Christmas Memories Light Up Around Southeast Michigan

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Different Christmas movies hold special meaning for each of us; usually because there is one defining moment that stands out. In National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation that moment comes when Clark Griswold finally plugs in his lights, practically making his house visible from space. Since then, we’ve been completely fascinated by the twinkle of Christmas lights – lots of Christmas lights.

People now spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars illuminating their homes. In some instances, whole neighborhoods get in on the festive fun. In addition to The Big, Bright Light Show on display in Downtown Rochester every evening (5 p.m. – Midnight) from now until January 4, 2015, you can also swing by 3705 Everett Drive in Rochester Hills, which offers animated displays synchronized to 30 different Christmas songs and parking is wide open.

To find out about other lighted wonders in Oakland county, the Patch has compiled reader submissions in their Southeast Michigan Holiday Lights Guide. Bundle up the family and take in the sights. We bet you’ll have just as big of a smile on your face as Clark Griswold.

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