On Friday November 20, join a few thousand of your closet friends to
kick off the holiday season with the 12th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting
Ceremony.This family friendly event will take place in the heart of
Detroit’s playground, Campus Martius. Festivities start at 5 p.m.
with the 60 foot Michigan grown Norway Spruce, adorned with over
19,000 lights, being lit just before 8 p.m.
This year’s program features performers that all have Detroit roots,
including musical entertainment from Detroit favorite Karen Newman,
the nationally recognized chorale United Voices of Detroit, Michigan
Opera Theatre’s Holiday Ensemble and Children’s Choir, Larry Lee & The
Back In The Day Band, and a very special musical performance from
Emily Sobeck, a Make-A-Wish Michigan Wish Kid. The highlight of this
year’s program are the legendary Four Tops, who helped establish the
Motown sound in the 1960s along with former World Champion and Olympic
skating legend Todd Eldredge.
One of Detroit’s family traditions, enjoyed by thousands, it’s an
entire evening of activities and memory making. The Salvation Army
will light its giant Red Kettle at 6:00 p.m. Other family activities
for the evening include The Rink Opening Party, Showcase D’ Holidays
with food, drink and music, The Salvation Army Family Fun Tent, photos
with Santa, and horse-drawn carriage rides. This also serves as the
official season opening of The Rink. The Rink Opening Party, with 95.5
FM, runs from 8:30 p.m. – midnight.
For more information on the 12th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting, please
visit www.campusmartiuspark.org, or follow them on Twitter at
@CampusMartius and on Facebook at Facebook.com/