Detroit Tree Lighting 2023 Guide

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The holiday season will begin in Detroit with the Detroit Tree Lighting on Friday, November 17, 2023, from 4 pm to 9 pm.  It is the 20th anniversary special edition of this free Detroit event.  The entertainment for this will include Olympic figure skaters, Detroit skating club, a band, a choir, singers and more.  There will also be a holiday market, food trucks and unique lighting displays in downtown Detroit. 

Nathan Chen, Olympic gold medal winner, will perform at the Rink at Campus Martius Park.

Other performers include

  • Miko Marko
  • Paul Russell
  • Talia Suskauer
  • Arctic Figure Skating Club
  • Anna Cobb
  • Drey Skonnie
  • Onyx Suburban Skating Academy
  • Corrin Barnett
  • Gospel duo Tasha Page-Lockland & Clifton Lockland
  • Detroit Skating Club
  • Isis Damil + JonPaul Williams
  • Archdiocese Detroit Choir
  • Dream Detroit Skating Academy
  • The Redhorn Band
  • Figure Skating Club of Birmingham
  • Daniel Palmieri
  • Figure Skating Detroit
  • Annabelle Wilkins
  • Frasier Figure Skating Club
  • Brooklyn Wybo
  • Motown Ice Theater
  • New Edge Figure Skating Club

The tree is a 64 foot Michigan grown Norway spruce decked out with ornaments.  Santa will do the countdown and the tree will be illuminated by thousands of shimmering multi-colored lights!

Food Trucks

Food Trucks at the tree lighting will include

  • The Lobster Truck
  • Max Chicago Style Italian Beef
  • Clara’s Place
  • Shredderz
  • Impacto
  • Los Dos Amigos Tacos
  • Unity Catering
  • For the Love of Sugar
  • Smoke Ring
  • Original Seafood Truck
  • Lil Bros Burgers

Detroit Hotels

If you’d like to visit Detroit, you should consider the following hotels.  They are all offering discounted rates which can save you money on your stay.

  • Comfort Inn & Suites Allen Park: 19% Discount
  • Quality Inn Telegraph Road: 19% Discount
  • Comfort Suites Northline Road: 19% Discount
  • Comfort Inn Detroit – Troy: 19% Discount
  • Rodeway Inn Metro Airport: 19% Discount
  • Comfort Inn Convention Boulevard: 19% Discount
  • Radisson Hotel Southfield – Detroit: 16% Discount
  • Quality Inn Little Mack: 15% Discount
  • Comfort Inn Downtown: 15% Discount
  • Quality Inn & Suites Warren – Detroit: 15% Discount
  • The Leo Collection Detroit, Ascend Hotel Collection: 15% Discount
  • Comfort Inn Metro Airport: 15% Discount
  • Quality Inn & Suites Banquet Center: 15% Discount
  • Comfort Inn Near Greenfield Village: 15% Discount
  • Quality Inn & Suites Detroit Metro Airport: 15% Discount
  • Hollywood Casino at Greektown: 10% Discount
  • Suburban Studios Roseville – Detroit North: 5% Discount
  • Comfort Inn Buckingham Avenue: 5% Discount
  • Cambria Hotel Detroit Downtown: 5% Discount
  • Clarion Hotel Detroit Metro Airport: 5% Discount
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Taylor: 5% Discount
  • Rodeway Inn Stephenson Highway: 5% Discount

Detroit Pizza

Detroit pizza is delicious!  No visit to Detroit would be complete without trying pizza Detroit style.  The following are the 10 Best Pizza Restaurants in Detroit as chosen by the users of TripAdvisor.

  1. Buddy’s Pizza – Michigan Avenue
  2. Ottawa Via
  3. Supino Pizzeria
  4. Buddy’s Pizza – Conant Street
  5. Loui’s Pizza
  6. Pizza Papalis
  7. Jolly Pumpkin
  8. Motor City Brewery Works
  9. Pop’s for Italian
  10. Firenze Restaurant & Pizzeria