The trees are turning and temps are dropping but there’s no cooling off the fun with exciting free events at DTE’s Beacon Park in downtown Detroit and in communities statewide.

Events at DTE’s Beacon Park

 Sunday, Oct. 28 vs. Seattle Seahawks, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Sunday, Nov. 18 vs. Carolina Panthers, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Sunday, Dec. 2 vs. LA Rams, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Feel the energy of game day in downtown Detroit. Enjoy ticket giveaways, lawn games, signature drinks and tailgate fare from Lumen with games live-streamed on the big screen in the comfort of Beacon Park’s heated Winter Lodge.

Bring the little ones in costume to Beacon Park’s for a howling good time with trick or treating, face painting, inflatables, make and take activities, cider and donuts, music and more. 

  • Light up Beacon Park presented by the DTE Beacon Park Foundation and the 15th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremonyin Campus Martius, presented by the DTE Energy Foundation on Friday, Nov. 16

    Experience downtown holiday spirit on November 16 at the Detroit Tree Lighting.

Celebrate the holidays at two downtown parks on one night! Partygoers can ride free shuttles between the two parks all evening long. Keep warm at fire pits, take selfies with Santa, experience a spectacular interactive light installation, enjoy shows , and see a live stream of the Detroit Tree Lighting inside Beacon Park’s heated Winter Lodge.

Create mesmerizing colors and sounds at Beacon Park by visiting this stunning installation featuring 25 six-foot tall illuminated prisms. Spin the prisms and trigger a spectrum of light and blissful sounds.

Holiday Events in Detroit

The DTE Energy Foundation is proud to support this metro Detroit tradition, among the nation’s largest and most spectacular parades! Hundreds of thousands of parade spectators line Woodward Avenue on Thanksgiving morning to watch larger than life floats, colorful helium-filled balloons, thunderous marching bands, and exciting specialty acts.

Events Across Michigan

Hit the road and fall into winter by taking in a seasonal slate of community events supported by the DTE Energy Foundation. Bundle up and enjoy the best of Michigan’s people, food, music, and fun!

Fall Family Festival and Harvest Moon Run – Escanaba

October 26

Festival of Trees – Kalkaska

November 10-18

Holiday Glow – Brighton

November 17

Petoskey Turkey Trot

November 22

Grosse Pointe Santa Claus Parade

November 23

Howell Fantasy of Lights Parade and Fantasy 5K Run

November 23

Taylor Winterfest

November 24

Garden City Santaland Parade

November 24

Christmas in Ida Festival and Parade of Lights

November 30 – December 1

Holiday Night in Brownstown

November 30

Charlevoix Merchant Open House

December 1

Saline Holiday Parade and Festival

December 1

Holiday Extravaganza Parade and WinterFUN Festival – Pontiac

December 1

Light Up the Night & Soup Cook-Off – Bellaire

December 1

Cheboygan Parade of Lights

December 2

Victorian Sleighbell Parade and Old Christmas Weekend – Manistee

December 6-9

Fremont Christmas Stroll

December 7-8

Wolcott Mill Metropark Historic Center Heritage Holidays – Ray

December 8

Charlevoix Bridge Drop

December 31

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