Take a train ride through Nite Lite’s holiday light display

Take a train ride through Nite Lite’s holiday light display

Take a train ride through Nite Lite’s holiday light display

BROOKLYN, MI – Guests can now enjoy Nite Lite’s holiday light display through the comfort of a train.

Between Nov. 24 and Dec. 31 — including holidays — drivers can drive through the nearly six miles of holiday light displays at Michigan International Speedway, 12626 US 12 near Brooklyn.

Just like in previous years, the event is drive-through only. But this year, people can enjoy the lights through a train ride offered by organizers, said Nite Lites owner John Spink.

“We thought it would be something new,” Spink said. “Just a different experience – you’re closer to the lights.”

A blue train covered in lights will be run along the regular route. Guests are encouraged to dress for the weather, as the train is open, he said. Smaller children can also sit on their parents’ laps throughout the ride, he added.

People can purchase a ticket to the Nite Lites Express for $60 per bench. The train seats about 60 people, and a bench seats up to four people, Spink said. Tickets for Nite Lites Express can be found here.

People can expect to see several themes along the route, including “The 12 Days of Christmas,” dinosaurs, holiday music and winter scenes. New this year will also be an exhibition of Noah’s Ark, said Spink.

“It’s towards the end of the show, and there’s also a giant giraffe that you’re going to drive under,” Spink said.

The display is open from 17:30 to 21:00 Sunday to Thursday, and 17:30 to 22:00 Friday and Saturday. The cost is $30 per car Sunday through Thursday and $35 per car Friday and Saturday. Limousines or RVs are $45 and tour buses are $100.

Veterans and active military personnel get in free on December 7.

As last year, there will be a concession stand on the inside of the route, where cars can stop and have a drink or something to eat.

Motorists enter the display from US 12. Westbound traffic will use the Lot 8 Entrance, while eastbound vehicles will use the Graves Farm Entrance.

More information about Nite Lites can be found on the website.

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