DETROIT - Why wait until December to celebrate the holiday season? Christmas in July, sponsored by the Parade Company returns to Comerica Park on Tuesday, July 29 when the Tigers host the Chicago White Sox at 7:08 p.m. (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.) It's sure to be a holly jolly time!
Santa Claus will take a break from the North Pole to stop by Comerica Park to pose for pictures at Gate A with fans, and participate in the "Prance Around the Park" pre-game on-field parade featuring 400 Salvation Army Day Campers, the Detroit Tigers Kids Club Grand Marshall and a dance performance by the elves from Deborah's Stage Door Dancers, before he takes to the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Musical entertainment for the special occasion includes Christmas music throughout the ballpark featuring, the St. Paul's Handbell Choir from Rochester, MI, the Salvation Army Brass Bands, Carlos Whitlow & Generation Praise Gospel Choir and the Simply Dickens Carolers-plus a Christmas-themed sing-a-long following the seventh inning stretch! Live music will accompany a wide variety of Christmas décor including oversized stockings, Christmas trees, snowflakes, parade floats and a half-pipe featuring Christmas-clad stunt performers outside of Gate A.
Salvation Army Red Kettles will be located at all entrances to the ballpark so fans can help celebrate the season of giving! Ticket packages for Christmas in July were sold online at tigers.com and included a $5 donation to the Salvation Army. Christmas in July is presented by the Parade Company, host of America's Thanksgiving Day Parade. For more than 75 years, the parade has been a one-of-a-kind spectacle of fantasy, holiday spirit, and community enthusiasm in Detroit.
The Tigers host the Chicago White Sox July 29-31 at Comerica Park. Secure your tickets now by stopping by the box office at Comerica Park, visiting tigers.com, or calling 866-66-TIGER.