I know we have not even gotten to Halloween yet and already many folks are talking about the holidays. Before you know it we will be eating turkey, putting up a tree, and doing our Christmas shopping.

As we start thinking about all the fun things to do in the mitten for the holidays here is a gift for everyone. One of the biggest events in the mid-Michigan area is back to enjoy this holiday season.

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Great Way To Kick Off The Holidays

This is exciting to see, The city of Lansing will explode with thousands of lights at the 37th annual Silver Bells in the City according to wilx.com. It will happen Friday, Nov. 19th, so mark it on the calendar.

Bringing together family and friends from across the Midwest, Silver Bells in the City officially kicks off the holiday season. Generations of families and over 45,000 people anticipate this long-standing tradition. The event features numerous activities and special outdoor performances, all highlighted with the 24th Annual Electric Light Parade with more than 60 illuminated floats, high school marching bands sparkling with thousands of lights, and the arrival of Santa.

And who doesn't love a parade? That will happen at 6 p.m.on the corner of Lenawee Street and South Washington Square.

Fun After The Parade

After the parade is over folks will gather around the state Christmas Tree for the countdown to the lighting of the tree and community sing. This tree is fabulous with 63-foot spruce from the western Upper Peninsula.

Let's start thinking about Christmas and I can't think of a better way to kick it off than with Silver Bells in the City.

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