517 Magazine Days of Giveaways

Reasons to play

Potter Park Zoo Wonderland of Lights

Take a socially distant stroll through Potter Park Zoo in Lansing from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays until Dec. 27 and revel in thousands of twinkling lights on display while holiday music plays. This time-honored tradition will put you in the holiday spirit, get you out into the crisp fresh air and allow you to spend time with the family. Wonderland of Lights will be closed Dec. 24-25. The regular schedule will continue outside of those dates.

Potter Park Zoo in Lansing from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays until Dec. 27

Scavenger Hunt Saturdays

The Michigan History Museum, 702 W. Kalamazoo St. in Lansing, hosts a self-guided scavenger hunt in the museum galleries, complete with prizes, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays in December.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays in December; 702 W. Kalamazoo St. in Lansing

Playmakers Holiday Classic

This virtual 5K on Dec. 22-24 urges participants to record performances and celebrate virtually with friends, family and the Playmakers Fitness Foundation.

Dec. 22-24; Virtual
517 Living Event Calendar

More events

ONE Calendar, ALL (with your help) the Best Events!

517 Living’s Mission is to connect Greater Lansing Area folks with the best local events & things to do. Visit their site to view their community-built calendar.

Submitted Photos

Enjoying Anderson Park

Photo by Janelle Hopkins

State Christmas Tree

Photo by Kyle Dowling

Downtown Lansing November Perspective

Photo by Marvin Hall

Wrap up

From the Heart

Gifts that won’t break the bank

The holidays are here again, and it has been a rough year for everybody. Not everyone has the money to get huge gifts for all your family members. Here is a list of ideas that still show that you care without breaking the bank.

Your Time:

You can gift your time to a loved one. Run errands for them, make them dinner, watch a movie with them or just be there to hang out.

Your Energy

Does a friend with kids need a break? Offer a day to babysit and do activities with them. With COVID around, you can even give them a coupon to redeem later.



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