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