EL Winter Glow
East Lansing's free outdoor winter festival - will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2-5 p.m. in downtown East Lansing. Winter Glow activities will be located in Ann Street Plaza, Fountain Square and inside the East Lansing Marriott. The outdoor spaces are adjacent to the intersection of Albert and M.A.C. avenues. The majority of activities are free and there will be free parking in all gated lots/garages in downtown East Lansing from 2-6 p.m. on the day of the event. This year’s Winter Glow will feature ice carving, horse and carriage rides, a special outdoor holiday farmers market, a heated music tent, a winter barnyard, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus (3-6 p.m. inside the Marriott, photos are $5), family friendly activities and games, winter photo scenes, marshmallow roasting, merchant activities, roasted nuts, a community art project and donation-based hot chocolate with the East Lansing Art Festival and much more. New this year, there will be a Toys for Tots toy drive and the first 400 people to bring an unwrapped toy will receive one free professionally printed photo with Santa! Toys will be collected near the Santa photo area in the lobby of the Marriott. This special activity is sponsored by Landmark on Grand River and Newman Lofts. Learn more about the 2018 Winter Glow at www.cityofeastlansing.com/WinterGlow.