Event rings in the holidays
The holiday season in Lansing officially kicked off Sunday in song, dance, light, spreading of goodwill and Santa Claus.
An estimated 200 people turned out for the annual Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Lansing Community Building. They were treated to performances by groups from Katie's Dance Studio and songs by Lansing High School's Sound Spectrum choir.
Also participating in the event were Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and children who had gathered earlier in the day at Lansing High School to make lanterns for the "Children Light the Way" parade into the Community Center.
Outside the center, Mayor Kenneth Bernard flipped a switch to illuminate the lights on a giant pine on the grounds of City Hall.