Kentwood sets tree lighting ceremony for Dec. 9

kentwood-christmas-tree-lightingGet ready to kick off the holiday season with Kentwood Tree Lighting Ceremony, taking place Friday, Dec. 9.


Everyone is invited to attend an evening filled with festive events, which include a Holiday Light Parade, carriage and hay rides, live holiday music and pictures with Santa.


The free event will be held on Friday, Dec. 9 at 6 pm at the Kentwood Public Library, 4950 Breton Ave. SE in Kentwood.


“The holiday event at the Library is quickly becoming a highlight for our community, creating traditions and memories for our kids,” said Mayor Stephen Kepley. “What a great way to begin the season by celebrating peace on earth and good will toward all with your neighbors.”


The night begins at 6 pm with a Holiday Light Parade. The parade will start at the Kentwood Baptist Church at 2875 52nd St. SE and travel north on Breton for about 1/4 mile, then end at Kentwood City Hall at 4900 Breton SE. (More info here.)


At 7 pm, the tree will be lit in front of Kentwood Public Library, along with live holiday music from East Kentwood High School Jazz Band. Guests can shop in the Elves Express Gift Shop from 5-9 pm — and gifts start at just $2.00 each.


Sip some hot chocolate while eating cookies and get a photo with Santa!


Information is available on the City of Kentwood’s website, or by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 616-656-5270. You can also follow the City of Kentwood on Facebook for the most up-to-date information regarding city events.