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Family Fun at Light Up Beacon Park Detroit Holiday Lights Event

Have you gone to see any holiday light displays yet? So far, we’ve been to two holiday light events in the metro area: the Big, Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester and Light Up Beacon Park in Downtown Detroit. The kids loved both events! The Beacon Park Christmas lights were their favorite event because they loved the life-size light displays. 

We’re hoping to also go see the Wayne County Lightfest very soon. Friends of ours told us their kids loved the Wayne County Lightfest so much that they’ve taken them two times already! 

Here are a few photos from our visit to see the Beacon Park Christmas lights.

Beacon Park Christmas Lights: Family Fun at Light Up Beacon Park
Beacon Park Christmas Lights: Family Fun at Light Up Beacon Park
Beacon Park Christmas Lights in Detroit, Michigan

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU VISIT LIGHT UP BEACON PARK

  • The Christmas lights at Beacon Park will be available until January 10th.
  • Operating hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Face masks are required upon entering the park and you must wear them at all times.
  • There is plenty of open space to social distance from visitors. 
  • The event is family-friendly and stroller-friendly.
  • Click here to find the best parking locations near the city park.
  • Beacon Park Christmas lights and the Christmas tree will make great holiday photos if you are looking for an outdoor location for pictures! 
  • Bring a warm drink and dress warmly because it’s going to be cold outside!
Beacon Park Christmas Lights: Family Fun at Light Up Beacon Park
Beacon Park Christmas Lights: Family Fun at Light Up Beacon Park

HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES FROM BEACON PARK DETROIT

Beacon Park Detroit also asks visitors to follow these four safety guidelines when visiting the city park.

  • Stay home if you feel sick.
  • Wear a mask or face covering at all times.
  • Keep at least six feet of physical distance between other guests.
  • Frequently use the handwashing stations at the park.
Beacon Park Christmas Lights Detroit, Michigan

The hot chocolate mug seems to be the most popular light display at Light Up Beacon Park. I’ve been to the event two times so far and each time there was a short line to take pictures at the hot chocolate mug. Visitors enjoy standing inside of the mug because it makes cool photos

Zechariah and Zephaniah’s favorite light display was the hot chocolate mug. They liked running in and out of the life-size cup. Haha! This was also my favorite light display. I loved the spoon attached to the mug. The kids wanted me to take a photo of them with the spoon. They had Zephaniah stand in front of the spoon and then Zhen and Zechariah stood on each side of the spoon to pretend like they were holding Zephaniah in the spoon. It was a really cute idea.

Beacon Park Christmas Lights: Family Fun at Light Up Beacon Park
Beacon Park Christmas Lights: Family Fun at Light Up Beacon Park

Zhen told me her favorite part about the Beacon Park Christmas lights was the stationary bikes. I think it’s because, in early fall, Travis taught her how to ride a bike without training wheels! 

Beacon Park Christmas Lights: Family Fun at Light Up Beacon Park

Do you have plans to go see the Beacon Park Christmas lights for the holidays?

Click here for more information about Light Up Beacon Park. All photographs are courtesy of Jennifer Hamra for Good Life Detroit.


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