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Hey, Detroit Friends!
Time to get out your Ugly Christmas sweaters (or in my case, go buy one)! DTE Energy Foundation and the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) are hosting an Ugly Christmas Sweater event at the Beacon Park on Saturday, December 9th.
The event is an attempt to break a Guinness World Record™ for the largest gathering of people wearing holiday (Christmas season) sweaters and jumpers. Right now, the record is set at 3,473 by the Kansas Athletics vs. Montana Men’s basketball game. The record was set on December 19, 2015, in Lawerence, Kansas.
Here are the details of the event:
When: Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: DTE Energy’s Beacon Park on the corner of Cass and Grand River | 1903 Grand River Ave. in Detroit
What: Attempt to break the 2015 Guinness World Record of the largest gathering of people wearing holiday sweaters and jumpers.
UglyChristmasSweater.com will also be on site selling an assortment of holiday sweaters to anyone needing approved attire.
“My brother Mark and I are so excited to potentially bring a Guinness World Records™ title attempt to the city of Detroit,” said UglyChristmasSweater.com co-owner Fred Hajjar.
“We hope the community will embrace the holiday spirit and join us on December 9 at Beacon Park to shatter the previous record.”
The Silent Disco
Make sure you make plans to stay after the event for The Silent Disco at the Winter Lodge tent at Beacon Park. Partygoers donning headphones and holiday sweaters will dance the night away from 7 p.m. to midnight while DJs from iHeart Detroit radio stations Channel 955, WJLB and WNIC will simultaneously spin three genres of music on separate channels.
Here are a few Ugly Christmas sweater options if you still need one. I’ve included maternity and plus-size sweaters, too!
Food and drink will be available for purchase from a number of Detroit’s favorite food trucks and bars on site. Park visitors will also be able to enjoy festive holiday lighting, outdoor fire pits, and two interactive light installations, making their U.S. debut from Montreal.
“The DTE Energy Foundation is proud to sponsor events in Beacon Park that bring the community together and shine a light on this developing area of downtown,” said Nancy Moody, DTE Energy vice president of Public Affairs.
For more information on participating in or volunteering for the Guinness World Records™ title attempt and the silent disco please RSVP via Facebook.