Mount Clemens’ second annual Tinsel Tour kicks off Dec. 3 with decorated trees along the city’s riverfront. Trees will remain on display until Jan. 1.

Mount Clemens’ second annual Tinsel Tour kicks off Dec. 3 with decorated trees along the city’s riverfront. Trees will remain on display until Jan. 1.

Photo provided by Cathleen Martin


Light up the city for the holidays

By: Alex Szwarc | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published November 20, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — Mount Clemens is seeking local families, service clubs, schools, Scout troops and businesses that are interested in decorating a Christmas tree for the city’s second annual Tinsel Tour.

The decorated trees will light up the city’s riverfront from Dec. 3 to Jan. 1 for all to see. Groups may decorate the trees in any theme that they choose, and creativity is encouraged.

“The Tinsel Tour is the perfect way for the families, businesses and organizations of Mount Clemens to come together as a community and publicly share their holiday traditions, wishes and dreams in a festive display for all to enjoy,” Mount Clemens Deputy Clerk Cathleen Martin said.

Memory trees to honor those who have died are also an option.  

The tour will debut in grand style with a kickoff from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3 at City Hall, located at 1 Crocker Blvd., with free holiday fun for the entire community, including a stroll along the riverfront to view the array of Christmas trees, festive Christmas carolers, fire pits and marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate and cookies, and a visit with Santa. North Broadway Church of Christ Music Ministry Choir will also perform.

Trees will be displayed along the City Hall side of the riverfront for easy access from the City Hall parking lot.

It costs $75 to sponsor a tree, which includes the cost of the tree, signage, strands of white lights, city fees and environmental disposal of the trees.  

Last year, 21 trees were aglow along the riverfront.

“This Yuletide display was the final event of Mount Clemens’ yearlong bicentennial celebration last year and was brought back again this year by popular demand,” Martin said.

She added that the goal of the tour is to provide a holiday focal point in town, bring the community together for Christmas, and help families build hometown holiday memories that will last a lifetime.  

Registration forms and a complete list of rules and guidelines are available in the City Manager’s Office at (586) 469-6818, ext. 315 or ext. 310. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 2.