Photos: Downtown Detroit is draped in 350,000+ lights

Downtown lights

Downtown will be aglow with 350,000 lights as thousands of people descend on Campus Martius for the Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday.

Events begin at 5 p.m. The tree lighting is planned for 7:45 p.m.

The full schedule is here.

All photos by Steve Neavling. 

Tree
The 60-foot-tall, 10,000-pound Norway spruce was grown in Cadillac and will be aglow with 19,000 LED lights.
Downtown
Storefront along Woodward.
Storefronts along Woodward are strung with lights.
Storefronts along Woodward are strung with lights.
Looking south on Woodward.
Looking south on Woodward.
Along Woodward.
Along Woodward.
Downtown lights
Glowing Woodward.

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Campus Martius.
Campus Martius, where the tree lighting will take place.
Campus Martius will be teeming with people Friday.
Campus Martius will be teeming with people Friday.

Downtown lights

Downtown lights

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

  • maggiemay

    Beautiful, can’t wait to see it.

  • Mike McGuinness

    Looking great. Thanks for sharing!