A large menorah will be lit in Campus Martius at 5 p.m.


  • Tony Lowe
The fourth annual Menorah lighting in downtown Detroit will take place at 5 p.m. today at Campus Martius Park. 

Called "Menorah in the D," the free event to kick off Hanukkah will feature a live band, free food, and booze, according to the event's website.  

The lighting of the 26-foot-tall menorah is expected do draw more than 3,000 people, the Detroit Free Press reports. The eight-day Jewish holiday will begin this evening and runs through Wednesday, Dec. 24.