Silver Bells Set to Ring in the Season
A mid-Michigan tradition is back for its 39th year in downtown Lansing on Nov. 17.
Silver Bells in the City will take over downtown beginning with the Silver Bells Village opening from 5-9 p.m. You can grab your parking spot before enjoying some refreshments and a little holiday shopping. The village is made up of vendors from throughout Michigan and is located on the 100 block of East Allegan Street between South Washington Square and Grand Avenue.
While you’re out and about, look for the 2023 ornament created by artist Tiffany Marie of La Fille Gallery. The ornament was designed with a colorful music note and is adorned with Swarovski crystal, metallic silver lettering and music notes on the back.
The Electric Light Parade begins at 6 p.m. at the corner of Lenawee and South Washington streets. Attendees will see more than 70 units decked out with thousands of lights, high school marching bands, the arrival of Santa and more.
Following the parade, the lighting of the official state of Michigan holiday tree will take place in front of the state Capitol. Immediately after the lighting ceremony, the community sing featuring Grace West will take place. West took second place on season 23 of NBC’s “The Voice.”
The evening will round out with the Firefly Drone Holiday Light Show, as 200 drones set the sky aglow as they synchronize to music before the fireworks finale begins.
For those who can’t attend the parade but would like to see it, WSYM Fox 47 will air the event from 6-8 pm.
Events continue Nov. 18 with the Silver Bells 5K on a marked course in downtown Lansing.
517 Magazine publisher M3 Group is a gold bell sponsor of Silver Bells in the City.
For more information, visit silverbellsinthecity.com.