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Video: A whirlwind holiday tour of Lansing


LANSING, Ill. (December 8, 2023) – Josh and Melanie zipped around Lansing to give viewers a taste of the holiday activities available. This week’s video highlights six fun options:

View the Fox Pointe holiday trees

Fox Pointe is located at 18138 Henry Street in Lansing, Illinois. The trees are available for viewing daily:

  • December 3–30: 3 – 8 p.m. (closed Christmas Eve and Day)

Visit Santa at the Santa House

Santa’s Lansing residence is located within Fox Pointe, at 18138 Henry Street, Lansing, Illinois. He is visiting with children at the house on these days and times:

  • Fridays, December 8 and 15: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays, December 9 and 16: 12 – 3 p.m.

Experience Christmas Around the World (indoors)

“We are thrilled [to] show off Lansing’s diversity and the unity of celebrating this festive season,” says Barb Dust, organizer of the Festival of Lights Christmas exhibit. The trees are in the lower level of the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave, Lansing, Illinois, open to the public through January 6, 2024, during the following hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Closed on Sundays and on December 23, 24, 25, 30, and 31, as well as January 1, 2024.

Shop local

Lansing has a variety of small, family-owned businesses who serve our community throughout the year. Shopping local during the Christmas season keeps them in business and keeps our community strong.

Visit the fancy holiday windows

Schultz Insurance is located at 18119 Torrence Avenue, on the east side of Torrence, across from Popeyes Chicken. Parking is available on both the north and south sides of the Schultz building.

Make a difference

While dropping off a letter in Santa’s mailbox, families can make a difference by supporting the charities organized by the Ziemkowski family at 17427 Greenbay Avenue in Lansing.

Support the newspaper that supports our community

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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.