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Main Attractions


Friday, November 22, 2019


Silver Bells Village
5:00-9:00 pm

The Silver Bells Village is the perfect place to start your holiday shopping, get some refreshments and purchase your Silver Bells commemorative ornament. The Village is located on the 100 E. Block of Allegan Street between South Washington Square and Grand Avenue. 

23rd Annual Electric Light Parade
Steps off at 6:00 pm

Corner of Lenawee and S. Washington Sq. 

Bring the whole family to enjoy the Electric Light Parade. More than 80 units all decked out with thousands of lights, high school marching bands, horse drawn carriages, the arrival of Santa and more! The parade is presented by IBEW Local #665 and NECA.

Lighting Of The Official State Christmas Tree
Approximately 7:35 pm

The tree lighting takes place in front of the State Capitol.

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Community Sing
Approximately 7:35 pm

Michigan native and Woodward Avenue Records recording artist, Ben Sharkey, will lead the crowd in holiday favorites. Ben Sharkey, infuses his live performances with a hip and sultry fire, bringing his artful swagger with a colorful fusion of old school cool, swinging jazz, soul and contemporary pop. Mr. Sharkey released his second album Mercury Rising in the summer of 2018.

Fireworks
Approximately 7:45 p.m.

A spectacular fireworks display will cascade over the Capitol dome following the Community Sing.

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Live Broadcast
6-8 p.m.

The Silver Bells in the City Electric Light Parade is going to be broadcast LIVE on FOX 47 and local Comcast Channel 12 from 6-8 p.m.

Replays on FOX 47

  • Nov. 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving) from 7:30-9:30 a.m.

  • Nov. 29, 2019 (Black Friday) from 9:00-11:00 a.m.

  • Dec. 1, 2019 (Post-NFL) from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

City of Lansing-TV

  • Immediately after live broadcast, and on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. through New Year's Eve.

Live Concert

8:00 pm at the Lansing Center

Legendary pop star and ‘80s icon, Tiffany, will perform along with the Mega 80’s. This free concert is proudly presented by Spartan Toyota and the Michigan Lottery.

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Tiffany has earned two number one hit singles, I Think We're Alone Now and Could’ve Been, and set a record as the youngest female artist to top the Billboard charts with her debut album. In 2000, Billboard Magazine described Tiffany’s album, The Color of Silence, as ‘thoughtful, intelligent, and full of grace’ and ranked it among the ‘Top Ten Best Albums of the Year.’ She has sold over 15 million albums to date. Her current album, Pieces of Me, is her 10th studio album and is her best work ever.  As a writer and co-producer, Tiffany brings us into her world and it’s clear to see her passion and vulnerability on this latest project. 

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Take a handful of your favorite ‘80s songs, a splash of some retro fashion, a pinch of panache and an eye-popping video spectacle in the background and what do you get? The Mega 80’s, of course! From the banks of the Red Cedar at Michigan State University to the House of Blues, fans agree that the Mega 80’s put on show like no one else. Since their emergence onto the Detroit music scene, the Mega 80’s, have taken southeast Michigan by storm. Now veterans of the ‘80s cultural milieu, they are still rocking as hard as ever.

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Downtown Entertainment


Downtown Entertainment


Friday, November 22


Opening of BWL Toy Mill

12 p.m.

Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and join us for the opening of the BWL Toy Mill at Ottawa and N. Washington Square. The Toy Mill is open for toy donations from 5-9 p.m. the night of Silver Bells.

Lansing City Hall

  • 5:00-6:00 pm: Water Wonderland Chorus of Sweet Adelines International

  • 5:00-9:00 pm: Refreshments (while supplies last)

  • 6:30-7:00 pm: Tom Jones Trio

  • 7:15-8:00 pm: Glen Erin Pipe Band

Main Stage (corner of Michigan & Capitol)

  • Following Parade: Lighting of Michigan’s official state tree, Community Sing & fireworks

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 218 W. Ottawa

  • 8:00 pm: St. Paul’s Hand Bell eEnsemble

  • 8:00 pm: Refreshments and Christmas carol sing-a-long

Washington Square, 100 S. Block

  • 5:30-6:30 pm: Strolling clowns

Washington Square, 200 S. Block

  • 5:00-9:00 pm: Hudsonville ice cream samples* (while supplies last)

  • 5:30 pm: Strolling clowns

  • 7:30-8:30 pm: Capitol City Chordsmen

Washington Square, 300 S. Block 

  • 5:30-6:30 pm: Strolling clowns

For Crepe Sake, 221 S. Washington Sq.

