For the past 36 years, the Detroit Aglow dinner has reminded us of the reasons to be thankful for all the connections we share. It has brought the community together to kick-off the holiday season and raise funds for DDP’s core programs and initiatives.
However, like many cherished and long-standing traditions in our lives, Detroit Aglow will be celebrated differently this year due to COVID-19. 
While many of you have enjoyed coming together over our traditional turkey dinner in past Novembers, Detroit Aglow has grown beyond a one-night celebration -- it is a winter-long campaign to celebrate a Season of Light and Hope
Throughout this campaign, we bring attention and awareness to the many ways that we uplift the Downtown community throughout the year. From offering critical support to our small businesses and the essential work of our Downtown Detroit BIZ Ambassadors to the wonderful events that take place in our Parks and Public Spaces, DDP creates a vibrant Downtown that offers something special for everyone in every season. 
Each year, the Detroit Aglow dinner raises significant funds for DDP's work. In the absence of the event this year, DDP invites the community to contribute to our stewardship efforts. Your gift, no matter its size, will support DDP operations, park maintenance and community programs during these unprecedented times.

For many in our extended community, Detroit Aglow has become synonymous with the holiday season.

This has not changed. Beginning in mid-November, Downtown will be “aglow” with dazzling lights, unique displays and the iconic 60-foot tree in Campus Martius Park.

DDP hopes you will continue our efforts to keep Detroit Aglow and spread joy throughout a Season of Light and Hope.
Show Your Support and Give Now!
To continue our support of local small businesses, donors at the “Detroit Level” of $313 will receive a Build Box, an annual holiday-themed gift box filled with locally-sourced items from a variety of metro-Detroit’s small businesses.
Detroit Aglow is DDP's annual fundraiser to support core initiatives and programs that build a strong, sustainable and vibrant Downtown. 
Thank you for your support!
For more information regarding ways to support the DDP, please contact
Mary Riegle at or 313.314.2720.