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15th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting & Light Up Beacon Park

November 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm November 17, 2018 @ 12:00 am

The Downtown Detroit Partnership, DTE Energy Foundation and DTE Beacon Park Foundation are proud to present the 2018 #Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony and Light Up Beacon Park.

SPECIAL GUESTS

Headlining the show at Campus Martius Park is 12-time GRAMMY award-winning, gospel artist and Detroit native CeCe Winans.

Taking center ice are U.S. Olympic figure skating duo Alex Shibutani and Maia Shibutani

Visitors can also enjoy the jazzy sounds of Ben Sharkey and The Woodward Horns plus performances by an assortment award-winning of local choirs and skating groups like the Avondale Choir and The Dearborn Crystallettes!

CADILLAC SQUARE AND MARKETS 

The evening will also mark the opening of the Cadillac Square Lodge and Markets, carriage rides and Detroit’s ice skating rink! 

FREE SHUTTLES

FREE shuttles will run from Campus Martius Park to Beacon Park from 4:30 p.m. to midnight with pick up on Michigan and Griswold and First and Plaza. 

LIVE MUSIC, SANTA CLAUS, AND FOOD

At Beacon Park, guests can enjoy a live stream of the tree lighting plus live performance by Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers and Nadir Omowaleinside the heated Winter Lodge tent.

Santa will also make an appearance at Beacon Park, alongside the spectacular, larger-than-life holiday lighting installments that transform the park into a winter wonderland. 

An assortment of food and beverage will be available a both parks via bars, food trucks, restaurants and more. 

ARRIVE EARLY FOR PARKING AND SEATING

DDP, DTEF and DTEBPF are expecting a capacity crowd of over 50,000 so be sure to arrive early but know that no matter where you find yourself, in either park, you will have a fabulous view of the show via a number of big screens placed throughout. 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we can’t wait to celebrate with you in the parks!

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