Battle Creek lit up this weekend with the annual Worldwide Pageant of Lights.
From now till January, twinkling lights will adorn downtown and Christmas music will fill the streets at evening, a 3 decade-long custom.
Alyssa Jones, a Battle Creek native, scoped out the sunshine present Sunday evening along with her canines Reign and Gunner.
“I adore it. It’s my favourite. I maintain saying that I wish to come down right here and take them for a stroll by means of the lights, and tonight was evening as a result of it simply began, it’s not actual chilly, and there’s not lots of people,” Jones stated.
Joanie McQuiston and her household, who stay within the Benton Harbor space, stopped in Battle Creek Sunday evening on their manner house from Frankenmuth simply to see the lights.
“We have been up right here a pair years in the past for a Christmas parade,” she stated. Her daughter, Future McQuiston, had carried out within the parade as a baton twirler.
“We wished to return see them once more, it’s so fairly up right here,” she stated.
The Harper Creek Optimist Membership’s annual Christmas Parade often coincides with the beginning of the Worldwide Pageant of Lights. Like many cherished traditions, the parade has been postponed till 2021 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
However the spirit of the vacation season continues to be alive in Battle Creek.
Letters to Santa could be dropped off within the crimson mailbox outdoors of the Welcome Heart.
The Battle Creek Group Basis, in partnership with Battle Creek Communication Collaborative, is launching a vacation internet sequence known as “Santa Claus’s Great Winter Pageant Selection Present.”
Airing Nov. 27, households can tune in every Friday for 5 weeks for a glance inside Santa’s workshop.
The episodes are interactive and exercise luggage to go together with the sequence are free and could be picked up at New Degree Sports activities Ministries, Willard Library, Athens Group Library and Homer Public Library as provides final.
The online sequence could be streamed on the Fb pages of the Battle Creek Group Basis, the Calhoun County Guests Bureau, Battle Creek Space Chamber of Commerce and the Metropolis of Battle Creek.
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