Holiday + Christmas Events: Reindeer Visits, Live Nativity Scenes, Tree Lightings + More! 2021

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Where to find Holiday + Christmas Events around Lansing 2021

 It’s officially the season of holiday and Christmas events!

This year you’ll find places to see a live nativity where the story of Christmas comes to life.

You’ll find events and places with Santa’s Reindeer and hot chocolate to keep you warm and cozy. You can experience beautiful performances and concerts reflecting all of the Holidays that Lansing families celebrate.

That beautiful diversity is one of the things that makes Lansing, Lansing…the love, care, and holiday spirit that reminds us just what this season is all about.

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Cookie decorating event at Woldumar Nature Center
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Holiday Event at Horrocks in Lansing, MI

2021 Christmas or Holiday Event Guide: Live Nativity, The Nutcracker, Performances, Reindeer Visits + more!

You can almost feel the holiday magic in the air!

Those fond fuzzy feelings of love and joy are still just as alive for me as an adult as they were when I was little and in big part because of this awesome community that continues to hold phenomenal Christmas events and Holiday fun all over the Lansing area.

Let’s get to planning, shall we?!

Your Holiday and Christmas Event Planning starts here:

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12/04/2021
09:00 AM

Holiday Event Marshall, MI

Breakfast with the Elves

Cornwell's Turkeyville

$5 a person for a pancake breakfast and ornament to decorate! While our Elves walk around and help and take pictures!

18935 15 1/2 Mile Rd
Marshall, MI 49068
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12/04/2021
06:00 PM

Holiday Event Dewitt, MI

Northpointe Christmas Walkthrough Experience

Northpointe Community Church

Live music, hot cocoa, a bonfire, a glass blower, lights, and a Christmas story walkthrough.

505 E Webb Dr
Dewitt, MI 48820
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12/04/2021
08:00 PM

Holiday Event East Lansing, MI

Many of the familiar customs that we observe this time of year have an astronomical connection. Our holiday offering explores the traditions that we associate with this special season.

755 Science Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824
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12/04/2021
02:00 PM

Holiday Event East Lansing, MI

Winter Glow

Downtown East Lansing

This year’s Winter Glow will feature live music, an outdoor holiday farmers market, ice carving, winter photo scenes, & children's activities.

East Lansing, MI
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12/04/2021
06:00 PM

Holiday Event Lansing, MI

Come and drive-through Frances Park to see spectacular scenes with beautiful lights galore!

2701 Moores River Dr
Lansing, MI 48911
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12/04/2021
11:00 AM

Holiday Event Okemos, MI

Join us for a day full of holiday shopping with 30 local vendors, giveaways, pictures with Santa, holiday music, and more.

1982 W Grand River Rd
Okemos, MI 48864
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12/04/2021
05:30 PM

Holiday Event Marshall, MI

One mile drive through lights display. $10/carload, $20/bus

720 Fair Street
Marshall, MI 49068
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12/05/2021
01:00 PM

Holiday Event Howell, MI

Wild Holidays with Santa

Howell Nature Center

Stop by our hot cocoa bar before heading out to explore a magical winter wonderland full of festive decorations. Then, head to the NatureScape to drop off letters to Santa while the big man himself greets each child from high in his Christmas Treehouse Workshop! Pre-registration required.

1005 Triangle Lake Rd
Howell, MI 48843
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12/05/2021
03:00 PM

Holiday Event Howell, MI

Wild Holidays with Santa

Howell Nature Center

Stop by our hot cocoa bar before heading out to explore a magical winter wonderland full of festive decorations. Then, head to the NatureScape to drop off letters to Santa while the big man himself greets each child from high in his Christmas Treehouse Workshop! Pre-registration required.

1005 Triangle Lake Rd
Howell, MI 48843
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12/05/2021
10:00 AM

Holiday Event Mason, MI

Santa Claus is coming to MBW&S

Michigan Barn Wood & Salvage LLC

FREE pictures with Santa!

352 W Columbia St
Mason, MI 48854
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12/05/2021
04:00 PM

Holiday Event East Lansing, MI

Many of the familiar customs that we observe this time of year have an astronomical connection. Our holiday offering explores the traditions that we associate with this special season.

