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34th Annual Silver Bells in the City

Friday, November 16, 2018 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

LANSING, MI — Downtown Lansing will be all aglow once again at the
34th Annual Silver Bells in the City, presented by the Lansing Board of
Water & Light and the City of Lansing, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16.
The event brings together family and friends from all over Michigan to
celebrate the start of the holiday season.
The event will feature numerous activities and special outdoor
performances, all highlighted by the 22nd Annual Electric Light
Parade complete with an assortment of 76 illuminated oats and
marching bands, which will step o at 6 p.m. from the corner of S.
Washington Sq. and Lenawee Street.
Immediately following the parade, crowds will gather ‘round the State
Christmas Tree and participate in the highly anticipated countdown to
the lighting of the tree. Billboard chart topping Saxophonist Phil
Denny and vocalist Meagan McNeal, from Season 13 of NBC’s “The
Voice,” will lead the crowd in holiday favorites.
Unfortunately, due to the Geothermal eld installation project that is
currently taking place on the west side of the Capitol and for the
safety of attendees, there will not be a reworks display as part of this
year’s Silver Bells in the City festivities. Fireworks will return as part of
the festivities in 2019.
Check out all of the exciting Silver Bells festivities happening Friday,
Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18.
Friday, Nov. 16:
• The 22nd Annual Electric Light Parade steps off at 6 p.m.
• Following the parade, the State Christmas Tree will be lit with
a performance by Meagan McNeal and Phil Denny.
• The Silver Bells Village, sponsored by the Lansing State
Journal, located on East Allegan Street between S. Washington
Sq. and Grand Ave., will feature a variety of vendors selling
novelty toys, baked goods, Michigan-themed items and other
• The 2018 Silver Bells in the City commemorative ornament is
available for purchase online at silverbellsinthecity.org. The
handcrafted ornament was made by local artist, Tiany Marie
of La Fille Gallery in Lansing. They will also be sold the night of
the event at the Silver Bells Village and La Fille Gallery. The
cost is $20 each.
• The festival welcomes vocalist John Splithoff, who will be this
year’s headline

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