Oakland County Holiday Lights Map

Celebrate the season with a tour of holiday light displays in and around Oakland County! Show off your decorated property or visit one of the many holiday light displays using the 2nd annual Oakland County Holiday Lights Map. Use the map below to discover festive homes like My Light Show in Waterford, community displays such as the Big, Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester, and popular attractions like Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo.

Submit your display or find one to visit using the interactive Oakland County Holiday Lights Map. Residents, communities, and businesses in the area can submit their own properties and, once approved, they will show up on the map for others to visit in person.

Map of Oakland County Michigan with locations of Holiday Light Displays. Sidebar contains photo from display, including a large snowman face, and short description of the display.

Submit Your Holiday Lights Display

Enter your own property into the Oakland County Holiday Lights Map by following the instructions below:

  • Visit the Oakland County Holiday Lights Map webpage from your mobile device or desktop computer. Mac desktop users should use Safari or Firefox for optimal experience.
  • Press the “+ Submit Your Light Display” button on the top right corner of the webpage.
  • Upload a picture of your decorated property, the title of your holiday display, your address, and a description of what visitors should expect to see.
  • Press the “Accept Terms and Submit” button.

That’s it, you are done! Wait a few hours and check back to view your property on the Oakland County Holiday Lights Map.

Please note, all submissions will go through an approval process before showing up on the Oakland County Holiday Lights Map. Submissions without a photo will not be accepted. Only submit photos of your own property and be aware that by uploading your submission, you are encouraging people to visit your property.


Check out the 2018 Oakland County Holiday Lights Map to submit and travel to your favorite decorated displays in and around Oakland County. Before planning your trip, continue reading below to learn about three of last year’s holiday lights displays and their charitable impact upon the community.

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Detroit Model Railroad Club in Downtown Holly

The Detroit Model Railroad Club in Downtown Holly is Michigan’s largest “O” Scale Model Railroad Club, and a must-see destination this holiday season. With over an entire mile of hand-laid track that depicts the Detroit Union Railroad and a fleet of radio controlled trains, you won’t want to miss it!

Check out our video of the Detroit Union Railroad in action before you see it in person:

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The Big, Bright Light Show

Wide shot of a decorated downtown covered in red, green, blue, and orange holiday lights.

Celebrate the joy of the holiday season in Downtown Rochester at The Big, Bright Light Show! Up and down Main Street, buildings will be covered by more than 1 million lights. This nightly, free event lights up Downtown through January 6th, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to midnight.

Preview the dazzling lights before you go:

Since 2006, the show has become an annual tradition for thousands of people from across the region. The festivities begin each year prior to Thanksgiving during Lagniappe when the lights are turned on for the first time and the town celebrates by giving a “little something extra” to guests.

Throughout the season, spectators gather to walk through Downtown, see the many-colored lights, and shop at decorated stores. Most stores are open Monday through Saturday, until 9:00 p.m.

New this year, The Big, Bright Light Show has been extended past January 6th to illuminate every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through the Fire and Ice Festival on January 18th – 20th, giving visitors more time to enjoy the famous lights.

Blue and orange lights are draped next to a lamp post labeled "Downtown Rochester."

Learn more about The Big, Bright Light Show at Downtown Rochester’s website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Share your photos using #TheBigBrightLightshow and #ChristmasCity.


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Get Scared at Erebus Haunted Attraction in Oakland County

A red colored demon comes out of a brick wall holding a sign that says "EREBUS". A mural of flames rises up behind the demon and gargoyles stand perched on each side of the demon.

Oakland County is home to one of the scariest places in Michigan: the Erebus Haunted Attraction. Located in downtown Pontiac, this four-story venue is 30,000 square feet of frightening fun, making it one of the largest walk-through haunted attractions in the world.

Check out our video below for a sneak peek of the Erebus Haunted Attraction:

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Scale New Heights at the TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park

Are you searching for an adventure unlike any other? Lucky for you, Oakland County is home to one of the best aerial adventure parks in Michigan! TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park is an exciting location to visit for folks of all ages, boasting over 130 awesome obstacles and zip lines, three difficulty levels, seven different courses, and plenty more to explore. The park is open seven days a week starting June 14th until November 4th, rain or shine. 

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