warren Avenue, east of Telegraph). Please note that there is minimal parking at Warrendale Park.

Click HERE for registration information about the Lightfest 8K Fun Run/Walk!

For more information, please call (734) 261-1990.

Concessions

There will be a concession stand, along with restroom facilities and a large mailbox to mail Santa letters located at Perrin Park, which is halfway through the Lightfest. The Santa Shelter will not be available in 2021.