  • 5:00-7:00 pm: Dennis Preston, caricature artist

Lansing Art Gallery, 119 N. Washington Sq.

  • 5:00-7:00 pm: Ugli Paul, caricature artist

  • 5:00-9:00 pm: Michigan Made | Holiday Art Exhibition* (shop gifts from 100+ Michigan artists)

Radisson Hotel, 111 N. Grand Ave.

  • 5:30-6:30 pm: Al Duo

  • 6:30-7:30 pm: Pure Winds Quintet

La Fille Gallery

  • 5:00-9:00 pm: Silver Bells ornament sale

  • 5:30-6:30 pm: Phil Denny, saxophonist

CATA Transportation Center

  • 5:30-6:30 pm: Steven Thomas, saxophonist

Capital Area District Libraries-Downtown Lansing Branch

  • 5:00 pm: Greater Lansing Ballet Company: Holiday story time and Nutcracker Ballet highlights (auditorium)

  • 6:00 pm: Greater Lansing Ballet Company: Holiday story time and Nutcracker Ballet highlights (auditorium)

  • 7:00 pm: Greater Lansing Ballet Company: Holiday story time and Nutcracker Ballet highlights (auditorium)

  • 8:00 pm: Laser tag challenge (basement level)

  • 5:00-8:00 pm: Meet and greet Superheros from the League of Enchantment (first floor)

  • 5:00-8:00 pm: Giant games and a make and take craft with the Lansing Makers Network (first floor)

Impression 5 Science Center

  • 5:00-6:30 pm: Science Center is open for free

  • 5:00-6:00 pm: Wanda Degen, hammered dulcimer

State Capitol Building

  • 5:00-6:00 pm: MSU Community School of Music children and youth choirs (East Steps)

  • 5:30-8:00 pm: Self-guided tours of the Capitol

  • 6:00-8:00 pm: Deidreanna Porter, harpist*

Lansing Center — Riverfront Plaza

  • 5:00-9:00 pm: Live Reindeer and Santa & Mrs. Claus

  • 5:00-9:00 pm: Refreshments (while supplies last)

Lansing Center – Main Concourse

  • 5:00-6:30 pm: Autumn Rain, pianist

  • 6:45-7:15 pm: MSU Accafellas

Lansing Center -- Exhibit Hall C

Lansing Community College, Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capital Ave.

  • 8:00-9:00 pm: Live Radio Broadcast of “Back to the Present,” on LCC Radio 89.7 FM or at lccradio.org. Studio audience welcome for this radio play.

Central United Methodist Church-Fellowship Hall,

  • 5:30-6:00 pm: Janet Geissler, carillonneur

  • 6:00-7:00 pm: Men of Orpheus*

  • 7:15-8:00 pm: Constance Schroeder, songwriter and poet*

Michigan History Center

  • 5:00-9:00 pm: Activity: Make a hand-warmer station*

  • 5:00-9:00 pm: Activity: Make a pet rock*

  • 5:00-9:00 pm: Refreshments (while supplies last)

  • 5:00-6:00 pm: Patch Chords (Barbershop Quartet)

  • 6:00-7:00 pm: Alex Mendenall

  • 7:00-8:00 pm: Deacon Earl

  • 8:00-9:00 pm: Coolidge

Library of Michigan, 702 W. Kalamazoo St.

  • 5:00-9:00 pm: TBA

Saturday, November 23


Brunch With Santa

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8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Bring your children for a special brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Troppo. The day includes cookie decorating, writing letters to Santa and holiday arts and crafts.

Reservations will be available at troppo.org on October 22, 2019.

 

Silver Bells 5K

9 a.m.
This is a 3 mile Run/Walk to support Silver Bells in the City and the Chris and Louise Holman Foundation. Christmas traditional costume contest, chip timed, finisher medals for all participants and awards for top finishers. The Silver Bells 5K Run/Walk is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Care Network and Dean Trailways with support from AF Group and Planet Fitness.


Register for the Silver Bells 5K at www.runsignup.com/silverbells or on site the morning of the event.


Sunday, November 24

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Brunch With Santa

8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Bring your children for a special brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Troppo. The day includes cookie decorating, writing letters to Santa and holiday arts and crafts.

Reservations will be available at troppo.org on October 22, 2019.


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Note: all of the arts & cultural entertainment is sponsored by Dewpoint unless it has an *