LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Thousands of family and friends gathered in downtown Lansing to celebrate the Silver Bells in town.

Full of bright lights, a grand parade and tons of fun for family and friends, it’s a Lansing tradition that spans 38 years and tens of thousands of visitors.

“We come every year and have a great time, even though it’s cold. Yes, it’s freezing here, we’re having a lot of fun,” the Slokam family said.

Despite the sub-zero temperatures, people of all ages were eager to kick off the holiday season and have a good time.

The electric light parade made the city glow with lighted floats.

This holiday parade, with all its unique features, has some struggling to pick their favorite part.

The parade was followed by the lighting of the state Christmas tree, a 63-foot tree from St. John’s, the capital city’s first Christmas tree from Clinton County.

For some people, it was the first time in years due to the pandemic.

“I feel as a community we all need to celebrate the holidays post-Covid as people have been locked up at home and it’s nice to see people enjoying themselves,” Harold Keniston said.

The night ended with a firefly drone light show, followed by a fireworks display that filled the sky with vibrant colors and shapes for all to see.

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