DEARBORN – Dearborn will mark the beginning of the Christmas season Nov. 25, 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 6:30 p.m. when Mayor John O’Reilly Jr., assisted by Ari Sulollari, a kindergartener at Nowlin Elementary School, will light the ceremonial city Christmas tree outside the Michael A Guido Theater’s west entrance.
The festivities will then move into the 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, everyone is invited to take a free tour of the Festival of Trees in the Hubbard Ballroom, where children can visit with Santa Claus.
Cookies, coffee and hot chocolate will be available in the lobby during the evening’s festivities.
The annual tree lighting and sing-along is hosted by the 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.