Tree Lightings in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Pack up the family and head to these 2022 tree lightings in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

This November and December, get the family together and head to one of theses fun tree lighting events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

We’ve gathered a list of some of the most merry and bright tree and menorah lightings, along with lots of other joyful jollies here in southeast Michigan — from Detroit to Ann Arbor and beyond.

Check out this list and plan your family’s holiday season kickoff.

Canterbury Village Tree Lighting at Canterbury Village

Nov. 18, 2022

Enjoy holiday shopping, smores, hot cocoa, hot cider, outdoor firepits, entertainment, carolers and the lighting go the 45-foot-tall Christmas Tree.

Detroit Christmas Tree Lighting at Campus Martius

Nov. 18, 2022

This holiday event kicks off the winter and holiday season in Downtown Detroit.

Wyandotte Tree Lighting

Nov. 18, 2022

  • Address: At Sycamore and Biddle Avenue, Downtown Wyandotte
  • Cost: Free

Music and merriment await you and your family as this city lights up its Christmas tree.

Holiday Lighted Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Northville

Nov. 19, 2022

Twinkling lights are not only on the streets but also in them at this downtown Northville community favorite.

Holiday Tree Lighting at City Hall

Nov. 28, 2022

See Santa Claus arrive in town and watch as the lights are powered up. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies while listening to seasonal tunes.

Saline Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Saline

Nov. 29, 2022

Families can come out to the front of KeyBank in Downtown Saline to see the annual tree lighting ceremony.

Holiday Lighting Fest at Macomb Township Hall

Dec. 2, 2022

This annual event features caroling, the arrival of Santa and the Holiday Lighting display. Also, music, crafts, live reindeer, giveaways and more.

Wixom Tree Lighting Festival at Wixom Community Center

Dec. 2, 2022

The city lights up for the holiday season with the lighting of a giant Christmas tree, plus enjoy carols, pictures with Santa, crafts for kids, music and more.

Light Up Shrine at National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica

Dec. 3, 2022

Families can come out to National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica for ‘Light Up Shrine.’ There will be a horse drawn carriage, a live animal nativity, hot chocolate bar and more.

Tree Lighting Ceremony and Glow Hike at Hudson Mills Metropark, Activity Center

Dec. 3, 2022

Head to Hudson Mills Metropark Activity Center to see the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Don some glow apparel and hike the nature trail on a Glow Walk afterwards. The night will end inside by the fire with hot cocoa and campfire treats.

This post is updated regularly. 

Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.


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