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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing’s free winter festival is getting a new location and a new name this year: East Lansing Winter Fest. This winter-inspired annual tradition, hosted by the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts (ELPRA), will be taking place on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot Road.
Community members are invited to stop by for free entertainment and craft activities as well as the popular Winter Farmers Market. Activities will be taking place outside and inside of ELHCC and will include ice carving, outdoor fire pits with s’mores for roasting, live performances, a bounce house, Royale Battlefield Nerf Wars, a photo booth and crafts provided by the East Lansing Art Festival and East Lansing Public Library. Live performances will include a magic show with Alan Kazam at 11 a.m., urban style line dancing with Rock the Block at noon and a live music performance by Heartland Klezmorim at 1 p.m.
The Winter Farmers Market vendors will be set up inside ELHCC’s Banquet Hall, with food trucks set up outdoors in front of ELHCC. Market vendors will include Fur Real Dog Snacks, Summer Nights Apiaries, River Tree Coffee Company, Sweet Potato Delights, The Beeswax BARRN, Magnolia Farms, Uncle Hairy’s, Jenny’s Sweets & Treats, Taqueria Monarca, ELPRA Pottery, Grand Traverse Sauce Company and more. Additional vendors will be announced on the Winter Fest webpage, www.cityofeastlansing.com/winterfest, as they are confirmed.
“We hope to see a great turnout of community members at this year’s Winter Fest, brought to the community by the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts,” East Lansing Administrative Services Coordinator Justin Drwencke said. “This all-ages event has a little something for everyone, from great food to live performances, fun activities and so much more.”
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.