World's tallest red kettle goes up in Detroit for Salvation Army campaign

Posted: 5:01 AM, Nov 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-04 11:33:15Z

The world's tallest red kettle is being installed downtown today.

The Salvation Army Red Kettle, representing the generosity and charity of the holiday season, will light up Cadillac Square.

At 56 feet tall and 24 feet wide, it is the tallest kettle in the world.

Finishing touches will begin later this morning around 6 a.m.

We're told a brass band will accompany electricians today, playing Christmas tunes as the 26,000 LED lights are tested by volunteers from Labelle Electric.

This massive display will be beautiful and cheerful, but is also  meant to remind you to be  a little more generous this holiday season.