2015 Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony


  • Campus Martius Park

An entire evening of activities and entertainment! 

Campus Martius Park will fill with holiday magic and merriment as DTE Energy Foundation presents its annual gift to the City of Detroit -- a beautiful, 60-foot-tall Michigan-grown Norway Spruce decorated with over 19,000 twinkling energy-efficient, multi-colored LED lights and shiny ornaments.

The legendary Four Tops, who helped establish the Motown sound in the 1960s, will headline the festivities, along with former World Champion and Olympic skating legend Todd Eldredge.

Musical entertainment will also include Karen Newman, the nationally recognized chorale United Voices of Detroit, Michigan Opera Theatre’s Holiday Ensemble and Children’s Choir, Larry Lee & The Back In The Day Band, and a very special musical performance from Emily Sobeck, a Make-A-Wish Michigan Wish Kid. Larry Lee and Back In The Day Make-A-Wish Michigan Michigan Opera Theatre - Detroit Opera House Michigan Opera Theatre Children's Chorus

Detroit’s largest and most recognized Christmas Tree will be lit near the end of the show just before 8:00 p.m. The Rink Opening Party, with CH 95.5 FM, runs from 8:30 p.m. - midnight.

The Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony, presented by DTE Energy Foundation, officially kicks off Detroit's Holiday Season, which includes the Season Grand Opening of the Rink and Quicken Loans Winter Magic 2015-2016 Season.