Friday, December 2 head down to the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s Wege Plaza (outdoors) to watch the Official Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5:15 to 5:30. This tree is forty feet tall!
Then, the Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink officially opens too, and the Eastern Great Lakes Figure Skating Association will entertain the crowd in a season opening performance. At 5:45, the Rink is open to the public with $1.00 for skating and FREE skate rental with ID.
Free horse-drawn carriage rides are available from 6:00 to 8:00pm; no ticket necessary for the rides. Just look for the pick-up station along Louis Street. Carriage rides are available from 6:00 to 8:00pm.