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Rosa Parks Circle Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As a part of Light Up Downtown, you can join The City of Grand Rapids, Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, City Manager Mark Washington & Andy Rent from 100.5 The River for the annual holiday tree lighting at Rosa Parks Circle. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be televised by WOOD TV8 at 6:30 pm.

Schedule of events:

5:00 pm at Rosa Parks Circle
❄️ Experience cultural holiday traditions: African-American (Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives), Italian (Flo’s Collection), Hispanic (Hispanic Center of Western Michigan), German (Edelweiss Club Grand Rapids), Irish, Jewish (Chabad House of Western Michigan), African, Asian-American (West Michigan Asian American Association Inc), Polish (Polish Heritage Society of Grand Rapids, MI) & Mexican (Mexican Heritage Association)

❄️ Enjoy free donut holes from Dunkin’ Donuts, sweet treat samples from the Downtown Market Grand Rapids and hot cocoa and cookies from the Salvation Army WMNI

❄️ Meet the Grand Rapids Police Department horses and enjoy a delicious doughnut with local officers

❄️ Climb aboard a City of GR plow as well as a fire truck and get fire safety tips from the Grand Rapids Fire Department

❄️ Create holiday crafts with the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, Grand Rapids Public Library and Home Depot

❄️ Mingle with Crash from the West Michigan Whitecaps, Griff from the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Salvation Army Brass Band – there may be some great giveaways!

❄️ Make a complimentary winter wonderland snow globe and sign up for winter recreation classes with the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department. Also, learn about mobility and transportation options from Mobile GR and get information from 311

❄️ Watch the Sled Wings adaptive hockey exhibition brought to you by Grand Rapids Griffins Youth Foundation

❄️ Experience a captivating performance by the synchronized ice skating team Lake Effect Flurries Synchro Team

❄️ Donate to the Angel Tree Toy Drive led by Salvation Army and WOOD TV8

6:30 pm
🎄 Light Up Rosa Parks Circle and the holiday tree with the Mayor

6:35 pm
⛸️ Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink opens to the public

**Make sure you grab a free Gerald R. Ford International Airport drawstring backpack and an ArtPrize reusable tote to carry all your goodies!**


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