Fun Things to Do in Lansing in November

November 1, 2016
Adrienne H., Financial Expert

Welcome to the holiday season! Take a look at all of the fun and festive events happening around Lansing this month to see how you can start celebrating the season of giving.

November 3–10 | East Lansing Film Festival (Sponsored by MSUFCU)
Get ready for great films and good times at the 19th Annual East Lansing Film Festival! Enjoy the indie series, MSU student films and pizza, documentaries, and more at Wells Hall and Studio C! throughout the weeklong festival.

November 6 | Family Series at the Library
Learn about the trumpet from the Lansing Symphony Ochestra’s Principal Trumpet, Richard Illman at the Downtown Lansing Library. This event is free and offers a fun learning experience for all ages.

November 13 | MSUFCU Day at MSU Women’s Basketball
Did you know MSUFCU members can get into certain MSU athletic events for free throughout the year? Show your Spartan Spirit and cheer on the women's basketball team as they take on Wyoming! Show proof of MSUFCU membership at the ticket office to receive two free tickets to the game. Don't forget to visit the MSUFCU table to pick up your FREE "green & white" gift!

Beginning November 18 | Wonderland of Lights 
See Potter Park Zoo transform into a winter wonderland of lights and festive displays every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from November 18 through December 31 (excluding Christmas Day). You can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and decorate cookies, too!

November 18 | Silver Bells in the City (Sponsored by MSUFCU) 
Watch the Capitol City light up with more than 100,000 people as the Electric Light Parade marches around downtown Lansing. Be sure to stick around after the parade to watch the lighting of Michigan’s official Christmas tree and a fireworks show over the Capitol dome.

November 19 | Silver Bells in the City 5k
As part of the Silver Bells in the City weekend celebration, you can enjoy a 5k run/walk with Santa and the Lansing community. This year, all 5k finishers will receive a medal and prizes will be awarded to those dressed in the best holiday costumes!

November 19 & 20 | Breakfast with Santa 
Enjoy a family-friendly hot pancake breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Troppo! There will also be a variety of fun activities including cookie decorating, writing letters to Santa, and holiday arts and crafts.

November 24 | Lansing Turkey Trot
Before you dive into your delicious turkey meal, begin Thanksgiving Day by running through the streets of downtown Lansing with thousands of race participants. Runners will start and end the race at the Lansing Community College campus while passing by the State Capitol Christmas Tree on the route!

Beginning November 21 | MSUFCU Giving Tree 
In late November, MSUFCU's Giving Trees are going up in every branch. This year, we're working to provide the gifts to children from Child and Family Services -- Capital Area and MSU University Housing. Select a gift tag, purchase the item listed, and bring the unwrapped item and tag back to the Credit Union. It's a great way to do something special and make a little one's holiday bright!

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