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Event Overview

The Detroit Red Wings Foundation invites you to join our mission in supporting the growth of hockey throughout metro Detroit at the 18th annual Toast of Hockeytown! Established as one of metro Detroit's most unique 21-and-up events, the Toast of Hockeytown provides guests with unparalleled access to Detroit Red Wings players, local culinary delights and craft beverages while raising significant funds annually to benefit the Detroit Red Wings Foundation.


This season marks an exciting opportunity to experience the Toast of Hockeytown for the first time at the new Little Caesars Arena!


Prior to the main event, the VIP Pre-Party, presented by Darakjian Jewelers, offers a limited number of fans exclusive, early access to mingle with select Red Wings players, coaches and alumni in the Comerica Players Club at Little Caesars Arena. A selection of complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be available and attendees will receive a special VIP reserved parking pass and a limited-edition Red Wings-branded gift. 


Please note: VIP Pre-Party tickets also include access to the Main Event 

$400 per person
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  • Meet & greet opportunities with the entire Red Wings roster (scheduled to appear, subject to change without notice), as well as select Red Wings alumni and hockey personnel
  • Local culinary delights representing metro Detroit restaurants
  • More than 50 different wines from Michigan, Italy, Spain, France and California
  • Craft beer and cocktails from premier Michigan establishments
  • Opportunities to bid on one-of-a-kind silent and live auction items
  • Tours of the Red Wings Locker Room and unique photo opportunities
  • Red Wings-branded gift
$250 per person
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Important Information

Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Cocktail attire is suggested. Please do not bring personal items for autographs. Guests will be provided with an official Toast of Hockeytown autograph sheet. Red Wings players, alumni and hockey personnel autograph opportunities are subject to change without notice. For more information, email


Event Timeline

5:00 p.m. | VIP Pre-Party Registration Opens

5:15 - 6:00 p.m. | VIP Pre-Party - Presented by Darakjian Jewelers

5:45 p.m. | Main Event Registration Opens

6:00 p.m. | Main Event Begins

  • Strolling Food & Beverage Statioins
  • Silent Auction
  • Mystery Puck Draw - Presented by Darakjian Jewelers
  • Locker Room Tours
  • Photo Opportunities

6:15 p.m. | Event Welcome & Red Wings Team Introduction*

6:15 - 7:45 p.m. | Red Wings Meet & Greet*

*Time subject to change without notice. All VIP Pre-Party participating players depart Main Event at 7:00 p.m.

7:45 p.m. | Live Auction Begins

8:15 p.m. | Silent Auction Concludes*

8:30 p.m. | Mystery Puck Draw Grand Prize Winner Announced

9:00 p.m. | Event Concludes

*Time subject to change without notice

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Event Entry & Parking

VIP Pre-Party: Reserved parking for VIP Pre-Party guests will be available in the Little Caesars Arena Garage at 165 Sproat Street. Prior to the event, VIP Pre-Party guests will receive a VIP Parking Pass to display on their vehicle dashboard. All VIP Pre-Party guests should use the Little Caesars Arena Garage pedestrian bridge on the second level to enter the arena via the West Suite Corridor Entrance. Guests must present their ticket for admittance into the arena.

Main Event: Complimentary parking for Main Event guests will be available in the Henry West Garage at 128 West Fisher Service Drive. Main Event guests should use their event ticket to access the Henry West Parking Garage (no passes). Main Event guests must present their ticket at the Meijer Entry Southwest for admittance into the arena.

Event Accommodations

MotorCity Casino Hotel

Toast of Hockeytown guests have an opportunity to stay at MotorCity Casino Hotel for a reduced rate on January 18, 2018!

Designed with input from renowned automotive designer Chip Foose, MotorCity Casino Hotel is Detroit's most innovative entertainment venue featuring the crown jewel of the city's skyline. With world-class luxury hotel accommodations, spa facilities, fine dining, live performance venues, and high-energy gaming, you'll find your kind of entertainment at the new MotorCity Casino Hotel.

$129/room (January 18, 2018 only)


Event Sponsors

VIP Pre-Party Sponsor

Food, Beverage & Entertainment Sponsors

Photo Booth

Mystery Puck Draw Sponsor

For a $50 donation, event guests can acquire a limited number of Detroit Red Wings pucks autographed by a current Red Wings player. Compliments of Darakjian Jewelers, each puck is individually boxed and sold at random. Additionally, every purchase includes an entry into the luxurious Mystery Puck Draw Grand Prize Raffle valued at more than $6,000!

Mystery Puck Draw His & Hers Grand Prize Set:
Men's Bell & Ross Chronograph Watch & Women's 18kt White Gold Amethyst & Diamond Ring by Lisa Nik

The Mystery Puck Draw Grand Prize Raffle winning number is scheduled to
be announced at 8:30 p.m. Winner must be present at the time of the raffle
draw to be eligible for the grand prize.