City celebration is tonight

PLYMOUTH — The Christmas season officially arrives tonight when the flip is switched on the Plymouth Christmas Tree.

The annual ceremony will take place at the recently completed River Park Square, a flood-prone part of the city that has been turned into a community park. The Christmas Tree is one of the focal points.
There will be lots to do for families this evening to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

The Marshall County museum will be open at 5 p.m. with the trains runnng until 6:30 p.m., when the parade starts.

The Jr. High Quartet is set to perform at 5:30 p.m. inside City Center. They are scheduled to entertain until 6:30 p.m.

The parade begins at 6:30, in a route down Michigan with the final destination at River Park Square. This year’s theme is “White Christmas.”

This year’s parade will also be the start of a new tradition. A local child has been selected to ring a bell and lead the parade.
The Christmas tree lighting follows.

Finally, kids can visit with Santa Claus at the museum after the parade.