Detroit Tree Lighting | Annual Events

Downtown Detroit lights up in Campus Martius for the kickoff to the holiday season


Detroit's annual tree lighting is one of the most magical nights of the year. As the kickoff to the holiday season in Detroit, this is a must-attend event. See musical performances by local and national performers, walk through the holiday market, enjoy figure skating performances, sip hot cocoa and coffee, and walk through the holiday lights all over downtown. There's nothing like the moment at the end of the night when Santa flips the switch to light up Campus Martius' tree. This is a perfect tradition to start with your family, a great date night, or a fun night out with friends.