Bronson Park Tree Lighting Ceremony
The City of Kalamazoo will host its Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 26 in Bronson Park (200 S. Rose St), with festivities planned from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The lighting of the park will occur at approximately 6:00 p.m.
Every year, the City of Kalamazoo welcomes everyone in the community to celebrate the holiday season and the diverse traditions that are a part of life in Kalamazoo at the Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. including music and dance performances, crafts provided by Kalamazoo Valley Museum, reindeer from GG Reindeer Farm, ice sculpting by Ice Guru, hot chocolate provided by Kzoo Parks and First Presbyterian Church, and visits with Santa. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase from food trucks lined up along the park on South Street including Teresa’s Kitchen, Coffee Rescue, Weller Barbecue, and Incredible Kettle.
Ada LeeAnn, an indie-pop singer will kick off performances from 5:00 to 5:10 p.m. followed by Blendings Vocal Ensemble an adult pop vocal ensemble from 5:15 to 5:40 p.m. The Mayor, City Commissioners, City Manager, and Santa will then join the stage to read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ and flip the switch to light up Bronson Park, officially marking the start of the holiday season. After the park has been lit, Trinity Prep Center dance group will perform from 6:10 to 6:25 p.m. followed by Small Sounds with pop, rock, and electric music for kids from 6:30 to 6:45 p.m. DJ Chuck will close out the show from 6:45 to 7 p.m.
Attendees should remain cautious and follow CDC and local health official guidelines to protect themselves and the community from COVID-19. This event is free, and all community members are welcome.