‘Tis the season for twinkling lights, which we are lucky to have no shortage of here in Jackson County! On a recent warm evening, Big, Little, and I went to downtown Jackson to check out the newest light display at the Consumers Energy Headquarters.

Featuring a light tunnel, gingerbread people (and dog) statues, and the beautiful city Christmas tree, this is the perfect spot to take the kids for a stroll, take in the lights, and snap some photos! Big and Little both enjoyed the visit, and while Little enjoyed a ride in the stroller, the path is a walkable length for toddlers. Keep reading for all of the information you need to plan your visit to the Consumers Energy Holiday Light Display!

Location Name: Consumers Energy Holiday Light Display

Address: Consumers Energy, 1 Energy Plaza, Jackson, MI 49201

Why we love it: This toddler-friendly path was the perfect destination for a festive post-dinner stroll

Features: Giant city Christmas tree, light tunnel, gingerbread statues, giant nutcrackers, and so. many. lights.

Elizabeth’s Suggestion: Grab dinner at one of the downtown establishments, then walk over to take in the lights!

Toddler Approved? Yes (Please note – there are several access points to the Grand River along this path. Keep your toddlers close, and always be vigilant for safety reasons!)

Stroller friendly? Yes 

Big Kid Approved? Yes

Full Sun or Shade? n/a

Restroom? No

Cost? Free

Parking? Park for free in the parking garage if you visit in the evening (otherwise daytime parking in this lot is restricted/reserved for employees only). Otherwise, street parking is a short walk away.

Hours: The lights look best after dark.

Website: There is no website for this display, but check out this great JTV interview with Jessica Thompson, Facility Field Leader for Consumers Energy

Closing Review:
We absolutely love this added display of holiday cheer in downtown Jackson (and hope that it will return next year!). We’re not sure how long the lights will glow, but we’ve heard they will be on for the whole month of December. Don’t delay – bundle up and head downtown to see them before they are gone!

Consumers Energy Holiday Light Display – Jackson, Michigan

2 thoughts on “Consumers Energy Holiday Light Display – Jackson, Michigan

  • December 3, 2021 at 6:58 am

    Beautiful photos! Where did you guys park and is it only in front of consumers?

    • December 3, 2021 at 7:38 am

      We parked in the Consumers Parking Garage located off of MLK Jr. Drive. The garage is only restricted during they day, and I believe is open to the public after 5 or 6 p.m.

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