Detroit attempts Guinness World Record for ugly Christmas sweaters

Posted at 1:38 PM, Dec 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-09 13:38:35-05

Detroiters have the chance to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people wearing ugly Christmas sweaters at Beacon Park on Saturday.

Presented by the DTE Energy Foundation and the Downtown Detroit Partnership, the attempt will aim to break the current record of 3,473 set at the Kansas Athletics vs. Montana men's basketball game on Dec. 19, 2015, in Kansas.

Participants will be asked to convene at Beacon Park on the corner of Cass and Grand River at 6:30 p.m. to begin the process of getting participants in place for the official count. will be on site selling an assortment of holiday sweaters.

"My brother Mark and I are so excited to potentially bring a Guinness World Records title attempt to the city of Detroit," said Fred Hajjar, co-owner of "We hope the community will embrace the holiday spirit and join us on Dec. 9 at Beacon Park to shatter the previous record."

After the attempt, the Winter Lodge tent will host a silent disco from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Food and drink will be available for purchase from a number of food trucks and bars on site.

For more information about the event, click here.