The annual Detroit Tree Lighting ceremony is back. This year’s event will take place Friday (Nov. 19) at Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit and mark the event’s 18th year.
Activities planned include the Downtown Detroit Markets and Cadillac Lodge in Cadillac Square, plus the new 1001 Winter Wonders on Woodward Avenue.
The event runs from 5 p.m. until midnight on Friday, Nov. 19. If you want to catch the tree lighting, the 65-foot Norway spruce from Michigan will be lit right after 7 p.m.
Things to do
Some events include a skating performance by Olympic and U.S. national champion figure skater Ashley Wagner, plus musical performances by Thornetta Davis, Ryn Neal, and “The Voice” winner Cam Anthony. Attendees will also find horse-drawn carriage rides, shopping, visits from Santa, ice skating, hot chocolate giveaways, food trucks and more.
Find parking information here.
Masks are encouraged and will be provided. The event is outdoors. COVID-19 vaccines will also be available. As always, if you feel like you might be sick, stay home.