Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date: Always the Friday after Thanksgiving
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Regatta Plaza

Join our host, Kyle Underwood of WOODD 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 p.m. | Carriage rides begin

  • 6:00 p.m. | Great Clips serveing s’mores, live reindeer

  • 6:30 p.m. | Santa and Mrs. Clause arrive with Mayor Seibold and Kyle Underwood

  • 7:00 p.m. | Tree is officially lit

  • 7:15 p.m. | KDL – East Grand Rapids children’s activities

  • 8:15 p.m. | Last carriage ride

For more information and for an official schedule, click HERE