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See Campus Martius lit up for the holidays in these Instagram pics

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Perhaps the weather didn’t feel very holiday-like on Friday night (although that quickly changed overnight), but thousands came to downtown Detroit to watch the annual lighting of the tree in Campus Martius Park. Many captured the special evening, whether on the ground near the ice rink, looking up at the tree, or from one of the surrounding office buildings.

Friday night wasn’t just about the tree lighting. Olympic gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White took to the ice to entertain the crowd, Aaron Neville performed, and kids of all ages found the holiday spirit. Here are some of the best pictures we found of the action, from rink side to seeing our beautiful city in the background to capturing it all from above. Enjoy!

Meryl Davis and Charlie White! #detroittreelighting #detroit #depictthed #olympicchampions #meryldavis #charliewhite

A photo posted by ladyspartan523 (@ladyspartan523) on

Performers posing in front of the tree at the #DetroitTreeLighting #wintermagicDET #campusmartius #Detroit

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OK, we’re a little jealous of this one ...

✔️ this off my bucket list. Rode on the zamboni Friday night!

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And the lovely tree in all its glory...

It may be a bit early but #detroit just held the #DetroitTreeLighting with this beautiful Norway Spruce and it looks spectacular! #detroitlove

A photo posted by •••Oh My Foodness••• ~Yaseen~ (@oh_my_foodness) on

#TreeLighting #Detroit @kellierowe

A photo posted by The Detroit Line (@thedetroitline) on

Here we go! Beautiful night for the #treelighting

A photo posted by Kim (@detroit_kim_) on

Capturing the scene around Campus Martius.

#Detroit #Holidays

A photo posted by G. (@9milecurve) on

Woodward is ready, too.

The view from above...

A weekend to remember in Detroit. Today, I'm also officially working in Detroit .

A photo posted by ⓜ (@melodia11) on

#detroittreelighting

A photo posted by ʝąღįę (@jmestarr) on

Tonight: ➡️ at @campusmartiuspark AND 65+ Degrees??? ⛄See You ⛸There! Details on our blog. (link in the bio)

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Happy Holidays, y’all!

Campus Martius Park

800 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48226 (313) 566-8250 Visit Website