Remember, in the classic Dr. Seuss tale, how the Grinch attempted to steal Christmas by taking away presents, decorations, and even…the roast beast? That grumpy green character soon realized that despite his efforts, ““It [Christmas] came without ribbons, it came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags” (source).
It may not be a green animated character, but many of us are definitely feeling like something is stealing Christmas this year, thanks to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. But, just like the Grinch, we have to realize that Christmas will still come and even though celebrations will look a little different this year, there is still plenty of (safe) holiday cheer to be had!
Decorating our own homes can be a great way to spread the joy and light of the season. However, going over the top with outdoor lights can be pricey and even dangerous if you don’t follow proper electrical safety guidelines. So, we’ve rounded up a few places in the metro Detroit area where you can see some fantastic displays of lights while staying socially distanced and without needing to remember how many strands of lights you have plugged into one outlet. Win-win!
Located at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, this event has become a must-do for many metro Detroiters. This year, mask up and see what all of the fuss is about.
The Detroit Zoo, found in Royal Oak, MI, is lit up during the holiday season with over 5 million lights. While you won’t see any of the zoo’s animal residents during this event, you will be amazed by the beautiful lighted creations.
This drive through light spectacular can be found at many locations across the country, including at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI. Staying in you car is the perfect way to stay warm and socially distanced. Don’t forget to bring the hot chocolate!
A metro-Detroit holiday classic–when Main Street in Rochester bedecks itself for the holiday season. Spend some time strolling up and down the street in downtown Rochester admiring the brightly lit storefronts. You can even pop in to some stores for last minute shopping deals–mask on, of course.
One home in Lake Orion has gone above and beyond with a spectacular display of lights on their own home and front lawn. Tune your radio to 91.3 FM to listen to music timed with the light presentation.
This is a one day only drive through event located at MSU Tollgate Farm in Novi.
Please be sure to check out the websites for exact times, dates, and pricing. Additionally, check for each event’s policies in regard to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Are you interested in getting your home ready for a massive light display? Talk to one of our licensed electricians about electrical safety at your home. Contact us at Flame Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Electrical for more information.