Wednesday, November 13, 2013

FREE Detroit Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 11/22 Campus Martius Park in Downtown Detroit

Detroit Tree Lighting Show and Ceremony presented by DTE Energy Foundation
November 22, 2013 5pm – midnight
Tree lights at approximately 7:30 PM
Campus Martius Park

The festivities for the Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by DTE Energy Foundation begin at 6:30 PM, Nov. 22, with entertainment, live music, ice-skating shows featuring the Detroit Skating Club, and many other seasonal family activities. 

The Tree Lighting will include entertainment from national recording artists Peter Yarrow, from the folk music trio of Peter, Paul and Mary; Ethan Bortnick, a 12 year old singer/entertainer phenom who has headlined in Las Vegas and with an upcoming PBS concert special; Damian McGinty, Glee and Celtic Thunder star; Detroit music artists Alto Reed of the Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, L’Renee, a rising R&B singer who has toured with vocalist Kem, and Serieux, performing a classic Motown holiday mix. 

The Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus and soloist Bradley Wisk, Michigan Philharmonic Brass Quintet and Make-A-Wish performer Brad Grasl round out the entertainment.

World Championship figure skating returns to the Rink at Campus Martius Park for the 2013 Tree Lighting Ceremony with Kimmie Meissner, a 2006 Olympian and the first female skater to simultaneously hold the World, Four Continents and national titles. The Rink and Tree Lighting have previously featured several international champions including Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Todd Eldridge, Alyssa Czisny, Jerod Swallow and Elizabeth Punsalan to name a few.

Many of the top skaters in the world train in Detroit, so the Tree Lighting Ceremony always features up and coming future stars. This year will again feature skaters from the Arctic Figure Skating Club performing holiday classics and a special 10th Anniversary number presented by the Detroit Skating Club. These skate performances, outdoors, in the heart of Downtown Detroit, are a must see event. Mobile projection screens on Cadillac Square will broadcast the show live. 


20 Individual Performance from Detroit Entertainers, Choirs and Champion Skaters of all ages
from the Detroit Skate Club and Arctic Figure Skating Club.

This year’s tree is taller than last years, measuring 60-feet tall and weighing over 10,000 pounds. The tree hails from Sherman, MI.  The tree in wrapped in 19,000 LED lights and adorned with ornaments. The continued use of LED lights for the Christmas Tree continues the Park’s commitment to energy conservation

FAMILY FUN TENT located adjacent to Cadillac Square
- Adults and children alike will enjoy themselves in the “Family Fun Tent” provided free by The
Salvation Army from 5pm – 8pm.
- Little ones will have a great time in the Red Kettle Bounce House.

SANTA located inside the Compuware Atrium
Share your holiday wishes with Santa 5pm – 9pm

VIDEO SCREEN PROJECTION located South side of Cadillac Square
Stay warm next to the fire pits and quench your thirst with satellite Beer Garden stands while
viewing the live performances on the big screen

The River Rink Party • 8 PM – Midnight • Host DJ Greg Gnyp

For more information, visit The Tree Lighting kicks off the 10th annual Winter Magic Season at Campus Martius Park, presented by Quicken Loans.

Campus Martius
One Campus Martius
Detroit, Michigan 48226


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