Tree Lighting Ceremony

Save the date for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony!

Friday, Nov. 29 – 5:00 p.m.


Join our host, Rachel Ruiz of eightWest and WOOD TV 8 for a holiday season kick-off. Mayor Amna Seibold will be on-hand to lead a carol while children can meet Santa Claus and see live reindeer. Light-up wands will be available for children at various shops in the Village.


To help keep warm, the East Grand Rapids Community Foundation will once again hand out Hothands Hand Warmers.


The tree-lighting ceremony is free and open to the public.


Schedule of Events:

5:00 PM
Carriage rides begin; S’mores from Great Clips; KDL Crafts
6:30 PM
Santa and Mrs. Clause arrive with Mayor Seibold and Rachel Ruiz
6:30 PM
Reindeer arrive
7:00 PM
Tree is officially lit
8:00 PM
Last carriage ride