Holiday Lights at the Farm

Holiday Lights at the Farm - Public Visitation

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Come celebrate the holiday season with a cruise through MSU Tollgate Farm! The event will run nightly from December 16th to December 20th. Guests will enjoy the farm from the comfort of their cars as they view holiday light displays from volunteers, sponsors, andHoliday Lights 6 community organizations. Add to the fun by pre-purchasing a cookie and hot chocolate to-go box that will be provided to your car when you arrive onsite. All proceeds will contribute directly to supporting the farms educational programming.

  • $10 per car for entry.
  • The drive will take 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Cookies and cocoa must be pre-ordered.
  • December 16th to December 20th, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Restrooms will not be available.
  • All passengers must remain in their cars.
  • Registration is non-refundable.
  • In the event of hazardous weather conditions, and MSU Tollgate Farm cancels the event, registration fees will be refunded.

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Individual and Family Decorators Needed

We welcome individuals, families, and volunteers to select a display location at the farm to decorate in a theme of their choosing. This opportunity is FREE to participate in. Decorators will provide all their own decorations, lawn decorations, lights, artificial or live cut trees, extension cords, and any other supplies on their own. They will also be responsible for setting up and taking down their display in the designated timeframe. We ask all interested parties to complete an application so we have more information about your potential display. In your application, you will select your preferred decoration location on the farm by viewing the photos in the image gallery below. Questions can be directed to Mike Mathis, MSU Tollgate Farm - Director at mathismi@msu.edu.

Click Here to Complete the Decorator Application 

Important Dates

  • December 6th will be the last day decorator applications will be accepted.
  • Decorating will take place from December 3rd to December 15th.
  • Displays will be open for viewing from December 16th to December 20th.
  • Clean-up of displays must take place by January 1st.

Non-Profit and Business Sponsors & Decorators Needed

We welcome businesses, community organizations, non-profits, and government organizations to select a display location at the farm to decorate in a theme of their choosing. Decorators will provide all their own decorations, lawn decorations, lights, artificial or live cut trees, extension cords, and any other supplies on their own. They will also be responsible for setting up and taking down their display in the designated timeframe. We ask all interested parties to complete an application so we have more information about your potential display. In your application, you will select your preferred decoration location on the farm by viewing the photos in the image gallery below. All participants must comply with the MSU Community Compact when on site for decorating and clean-up. Questions can be directed to Mike Mathis, MSU Tollgate Farm - Director at mathismi@msu.edu.

Click Here to Complete the Decorator and Sponsor Application

Business and Non-profit Decorator/Sponsor Packages

  • Free - Non-Profit and Community Organization Decorator -  Community organizations will be able to to place their own signage and advertising within their display.
  • Free - Business Sponsor and Decorator - Businesses will be able to to place their own signage and advertising within their display.
  • $500 Major Display Sponsor - The $500 fee will support the farm’s efforts with assisting in setting up of a significantly larger display, support the general operation of the event, allow for the organization to place their own signage within the display, and the sponsor will be included in the event marketing efforts.
  • $1,000 Lead Event Sponsor - The $1,000 fee will support the farm’s efforts with assisting in setting up of a significantly larger the display, support the general operation of the event, allow for the organization to place their own signage within the display, and the sponsor will be including as the lead sponsor in all event marketing.

Holiday Decoration Donations Needed

The farm is in need of new and gently used holiday decorations for our Holiday Lights on the Farm. Please considering purchasing or rummaging through your old decorations and donating them to the farm. 

We are especially in need of:

  • Working holiday lights
  • Extension cords
  • Power strips
  • Lawn decorations
  • Artificial or live-cut trees
  • Generators - Either borrowed or donated
  • Cash donations are also welcome!

Contact Mike Mathis at mathismi@msu.edu to organize a donation drop-off or to provide a cash donation.

Holiday Lights at the Farm Decorator Locations