DETROIT, MI – The tree was cut and delivered from Cadillac, Michigan to Campus Martius to be the centerpiece of the holiday season in Detroit. Tonight the lights will be lit.
The 60-foot-tall Michigan grown, Norway Spruce which sits on top of the Park Fountain will be lit at 7:45pm. With over 19,000 energy-efficient LED lights, it will dazzle everyone for the holidays.
“DTE Energy Foundation is proud to continue its gift giving tradition by presenting the spectacular 60 foot Christmas Tree to the City of Detroit and the wonderful evening of entertainment and fun for the whole community,” said Faye Alexander Nelson, Vice President of Public Affairs and President of the DTE Energy Foundation, in a release. “The DTE Energy Foundation has a great history of giving back to the city and the community and the Tree Lighting Ceremony is a night that creates lasting memories for all Detroiters young and old.”
The Salvation Army will light the worlds largest giant Red Kettle in Cadillac Square, just off Campus Martius Park at 6 p.m. The lighting of the Giant Red Kettle kicks off the annual Red Kettle campaign.
The Salvation Army has a $9 million goal for this year’s campaign which helps families with Christmas assistance, help with energy assistance, shelter and much more throughout the year.
The Tree Lighting and the Official Opening of the Campus Martius Ice Rink kicks off the entire Quicken Loans Winter Magic 2014-2015 Season.
THE 11TH ANNUAL DETROIT TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AT CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
5 PM – Midnight
OFFICIAL RINK SEASON OPENING!
Tree lights at approximately 7:45 PM
Spectacular Entertainment Featuring: Jena Irene American Idol Runner-Up | Plus: Second Ebenezer Mass Choir
Rhythm Society Orchestra with Paul King | Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences Choir | MOT Soloist Corey Roberts | Corktown Popes | The Salvation Army Band & more!
Exciting Skating Performances By: Ekaterina Gordeeva Olympic Gold Medalist | Plus: Detroit Skating Club, Arctic Figure Skating Club, and Creative Edge Ice Theatre
Outstanding Food, Drink, and Live Music, All under a Big Tent in Campus Martius Park!