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Grand Rapids will kick off holiday season with tree lighting next week

City of Grand Rapids

With the Thanksgiving Day holiday behind us… you know what’s next. To get you in the holiday season the annual tree lighting is coming up.

The City of Grand Rapids officially kicks off the holiday season Friday, Dec. 2 with the annual Christmas tree lighting. The all-ages event is 5 to 7 p.m. along Monroe Center near the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

A news release says this year’s event includes free s’mores and hot chocolate, cultural booths highlighting how holidays are celebrated around the world, a variety of family activities, arts and crafts and of course an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Evette Pittman, the City’s special events manager says quote, “We look forward to this event every year, adding, “The community knows when the tree is lit, Grand Rapids has officially kicked off the Holiday season. More and more people join us each year and we are proud to add to our city’s vibrancy and bring holiday cheer to those who live, work and play in Grand Rapids.”

Again, the tree lighting will be held on Friday, December 2nd.

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.
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