Silver Bells in the City
November 17, 2023, in Downtown Lansing
Kick off your holiday season with Silver Bells in the City!
Experience millions of lights, a superb electric light parade, the lighting of Michigan's official Christmas tree, a community sing-along, a firefly drone light show, and fireworks. Visit the Silver Bells Village with Michigan vendors selling all kinds of tasty treats and merchandise.
Schedule of Events
From 5 to 9 p.m., visit the Silver Bells Village and start your holiday shopping! You can also get some refreshments and your commemorative Silver Bells ornament. The village is located on the 100 E. Block of Allegan Street between South Washington Square and Grand Avenue.
Steps off at 6 p.m. and begins at the corner of Lenawee and S. Washington Sq.
More than 60 units and several high school marching bands will sparkle with thousands of lights as they make their way through the streets of downtown Lansing. The parade is a sight to behold, delighting people of every age.
The participating high school marching bands will compete for the Best Illuminated Band awards during the parade.
Starting at approximately 7:30 p.m., enjoy a community sing! Artist TBD.
Choose Lansing is proud to sponsor the Community Sing. Did you know that Silver Bells in the City began as a simple community sing? The event now offers something for everyone and brings families together who travel from across the state and beyond to kick off the holiday season in this annual tradition. On behalf of everyone in the tourism and hospitality industry, we wish you a joyous holiday season.
At approximately 7:35 p.m., there will be 200 drone performing a Firefly Drone Light Show, lighting up the sky and synchronizing with the community sing.
Following the Drone Show at approximately 7:50 p.m., the stunning firework display over the Capitol marks the evening's grand finale.
There will be free parking at 4 p.m. in the following State of Michigan surface lots:
- Allegan and Library Visitor Lots
- Elliott-Larsen Lot (not Executive)
There will be free parking at 5:00 p.m. in the State of Michigan Roosevelt ramp.
Parking in any City of Lansing parking ramps or surface lots is a flat fee of $5.
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