It's the 33rd Silver Bells in The City on Friday 11/17 and here is all of the details on the parade, music, parking, and anything else you need to know before heading to Downtown Lansing.

  • The Main attraction is the Electric Light Parade which kicks off at 6 p.m. Sparty will serve as grand marshal for this year's parade. There will also be a sing-a-long at the Capitol at around 7:20p.
  • Following the Christmas tree lighting at approximately 7:45 p.m., fireworks will cascade over the Capitol dome. Weather could be the only factor in this but there is expected to be rain on Friday but it is supposed to be clear by Friday night.
  • Then from 5p - 9p its Shop 'til you drop at the Silver Bells Village, located on East Allegan Street between South Washington Square and Grand Avenue.
  • Visit Santa and his reindeer at the Lansing City Market, cookies and cider will be available.
  • At the Lansing Center from 8p - 9p its Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers will be performing. .
  • On Saturday morning for all of you early risers and runners its the Silver Bells 5K run/walk it kicks off at 9am.
  • Brunch with Santa will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Troppo on 111 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing. Make Reservations here.
  • Parking, All city-owned parking ramps will be free and open to the public starting at 5 p.m
  • Buses - There will be extra CATA buses dedicated to route #1, which will run approximately every 10 minutes Friday depending on traffic. Adult fare is $1.25. Discounted fare is 60 cents. Children 42 inches tall and under ride for free.

For a complete list of events and more information about Silver Bells in the City, go here.