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Magic of Lights Pine Knob 2023- DTE Christmas Lights

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See the Magic of Lights 2023

The holiday season is upon us in Michigan, which means its time for the DTE Christmas Lights: the Magic of Lights show at Pine Knob Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger Dr., Clarkston, MI.

Grab your loved ones and hop in the car to experience one of the state’s most dazzling drive-thru light displays, featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season created with LED technology and digital animations.

Best of all you can enjoy the festivities without braving the snow and cold!

The magic runs from Friday, November 18 to Saturday, December 31. Visitors can view the lights Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Magic of Lights 2023 Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased online, with standard vehicle weekday (Monday-Thursday) tickets going for $20. Standard vehicle anyday tickets can be purchased for $25, valid for any night of the week.

Limo/party bus tickets are also available at $40 for weekdays and $50 for any night of the week.

Tickets are also available at the gate at $25 Monday through Thursday, and $30 Friday through Sunday.

Before you leave Clarkston, be sure to check out the other fun the city has to offer, including shopping downtown. Maybe even stop for a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants.

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Where to Eat in Clarkston, MI after the DTE Christmas Lights

Clarkston Union Bar and Kitchen
54 S Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346

Those looking for some classic American-style food visit Union Bar and Kitchen on Main Street to choose from a variety of burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches and more. Be sure to check out the dessert menu featuring custard and deluxe ice cream sandwiches.

Union Woodshop
18 S Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346

If you’re looking to warm up with some delicious, slow-smoked barbeque, check out the Union Woodshop.

The menu has someone for every BBQ lover, including pulled pork sandwiches, beef brisket, ribeye and a variety of yummy sides. The restaurant also offers burgers, pizza and salads.

Consider making a reservation as this is a popular spot.

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Kruse’s Deer Lake Inn
7504 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston, MI 48346

Seafood lovers can grab a bite at this eatery that sits right off of Deer Lake in Clarkston.

This carry-out restaurant offers a variety of menu options, including a wide assortment of fish, chicken, soups, salads, pizza and more. There’s even a kids menu for those under 12.

Pita Way – Clarkston Mediterranean
6315 Sashabaw Rd F, Clarkston, MI 48346

If you’re in the mood for some Mediterranean cuisine after viewing the lights, check out Pita Way near downtown Clarkston.

Visitors can build their own meal with their choice of pita bread or bowl, meat, toppings, cheeses and sauces.

Uncle Peter’s Pasties
6215 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346

Warm up with a favorite Michigan delicacy – pasties – at Uncle Pete’s Pasties on Sashabaw Road. Pick from a variety of sweet and savory pasties. Gluten Free options are also available.

Consider stopping before the show, as Peter’s closes at 7 p.m. on weekdays and 6 p.m. on Saturdays.

Click HERE to Purchase Tickets to Magic Of Christmas Pine Knob

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About the Author-

Madeline Warren is a content writing intern for After growing up in the Lansing area, she now attends Michigan State University where she majors in Journalism with a minor in Public Relations. In additon to My Michigan Beach, she has bylines in The State News at MSU and The Lookout at Lansing Community College. In her free time, Madeline loves spending time with her family, friends and dog, attending concerts and sporting events and of course, finding new places to travel.