This Christmas in July, Meadow Brook Hall is announcing its all-new attraction for the holiday 2020 season—Winter Wonder Lights! An interactive and imaginative light experience unlike any other in the state, Winter Wonder Lights will transport visitors to an enchanted world of lights and magic on the grounds of the National Historic Landmark.
Located in Rochester on the campus of Oakland University, Meadow Brook Hall will now offer two engaging holiday attractions—the indoor historic mansion tour, Holiday Walk, and the outdoor light show, Winter Wonder Lights.
“For nearly 50 years, Meadow Brook Hall has delivered a breathtaking holiday experience, transporting visitors through our historic mansion for Holiday Walk,” said Shannon O’Berski, external relations director of Meadow Brook Hall. “In 2020, we are reimagining the holidays to create Michigan’s most dazzling immersive light experience with Winter Wonder Lights. The new light show will be a high-profile entertainment destination that will appeal to the young, old and everyone in-between.”
Winter Wonder Lights expands upon Meadow Brook’s beloved Holiday Walk to spread the season of cheer across the grounds, filling the estate with immersive, animated lightscape environments to see, hear and explore.
Designers, artisans and fabricators from around Detroit and across the country are developing the original displays for nearly a dozen unique environments, ranging from the fantastic to the whimsical. The experience will transform the estate with family friendly activities, warming stations, bonfires, photo spots and more. Winter Wonder Lights will run from Friday, Nov. 17 through Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Holiday Walk will return for its 49th season, bringing unmatched holiday splendor and an enchanting series of events from Friday, Nov. 27 through Wednesday, Dec. 23. It features more than 50 glittering trees—including a 10-foot tall Poinsettia tree created by 150 live plants—hundreds of feet of garland and thousands of twinkling lights.
Meadow Brook Hall is fully self-supporting, relying on special events such as the annual Holiday Walk for the preservation and interpretation of this National Historic Landmark. For more information about the Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk, call (248) 364-6200 or visit meadowbrookhall.org.
Meadow Brook Hall is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy’s most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of auto pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, Alfred Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, Meadow Brook Hall represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival style architecture in America, and is especially renowned for its superb craftsmanship, architectural detailing and grand scale of 88,000 square-feet. It was the center of a country estate that included 1,500 acres, numerous farm buildings, recreational facilities, several residences and formal gardens. Named a National Historic Landmark in 2012, Meadow Brook Hall strives to preserve and interpret its architecture, landscape, and fine and decorative art so that visitors may be entertained, educated and inspired by history. Meadow Brook Hall is located in Rochester, Mich. on the campus of Oakland University.