What’s Happening This Week(end) + Events in Jackson MI | 12-17-20 to 12-20-20


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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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The Blessed Nest in downtown Jackson is decked out for Christmas :: photo credit
The Blessed Nest in downtown Jackson is decked out for Christmas // photo credit

Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt

Did you see our BIG List of Christmas Lights in Jackson County?

It’s the perfect tool for some holiday fun this weekend… add in a Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt, and you’re in for a fun adventure!

While you’re driving around town looking at the lights, see how many of the following you can find…

Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt Jackson Michigan

And if you happen across any amazing holiday lights displays that we haven’t found yet, be sure to comment and let us know so we can add them to our list!


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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…

THURSDAY (12/17)

All Ages Paint Workshop: The Painted Owl is offering an all-ages paint workshop where you can paint your very own Polar Express. Registration is required and space is limited.

FRIDAY (12/18)

A Nativity Story: The M.S.T. Dance Center presents “A Nativity Story” on December 18 at 6pm and December 19th at 1pm and 5pm. The performance can be viewed in person or via Facebook Live.

SUNDAY (12/19)

Bundle up and join the (outdoor) fun at Sandhill Crane Vineyards’ Winter Solstice Party. Fire pits, mulled wine, and hearty eats from the grill will keep you warm as you finish your Christmas shopping. 

Looking for a unique, locally-crafted gift for someone on your holiday shopping list? Be sure to venture out to Grass Lake for Roaming Goat’s Shopping Street Fair from 9am-12pm. 

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

As Seen Around Town

downtown Jackson is all decked out for the holidays :: photo via Lean Rocket Lab (home to Fortress Cafe)
downtown Jackson is all decked out for the holidays // photo via Lean Rocket Lab (home to Fortress Cafe)

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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