Winter Solstice Celebration

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Winter Solstice Celebration

December 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The City Market’s annual Winter Solstice Celebration is a family-friendly event filled with winter and holiday activities. Two carriages will be providing free 15 minute rides downtown from 12 pm until 3 pm, thanks to sponsor, Dean Trailways! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures (you provide the camera!) from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm. Christmas cookies and cider will be provided!

An ugly holiday sweater contest will be held from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize of $25 from the Waterfront Bar and Grill, $25 from River Town Adventures, and $20 from Hills Cheese, respectively.

Live music provided by D. Hibbert and Associates.

All of our merchants – Capital Loop Gifts, LS Jewelry Designs and Florals, Hills Cheese, the Waterfront Bar and Grill, and River Town Adventures will be open and offering a wide array of gifts. Candy Painted Treats and B.Houze Originals will be our visiting vendors to add to the variety. Bring your unwrapped gifts to the gift wrapping service provided by “We Come to You.”

LS Jewelry Designs and Florals will be holding a jewelry-making class for $12. Materials will be provided to create your own bracelet, necklace or earrings! Arrive anytime from 12 pm until 4 pm. The jewelry making will take about 45 minutes. Advance signup is required. Please email

Now through December 20th, the City Market will be a Toys for Tots drop-off location during normal Market hours. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Toys for Tot box on display.

We’d like to thank all of our sponsors for making this event possible:



December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Phone: (517) 483-7460
Fax: (517) 483-7462
325 City Market Drive
Lansing, MI 48912

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