DEARBORN – Dearborn will mark the holiday season Dec. 3 with the city’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and sing-along at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.
The free event, a longstanding Dearborn tradition, gets under way at 6 p.m. with a performance by the Dearborn Youth Symphony String Quartet in the lobby of the Michael A. Guido Theater.
The festivities will move outside the theater’s west entrance at 6:40 p.m. for the ceremonial lighting of the city Christmas tree by Mayor John O’Reilly Jr., assisted by 6-year-old Abdullah Mohamed from Nowlin Elementary School.
Everyone is then invited into the Guido Theater for holiday performances by the Dearborn Community Concert Band and the Dearborn Public Schools Elementary & Secondary Honors Choirs.
The in-theater portion of the evening will conclude with O’Reilly leading an audience sing-along, featuring some of the best known songs of the holiday season.
Following the sing-along, cookies, coffee and hot chocolate will be available in the lobby, and Santa Claus will welcome young children in Studio A.
The annual tree lighting and sing-along is hosted by the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department and made possible, in part, by support from Park Place Catering and the Dearborn Lions Club.
For further information, call 313-943-2350.