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Main Attractions


Main Attractions

Friday, November 18

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 2016 Silver Bells commemorative ornament. The Village is located on the 100 E. Block of Allegan Street between South Washington Square and Grand Avenue. 

20th Annual Electric Light Parade
Steps off at 6:00 pm

Corner at Lenawee and S. Washington Sq. 

Bring the whole family to enjoy the Electric Light Parade. More than 70 units all decked out with thousands of lights, local High School Marching Bands, horse drawn carriages, the arrival of Santa and more! The parade is brought to you by IBEW Local #665 and NECA.

Community Sing
Approximately 7:35 pm

The Steiner Chorale will lead the sing. Learn more about the chorale at

Lighting Of The Official State Christmas Tree
Approximately 7:45 pm

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

Approximately 7:50 pm

Enjoy a dazzling fireworks display (weather permitting) over the Capitol dome. 

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

  • Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 26 at 4:30 p.m.


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

SmithField Live in Concert

8:00 pm at the Lansing Center.

SmithField was founded in 2011 with a dream as big as their home state of Texas. Comprised of vocalists Trey and Jennifer, SmithField took the stage by storn with their memorable music and stunning harmonies. Having grown up together, their on-stage chemistry is undeniably genuine and natural. Mixing the heavily rock influenced background of Trey and the classical country tendencies of Jennifer, SmithField creates a contemporary country sound that's different and compelling. SmithField's sophomore single "Hey Whiskey" made its video world premiere on CMT this fall and is currently on SiriusXM The Highway, Spotify and iTunes. 



Downtown Entertainment

Downtown Entertainment

Friday, November 18

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. 

Lansing City Hall

  • 5:00-6:00pm: Water Wonderland Chorus of Sweet Adelines International 
  • 6:30-7:00pm: Capitol City Jass Society
  • 7:15-8:00pm: Glen Erin Pipe Band

Main Stage (corner of Michigan & Capitol)

  • Following Parade: Lighting of Michigan’s Official State Tree and Fireworks Display (Weather Permitting)

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 218 W Ottawa

  • 7:30-8:30pm: St. Paul’s Choral and Hand Bell Music of the Season

Washington Square, 100 S Block

  • 5:30-6:30pm: Strolling Clowns

Washington Square, 200 S Block

  • 5:30-6:30pm: Strolling Clowns
  • 7:30-8:30pm: Capitol City Chordsmen

Washington Square, 300 S Block 

  • 5:30-6:30pm: Strolling Clowns

CATA Transportation Center

  • 5:00-6:00pm: Lansing Concert Band, Woodwind Quintet
  • 6:00-7:00pm: Steven Thomas, Saxophonist
  • 6:30-8:30pm: Clowns and Face Painting
  • 6:30-8:30pm: Caricatures
  • 7:00-8:00pm: Alex Mendenall

Capital Area District Libraries-Downtown Lansing Library

  • 5:00-8:30pm: Face Painting & Balloon Animals 
  • 5:00-8:30pm:  Create Your Own Button
  • 6:30-8:30pm: Family Photo Booth*
  • 7:30-8:00pm: Taylor Taylor
  • 7:30-8:00pm: Joel Tacey's "Let it Snow Holiday Show"*
  • 8:15-8:45pm: Joel Tacey's "Let it Snow Holiday Show"*

State Capitol Building

  • 5:30-8:00pm: Self-Guided Tours of the Capitol
  • 6:00-8:00pm: Deidreanna Q. Potter, Harpist

Lansing City Market

  • 5:00-9:00pm: Live Reindeer and Santa & Mrs. Claus*
  • 5:30-6:30pm: Doug Berch (Dulcimer/Banjo)
  • 6:30-7:30pm: Deacon Earl
  • 7:30-8:30pm: Presbyterian Church Choir


Lansing Center – Main Concourse

  • 5:00-6:30pm: Marina Stojanovska, Pianist
  • 5:30-6:00pm: Acafellas
  • 6:00-8:00pm: Live Broadcast of the Parade, Tree Lighting & Fireworks on the Big Screen
  • 6:30-7:30pm: Jennifer Pittman, Cellist
  • 7:00-7:30pm: Ballet Maria Luz
  • 7:30-8:00pm: Spartan Dischords

Lansing Center -- Exhibit Hall C

  • 8:00-9:00pm: Smithfield*

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

  • 8:00-9:00 pm: Live Radio Broadcast of “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians," on 89.7FM and Studio audience welcome for this radio play.

Lansing Central United Methodist Church-Fellowship Hall

  • 6:00-7:00pm: The Men of Orpheus*
  • 7:00-8:00pm: Strong Tower Radio Quartet
  • 8:00-9:00pm: J.D. Saffold and Friends

Michigan Library and Historical Center

  • 5:00-9:00pm: Make a hand-warmer station
  • 5:00-9:00pm: Victorian Ornaments*
  • 5:00-9:00pm: Michigan History Museum Exhibits
  • 5:00-6:00pm: Patch Chords (Barbershop Quartet)
  • 6:00-8:00pm: Blue Haired Bettys
  • 8:00-9:00pm: Drew Kilpela Trio

Saturday, November 19

Breakfast With Santa

8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Bring your children for a hot pancake breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Troppo. The morning includes cookie decorating, writing letters to Santa and holiday arts and crafts.

Tickets are on sale now at Troppo for $10 each, children under 2 receive free admission. For reservations call Troppo at 517-371-4000.


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 is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network and is coordinated by the Michigan Fitness Foundation.

Register for the Silver Bells 5K at or on site the morning of the event.

Sunday, November 20

Breakfast With Santa

8 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Bring your children for a hot pancake breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Troppo. The morning includes cookie decorating, writing letters to Santa and holiday arts and crafts.

Tickets are available at Troppo and are $10 each, children under 2 receive free admission. For reservations call Troppo at 517-371-4000.

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