Historic Trinity
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From Thanksgiving through New Year's Day Historic Trinity Lutheran Church celebrates the most outstanding Christmas season of any downtown church in Detroit. We extend to you an invitation to share this joyous season with us by making a "journey home to Historic Trinity" a part of your Christmas tradition.

Christmas Traditions abound at Historic Trinity.

Inspiring Mid-Week Advent Worship Services, followed by light lunch (free will-offering) are presented at noon on Wednesdays during December in Advent.

Traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve Carol Services and a Christmas Day Service present the joy of God's gift of Jesus Christ to all people. Experience Christmas in this awe-inspiring cathedral setting, sing the old-fashioned Christmas carols by candlelight, and be uplifted spiritually by the preaching and the excellent music.

The New Year's Eve Service, followed by a champagne toast to the New Year, offers a fine opportunity to end and begin the season.


  • Thanksgiving Services
  • Advent Services
  • Advent By Candlelight Program
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services
  • German Language Christmas Service
  • The Blessing of the Greens
    Christmas Concerts
  • Lutheran Choralaires in Concert
  • The Lutheran Singers in Concert
  • Group Parties and Receptions
  • Christmas Carol Sing-alongs
  • Individual and Group Tours
  • Creche and Angel Displays
  • Christmas Open House
  • Christmas Live Nativity
  • Christmas Eve Services
  • Christmas Day Service
  • New Year's Eve Service
  • Toast to the New Year
  • New Year's Day Service

    Tour Historic Trinity at Christmas time as individuals, as a family, or as a group. You may see the outstanding displays every Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. through December 24th. Call or email Historic Trinity for special arrangements. The facilities are closed the week between Christmas and New Years. A Christmas visit to Historic Trinity will be a highlight of your Christmas Season.

    The rich heritage of Historic Trinity as seen in the beauty of its cathedral buildings, carefully restored, provides an ideal setting for your Christmas event. Call early to schedule your group for a luncheon, a dinner, a sing-along, a party, or a tour at Historic Trinity.

    Historic Trinity provides meeting rooms, with or without catering, for a variety of needs. The staff of Historic Trinity is eager to serve you. Call (313) 567-3100 for arrangements or click here to email Historic Trinity.

    Journey Home to Historic Trinity at Christmas time to make your Christmas traditions complete.

    At Christmas time Historic Trinity experiences a transformation. You can watch this transformation by viewing the video, "The Colors of Christmas." Although the video was done several years ago, the process remains unchanged. This significant historical cathedral and architectural treasure is filled with Christmas decorations, many Christmas trees, greens, creches from throughout the world, a major collection of angels, animated characters, dollhouses, and the sounds of Christmas music are everywhere.

    Many individuals and families enjoy stopping by Historic Trinity to see the decorated facilities as part of their Christmas tradition. Church and community groups regularly schedule tours of Historic Trinity as part of their Christmastide events.


    Follow these links for a tour of Christmas at Historic Trinity



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    Historic Trinity Lutheran Church
    1345 Gratiot Avenue
    Detroit, Michigan 48207
    Phone: (313) 567-3100
    Fax: (313) 567-3209
    Email: Historic Trinity

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