*Updated for 2022!* All of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Events going on in and around Metro Detroit!
I organized this post by date!
Thursday, November 17
5pm – 7pm @ Children’s Park
Friday, November 18
19th Annual Tree Lighting
5pm – Midnight
Open to the public!
Last year the actual lighting was at 7pm…I have not heard about a time for this year though.
Countdown by Santa, Live Entertainment on Ice and on Stage, Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, Food Trucks, and of course Ice Skating!
This Year’s Entertainment Lineup Includes:
- Darren Criss
- Mariah Bell
- Team USA Senior Dance Team Eva Pate and Logan Bye
- The Redhouse Band Led By Darell “Red” Campbell, Jr.
- Julianne Ankley
- Brazeal Dennard Choral
- The Spartan Discords
- Detroit Opera Youth Chorus
- Performances by 10 Local Skate Clubs & Groups
Holiday Lighting Spectacular
5pm – 11:30pm
Santa Visits, A Heated Winter Lodge, Food Trucks & Bars Courtesy of Lumen, Live Music and Lighting of the Michigan-grown Detroit’s Children’s Tree.
There will also be a live stream of the 19th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Campus Martius Park as well as Free Shuttles being provided to ferry attendees between the two events from 4:30 pm until midnight.
Children of all ages are invited to experience “Toyland” at Beacon Park with larger-than-life light features, including a Choo-Choo Train, Giant Teddy Bear and other photo moments. These new and returning interactive lighting features, totaling more than 125,000 twinkling LED lights will illuminate Beacon Park. We encourage you to visit anytime from November 18th through mid-January 2021.
Entertainment will include:
- The Casali Holiday Dancers
- A Live DJ TBD
- Aisha Ellis Trio
- Live Reindeer
- A Toy Train for Children’s Rides
- Live Stream of the 19th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Campus Martius Park
- And more…
Canterbury Village (Lake Orion)
5pm – 8pm
45 Foot Dancing Christmas Tree!
Treats & Entertainment:
- Live Carolers
- Hot Cocoa & Hot Cider Stations
- Outdoor Fire Pits
There will be another special event at the Village Saturday, 11/19 – Sunday, 11/20 called the Cocoa Stroll!
The Stroll will take place 1 pm – 3 pm both days!
Tickets are $2 per person. Admission is free for children under two, active military and veterans.
The village hopes you will also bring your best canned and non-perishable food to benefit The Village Food Pantry.
Shops across the village will offer samples of hand-crafted cocoa treats, and adults can enjoy special cocoa cocktails. The shops are bringing out their best creations as they compete for the Best Cocoa Award, which will be decided by guests at the Cocoa Crawl.
Saturday, November 19 – Sunday, November 20
Sunday, November 20
Tree Lighting Festivities:
4:00-6:00 pm near Sola Salon Suites
– Complimentary Face Painters
4:00-6:00 pm near J. Barbaro
– Complimentary Cider & Donuts*
Sponsored by Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace.
*One per person, while supplies last
4:00-7:00 pm near Chico’s
– Complimentary Photo Booth with magical Partridge Creek trees in the background.
5:00-7:00 pm Entertainment on Stage in Center Court
– Snow Sisters
– Motown Museum’s Hitsville Next Singers
– Lazer Beatz Drum Line
– Break Dancing Elves
– Santa & Mrs. Claus
– Tree Lighting
Starting at 4 pm, the first 2500 children under the age of ten at each entrance of the mall will receive a light up wand to help Santa light the tree (While Supplies Last).
Monday, November 21
(Ok, so there is no tree, but this one is still a big deal when the lights go on for the season!)
6pm – 9pm
Monday Nov 21, 2022 – Jan 21, 2023
The Facebook event page says 7pm on the 22nd for the lighting, but I’d get there early FOR SURE.
The lights will be on every evening from 5pm-Midnight through January 21!
Saturday, November 26
Thursday, December 1
See Santa, hear some of your favorite Christmas carols and join us to share in the spirit of Christmas as we light the big tree.
Then, visit with the jolly guy fireside inside the new library.
We’ll have kids’ crafts, cookies and hot chocolate, a marshmallow roast, and horse-drawn wagon rides. Don’t forget your wish list!
Friday, December 2
Saturday, December 3
The annual Winterfest 5k, Parade, Tree Lighting and Firework display is BACK!
Taylor Goodfellows 5k begins at 10 a.m., walk or run for a great cause! Sign up at http://rfeventservices.redpodium.com/2022-taylor-winterfest
The Sheridan Open Air Pavilion opens at 4 p.m. so you can stop by for live music, a hot cocoa, food, a photo with the grinch and more, on your way to watch the parade.
The parade steps off at 5 p.m. from the Taylor Recreation Center, and ends at the Sheridan Open Air Pavilion in Heritage Park. Parade generously sponsored by SBK Orthodontics!
The Tree Lighting and Firework display will immediately follow the parade (approx. 6:15 p.m.). Tree Lighting generously sponsored by Al’s Asphalt!
Monday, December 5
Saturday, December 10
• Rachel and Grunwald from WYCD 99.5 Morning Crew, Special Guests
• Santa and Mrs. Claus visits and photos with the kids
• Large-scale Fireworks Spectacular
• “Stuff an Ambulance” to benefit Toys For Tots
• Utica High School Marching Band
Join us on Saturday, December 10th at 7:00 pm at Utica’s Memorial Park for a fun, family celebration!