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Detroit Welcomes Its Official Christmas Tree of 2017

And the city braces for a bigger-than-ever celebration.

Detroit Christmas tree
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Nothing puts us in early holiday mood than finding out about how the nation's cities are getting ready for the holidays. And after New York, Boston, and Chicago, it's Detroit's turn to welcome official Christmas tree.

 

The 60-foot Norwegian spruce was trucked in from Cadillac to Campus Martius, Detroit Metro News reported, and workers are already working on decorating it with 19,000 lights and ornaments. The official lighting ceremony will take place on Friday, November 17, and the organizers have told the newspaper that they are planning a celebration unlike anything else the city has ever seen. The event will include a performance by U.S. Olympic medalist and four-time U.S. Figure Skating Champion Jeremy Abbott, and live music from Jessica Hernandez and Thornetta Davis, and a special appearance by Grammy Nominated R&B and Motown Star KEM.

 

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But that's not all. Since organizers are expecting aat least 40,000 people to attend, there will be a state-of-the-art sound system and LED video wall to ensure that everyone can take a peek at the action on stage. There will also be a beer tent, free hot chocolate, and a "Winter Fountain" bar. Naturally, Santa Claus will also make an appearance.

 

Basically, it sounds like we need to start looking for plane tickets because Detroit sure sounds like a lot of fun.

 

Feeling inspired? Watch how to string lights on a Christmas tree: