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Dec
5
Thu
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*

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.

Dec
6
Fri
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!

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.

 

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.

Dec
7
Sat
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
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!

Jackson County Drug Summit – Jackson
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jackson County Drug Summit - Jackson

Please join us for the 6th Annual Jackson County Drug Summit Saturday, December 7, 2019. Hosted by Drug Free Jackson.

The event is set to be held at Middle School at Parkside (2400 4th Street, Jackson, MI. 49203).

The day will include presentations by professionals and community members about the impact of drug use in Jackson County, prevention efforts, as well as treatment and recovery resources.

Continuing Education Credits for a variety of fields are expected.

For event updates, visit the Facebook event page.

St. John Vendor and Craft Show – Jackson
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
St. John Vendor and Craft Show - Jackson

The halls and gym will be lined with crafters and vendors who will have hundreds of items to choose from for that perfect gift for someone else or for yourself.

The school asks that all those who attend use the North Street entrance.

Email for more information at –StJohnCraftShow@yahoo.com

Trivia Night – Spring Arbor
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Trivia Night at Spring Arbor Nazarene
$10 Entry to play, join a team or bring a team to play Trivia, hosted by DJ Trivia.
Proceeds go to “God’s Hands and Feet Personal Needs Pantry”
Craft and Vendor Show – Onsted
Dec 7 @ 9:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Craft and Vendor Show - Onsted

Head to Stagecoah Saloon & Event Venue for an arts and crafts show! They are looking for vendors, so if you would like to promote yourself or your small business, contact Kelli at eventplanner@cowboycreeklodge.com.

Dec
8
Sun
Adopt a Family – Jackson
Dec 8 all-day

For families struggling to make ends meet, the holidays can be an added source of stress and anxiety. When faced with feeding your family, paying fora prescription or putting toys under the tree, the choice is made for you. Community Action Agency’s staff working on the front lines in the War on Poverty see this daily.

CAA’s Adopt-a-Family program tries to ensure that the holiday season is a bit brighter. Staff select individual families within the programs CAA offers that are working towards self-sufficiency. CAA then partners with community members to adopt the individuals and families for the holidays. Partners typically provide at least one new toy and one new outfit for each child in the family, as well as a special holiday meal. Many partners provide more as they are able. Past partners share that they have suggest that it costs approximately $50-$75 per person. “We do no set any strict giving guidelines to donors, as each partner has a different ability to contribute”, says Communications Manager, Kate Lambert Lee.

If you are interested in adopting a family this year, contact Kate Lambert Lee at (517)539-8310 or by email at klee@caajlh.org. Donations can also be made online at Community Action Agency’s website, or click here to make a donation online.

Hometown Holiday – Chelsea
Dec 8 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!

 

Dec
10
Tue
Christ Lutheran Free Community Dinner – Michigan Center
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Christ Lutheran Free Community Dinner - Michigan Center

Free community dinner – Building a strong community, one fork at a time. Come for the company and conversation. Second Tuesday of every month.

Dec
11
Wed
Adopt a Family – Jackson
Dec 11 all-day

For families struggling to make ends meet, the holidays can be an added source of stress and anxiety. When faced with feeding your family, paying fora prescription or putting toys under the tree, the choice is made for you. Community Action Agency’s staff working on the front lines in the War on Poverty see this daily.

CAA’s Adopt-a-Family program tries to ensure that the holiday season is a bit brighter. Staff select individual families within the programs CAA offers that are working towards self-sufficiency. CAA then partners with community members to adopt the individuals and families for the holidays. Partners typically provide at least one new toy and one new outfit for each child in the family, as well as a special holiday meal. Many partners provide more as they are able. Past partners share that they have suggest that it costs approximately $50-$75 per person. “We do no set any strict giving guidelines to donors, as each partner has a different ability to contribute”, says Communications Manager, Kate Lambert Lee.

If you are interested in adopting a family this year, contact Kate Lambert Lee at (517)539-8310 or by email at klee@caajlh.org. Donations can also be made online at Community Action Agency’s website, or click here to make a donation online.

Dec
20
Fri
Community Potluck – Hanover
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm
Community Potluck - Hanover

Bring a passing dish and good dinner conversation! This event takes place on the 3rd Friday of November, December, and January at the Heritage Park Event Center. This is a great way to have a good hardy meal and get to know a few of your neighbors.

Dec
24
Tue
Christmas Gathering – Jackson
Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Christmas Gathering - Jackson

Christmas is amazing and full of many meaningful traditions! Join Rivertree Community Church on Christmas Eve at 6pm and gather to pause, focus, and and celebrate the beauty of Christmas!

Dec
25
Wed
Community-Wide Holiday Dinner – Jackson
Dec 25 @ 2:00 pm
Community-Wide Holiday Dinner - Jackson

It’s not just a dinner, it’s the hospitality of Jesus alive and well among us!

Have you lost a loved one? Are you new to the community? Are you spending Christmas alone? If so, share a holiday table with Queen’s Parish Social Center (811 S. Wisner, Jackson).

Call 517-784-9212 to make a reservation. Let them know if transportation is needed.

Doors will open at 1:15pm, and a single seating for dinner is at 2:00pm.

If you would like to volunteer at this community event, call 796-3141 or visit the website and click on the Christmas Dinner Volunteer Sign Up link.

Jan
11
Sat
Napolean Dynamite – Kalamazoo
Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm
Napolean Dynamite - Kalamazoo

Get on your high waisted jeans and get ready to celebrate the 15th anniversary of “Napolean Dynamite” at Kalamazoo State Theatre! After the film, join Napoleon, Pedro, and Uncle Rico in person for a live Q&A. Tina the llama, a real llama, will be part of this event. Click here to purchase tickets.

Jan
14
Tue
Christ Lutheran Free Community Dinner – Michigan Center
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Christ Lutheran Free Community Dinner - Michigan Center

Free community dinner – Building a strong community, one fork at a time. Come for the company and conversation. Second Tuesday of every month.

Jan
17
Fri
Community Potluck – Hanover
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm
Community Potluck - Hanover

Bring a passing dish and good dinner conversation! This event takes place on the 3rd Friday of November, December, and January at the Heritage Park Event Center. This is a great way to have a good hardy meal and get to know a few of your neighbors.

Jan
19
Sun
Ice Sculpture Festival – Tecumseh
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ice Sculpture Festival - Tecumseh

Tecumseh will be holding it’s 11th Annual Ice Sculpture Festival on Saturday January 18th from 10am-5pm and Sunday January 19th from 12pm-4pm.

Saturday Activities: Ice Carving Demonstrations, Dueling Carver Competitions & Winter Warm-Up Beverage Walk.

Sunday Activities: Chocolate Walk & Michigan Stilt Walker (Balloon Creations & Fire Juggling)

Weekend Activities: Interactive Ice Sculptures, Make-It-Take-It Snowman Fun, Photos with Olaf & Lost Arts Demonstrations.