Menorah in the D Returns to Campus Martius Park

Catch the annual holiday tradition in person or online on Dec. 7, 2023.
Photograph courtesy of Menorah in the D

The Motor City celebrates the start of Hanukkah with special activities, kosher food, a fire show, and much more at the Menorah in the D event at Campus Martius in Detroit on Dec. 7, 2023.

This annual event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a ceremony that features greetings from local community leaders and dignitaries, along with the lighting of a 26-foot-tall Menorah, which joins the city’s Christmas tree on display at Cadillac Square.

After the lighting, the celebration continues throughout the evening with strolling entertainment, including photo opportunities with Dreidel Man, the Detroit Pistons’ Extreme Team, and Hooper, along with dancing dreidels a fire show, games and crafts for kids, and much more.

There will even be complimentary hot soup, snacks, and cider as well as Kosher food trucks to keep your tummy full throughout the event.

The 2023 Menorah in the D event will also include an online component for those who can’t make it to the in-person event. Sign up on the event’s website to receive a Lamplighter Kit, and then tune into the live broadcast to celebrate at home.

The doors of Menorah in the D open at 5 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2023, at Campus Martius in Downtown Detroit. The event officially starts at 5:30 p.m. and is free and open to all, regardless of their religious beliefs. Advance registration is required.

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This post has been updated for 2023.