Kickoff the holiday season with these Ann Arbor area Christmas Tree Lightings. Nothing quite captures the magic of the season better than seeing the big tree light up for the season.
We are still waiting for some 2022 events as noted below, but have information on the one we have found.
Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Lightings
Check out all of the fun Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Lightings for 2022
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Make your plans for the Depot Town's Christmas extravaganza tree lighting. The big tree across from Sidetracks will be lit at 5:30p. Then follow Santa & Mrs Claus to the Freighthouse for a night of fun. The Ypsilanti Community High School Choir will lead Christmas Carols. There will be hot chocolate, lots of cookies, candy canes, and cider. There will be everything you need to write your letter to Santa. One of Santa's live reindeer will be there as well. And, in new fun, there will be free unicorn rides for the kids. Why not plan dinner at Maiz Mexicanread more…
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Join Saline for their Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event is a partnership of City of Saline, the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce, and KeyBank.. The Tree is in front of KeyBank at the corner of Michigan Ave & N. Ann Arbor St. There is not much information about the tree lighting yet (November 6), but it typically includes singing, tree lighting, and light refreshments.
Friday, December 2, 2022
Kick off Chelsea Hometown Holidays with a Tree Lighting on Friday night. There will be free pizza from Jet's and free hot cocoa from Lakehouse Bakery (while supplies last) in the pavilion before the tree lighting ceremony. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will start at 6p. Santa will be on hand to help out. The tree lighting will be followed by Christmas sing-alongs. Other Hometown Holiday Events Learn more about Hometown Holiday. We have also identified a few other Family Friendly events as part of Hometown Holiday
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Saturday, December 3, 2022
Come to the Community Christmas Tree Lighting at Whitmore Lake's Calvary Baptist Church. There will be live music, food trucks, and a photo booth. Frosty the Snowman will be making a guest appearance.
Join Hudson Mills for their annual tree lighting outdoors at the Activity Center. The lights will turn on at 5:45p sharp. Then, don glow apparel and hike the nature trail. The hike will end at the amphitheater where you can warm up around the fire and enjoy hot cocoa and campfire treats. Advance registration is required by December 2 at 4p
Superior Township is holding a Tree Lighting with Santa. Santa will light the Township Christmas Tree. There will be time for pictures with Santa, Christmas carols, and ice carving demo. There will also be cookies and hot chocolate.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Join Northfield Township Library for their annual tree lighting. The Whitmore Lake High School marching band will provide holiday music as Santa arrives on top of a fire truck at 7p. He'll then light up the tree. The library lot will fill quickly. Additional parking available at Living Water Church - 200 Barker Rd
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Join the Holiday Celebration at the Dixboro Village Green. . Schedule: 3-7p Cookie Walk in Dixboro Church - $9/lb 5:15-6:30p Visit Santa in the Schoolhouse 5-6:30 Carolers on the Green 5:45p Tree Lighting Proceeds from Cookie Walk go to Jewish Family Services Interdenominational Help for Ukrainian refugees in Washtenaw County. Some information found in the Dixboro General Store newsletter.
Dress Appropriately for the Tree Lighting
Make sure to dress warmly if the weather is cold. You may also want to bring warm beverages in a thermos.
Why leave the lights to the tree? Bring your own lights with these wearable items.
Southeast Michigan Christmas Tree Lightings & Parades
Tree lightings and holiday parades can be worth a drive. So, I’ve collaborated with several other sites to bring you events throughout Southeast Michigan.
Redesigning Happiness Wayne County Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Christmas Parades – Updated for 2022
Metro Detroit Mommy Oakland County Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Christmas Parades
Events We are Watching For
Events are still being updated. These are the events that were held in the past that we have not yet seen updated for 2022. Since many events took off for 2020 and some were still limited in 2021 we are also checking the 2019 list. We will check back periodically throughout November for updates on these events.