Silver Bells In The City returns in person in Downtown Lansing
LANSING, Michigan (WILX) – One of the largest events in the Mid-Michigan area just announced that it will be back in person over the upcoming Christmas season.
The City of Lansing will shine with thousands of lights on the return of the 37th Annual Silver Bells in the City presented by the Lansing Board of Water and Light and City of Lansing on Friday November 19th.
Silver Bells in the City brings together family and friends from across the Midwest and officially opens the holiday season. Generations of families and over 45,000 people anticipate this longstanding tradition.
The event features numerous activities and special outdoor performances, all of which will be highlighted with the 24th annual Electric Light Parade featuring more than 60 illuminated floats, the high school marching bands twinkling with thousands of lights, and the arrival of Santa Claus.
The parade begins at 6:00 p.m. on the corner of Lenawee Street and South Washington Square. This Christmas tradition promises a smile to brighten up the holiday season in a safe way.
Lansing-born Tokyo Olympic third medalist Taylor Manson will serve as Grand Marshal this year. East Lansing High School graduate Taylor had excellent high school track performance. She continued her career at the University of Florida, where, among her many career highlights, the two-time All-SEC Outdoor Second Team (2018, 2019), the two-time All-SEC Indoor Second Team (2019, 2021), 2020 USTFCCCA Indoor All. include -American (400m & 4x400m) and 2021 Indoor First-Team All-America (4x400m). That year Manson represented Team USA on the Olympic track and field team and helped their team to bronze in the 4×400 meter mixed relay.
Immediately after the parade, crowds will gather around the state Christmas tree to start the countdown to light the tree and sing together. This year’s tree is a 63-foot spruce harvested in the western Upper Peninsula. The spruce donated by Carla Fletcher and her family arrives at the Capitol grounds on October 30th.
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