DETROIT -

Thousands of needy children celebrated Christmas thanks to some generous metro Detroiters.

The Adopt-A-Child Christmas Party was held at Cobo Center Friday night.

Parents adopt-a-child for the day and present them with gifts at the party.

The annual event is one of Detroit’s longest goodwill holiday traditions.

The Adopt-A-Child Christmas Party was started by a Detroit couple who decided to provide Christmas gifts to needy families in the neighborhood.