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We know, we know.. it’s getting colder in the D. And it’s also coming up on the holiday season. In what’s become an annual tradition, a large Christmas Tree now sits atop the fountain in the heart of downtown Detroit’s Campus Martius Park.

Some fast facts:

  • The tree is more than 60 feet tall and is a Norway spruce native to Michigan
  • It came from Cadillac, Michigan more than 200 miles away from the city
  • The tree weighs more than 10,000 pounds
  • From now until the tree lighting on November 21 there will be 19,000 multi-colored LED lights and sparkling red and sliver ornaments added to the tree, and this will be the 11th year DTE Energy will have made the tree lighting possible.

For more information on the tree lighting, check out a post from earlier from our friends at DetroitUnspun.