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Lansing Silver Bells In The City 2022 & Other Holiday Events

November 3rd, 2022 by Corey A. Edwards

The English Inn Restaurant and Pub holidays 2022It’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.

Lansing Silver Bells In The City 2022 Light ParadeThe 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.

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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 5KNovember 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.

Potter Park Zoo Wonderland of Lights 2022Wonderland 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 TrotNovember 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 ParadeNovember 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.

Meridian Historical Village Christmas In The VillageChristmas 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 and Other Area Holiday Events

November 15th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Silver Bells in the City 2019The end of the year holidays are rapidly approaching so now is the time to make those holiday getaway plans. Silver Bells In the City, Winter Glow, and many other seasonal events here in the Lansing area are coming right up!

If you’re thinking of enjoying the festivities in the Lansing-area, now is the time to acquire your accommodations.

The English Inn Restaurant & Pub in Eaton Rapids is just a half hour’s drive from the city. When it comes to refined relaxation, however, the plush appointments and attentive service of our Eaton Rapids bed and breakfast is worlds away!

Book your stay at The English Inn Restaurant & Pub today!

Silver Bells in the City 2019

November 22nd

Silver Bells in the City is one of the biggest and most popular annual holiday events in the Lansing area. Every year the city is set to glowing with thousands of sparkling lights, festive decorations, and tons of happy fun.

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Christmas Time In The City – Lansing Holiday Events 2017

November 3rd, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Lansing Holiday Events 2017Planning 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.

Lansing Holiday Events 2017
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.

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2015 Lansing Winter Holiday Events

November 13th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Lansing Winter Holiday Events Planning a Lansing winter getaway and wondering what to do? Look no further – there’s no end of festive things to do! As the song says, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!

End of the year holidays tend to bring out the best in a city. While summer may be more popular, winter sees us creating our own wonderlands of fun things to do and beautiful things to see – both things that the Lansing, Michigan area excels at!

A Lansing winter holiday promises a chance to enjoy parades, live music, tree lightings, arts and crafts, a forest of uniquely decorated Christmas trees, zoo animals (no, really), roasted chestnuts, fireworks, carriage rides, a visit to Christmas past, and much more!

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Potter Park Zoo’s Wine and Stein 2015

April 18th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Wine and Stein 2015

Potter Park Zoo’s annual start-of-summer celebration – Wine and Stein 2015, Thursday, May 21st – is a great way to sample wine, craft beer, food, and live music in a casual and friendly zoo setting.

No, really.

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Walk the Lansing River Trail

April 30th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

The Lansing River Trail at Potter Park

The Lansing River Trail at Potter Park

Discover the natural beauty of the Lansing River Trail in the urban setting of downtown Lansing, MI.

The Lansing River Trail is a multi-use trail that runs along the winding river banks of both the Grand and the Red Cedar Rivers between Michigan State University and Dietrich Park in northern Lansing. The trail is nearly 13 miles long and intended for non-motorized use, so it’s a quiet and safe way to enjoy a truly scenic part of the city.

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The 6th Annual Wine and Stein at Potter Park Zoo

April 17th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Potter Park Zoo's 6th Annual Wine and SteinPotter Park Zoo in Lansing is always hosting events you don’t necessarily associate with zoos and next month is no exception as they present the 6th annual Wine and Stein.

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Potter Park Zoo’s Wonderland of Lights

December 9th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Potter Park Zoo’s Wonderland of LightsEvery holiday season, the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, MI transforms itself into a magical Wonderland of Lights. Using thousands of shimmering, multi-colored bulbs to create an extraordinary winter fantasy of holiday displays and animal exhibits.

Always a popular attraction for families, this year Potter Park Zoo partnered up with McLaren Greater Lansing to help make this year’s display, the 21st annual Wonderland of Lights, bigger and better than ever before.

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