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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: The atmosphere at the 86th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on November 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Friday November 22 is the official kick off to the holiday season when the city’s Christmas Tree lights up!

The official tree  lighting time is 7-8 p.m.  this Friday November 22, 2019.  This is the 16th consecutive year for the Downtown Detroit Partnership annual tree lighting  ceremony.  This is a family friendly event located at Campus Martius Park expected to draw over 40,000 people.

The Christmas tree is a Michigan -grown 60-foot Norwegian Spruce that  will shine with more than 19,000 multi -colored lights and ornaments.