Everyone has their special holiday traditions that are unique to their families.

For instance, every year my mother-in-law's side of the family gets together to make pierogi. Pierogi is a traditional Polish dish consisting of dough stuffed with various fillings, like potato or cheese, and then boiled and pan fried, and served up with sour cream.

Holiday Traditions

I'm sure you have your unique traditions too.

When it comes to this time of year, there are some traditions that are pretty universal, like getting your picture taken with Santa, sipping hot cocoa, and... checking out the holiday lights.

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What makes Michigan such an amazing state to see holiday lights is that we have the perfect backdrop at least once each winter; snow. Snow makes the sparkle of holiday lights even more magical.

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Seeing holiday lights is an activity that's great for the whole family. Plus, it's accessible in different ways.

Holiday Light Displays in Michigan for 2023

If you want to drive through some holiday lights, there are places for you to check out.

Maybe you want to take a stroll down some magically light main street and do some shopping, there's something for you too.

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There's even an option for those hoping to spot a cute animal or two.

Bonus: These holiday light displays are mostly on the cheaper side of things. Some are absolutely free, others a few bucks a ticket, to averaging about $25 a car (for a whole family or car full of people, that's not bad).

See when and where you can find holiday light displays across Michigan in the gallery below.

Holiday Light Displays Across Michigan

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! If you want to get into the holiday spirit, these Christmas light displays across Michigan are sure to put a twinkle in your eye. There are plenty here in Mid-Michigan and even more across the state. Find out where and when these light displays are happening.

Gallery Credit: Kristen Matthews

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Michigan—Your Antique Ceramic Christmas Tree Could Be Worth Some Money

You may have seen this at your grandma's house growing up. It came out for Christmas, and you had to be extra careful around it so you wouldn't accidentally break it: antique ceramic Christmas trees. These vintage trees are making a huge comeback right now. You can find newer versions in stores, but it's the older antique ones that could be worth a good bit of money these days. Take a look at some ceramic Christmas trees below to get an idea of some of the styles you should keep an eye out for.

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