Annual Detroit Tree Lighting to Return With Festive Entertainment
This year’s Detroit Tree Lighting is set to be an unforgettable experience, featuring performances by nationally recognized figure skaters and musicians. As part of the 20th annual tree lighting celebration at Campus Martius, this event will take place on November 17. After that, attendees can look forward to a weekend with free activities and entertainment.
This Detroit tradition will revolve around a 64-foot Norway spruce, grown in Michigan. Decorated with an array of ornaments, this towering tree will also feature multicolored LED lights.
Among the skilled figure skaters set to grace the rink, you can expect to see the likes of Nathan Chen, Daniel Palmeri, Anna Cobb, Annabelle Wilkins, and Brooklyn Wybo, along with the participation of figure skating clubs from the Metro Detroit area.
The roster of musicians scheduled to perform includes Miko Marks, Paul Russell, Talia Suskauer, Drey Skonie, Corrin Barnett, and the gospel duo Tasha Page-Lockhart & Clifton Lockhart. Additionally, Isis Damil and John Paul Wallace, who will perform a duet, along with Ballinger Entertainment dancers presenting a hip-hop Nutcracker. The musical performances will continue with the Archdiocese of Detroit choir, led by Dr. William S. Harrison, Sr., and The Redhouse Band under the direction of Darell “Red” Campbell Jr.
To add to the festivities, you can look forward to various activities, including the Downtown Detroit Markets in Cadillac Square, the Cadillac Lodge, carriage rides, and more. The tree-lighting festivities are scheduled from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
While minors are encouraged to join the Tree Lighting event from approved public areas, safety is a priority. Therefore, minors aged 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or another responsible adult aged 21 or older during the event.
The weekend’s lineup includes Santa’s Skate Party from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, an Ugly Holiday Sweater Party from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and a Frozen Skate Party from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.