Dear Mid-Michigan Family Fun Friends,
I need to apologize for the lack of updates and additions to the site for the past three weeks. Due to a soccer injury, I had to have ACL surgery on my left knee. This would have taken but a couple of days in bed if the plague hadn't come knocking at our door. Okay, it wasn't as bad as the plague but it felt like it. My four year old attracted influenza, who then passed it to me, like every great mother I passed it on the three year old then the ten month old. Needless to say we have been out of commission.
I hope you and your family had a great holiday season. This month has been busy with a plethora of events to enjoy along with the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Stay tuned for upcoming events as each city is now sending me their 2015 calendars. Feel free to contact me with both activities and family friendly locations you enjoy.
Happy New Year,
EAST LANSING — There is something for everyone at the popular Winter Glow event – East Lansing’s free, outdoor winter festival. This winter-inspired annual tradition will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6 in downtown East Lansing with a wide variety of fun-filled seasonal activities from 2-5 p.m. It’s FREE.
This year’s Winter Glow will feature ice carving, a reindeer petting zoo, horse and carriage rides, a special outdoor holiday farmer’s market, a heated music tent, a kid’s winter carnival, marshmallow roasting, merchant activities, hot chocolate and much more.
Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be arriving at the Marriott Hotel in downtown East Lansing and available for photos from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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. Items for sale will include artisan bread, maple syrup, pickles, granola, honey, baked goods and much more.
Jingle Jam Music Tent
The Jingle Jam Music Tent will host three musical performances in a heated tent. Pat Zelenka will perform from 2-2:45 p.m., Kathleen & the Bridge Street Band from 3-3:45 p.m. and John Latini from 4-4:45 p.m.
Green Friday (& Saturday too!)
Support local businesses! This year’s Green Friday shopping event will take place in conjunction with the Winter Glow! More than 30 businesses will bring a special East Lansing version of the popular day-after-Thanksgiving Black Friday sales to downtown East Lansing Dec. 5-6. Visit www.cityofeastlansing.com/greenfriday.
Pick up Visitor Pocket Guide
Pick up a Winter Glow program guide and/or Green Friday shopping guide at the festival information booth located in Fountain Square on the corner of M.A.C. and Albert avenues adjacent to the East Lansing Marriott.
Visit www.cityofeastlansing.com/winterglow or call (517) 319-6927 for more information.