WXYZ-TV Will "Light Up the Season" With a Live Broadcast of the Tree Lighting From Campus Martius Park Friday, November 16, 7:30-8pm

Nov 07, 2012, 17:24 ET from WXYZ-TV Channel 7

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WXYZ TV/Channel 7, along with the Detroit 300 Conservancy, will "Light Up the Season," with the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony, live from the heart of Detroit at Campus Martius Park on Friday, November 16th, 7:30-8pm.   This year's holiday tree is a 55-foot Norway Spruce from Manton, Michigan.  The tree is adorned with more than 19,000 LED Lights.  

Hosted by 7 Action News anchors Carolyn Clifford and Stephen Clark, "Light Up The Season" will feature performances by Detroit vocalist KEM, the Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet, the Detroit Skating Club, the Arctic Figure Skating Club and the Metropolitan Opera Theatre Children's Chorus, as well as a visit from Santa himself.   7 First Alert Weather Meteorologist Dave Rexroth will be rink-side to bring you all the fun and festivities.

"The tree lighting ceremony has become a great tradition in the city and we're honored to be a part of it," said Ed Fernandez, Divisional GM, E.W. Scripps Company and Vice-President/General Manager of WXYZ.  "This is what the holiday season is all about...enjoying time with family and friends, and coming together as a community."

This Metro Detroit family tradition marks the start of Winter Magic, a season of festivities that includes the grand opening of the ice rink at Campus Martius Park, and Christmas WonderFest, a European-style holiday marketplace on Cadillac Square.  For a complete schedule of events, go to wxyz.com. 

WXYZ-TV is owned by E.W. Scripps.  Scripps is a leading media enterprise that embraces its rich history in delivering high-quality journalism through television stations, newspapers and the Scripps Howard News Service, while developing and expanding its digital strategies, including social gaming, for multiple platforms. The company provides community-changing breaking news, story-telling, investigations and interactive outreach at 19 television stations in major markets such as Denver, San Diego, Detroit, Phoenix, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Tampa, and 13 newspaper markets, including Memphis, Knoxville, Naples, Fla., and Corpus Christi, Texas. Since 1941, Scripps has operated the National Spelling Bee, one of America's most-enduring celebrations of academic excellence.