What’s Happening in Lansing This Weekend: Horses & Holiday Fun

Looking for things to do in Lansing for the weekend of December 16-18, 2022? From holiday shopping and horses to discovering the astronomical connections to our holiday celebrations, we’ve collected some fun ideas!

2022 SHOME Holiday ShoDown

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Get up close and personal with some majestic horses at the 2022 SHOME Holiday ShoDown! MSU Pavilion hosts this holiday tradition of a horse show from Friday (12/16) through Sunday (12/18). The event includes lots of holiday fun – and more than $7,000 in prizes!

Season of Light

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“Season of Light” wraps up its holiday-themed presentation at MSU’s Abrams Planetarium with showings this Friday (12/16) through Sunday (12/18). Explore the connection between the stars and how we celebrate the Christmas season.

Grinchma’s party

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The Grinch isn’t quite as big a Christmas tradition as Santa, but he’s getting closer with every passing year. Take a drive to Nashville’s FoxView and enjoy a GRINCHmas Party! The event features lots of vendors for holiday shopping, raffles for prizes, holiday games and photo ops with some of your favorite Christmas characters!

Holiday Show at Meridian Mall

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Make plans to be part of the 3rd Annual Holiday Show at Meridian Mall in Okemos. It’s happening both Saturday (12/17) and Sunday (12/18), and promises arts, crafts and baked goods from 20 local and regional specialty vendors.

Holiday Market

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This Sunday (12/18), Williamston Eagles will again host a Holiday Market from Eastern Ingham Farmer’s Market featuring more than two dozen local food and gift vendors for your holiday shopping! Look for Santa and Mrs. Claus to make an appearance too!

The Perfect Gifts for a “Pure Michigan” 12 Days of Christmas

Who the heck wants upwards of 30 birds for Christmas? I know I don’t. Instead, why not try out these “Pure Michigan”-themed gifts that we’ve thought of as an alternative to the original 12 Days of Christmas

Christmas Light Displays Across Michigan

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! If you want to get into the holiday spirit, these Christmas light displays across Michigan are sure to put a twinkle in your eye. There are plenty here in Mid-Michigan and even more across the state. Find out where and when these light displays are happening.

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