Dearborn's Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and sing-along planned for Dec. 5

Posted at 8:32 AM, Dec 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-04 08:32:38-05

Dearborn will mark the unofficial beginning of the end-of-the-year holiday season Monday, Dec. 5 with the city's annual tree lighting and sing-along at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.
The free event will get underway at 6 p.m. with a performance by the Dearborn Youth Symphony String Quartet in the lobby of the Michael A. Guido Theater.
At 6:40 p.m., the festivities will move outside the building's west entrance for the ceremonial lighting of the city Christmas tree by Mayor John B. O'Reilly, Jr., assisted by five-year-old Cheyenne Weaver from Nowlin Elementary School.
Everyone is then invited into the Michael A Guido Theater for holiday performances by the Dearborn High School Orchestra and the Dearborn Public Schools Elementary & Secondary Honors Choirs.
The in-theater portion of the evening will conclude with Mayor O'Reilly leading an audience sing-along, featuring some of the best known songs of the holiday season.   
 Following the sing-along, cookies, coffee and hot chocolate will be available in the lobby, and Santa Clause will welcome young children in Studio A.
For additional information, call (313) 943-2350.