This Friday, November 21st head down to Campus Martius for the official Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony. The lights on the giant pine tree will light up around 7:45 p.m., but the fun starts at 5 p.m. and will go 'til Midnight. The night's festivities include live music from Jena Irene (American Idol Runner-Up), Second Ebenezer Mass Choir, Rhythm Society Orchestra with Paul King, the Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences Choir, Corey Roberts, Corktown Popes, The Salvation Army Band, Laith Al Saadi, Feral Ground, Inohs Sivad and Kaleido. There will also be figure skating performances, DJs, food, drinks, street performers, and of course, Santa. There is a new addition to the fun at Campus Martius this winter too, as the park will have horse and carriages awaiting to take you around the heart of the city!
Admission to the tree lighting is free, and there are also a lot of freebies on site once you get there. There will be free hot cocoa, free cinnamon rolls, and you can even get the photo of you and your friends in front of the tree printed off for free.
If you can't make it out on Friday, there are festivities going on all weekend long. Plus, this is just the first of many events that will take place at Campus Martius throughout the winter, with some activities like ice skating and carriage rides being open to the public on a regular basis! To stay in the loop on all of the happenings at Campus Martius, head over and "like" the park on Facebook here.