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Dec
5
Thu
Christmas in the Village – Manchester
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Christmas in the Village - Manchester

This long living Manchester tradition is graciously put on by the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce!
A FREE community event with MANY holiday activities to kick-off the Christmas Season the 1st Fri/Sat of December, starting with the nighttime Christmas Parade at 630pm on Friday and a day full of fun, Santa, crafts, decorated Home Touring, shopping, and giving on Saturday 9am-Midnight!
If you are a business or non-profit and would like to participate or contribute, please message us on Facebook…the more the merrier!

Holiday Walk Thru – Jackson
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Holiday Walk Thru - Jackson

The Holiday Walk Thru has been an annual event at Walton Insurance Group since 2003. The event started as Ric Walton’s vision for helping and caring for the less fortunate kids in the Jackson Area. It started a spark under the employees, and has grown to an average of 750 children, parents, grandparents and friends coming through the Winter Wonderland. Children are greeted by members of our team dressed in characters they are very familiar with, such as Spiderman, Shrek, Cat-In-The-Hat, Ernie, Grinch, Disney Princesses, many elves, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. The office is decorated in traditional Christmas themes and the children enjoy hot cocoa, movies, Christmas cookies, reindeer and a toy at the end of their tour. All a vision Ric Walton had no idea would help as many children as it does in this community.

The holidays are a special time of the year for the staff of the Walton Insurance Group and they’re excited to share the season with you!

*donations will gladly be accepted to help support the Walton Insurance Group charity fund*

“A Christmas Story” – Jackson
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
"A Christmas Story" - Jackson

Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a “Red Ryder air rifle.” Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. and the film Starts at 7:00 P.M. Admission is 5 dollars, or FREE for members!
Run Time : 1 Hour 34 Minutes
Held at Michigan Theatre of Jackson

Sidewalk Prophets Christmas Tour – Lansing
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sidewalk Prophets Christmas Tour - Lansing

Join Sidewalk Prophets on their Great Big Family Christmas Tour at South Church of the Nazarene (401 S. Holmes St. Lansing, MI 48910). Get more information and buy tickets on their Facebook page.

Disney’s Aladdin – Lansing
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm
Disney's Aladdin - Lansing

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. See why audiences and critics agree, Aladdin is “Exactly What You Wish For!” (NBC-TV).

The event will be held at the Wharton Center in Lansing. Email whartoncenter@gmail.com to purchase your tickets or visit their website.

A Christmas Carol – Jonesville
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm
A Christmas Carol - Jonesville

The SAUK Theatre in Jonesville presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Visit thesauk.org or call 517-849-9100 to purchase your tickets to the show! Note that there are two more shows taking place December 8 and 15 at 3:00pm.

Dec
6
Fri
Donate Blood – Jackson
Dec 6 all-day

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a lifesaving gift this holiday season by making an appointment to donate blood or platelets and help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient supply is available for patients throughout the holiday season. Those with type O blood are especially needed.

Here are some opportunities you have to give blood in the Jackson area this month.

12/6/2019: 9:15 a.m. – 3 p.m., Jackson County Department of Transportation, 2400 Elm Rd

12/10/2019: 11 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Free Methodist Church, 120 E. Main Street

12/11/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 743 West Michigan

12/12/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 3905 Clinton Road

12/12/2019: 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Napoleon High School, 201 West Avenue

12/16/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 4250 Page Avenue

12/19/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Jackson American Legion, 3200 Lansing Avenue

12/23/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Columbia Central High School, 11775 Hewitt Road

12/26/2019: 11 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Culvers, 3471 O’Neill Drive

12/26/2019: 12 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 925 Backus

12/31/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., St. Joseph’s Shrine, 8743 US-12

Hometown Holiday – Chelsea
Dec 6 all-day
Hometown Holiday - Chelsea

Chelsea’s annual Hometown Holiday weekend is a festive, fun-filled celebration that kicks off the holiday season. The activities start with Santa lighting the Christmas tree at Pierce Park on Friday night and ends with a holiday carol concert featuring singing groups from the churches of Chelsea on Sunday evening. There are events, activities and attractions all weekend including Santa’s Workshop, Gingerbread House Decorating, the annual Light Parade, and many, many more.

Chelsea is decked out in holiday splendor to warm your hearts and get you in the holiday spirit. Browse the shops, sip hot chocolate, and enjoy the special events planned. There are over 25 events happening throughout the weekend. Click here to view them all!

