Silver Bells lights up downtown Lansing

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Lansing’s Silver Bells in the City event kicked off the holidays in a big way with a light parade, a 60 foot Christmas tree and fireworks. But there was still some preparation needed to make the event perfect.

Lansing firefighter Tiffany Dickerson spent the morning before the festivities with her crew decorating their fire truck with thousands of lights.

“It’s always a lot of fun to decorate,” said Dickerson. “This’ll be my first year driving the truck, so I’m excited about that.”

Additionally, Lansing Board of Water and Light launched their annual Toys for Tots drive in the city just before the start of the event.

“We encourage people to come down to the event and give an unwrapped new gift to brighten up somebody’s holiday,” said BWL’s General Manager Dick Peffley. “It’s just a great time out here in the City of Lansing.”