Winter Glow

There is something for everyone at the popular annual Winter Glow event – East Lansing’s free, outdoor winter festival. This winter-inspired annual tradition will take place on Saturday, December 4, 2021 in downtown East Lansing's Ann Street Plaza (corner of Albert and M.A.C. avenues) with a variety of fun-filled seasonal activities from 2-5 p.m.

It’s FREE and rain or shine! Parking will also be FREE from 2-6 p.m. on the day of the event in downtown East Lansing's Charles Street Garage, 121 Charles St., and Division Street Garage, 181 Division St. View all downtown parking locations here

2021 Activities

This year’s Winter Glow will include live music featuring The Dangling Participles, a winter farmers market, a live ice carving demonstration and children's activities hosted by the East Lansing Public Library and East Lansing Art Festival. There will also be a photo booth available until 4:30 p.m.

Winter Farmers Market

A special winter farmers market will feature many of the popular East Lansing Farmers Market vendors. Vendors will include MI Drinks, Jenny's Sweets & Treats, Twisted Craft Cocktails, Droscha Sugarbush, Where the Wild Things Bloom, Grand Traverse Sauce Company, Sapo de Solis, River Tree Coffee Company and Sweet Potato Delights.

Green Friday

Green Friday - downtown East Lansing's version of the popular, day-after-Thanksgiving Black Friday sales - will take place on Friday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 4 (in conjunction with the Winter Glow). Shop local while taking advantage of some great sales/specials! Learn more.

Special thanks to the East Lansing Downtown Management Board for sponsoring the Winter Glow event.