Sponsor Story: Holidays in the City
Picture strolling down Woodward Avenue, shopping bags in hand, as you marvel at the twinkling holiday lights adorning the façade of Detroit’s beautiful, historic buildings. A doorman decked out in his holiday best greets you as you step inside a warm, toasty building ready to enjoy festive drinks with your friends before a night of ice skating at Campus Martius Park.
“Downtown Detroit is so much more than just a destination for a concert or game, it’s a great place to go for an amazing day or night out that includes unique shopping, dining and entertainment options,” said Dan Mullen, EVP, Bedrock. “You can experience things here that you literally cannot find anywhere else.”
This holiday season, Bedrock has collaborated with partners across the city to create a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. From shopping and Santa to ice skating and eating, there are events and activities for everyone to enjoy.
The Holiday Season kicks off with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Campus Martius Park this Friday, November 18 at 5:00 p.m. Detroiters and visitors alike will converge in downtown’s favorite gathering place to experience spectacular rink performances by Gold Medal Olympian figure skaters Meryl Davis and Charlie White. On stage, award winning vocalist Aaron Neville’s performance will usher in the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas Tree, officially signifying the holidays have begun! But don’t just stay in the park, check out one of Detroit’s many bars, restaurants and retail shops such as Calexico, Kit + Ace, the Detroit Shoppe, and the brand new Holiday House.
Makers, artisans, and clothiers from around the city are coming together at 1001 Woodward Avenue for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that’s uniquely Detroit. The Holiday House will open on Thursday, November 17 at 12:00 p.m. and will feature more than a dozen retailers, including:
- City Bark: Unique, one-of-a-kind pet products that enhance the well-being of pets and their owners
- Talulah Belle: A thoughtfully curated portfolio of artesian apparel, apothecary, and home décor products with a “Southern charm meets Northern edge” vibe
- Has Heart: A non-profit organization that utilizes the power of art, design, and fashion to benefit U.S. Veterans
- Bird Bee: A boutique offering unique, quality clothing, accessories, and jewelry for the sweet rebels, rock ‘n’ rollers and gypsies at heart
- Detroit Artifactry: Retailer specializing in vintage industrial decor, furniture, jewelry and gifts
- Woodward Throwbacks: Furniture and home decor products made out of reclaimed materials found in Detroit
- Douglas & Co.: Leather goods and lifestyle products, including candles, bags, journals and more
- Cannelle Patisserie: French-style baked goods and coffee
- David Vintage: Haute couture streetwear
- State & Liberty: Men's dress shirts crafted from athletic performance fabric
- Detroit Grooming Co.: Men’s grooming line that includes shaving, personal care, creams and cleansers, and hair care products
- Black Vinyl: Fashion forward men’s outerwear
- The End Grain Woodworking Co.: Functional pieces handcrafted from reclaimed Detroit wood that offer a high level of creativity and attention to detail
So head downtown this holiday season and experience all Detroit has to offer.
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