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EAST LANSING, Mich. — There 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 in downtown East Lansing and will feature a wide variety of fun-filled seasonal activities from 2-5 p.m. The majority of activities are free.
Winter-Inspired ActivitiesThis year’s Winter Glow will feature ice carving, a winter barnyard, horse and carriage rides, a special outdoor holiday farmer’s market, a heated music tent, activities and games hosted by the Community Relations Coalition and East Lansing Art Festival, wandering carolers with The Steiner Chorale, winter photo scenes, marshmallow roasting, merchant activities, hot chocolate and much more.
Photos with Santa and Mrs. ClausSanta and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos from 3-6 p.m. inside the East Lansing Marriott at University Place, 300 M.A.C. Ave. Photos are $3.
Outdoor Holiday Farmer’s MarketA special outdoor holiday farmer’s market will feature many of the popular East Lansing Farmer’s Market vendors. Items for sale will include pickles, honey, garland and wreaths, cheese, maple syrup, baked goods, granola and coffee.
Jingle Jam Music TentThe Jingle Jam Music Tent will host three musical performances. Deacon Earl will perform from 2-2:45 p.m., Ladies First will perform from 3-3:45 p.m. and The Swift Brothers will perform from 4-4:45 p.m. The tent is heated.
Green Friday (& Saturday too!)Support local businesses! The Green Friday shopping event, Dec. 4-5, takes place in conjunction with the Winter Glow each year. This special downtown East Lansing version of Black Friday features sales and specials at participating businesses. Visit www.cityofeastlansing.com/greenfriday to learn more.
Program & Shopping GuidesWinter Glow program guides and Green Friday shopping guides will be available at the festival information booth in Fountain Square, located at the corner of M.A.C. and Albert avenues.
Visit www.cityofeastlansing.com/winterglow or call (517) 319-6927 for more information.
The Winter Glow is sponsored by the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, the East Lansing Downtown Management Board and the East Lansing Arts Commission. Special thanks also to DL Kesler Construction for in-kind support of the event.
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.