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

Christmas Tree
Reginald Hardwick
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.
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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