I guess I can’t rag on CVS or Home Depot anymore for setting up their holiday displays too early. Apparently the Christmas season is officially here.
The Christmas tree in Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit that annually stands over what is a fountain all summer is up, complete with enormous bulbs and ornaments on its branches and giant, wrapped packages underneath. The city officially kicks off the holiday season on Nov. 20, with a tree-lighting ceremony from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Although I’ve never been at the park during the actual tree-lighting ceremony, I have spent a little time down there during the winter, and it’s a cool atmosphere, with or without kids. The skating rink is open and music plays overhead. If only there were shopping to complete the picture! Oh well, it's still a great way to spend an evening sometime this winter, and there are a ton of bars nearby to take the chill off.
Kage note: Speaking of bars, our series of bar profiles will continue soon with my discovery of place just down the street from Campus Martius. Be sure to visit us again soon for a look at the Greenwich Time Pub. (In the world of pointless blog creation, that is what we call a "teaser".)