Kalamazoo holds tree lighting ceremony

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo welcomed in the holiday season Friday night by lighting the Christmas tree in Bronson Park.

Joining in the festivities was Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell, city commissioners and Santa, who read “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

Other activities at the event included a kids craft tent, live reindeer and ice carving. There was also live holiday music and an opportunity to take pictures with Santa.

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