Time flies, and a longtime tradition is headed our way soon with “millions of lights, thousands of people and one very special guest.” That’s how silverbellsinthecity.org touts the much-anticipated event that kicks off the holiday season in Lansing the evening of Nov. 16.
While the popular electric light parade, lighting of the Official State Christmas Tree and Santa are part of the fun, there will also be a live concert at the Lansing Center. One thing missing this year? Fireworks. The city is playing it safe due to construction around the capitol, but don’t fret – the fireworks will return next year.
This year’s headlining performer, John Splitho, will take the stage at the Lansing Center for the annual free, live concert presented by the Lansing Board of Water and Light and the city of Lansing.
Splitho is a soul/pop artist who released his first single without the support of a label and generated more than 28 million Spotify streams based solely on reaction from fans. His music is found on all major music platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music.
This year’s festivities are sure to make for memorable ones as Silver Bells in the City attendees are welcomed to take their memories home with a 2018 commemorative ornament designed by area artists. Local artist and La Filla Gallery owner Tiffany Marie will design the of the one-of-kind ornaments for this special event.
The limited amount of commemorative ornaments will be available for $20 the night of the event at 100 E. Allegan St. at the Silver Bells Village. Ornaments are also available online at silverbellsinthecity.org. Supplies are limited.
As for the parade, it will be broadcast live on Fox 47 and local Comcast Channel 12 from 6-8 p.m.
For more information, visit silverbellsinthecity.org.