It's been an unfortunate start to the 2020 holiday season, as just last week it was announced that Kalamazoo would be cancelling the tree lighting ceremony. It stings when your Facebook memories show that a year ago as of the 16th was the Holiday parade. With positive Covid-19 cases the highest they've ever been in Michigan it seems like all major events are being cancelled. Plainwell however has yet to cancel their Light Up The Night event on Friday, December 4th.

They're claiming that this year they've, "stepped up to provide an evening of delight in celebrating the holiday season and traditional tree lighting by spreading the time line out over 3 hours." Along with their annual tree lighting they've combined the event with their Parade and Candy Cane hunt into one night:

Stroll through our downtown, the "Merry Mile", as if a parade were standing still; Christmas Cards in the park, Live music, visit Santa in his new Santa House, per-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. We have so many community organizations and our downtown merchants participating in this night to make it festive, flowing, and safe. Friday, Dec. 4 from 4-7 p.m.

As excited as people are for the event, it may be wise to prepare for any cancellations that may happen. Luckily for those in Kalamazoo, Candy Cane Lane is back up in Bronson Park. We'll just have to see if Plainwell will follow Kalamazoo's actions in regards to their event.

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