 

Christmas in the Village – Manchester
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Christmas in the Village - Manchester

This long living Manchester tradition is graciously put on by the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce!
A FREE community event with MANY holiday activities to kick-off the Christmas Season the 1st Fri/Sat of December, starting with the nighttime Christmas Parade at 630pm on Friday and a day full of fun, Santa, crafts, decorated Home Touring, shopping, and giving on Saturday 9am-Midnight!
If you are a business or non-profit and would like to participate or contribute, please message us on Facebook…the more the merrier!

Dahlem’s Annual Holiday Bazaar – Jackson
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dahlem's Annual Holiday Bazaar - Jackson

Join Dahlem Environmental Education Center to celebrate the holidays and find those unique gifts for friends and families!

Featuring:

* Homemade Baked Goods
* Unique, Hand-Crafted Items
* Fresh Evergreen Wreaths
* Poinsettias
* Tree Trims
* Bird Feeding Supplies

An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Claus – Jackson
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Claus - Jackson

Santa Claus can be scary when you are small which is why an Evening with Mr. & Mrs. Claus is the perfect way to introduce young children to Santa. Children are able to approach Santa in their own time & way when they feel comfortable!
Santa will arrive at Funday’s Family Fun Cafe around 5pm (2151 Ferguson Rd. Suite 104 Jackson, MI 49203).
$5 admission per child for this special night. This event is best for younger children up to age 5 who are unsure or wary of Santa Claus. So start your holiday season off right– Listen to some Christmas tunes, sip Santa’s favorite sipping chocolate, make a fun Holiday craft and enjoy an evening with Santa!

Steak Dinner – Jackson
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Steak Dinner - Jackson

This event is open to the public and costs $13 to get in. The dinner will be held at American Legion Richard F. Smith Post 29 (3200 Lansing ave, Jackson, Michigan 49202).

See the Facebook event page for full details.

 

Cocoa, Cookies, and Caroling – Jackson
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Cocoa, Cookies, and Caroling - Jackson

What better way to say, “‘Tis the season” than with caroling, cookies, and cocoa? JaxNaz Church invites you to this night for the entire family Friday, December 6 at 6:00p.

Live Nativity – Somerset Center
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Nativity - Somerset Center

At Somerset Beach (P.O. Box 307, Somerset Center, Michigan 49282), Christmas comes alive for you and your family through a living re-enactment of the story of the birth of Christ. Enjoy the horse drawn wagon ride, the colorful costumes, and the Christmas music and narration.
Before and after the ride you can enjoy cookies and warm beverages in the Cedar Center. Come and bring the whole family to this free event.
Go back in time to that sleepy little village in Nazareth and experience the wonderful story of Christmas.
Rides will leave every 15 minutes between 6:00 and 8:45 PM.
There is no cost for this activity, but a box for donations will be available.
Contact Somerset Beach Campground and Retreat Center for more details.

Hanging of the Greens – Spring Arbor
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Alumni and friends of Spring Arbor University are invited to the 19th Annual Hanging of the Greens celebration! Hanging of the Greens is a time for the SAU community and friends to gather and experience the amazing sights and sounds of Christmas. The event is free and open to the public.

The evening’s festivities will kick off with a Christmas concert performed by SAU students, held at at 7 p.m. in the Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church. Following the concert, everyone is invited to participate in a candle-lighting ceremony, featuring a Christmas carol sing-along and fireworks. After the ceremony, families can take a break from the chilly weather and warm up at the Community Reception held in the Student Life Center at 8:30 p.m. All are welcome to decorate Christmas cookies, sip hot cocoa, enjoy roasted almonds and balloon animals and visit with Santa Claus.

Throughout the evening, families may also ride though campus on horse-drawn Christmas wagons. Additionally, all are welcome to view the best student artwork of the semester, which will be on display in the Ganton Art Gallery beginning at 8:30 p.m.

‘Elf’ the Musical – Adrian
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm

A musical take on “Elf” comes to the Croswell Opera House in Adrian for three weekends. Based on the 2003 Will Ferrell movie of the same name, the stage musical features original songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, who are also known for the stage adaptation of “The Wedding Singer.”

Elf runs the weekends of Nov. 22, Nov. 29, and Dec. 6. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m., with two additional Saturday matinees on Nov. 30 and Dec. 7. 

Tickets range from $20 to $40 for adults and are $15 for children.

