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, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, hot chocolate giveaways, food trucks, visits from Santa, and much more!

About the Detroit Tree Lighting

A Detroit tradition for families is back in-person and it will be bigger, brighter, and better than ever. The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) and DTE Energy Foundation are proud to present the 20th annual Detroit Tree Lighting. The official kick-off of the holiday season will be held at the award-winning Campus Martius Park from 5 p.m. – midnight 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.