What’s Happening This Week(end) + Events in Jackson MI | 12-10-20 to 12-13-20


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Each week, we work hard to bring you the best events happening in Jackson County this week along with some good news and our top picks of things to do in Jackson MI this weekend. 

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There are many more events in Jackson County, Michigan, happening throughout the year, and we have a fully curated Jackson Michigan community events calendar highlighting the best things happening in Jackson each week!

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shop small this holiday season // photo via @paintedplethora

Finding JOY This Holiday Season

With so many holiday parties and traditions being put on hold this year, it’s easy to get caught up in a Scrooge-like attitude as we get closer to Christmas. But let’s not forget the spirit of the season is JOY.

Perhaps our JOY this season can be found in a new tradition:

And if you’re looking for ways to gift memories this Christmas, considering giving the individuals on your holiday gift-giving list a gift certificate to a local restaurantcoffee shopboutique shops, or activity/experience destination in Jackson County.

What are some ways you’re finding JOY this holiday season?

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What is there to do in Jackson MI this weekend?

Our events calendar is the best place to find out what’s happening in Jackson County each week.

Please note: with the restrictions on gatherings over the next couple of weeks, events are being changed or canceled, so please be sure to check with event coordinators for the most up-to-date information for each event.

Here are our top picks for things to do this weekend while observing social distancing and safety protocol…

FRIDAY (12/11)

Free Admission at Ella Sharp: Take advantage of the generosity of Lammers Heating & Air Conditioning and enjoy free admission to Ella Sharp Museum all weekend long.

Grinch Movie Night: Love the Grinch? Bring the kids and enjoy watching The Grinch on the big screen in the new commons area at Jackson Free Methodist Church.

SATURDAY (12/12)

Chillin’ with Santa and Friends: Arbor Grove Community Church is hosting Chillin’ with Santa and Friends – a drive-through experience on Saturday and Sunday. 

SUNDAY (12/13)

Pop-up Shop for Local Artisans: Kate’s Art School will be hosting a one-day pop-up shop for local artisans to share their Christmas gifts and goodies. Pottery, baked goods, and more will be available for purchase.

Reverse Glass Painting Class: Get your holiday craft on with Essa Arts at their reverse glass painting class. Reservations are required in advance. 

Do you know of events happening in Jackson County, Michigan? Submit them to our local event calendar.

As Seen Around Town

the beauty of a sunrise over downtown Jackson at Christmastime cannot be beat // photo by @weside517

Have a favorite photo from around Jackson County? Use the hashtag #joininjackson and you might see your picture used in the weekly newsletter or featured on our social media channels!


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