Kick-Off Extravaganza

Flip the Switch

Thursday, November 15 | 6:30 PM | Pre-show beginning at 5:30 PM | Pere Marquette Park

The stage is set for the city’s biggest and brightest holiday party! Help turn on more than 500,000 lights throughout downtown. Local acts will charge up the crowd with spirited numbers.

Once the crowd is powered up, downtown’s lights and a fireworks spectacular will illuminate the night. After the show, free Jingle Bus rides will take guests past downtown’s newly lit scenes.

Festive Giveaways

Cookies and cocoa are free at the Kick-Off Extravaganza! Snag yours and cozy up with the family to take in the show.

Free Jingle Bus Rides

Jingle Bus presented by Meijer | Buses powered by Coach USA

All aboard! Right after the fireworks finale, take the Jingle Bus on a 40-minute narrated tour of the newly lit downtown. Friendly Public Service Ambassadors will share the inside scoop, and riders will stay warm aboard a Coach USA bus. Tours board from and return to Pere Marquette Park.