It’s holiday time once again and you can feel the excitement building for time off with family, friends, and fun, festive events. When it comes to this latter, the Lansing area has plenty to offer, and then some. Beloved traditional events like Lansing Silver Bells In The City, Potter Park Zoo’s Wonderland of Lights, the MSU’s annual Arts and Crafts Holiday Show, and so much more!
There’s nothing like the end of the year holidays to put a smile on your face and a glow in your spirit. Home and stores are brightly lit, people are in good spirits, and the scent of chocolate and spice seems to be everywhere.
Those coming to the Lansing area during the holiday season will find no end of fun things to do and see, and we welcome you to The English Inn Restaurant & Pub. Our convenient location, on a manicured country estate in Eaton Rapids, is only a half hour’s drive from the bright lights of the city. Guests of our inn enjoy all the noise and excitement of the city that they want to, knowing there’s a quiet and secluded retreat to return to.
We’re also home to The English Inn restaurant, an award winning, popular dining destination located just steps from your room. Add in the manicured beauty of our historic estate and it’s hard to imagine wanting to stay anywhere else.
Lansing Silver Bells in the City 2022
November 18th, 5pm to 10pm
Silver Bells in the City is Lansing’s hugely popular, holiday event. The beloved annual tradition sees the city come to life with sparkling lights, bright decorations, and a host of holiday themed events.
Silver Bells Village – 5pm to 9pm
Shop ’til you drop at Silver Bells Village. This perfect, one-stop-shopping event features a wide range vendors selling a broad array goods and delicious refreshments.
The 25th Annual Electric Light Parade – 6pm
You don’t want to miss Lansing’s annual Electric Light Parade! The popular event, held in downtown Lansing, features lighted floats and vehicles, horse drawn carriages, marching bands, and, of course, the arrival of Santa. Wonderful holiday fun.
The Lighting and Community Sing
The annual tree lighting takes place after the parade, in front of the State Capitol. This is followed by a community sing, lead by top 20 American Idol contestant, Jacob Moran.
Firefly Drone Light Show & Fireworks
A dazzling, holiday-themed drone light show and fireworks display over the Capitol dome (weather permitting) follows the tree lighting and community sing.
Learn more at www.silverbellsinthecity.org.
2022 Lansing Area Holiday Events
Lansing Silver Bells in the City may be one of the area’s biggest holiday events – but it’s not the only one!
Silver Bells 5K – November 19th
Come join in or watch the 12th Annual Silver Bells 5K Race. This year’s costume contest categories are holiday traditional, festive sweater, and holiday movies.
Wonderland of Lights at Potter Park Zoo – November 19th through December 23rd
Come see Potter Park Zoo transformed into a winter wonderland! Every year, around the holidays, Potter Park decorates with thousands of lights and holiday displays. The event includes cookies, crafts and – of course! – animal encounters.
Lansing Turkey Trot – November 24th in Downtown Lansing
Earn the calories of your Thanksgiving dinner at the 2022 5k Lansing Turkey Trot run/walk. Start time is 9am and there is a virtual option.
Mason Tree Lighting & Lighted Parade– November 25th in Mason, MI
Enjoy an old fashioned Christmas celebration at the 20th Annual Mason Holidays Celebration. Event includes a tree lighting, lighted parade, caroling, and more.
59th Annual MSU Arts and Crafts Holiday Show – December 3rd & 4th
The annual MSU Arts & Crafts Holiday Show is one of the largest in the state with thousands of one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items from new and returning vendors. A great holiday shopping opportunity.
East Lansing Winter Fest (aka Winter Glow) – December 10th
Winter Fest is East Lansing’s annual, free, outdoor winter festival. This popular event has a little something for everyone with ice carving, carriage rides, holiday farmers market, live music tent, yummy holiday treats, and so very much more.
Christmas in the Village at Meridian Village – December 10th
See Meridian Historical Village and its volunteers decorated in their holiday best to transport you back to a 19th century Christmas. A fun, unique, and educational holiday experience.
And More …
There isn’t enough room to list all of the area holiday events and more are being added every day. Now is the time to solidify your holiday plans and we hope you’ll choose a stay at The English Inn Restaurant & Pub. We even offer flexible gift certificates with no set amount, restrictions, or expiration date.
English Inn Gift Certificates may be purchased in two ways: For a more elegant gift, order via phone (517.663.2500), and we’ll mail you one of our gift certificates, professionally printed on heavy card stock. Do you live in the Lansing area? You may also pick up our pre-printed gift certificates in person.
If you need your certificate sooner rather than later, you may also purchase our gift certificates online. Once the transaction is completed, you’ll receive your gift certificate immediately via email and ready to print out. Home printed certificates feature the same elegant design as our professionally printed ones, so you can gift with confidence.
Learn more on our specials and packages page. Happy Holidays from all of us here at The English Inn Restaurant & Pub!
Silver Bells in the City is a thirty-year-old, Lansing tradition that is beloved by generations, attracting over 80,000 people each year and taking place the Friday before Thanksgiving in Lansing, Michigan.
Lansing’s Silver Bells in the City is free celebration of Christmas made possible by the annual effort of many passionate volunteers and with the assistance from the State of Michigan and the City of Lansing. During the celebration, entire city comes to life with millions of lights and thousands of people all gathered together in the warmth and celebration of the holiday season.
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