Beacon Park, downtown Detroit’s coolest new public space, will kick off new winter programming Nov. 17 with “Light up Beacon Park.” The party will feature a performance by “Queen of Blues” Thornetta Davis, a live stream of tree lighting at Campus Martius Park, free shuttles, interactive light displays, visits with Santa, food trucks, and bars.
A must-see attraction, Beacon Park welcomes interactive holiday light displays from Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles. The Iceberg and Island of Warmth installations will make their U.S. debut and light up Beacon Park with a stunning, modern twist on traditional holiday lighting.
“The DTE Energy Foundation is proud to sponsor this incredible holiday event, both at Beacon Park and at Campus Martius,” said Faye Nelson, DTE Energy vice president and DTE Energy Foundation board chair and president, who also announced this week that she is stepping down from her position at DTE. “Each year, the tree lighting kicks off the holidays in Detroit. With the addition of new events at Beacon Park and free shuttles, there will be even more to enjoy during this Detroit holiday tradition.”