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, Dec. 3, 2016 in downtown East Lansing with a wide variety of fun-filled seasonal activities from 2-5 p.m. It’s free.

The Winter Glow activities will be located in Ann Street Plaza, Fountain Square and inside the East Lansing Marriott. The outdoor spaces are adjacent to the intersection of Albert and M.A.C. avenues.

The Winter Glow is produced by the City of East Lansing and is sponsored by the East Lansing Downtown Management Board.

2016 Activities

This 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, family friendly activities and games, wandering carolers with The Steiner Chorale, winter photo scenes, marshmallow roasting, merchant activities, hot chocolate and much more.

Green Friday (& Saturday too!), Dec. 2-3

Support local businesses! This year’s Green Friday shopping event will take place in conjunction with the Winter Glow! Shoppers are invited to downtown for a special East Lansing version of the popular day-after-Thanksgiving Black Friday sales.

Outdoor Holiday Farmer’s Market

A special outdoor holiday farmer’s market will feature many of the popular vendors of the East Lansing Farmer’s Market. Check back soon for this year's list of participating vendors.

Jingle Jam Music Tent

The Jingle Jam Music Tent will host three musical performances in a heated tent. Check back soon for this year's musician lineup.

Program Guides

Winter 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.

The Winter Glow is sponsored by the East Lansing Downtown Management Board.