‘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
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
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
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!