Viewers return to Lansing for 37th Silver Bells In The City

Large crowds are expected in downtown Lansing on Friday for the 37th annual Silver Bells In the City.

Lansing’s largest and one of the most popular public gatherings includes a parade and state Christmas tree lights.

The personal event was interrupted last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year there are no mandatory public health restrictions for participants.

For safety reasons, there will be no fireworks show due to ongoing construction at the State Capitol.

Instead, Mindy Biladeau of the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority says drones will light up the night sky.

“We chose this trail because it’s really cool and exciting and new, and [it] adds a really cool element to the event to round off the evening, ”said Biladeau.

Biladeau believes many people are happy to see Silver Bells return in 2021.

“I think people are more excited; You know, you don’t really know what you’re missing until it’s gone, ”said Biladeau.

“I think people just appreciate this event better than maybe before and are just very excited to have a more traditional experience and” [to] just come together as a community. “

Parking is free in all city-owned parking lots in the city center after 5:00 p.m.

The parade begins at 6:00 p.m. on the corner of Lenawee Street and South Washington Square.

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