For those of you who are ready to start getting in the holiday spirit, one of the biggest light shows in the country is only a 2 hour 15 minute drive from Kalamazoo. Downtown Rochester's Big Bright Light Show gets started November 19th at 5 p.m. and will feature all buildings decorated with assigned color schemes, totaling more than 1.5 million individual Christmas lights.

If you've never seen the Big Bright Light Show, this is the perfect place to take your family to get in the holiday mood. Plus there are tons of places to eat, shop, lodge and a bunch of local places to discover. The lights stay lit from 5 p.m. until Midnight every night from November 19th until January 7th, 2019. Every year there's tons of local entertainment and fun for the family as thousands of people pack the downtown strip. Consider this your two week heads up. Make some plans and come hang out with me in Downtown Rochester.


 

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