Tree Lighting

20th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting

Deck out your holiday season in style and enjoy spectacular live entertainment, Olympic figure skaters, and award-winning local performers and skating clubs. The night will also feature amazing lighting attractions, holiday shopping, hot chocolate giveaways, food trucks, visits from Santa, and much more!

About the Detroit Tree Lighting

Your holiday starts with the Detroit Tree Lighting at the award-winning Campus Martius Park presented by Downtown Detroit Partnership and DTE Energy Foundation. “Merry & Bright: 20 Years of Holiday Lights” — the 20th-anniversary special edition of this cherished Detroit tradition will kick-off off the holiday season from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, and the public is invited to participate in a full schedule of free festivities and entertainment.

Park Events

Our six Downtown Detroit Parks — Campus Martius Park, Beacon Park, Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, Woodward Esplanade, and Grand Circus Park — provide visitors and residents with cultural experiences, programs, events, and activities throughout the year.