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The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP), WXYZ CH7, and the DTE Foundation are proud to usher in the spirit of the holiday season with a reimagined 17th annual Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony experience. Metro Detroiters can watch WXYZ’s “Light Up the Season” pre-recorded tree lighting special at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 from the comfort and safety of their homes. Santa will make a special appearance from the North Pole to help flip the switch on 19,000 lights on the Michigan-grown tree. No public tree lighting event will be held this year at Campus Martius Park.