Planning on being in the Lansing area around the holidays and hoping for some fun, festive events to celebrate the season? Great idea! The Lansing holiday events schedule will keep you busy from Halloween through to New Year’s Eve!
It may feel like we’re rushing things but take a look at your calendar and see: the holidays are almost upon us. Michigan’s Capital City region really sparkles with all of the end of the year celebrations. In fact, there is so much going on it is impractical to list anything but the highlights.
2017 Lansing Holiday Events
Silver Bells in the City – November 17th
Silver Bells in the City is probably the biggest and most popular of the annual Lansing holiday events. The city is lit with thousands of merry, sparkling lights and decorations for the season. Events include the Electric Light Parade, Silver Bells Village, the lighting of the State Christmas Tree, live entertainment, and fireworks over the Capitol dome.
Wonderland of Lights at Potter Park Zoo – November 17th through December 31st
Potter Park Zoo is always good for a visit but once they transform it into a winter wonderland with thousands of lights and displays – WOW! This you have GOT to see. Thursdays through Sundays, 5pm to 8pm, and closed Christmas Day. There’s also the Winter Wine & Stein from 5pm to 9pm on December 6th. Enjoy tastings of beer, wine, and fabulous hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants – 21 and up, only.
Winter Glow – December 2nd
Get into the magical spirit of the season in East Lansing! Carriage rides, roasted marshmallows, a special outdoor holiday farmers market, ice-carving demonstrations, live music, pictures with Santa, children’s activities, and much more.
MSU Arts & Crafts Holiday Show – December 2nd & 3rd
Get your Christmas shopping done early at one of the largest Holiday art and craft shows in the state. New and returning vendors offer a broad range of one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items. A great place to peek if you seek the unique!
Christmas in the Village – December 10th
Step back in time to Christmas past (sans ghosts – phew) at Meridian Historical Village. The historic buildings and volunteers alike will be decked out in their vintage holiday best. Come share in the Christmas traditions from years past, 2pm to 4pm.
Lansing Holiday Events
No matter what it is that brings you to the Capital City area, you’ll find no better Lansing holiday lodging than The English Inn Restaurant & Pub. The historic estate of Medovue has an old world grandeur that was made for times like the holidays. The English Inn may be less than a half hour’s drive from Lansing, yet our lush, picturesque, and historic setting makes us seem world’s away. Give yourself a the gift of comfort and style this holiday season with a stay at The English Inn Restaurant & Pub!