755 Science Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824
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12/05/2021
02:30 PM

Holiday Event East Lansing, MI

Join Oatmeal and his friend George, the planetarium wizard, as they travel the world in search of Santa. Along the way they are told constellation stories from many cultures and how to use the stars of the Big Dipper to find north. This holiday show is particularly appropriate for young children and their families.

755 Science Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824
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12/05/2021
06:00 PM

Holiday Event Lansing, MI

Come and drive-through Frances Park to see spectacular scenes with beautiful lights galore!

2701 Moores River Dr
Lansing, MI 48911
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12/05/2021
04:00 PM

Holiday Event Grand Ledge, MI

Benefit concert sure to entertain guests of all ages! Masks are required regardless of vaccinations.

820 Spring St.
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
United States
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12/05/2021
05:30 PM

Holiday Event Marshall, MI

One mile drive through lights display. $10/carload, $20/bus

720 Fair Street
Marshall, MI 49068
United States
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12/08/2021
06:00 PM

Holiday Event Jackson, MI

Holiday Candlelight Tour

Ella Sharp Museum

Celebrate the Holiday and traditions during a historical candlelit tour of the Ella Sharp Museum’s grounds. The evening includes a tour of the decorated Hillside Farmhouse.

3225 Fourth St
Jackson, MI 49203
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12/08/2021
05:30 PM

Holiday Event Marshall, MI

One mile drive through lights display. $10/carload, $20/bus

720 Fair Street
Marshall, MI 49068
United States
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12/09/2021
05:30 PM

Holiday Event Marshall, MI

One mile drive through lights display. $10/carload, $20/bus

720 Fair Street
Marshall, MI 49068
United States
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12/10/2021
06:00 PM

Holiday Event Dewitt, MI

Northpointe Christmas Walkthrough Experience

Northpointe Community Church

Live music, hot cocoa, a bonfire, a glass blower, lights, and a Christmas story walkthrough.

505 E Webb Dr
Dewitt, MI 48820
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12/10/2021
08:00 PM

Holiday Event East Lansing, MI

Many of the familiar customs that we observe this time of year have an astronomical connection. Our holiday offering explores the traditions that we associate with this special season.

755 Science Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824
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12/10/2021
05:00 PM

Holiday Event Lansing, MI

Science Shopping Night

Impression 5 Science Center

Join us for a night of holiday shopping at Impression 5 To Go!

200 Museum Dr
Lansing, MI 48933
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12/10/2021
06:00 PM

Holiday Event Lansing, MI

Come and drive-through Frances Park to see spectacular scenes with beautiful lights galore!

2701 Moores River Dr
Lansing, MI 48911
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12/10/2021
05:30 PM

Holiday Event Marshall, MI

One mile drive through lights display. $10/carload, $20/bus

720 Fair Street
Marshall, MI 49068
United States
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12/11/2021
09:00 AM

Holiday Event Portland, MI

Christmas Farmers Market, Christmas Tree Lane, plus a professional photographer available for photos with Santa!

450 N Water St
Portland, MI 48875
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12/11/2021
09:00 AM

Holiday Event Marshall, MI

Breakfast with the Elves

Cornwell's Turkeyville

$5 a person for a pancake breakfast and ornament to decorate! While our Elves walk around and help and take pictures!

18935 15 1/2 Mile Rd
Marshall, MI 49068
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All Things Santa

Do you know where Santa will be this year in the Lansing area?!

Now you can –  with the big list the size of Santa’s bowl full of jelly.

Find out where to take pictures with Santa, eat with Santa, go on a sleigh ride with Santa, and more with the Santa Finder guide!

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Santa at a Holiday Parade
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Santa at Peacock Farms
Seeing Santa at Meijer Gardens

Holiday Lights & Event

This Holiday bucket list item gets better and better with more and more Holiday lighting festivities, shows, and homes added to the mix every year!

You’ll find drive-thru lighting events from mini to mega and a list of homes that usually have light shows. We will continue to confirm locations as the new year approaches.

Holiday Light Parade Lansing
Drive Thru Light Show Event, Lansing, MI
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Light show tuned to the radio in Lansing, MI

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Farms

Cutting your own real Christmas tree is more than the tree!

It means hot Chocolate, horse-drawn carriage rides, santa sightings, and Trees Galore at many farms around the Greater Lansing area!

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Happy Holidays, Lansing! Hope your time with your family is full of the best memories this year!

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