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Posted on: November 17, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Winter Glow to Bring Seasonal Fun to Downtown East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — There is something for everyone at the popular, annual Winter Glow event – East Lansing’s free, outdoor winter festival.

This winter-inspired tradition will take place on Saturday, Dec. 2 in downtown East Lansing and will feature a wide variety of fun-filled seasonal activities from 2-5 p.m. The Winter Glow activities will be located in Ann Street Plaza, Fountain Square and inside the East Lansing Marriott, 300 M.A.C. Ave. The outdoor spaces are adjacent to the intersection of Albert and M.A.C. avenues. The majority of activities are free.

Winter-Inspired Activities
This year’s Winter Glow will feature ice carving, horse and carriage rides, a special outdoor holiday farmer’s market, a heated music tent, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus (3-6 p.m. inside the Marriott, photos are $5), family friendly activities and games, holiday ukulele music by Sigh Music Studio, winter photo scenes, marshmallow roasting, merchant activities, roasted nuts, community art project with the East Lansing Art Festival and much more.

Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus will take place inside the East Lansing Marriott from 3-6 p.m. The photos are $5.

Outdoor Holiday Farmer’s Market
A special outdoor holiday farmer’s market will feature many of the popular East Lansing Farmer’s Market vendors. Participating vendors will include 45th Parallel Pickle Company, 517 Coffee Company, Droscha Sugarbush, Fresh Lake Whitefish Company + Finsnmore, Guiding Light Garlic Farm, Jenny's Sweets & Treats, MI Soda, Rust Belt Roastery, Sapo de Solis, The Cheese People of Grand Rapids, Fire & Rice and Beagle's Cafe & Bakery.

Jingle Jam Music Tent
The Jingle Jam Music Tent will feature live music by The Sea Cruisers from 2-5 p.m. The tent is heated.

Green Friday (& Saturday too!)
Support local businesses! The Green Friday shopping event takes place Dec. 1-2; hours vary among participating businesses. The Saturday sales take place in conjunction with the Winter Glow each year. This special downtown East Lansing version of Black Friday features sales and specials at participating businesses. Visit to learn more.            

Program Guides
Winter Glow program guides will be available at the festival information booth in Fountain Square, located at the corner of M.A.C. and Albert avenues, and inside participating businesses.

Free Parking
Parking will be free in downtown East Lansing's gated lots and garages on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 2-7 p.m. for the event.

Visit or call (517) 319-6888 for more information.

The Winter Glow is produced by the City of East Lansing and is sponsored by the East Lansing Downtown Management Board, MSU Federal Credit Union and East Lansing Arts Commission.

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