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2022 holiday events in Lansing

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (December 2, 2022) – The list below includes Christmas and other holiday events The Lansing Journal has compiled. If your organization is hosting an event not included in this list, please fill out our holiday event form so we can include your event.

This page will be updated or re-published as needed to reflect the most accurate information.

Holiday events in Lansing and the surrounding area


  • The Lansing Historical Society’s annual Festival of Lights exhibit is on display in the basement of the Lansing Library from on Monday – Thursday, 6–8 p.m. and Saturdays, 12–3 p.m. through January 5. The exhibit is in the Lansing Historical Museum, in the basement of the Lansing Library at 2750 Indiana Avenue. More details in this article.
  • Letters to Santa and Christmas decorations: A local family is hosting a mailbox to Santa at their residence at 17427 Greenbay Avenue. Santa will write back to those who provide a return address with their letter. This residence is also a drop-off location for the Helmets for Cody Toy Drive, which distributes toys to local hospitals.
  • Santa’s Mailbox at the Lan-Oak Park District: December 13 is the final day for Lansing youth ages 12 and under to drop a special letter to Santa in his mailbox in the lobby of the Eisenhower Center. Authors that include their return address will receive a letter in return. Drop-off is available during business hours only. The Eisenhower Center is located at 2550 178th Street.
  • The Center for Visual and Performing Arts’ Dickens’ Christmas Carol Dinner Show is a “fast-paced 70-minute salute to A Christmas Carol.” Moved this year to the main Theatre at the Center stage, the show runs on various dates through December 11. More details in this article.
  • The Village of Lansing’s Holiday Tree Display features trees decorated by local families, churches, schools, and organizations. Trees will be on display every day from December 4–30, with the exception on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, when Fox Pointe is closed. More details in this article.
  • Sledding: The hill at Erfert Park is the only hill in Lansing specifically maintained by the Lan-Oak Park District for sledding.

Saturday, December 3

  • Oak Glen United Reformed Church is hosting its Cookie Walk event at 9 a.m. Oak Glen URC is located at 2244 Indiana Avenue.
  • Starting at 5 p.m., the Village of Lansing kicks off its tree display at Fox Pointe. After the lighting of the Village tree and the other trees that have been decorated and sponsored by local organizations and families, Santa will make an appearance and greet the crowd. Fox Pointe is located at 18138 Henry Street. More details in this article.
  • Santa House will be open on select dates for families to visit with Santa, share wishlists, and take a few photos. After the Fox Pointe tree-lighting, Santa House will be open until 8 p.m. on December 4. Santa House is located on Randolph Street immediately north of Fox Pointe. More details in this article.

Friday, December 9

  • Santa House is open from 6 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 10

  • Santa House is open from 12–3 p.m.

Sunday, December 11

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass: St. Ann Catholic Church will host an Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass at 4 p.m. St. Ann Church is located at 3010 Ridge Road in Lansing.

Friday, December 16

  • December 16 is the day that local decorated houses will be judged as part of the Lan-Oak Park District’s Deck the House contest. Pre-registration for the competition is required. Houses will be judged starting at 6 p.m. First, second, and third place winners will receive a prize. Contact the Lan-Oak Park District for more details.
  • Santa House is open from 6 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 17

  • Men of A-Chord’s Christmas Concert: The local men’s choral group will perform at 7 p.m. at Oak Glen United Reformed Church, located at 2244 Indiana Avenue in Lansing.
  • Santa House is open from 12–3 p.m.

Monday, December 19

  • Kidworks Touring Theatre Presents: Holidays around the World — This event at the Lansing Library invites local families to spin the Chanukah Dreidel, act out “The First Christmas Tree” story from Germany, beat the drum in a Kwanzaa Ceremony, join the Mariachi Band in Feliz Navidad, and parade under the Chinese Dragon. This event starts at 6 p.m. on the Library stage.

Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25

  • Churches throughout Lansing will host members of the community for worship services. View The Lansing Journal’s church directory to find website and contact info for churches around town:

If you don’t see your holiday event on this list, fill out our form here.

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.