Now that November is here, it’s OK to start getting excited for the holidays.
Campus Martius on Wednesday welcomed Detroit’s annual Christmas tree, a 60-foot-tall Norway Spruce that was grown in Northern Michigan, to the center of the urban park.
Traditionally, a tree-lighting event would follow the arrival of the massive conifer, drawing tens of thousands of people downtown to watch the illumination and enjoy music and soak in the cherry atmosphere.
This year the ceremony will be televised on WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20.
Besides flipping the switch on 19,000 lights, the pre-recorded program, “Light up the Season,” will feature a performance from Motown legend Smokey Robinson plus appearances by U.S. Champion American figure skater and Olympian Karen Chen, comedian Tim Allen, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and ice dancing duo Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko.