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Light Up the Night/Tree Lighting 2020

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Mark your calendars for the Light Up the Night/Tree Lighting beginning on Friday, December 4 at 4 p.m.
This year Plainwell has stepped up to provide an evening of delight in celebrating the holiday season and traditional tree lighting to allow for social distancing and COVID Guidelines.  We've created a combination of our Tree Lighting, Parade and Candy Cane hunt into one event. People will be able to stroll through our downtown, the Merry Mile, as if a parade were standing still;  Christmas Cards in the park, pre-packaged sugar cookies will be handed out, candy canes will be placed on the tree and around downtown for the kids to find and our Mayor will light the tree at somepoint on Friday night. We have so many community organizations and our downtown merchants participating during the entire month to make it festive, flowing, and safe.  

List of events for the Night:
Saturday, Nov. 28 is Shop Small Saturday. Make sure to shop downtown and visit the "New" Outdoor Holiday Market in Fannie Pell park (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) each Saturday through Dec. 12.
Spy Santa driving around town Friday Night, Dec. 4 in his convertible
Bridge St. Deli & Health Goods - Write and mail your Santa letter plus find the Elf on the Shelf
Stroll & Shop the Merry Mile downtown admiring all the window displays and holiday decorations
$1 Kids Hot Chocolate coupons for Island City Coffee, will be given out by some dancing elves on Friday night, Dec. 4th Keep your eyes peeled for these adorable little Elves.
Candy Canes placed around town for your children to take (1 per child please)
More activities will be added so stay tuned.

Sponsors: Michigan Pallet, Darby Metal Treating, Inc., Ace Hardware, TMD, FBN, Perfect Image, Cornell & Associates, Plainwell Kayak Company, Elle Salon, Downtown Merchant Group, Beyond Staging, Cutn' Loose, Passiflora, Faithway Church, Ransom District Library and City of Plainwell.

Pictures from 2019 Tree Lighting. 
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