The holiday season in Detroit officially kicks off today at Campus Martius Park, where the annual lighting of the city’s Christmas tree will take place, as well as a “Light Up Beacon Park” event!
The event will feature a variety of food trucks, free hot chocolate, bars, and horse-drawn carriage rides. There will also be a wide range of entertainment there, including Olympic figure skaters.
It is also rumored that St. Nicholas himself will be flying in from the North Pole to make an appearance.
Free shuttles will run between Campus Martius and Beacon Park starting at 4:30 P.M. until midnight, with pick up and drop off locations at Michigan and Griswold, and First and Plaza.
Here’s the list of food truck vendors on hand for the event:
High Octane Food Truck
Little Brothers Burgers
Rollin’ Stone Pizza
Chick a Dee
Old World Almonds
Bavarian Inn Cluck Truck
Detroit Mini Donut
Road Closures related to the event:
Michigan Ave: Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. to Nov. 23 at 8 a.m.
Michigan Avenue between Woodward and Griswold.
Fort St.: Nov. 22 at 12 a.m. to Nov. 23 at 8 a.m.
Fort Street between Woodward and Griswold
Woodward Ave.: Nov. 22 from 12 a.m. to Nov. 23 at 8 a.m.
Northbound and southbound Woodward Avenue at Congress
Cadillac Square: Nov. 23 from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Eastbound and westbound Cadillac Square between Woodward Avenue and Bates Street
Monroe: Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. to Nov. 23 at 8 a.m.
Monroe between Woodward Avenue and Farmer Street
Woodward Ave.: Nov. 22 at 12 a.m. to Nov. 23 at 8 a.m.
Northbound and Southbound Woodward Avenue at State/Gratiot
Have fun tonight, and be safe!