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Light it up: Annual Christmas Tree Lighting to take place Nov. 17

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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:55 am

The annual Detroit Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Nov. 17 from 5 p.m. to midnight. The event, which will take place in Campus Martius Park, is free and open to the public. This year’s Christmas tree is a 61-foot-tall Michigan grown Norwegian spruce tree, according to the Detroit Free Press. The tree is currently situated in Campus Martius Park and is awaiting the lighting ceremony.

Charles Collins, a Wayne State University freshman majoring in urban studies, said he has never attended Detroit’s tree lighting, as he has recently moved to the city. However, he said that attending this year’s tree lighting is on his agenda.

“I like that it is located downtown because I feel that it has developed so well over the past few years and it’s fun to see so many people there. Plus, Campus Martius seems to provide a very unique, active atmosphere, as it’s in the heart of downtown,” said Collins. “I think this event brings the community together since this is an event that appears to be something many people can be involved in.”

Alexandra Davis, a WSU freshman who is undecided on a major, said she has attended the Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony in the past and plans on going again this year.

“I think it’s a great event that brings the community together,” said Davis. “I think Campus Martius is a perfect location because it’s the center of everything happening in Detroit.”

For additional information regarding the Detroit Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, visit

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  • homedy posted at 10:39 am on Wed, Nov 22, 2017.

    homedy Posts: 6

    Wow, Christmas this year is the same with last year [sad]; i have no thing to change; the life in my city is the same. Anyway, get new gentle feeling when see the Christmas Tree, yes, my name is Nga Bui, i vote for dự án Udic Westlake Tây Hồ

  • Izabella posted at 11:23 pm on Thu, Nov 16, 2017.

    Izabella Posts: 13

    Sure Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony is delightful and i can feel the peace; we should have some days like this annually, thanks you Izabella from dự án Lancaster Lincoln , and happy new year 2018 is coming


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