World’s largest Kinara to be on display in Downtown Detroit during Kwanzaa

30-foot-tall Kinara will be at Campus Martius

Motor City Kwanzaa Kinara (Downtown Detroit Partnership)

DETROIT – The world’s largest Kwanzaa Kinara is set to be unveiled during the Motor City Kwanzaa Kinara Lighting at Campus Martius on Monday -- the first night of Kwanzaa.

The Downtown Detroit Partnership, Alkebu-Ian Village, Councilman Scott Benson and the city of Detroit will unveil the world’s largest Kinara at Campus Martius Park for a Kwanzaa celebration. The Motor City Kwanzaa Celebration will first kick off at Beacon Park before a procession leads the celebration to Campus Martius Park on Monday, Dec. 26.

Once at Campus Martius, officials will debut the 30-foot-tall Kinara.

“The 30-foot-tall Motor City Kwanzaa Kinara will add a new seasonal monument for the celebration of African American life, community, and culture to the park’s already existing holiday landscape alongside the Christmas tree and Menorah erected each year,” the Downtown Detroit Partnership said in their event announcement.

The Kinara will be on display at the park through Jan. 1, 2023.

See more details about the celebration event here.


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