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Holiday Events & Festivals

Known as Michigan's festival capital, Greater Lansing is home to 60+ festivals, fairs and public shows throughout the year. With the Holidays fast approaching there's plenty of activities to celebrate the Season. Take a look at the list below to see what is coming up.

Note: While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this calendar, no responsibility will be assumed by the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau. All information herein is subject to change without notice.

Holiday Nights Dec 08
  • Recurring daily

Monday, Dec. 6: Explore Washington Square with a digital scavenger hunt.Find all the Grinch heads located inside and outside participating businesses. Stop by The Summit Comics & Games (216 S. Washington Square) to receive a candy cane reward. Take a selfie with a Grinch…

Middle Village Holiday Art Market Dec 08
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Middle Village is a whole new kind of retail space located in the heart of Downtown Lansing for up and coming business owners! This beautiful new retail space in the heart of downtown has great businesses like Sweet Encounter Bakery & Cafe, A Novel Concept, MI Alchemy, and…

Potter's Guild Pop Up Shop Dec 08
  • Recurring daily

The Potters Guild can’t have our big Fall Sale this year, but we are offering some of our latest work “in-house” at our clay studio. For 10 days, you are welcome to view and shop a range of offerings from 20 potters. Pots replenished every day. Hope to see you there! For…

Wonderland of Lights Dec 09

It’s time for the 26th annual Wonderland of Lights – don’t miss this seasonal Lansing staple! Tour grounds with friends and family as thousands of lights and decorations transform the zoo into a holiday spectacle. There will be cookie decorating, crafts and animal…

Holiday Nights of Lights Dec 10

Join us for our second annual light display! We strive to make each year better than the last! Come and drive-through Frances Park to see spectacular scenes with beautiful lights galore! December 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 from 6-9PM. THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

Spartan Upcycle Fridays: Wintery Paper Wreaths Dec 10

Adorn your door in December with a festive, upcycled paper wreath! Combine interesting ephemera like books, sheet music, maps, comics, and office supplies culled from the donations and surplus provided by Spartan Upcycle. Drop in on Fridays and "go green!” Each month, the MSU…

Jolly Holiday Market Dec 11

Unique Holiday shopping experience over 5 weekends. Each weekend will host a myriad of vendors. Support your community and be Loyal to Local.......Live-Love-Local! Special hours Thanksgiving weekend, November 26-28 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Winter Towns Holiday Fest - Old Town, Downtown, REO Town Dec 11

Let's continue to lift up local for the holiday season in Lansing. Michigan Premier Events is giving you the premier holiday shopping experience in Old Town, REO Town and Downtown Lansing. Join us in a holiday experience with our local downtown districts to shop, dine and support…

Sensory Friendly Spartan Concert Dec 12

MSU Chamber Ensemble All are welcome to this concert presenting a variety of Chamber Ensembles in a concert designed to serve the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum or people with sensory sensitivities. Fun, interactive music-making activities are available for a concert…