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Light Up Downtown - Winter Season Kickoff

Let’s Light Up Downtown together as a community!

Join in the holiday themed festivities as we kick off the season with the annual lighting of the Christmas tree and opening of the Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink.

Schedule of Activities:
5:00PM
- Good Tidings Caroling Company spreading holiday cheer by singing loud for all to hear.
-Commemoration of the official opening of Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink with a performance provided by the Western Michigan University Synchronized Skating Team.

5:35PM
-Season’s Greetings with Mayor Rosalynn Bliss accompanied by WYCE's Quinn Mathews and Gabriella de la Vega.

5:45PM
-All of the holiday lights Downtown GR switch on!
-Opening of the Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink (Kids, 17 and under, skate free all night).
-Holly and jolly with his red suit on, Santa, joined by Mrs. Claus, will be around to take professional photos with the whole family.

Special thanks to our partners and sponsors The City of Grand Rapids, Ice Brigade, WOOD TV8, Rockford Construction, Buist Electric, Gelock Heavy Movers, Wheelhouse and Bluewater.

*Local food trucks Patty Matters - Food Truck, The Everyday Chef and Wife, Doughrunts and Ferris Coffee & Nut Truck will be on-site for the duration of the event.

¡Iluminemos el centro de la ciudad juntos!

Súmate a las festividades al participar en la iluminación del árbol de navidad y la apertura de la pista de patinaje en Rosa Parks Circle.

El evento contará con camiones de comida, cantantes de villancicos y diversión para toda la familia.

¡Asegúrate de tomarte una foto con Santa y la Sra. Claus antes de que la noche termine!

Light Up Downtown - Winter Season Kickoff