The Croswell is a 640-seat historic theater located at 129 E. Maumee St., Adrian. For tickets and more information, call 517-264-7469 or go to croswell.org.

Disney’s Aladdin – Lansing
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm
Disney's Aladdin - Lansing

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. See why audiences and critics agree, Aladdin is “Exactly What You Wish For!” (NBC-TV).

The event will be held at the Wharton Center in Lansing. Email whartoncenter@gmail.com to purchase your tickets or visit their website.

A Christmas Carol – Jonesville
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm
A Christmas Carol - Jonesville

The SAUK Theatre in Jonesville presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Visit thesauk.org or call 517-849-9100 to purchase your tickets to the show! Note that there are two more shows taking place December 8 and 15 at 3:00pm.

Dec
7
Sat
Christmas Wonderland – Clinton Township
Dec 7 all-day

Christmas Wonderland, a dazzling holiday spectacular, is coming to the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township, Saturday December 7. You and your whole family can start the holiday season with this wonderful show. Tickets are on sale at macombcenter.com

Hometown Holiday – Chelsea
Dec 7 all-day
Hometown Holiday - Chelsea

Chelsea’s annual Hometown Holiday weekend is a festive, fun-filled celebration that kicks off the holiday season. The activities start with Santa lighting the Christmas tree at Pierce Park on Friday night and ends with a holiday carol concert featuring singing groups from the churches of Chelsea on Sunday evening. There are events, activities and attractions all weekend including Santa’s Workshop, Gingerbread House Decorating, the annual Light Parade, and many, many more.

Chelsea is decked out in holiday splendor to warm your hearts and get you in the holiday spirit. Browse the shops, sip hot chocolate, and enjoy the special events planned. There are over 25 events happening throughout the weekend. Click here to view them all!

 

Christmas in the Village – Manchester
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Christmas in the Village - Manchester

This long living Manchester tradition is graciously put on by the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce!
A FREE community event with MANY holiday activities to kick-off the Christmas Season the 1st Fri/Sat of December, starting with the nighttime Christmas Parade at 630pm on Friday and a day full of fun, Santa, crafts, decorated Home Touring, shopping, and giving on Saturday 9am-Midnight!
If you are a business or non-profit and would like to participate or contribute, please message us on Facebook…the more the merrier!

Christmas Tack-O-Rama – Jackson
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Christmas Tack-O-Rama - Jackson
12th Annual Christmas Tack-O-Rama on December 7, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Northwest Early Elementary School, 3737 Lansing Ave., Jackson, MI 49201
There will be new and used horse tack and gifts. Door prizes and bake sale also. 10 x 10 space $30.00, with table $35.00. ½ Booths for half price. Discount to 4-H Clubs and Equestrian Teams.
Sponsored by the Northwest Equestrian Teams.
Contact Bev Cox @517/262-9101 or at bbcox2820@gmail.com
Find it on Facebook at Christmas Tack-O-Rama
Craft Show – Onsted
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Craft Show - Onsted

Join Onsted Elementary School for the 16th Annual Onsted Craft Show sponsored by the Onsted Chamber of Commerce. This event will be located in the Onsted Intermediate Gym, and entry is just $1. For information on vendor opportunities, contact Candy Robinson at 517-260-7545. See more details on the Facebook event page.

Dahlem’s Annual Holiday Bazaar – Jackson
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dahlem's Annual Holiday Bazaar - Jackson

Join Dahlem Environmental Education Center to celebrate the holidays and find those unique gifts for friends and families!

Featuring:

* Homemade Baked Goods
* Unique, Hand-Crafted Items
* Fresh Evergreen Wreaths
* Poinsettias
* Tree Trims
* Bird Feeding Supplies

Festival of Lights – Grass Lake
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Festival of Lights - Grass Lake

Head to Whistle Stop Park Depot for the 10th annual Grass Lake Festival of Lights!
This years theme is “Christmas in the Galaxy”. The Cookie Quest will begin at Whistlestop Depot at 10am, where you will pick up the passport to collect stamps along with cookies from participating community businesses. The Quest will end at 1pm, or when cookies run out! There will be raffle baskets, a silent wreath auction, and great photo ops in the Depot with Santa. Reservations will be required for Lunch with Santa from 2-3:30pm. The Parade will kick off at 6:30pm headed East through downtown, ending at Lake Street. This event is brought to by the Grass Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, and they can’t wait to celebrate with you!