The Detroit Tree lighting ceremony marks the start of the Christmas and Holiday Season in the city. The ceremony is organized by the Detroit Downtown Partnernship and the Detroit Regional News Hub team and is sponsored by DTE Energy. Mayor of Detroit Mayor Bing addressed the crowd and many perfmormers entertained the attendees. The Youth Neighborhood News program is funded by The Detroit Regional News Hub and produced by Denha Media and Communications. YNN is in collaboration with YouthVille Detroit and ARISE Detroit. The YNN team on site were Gionni Crawford, Khymaya Perkins and Darren Perkins. Videographer on site was Chavell Crofford. The YNN piece was edited by Tim McCotter.