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Fun But No Storms Expected At Holiday Parades in Lansing & Jackson

Christmas Tree
Reginald Hardwick
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WKAR-MSU
Capitol Christmas tree in Lansing in December 2017.

Lansing and Jackson will usher in the holiday season tonight with parades and tree lightings. 

Silver Bells
Credit Downtown Lansing Inc.
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Silver Bells parking & parade route

Many streets around downtown Lansing will close Friday at 4:00 p.m. for the annual Silver Bells In The City celebration.

At 6:00 p.m., dozens of colorful and electrified floats and marching bands will parade thru downtown followed by the lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree – a 60 foot spruce from Alpena

Organizers say there will not be fireworks this year because of ongoing construction at the Capitol.

To the south – the downtown Jackson Christmas Angel parade also starts at 6:00 p.m.

A tree lighting at Consumers Energy headquarters will follow.

Best news  - meteorologists say there will be no snow or rain during the parades.

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