Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date: Always the Friday after Thanksgiving
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Regatta Plaza located at the intersection of Welathy St. and Bagley

Join our host, Rachel Ruiz of WOODD TV 8 for a holiday season kick-off. The East Grand Rapids Mayor will also be on-hand to lead a carol while children can meet Santa Claus and see live reindeer. 


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 at Regatta Plaza

  • 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