Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and the Christmas lights aren’t far behind. This weekend, ring in the holiday with the 20th annual Detroit Tree Lighting downtown on Friday or the Magic of Lights at Pine Knob Music Theatre. For those looking to start their holiday shopping early, visit the Jingle & Mingle Ferndale Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday.

Plus, families can check out the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade next Thursday. See what else is coming up this weekend around Southeast Michigan with contributor Cecelia Sharpe of 90.9 WRCJ on “One Detroit Weekend.” 

List of Upcoming Events:  

  • Ring in the holiday season with the 20th annual Detroit Tree Lighting at Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit Nov. 17. The event will feature holiday shopping, hot chocolate giveaways, food trucks, visits from Santa, Olympic figure skaters and much more. 
  • Drive through the dazzling Magic of Lights at Pine Knob Music Theatre. The holiday lights experience features scenes and characters from your favorite holiday films using the latest LED technology and digital animations. The event runs through Dec. 30.  
  • Check out the annual Detroit Doll Show at Marygrove Conservancy Nov. 18. The event’s mission is to inspire women and children of color to love the skin they’re in. 
  • Join the Jingle and Mingle Ferndale Holiday Market where you can start your holiday shopping and shop from local artisans underground beneath the Ferndale parking structure.  
  • Don’t miss one of the biggest events of the season — the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade along Woodward Avenue from Kirby to Congress Street on Nov. 23. Enjoy tons of colorful floats, fantastic bands, dancers and more.  
  • Catch the Christmas bug with a drive through Nite Lights at the Michigan International Speedway. The five-mile-long holiday lights show runs through January 7, 2024.  
  • Enjoy the final installment of the “Christmas at Pemberley” series with a production of “Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberleys” at Open Book Theatre in Trenton, Michigan through Dec. 17.  
  • Find your live music fix at El Club Detroit where Toronto rap-electronic group Keys N Krates will perform on Friday, Nov. 17. The trio will be joined by artist Key Mitch. 

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