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.