Dec 15, 2017

Our Dancing Lights: Holiday Magic in Auburn Hills

If you like big, spectacular light displays a la Clark Griswold, then Our Dancing Lights in Auburn Hills is right up your alley.

This fantastic display, set to music, is one of the best around. Located at a home on a cul-de-sac in a swanky neighborhood off Tienken Road, Our Dancing Lights is for anyone who loves holiday lights and music. You pull up into the cul-de-sac, set your car’s radio to 91.3 and watch the show. Best of all? It’s free (although the family does ask for a donation to Rainbow Connection, a non-profit that helps children with life-threatening illnesses).

Last year, Our Dancing Lights raised $3,501.60 for RainbowConnection, according to its website. To date, it has raised more than $20,000. There is a donation box in front of the display.

On a recent weekday evening, there were five cars at the display but on weekends, it gets busy and sometimes the homeowners limit the number of songs to move the line. We were able to sit for four songs and there was no one waiting behind us, so definitely go during the week if you want to take your time and really enjoy the show. Don’t forget to bring cookies and hot cocoa!
Our Dancing Lights, which has a Facebook page that shares timely updates, has been a fixture in Oakland County for several years and also has won the grand prize in the National Griswold Lightacular Challenge sponsored by Old Navy, according to its website.

The show is at 3111 Paramount Lane and runs Thanksgiving until Jan. 6. The lights are dancing from 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
If you go, please be courteous of the neighbors and don’t block driveways or leave your car unattended. Keep your radio volume at a reasonable level and don’t use driveways to turn around. There are traffic cones, so follow those to safely enter and exit the viewing area. Also, PLEASE turn your headlights off. We saw several cars leave them on, and they are distracting to others as well as shining right into the homes.

The show is amazing, watching the lights “dance” in time to the music. According to the website, they no longer disclose the total light count but they do use more than a mile of extension cords. They start hanging the lights Nov. 1, typically, and it takes 3-4 weeks to set up this amazing, captivating display.

Definitely make time for this free, amazing and family friendly holiday staple.

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