WXYZ Editorial: Tis the season to take Detroit tree lighting to a new level!

Posted at 5:53 PM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-17 15:31:08-05

Detroit’s annual tree lighting at Campus Martius Park has become an exciting and much anticipated tradition!   We at WXYZ/Channel 7 take great pride in joining the Downtown Detroit Partnership and the DTE Energy Foundation in kicking off the 14th consecutive year of one of the city’s biggest holiday season celebrations.   As the official broadcast partner, we are thrilled to present a one-hour LIVE broadcast and online stream of this festive event.

From our downtown studio here at the Qube, it’s a picture perfect view of Detroit’s holiday tree, a 60-foot, Michigan-grown, Norwegian spruce.  Do yourself a favor, come on down and witness firsthand the 19-thousand, energy-efficient, LED multi-colored lights, accented by spectacular ornaments.  It’s a site that will stay etched in your memory!       

This year, the experience reaches a new level with a bigger than ever crowd, a larger main stage on Monroe and a LED video wall.  From U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Medalist Jeremy Abbott -- to soul/pop band Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas -- to blues great Thornetta Davis -- to Grammy-nominated Motown star Kem -- what a treat! 

Detroit’s downtown attractions are changing quickly.  Just since last year, there are more new restaurants to visit and a state-of-the-art Q-Line you can ride up and down busy Woodward Avenue.   You should also checkout Detroit’s new Beacon Park.  It’s an added treat to this year’s holiday season experience. 

Come see why many people are moving into the city and why everybody is talking about the “D” as one of the nation’s best sports and entertainment attractions.  Our advice:  This holiday season, use Detroit’s Christmas tree as a starting point to explore the old and new venues that Michigan’s largest city has to offer.  You’ll be glad you did.

I’m Mike Murri, Vice President & General Manager

Broadcast: November 16 - 17, 2017