Winter Glow

ReindeerThere is something for everyone at the popular Winter Glow event – East Lansing’s free, outdoor winter festival. This winter-inspired annual tradition will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 in downtown East Lansing with a wide variety of fun-filled seasonal activities from 2-5 p.m. It’s free. 

The Winter Glow is produced by the City of East Lansing and is sponsored by the MSU Federal Credit Union, Downtown East Lansing merchants, the East Lansing Arts Commission and D.L. Kessler Construction Inc.

Download the 2014 Program Guide (PDF)

2014 Activities
This year’s Winter Glow will feature ice carving, a reindeer petting zoo, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus (3-6 p.m.), horse and carriage rides, a special outdoor holiday farmer’s market, a heated music tent, a kid’s winter carnival, marshmallow roasting, merchant activities, hot chocolate and much more.

Outdoor Holiday Farmer’s Market
A special outdoor holiday farmer’s market will feature many of the popular vendors of the East Lansing Farmer’s Market. This year's vendors include Jenny's Sweets and Treats, Spoonful of Granola, Applegarth Honey, Droscha Sugarbush, Glory Bee Sweet Treats and 45th Parallel Pickling Co.

Jingle Jam Music Tent
The Jingle Jam Music Tent will host three musical performances in a heated tent. Pat Zelenka will perform from 2-2:45 p.m., Kathleen & the Bridge Street Band from 3-3:45 p.m. and John Latini from 4-4:45 p.m.

Green Friday (& Saturday too!), Dec. 5-6

Support local businesses! This year’s Green Friday shopping event will take place in conjunction with the Winter Glow! More than 30 businesses will bring a special East Lansing version of the popular day-after-Thanksgiving Black Friday sales to downtown East Lansing Dec.5-6.

Pick up Visitor Pocket Guide
Pick up a Winter Glow Program Guide (PDF) and/or Green Friday Shopping Guide (PDF) at the festival information booth located in Fountain Square on the corner of M.A.C. and Albert avenues adjacent to the East Lansing Marriott.