Get into the Christmas spirit at Marshall’s Merry Mile

There’s something about a light show that puts people in the holiday spirit. The Calhoun County Fairgrounds in Marshall has created a mile-long display of decorations that are sure to brighten your winter night. When is it? They’ll be open 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays Nov. 30-Dec. 30…

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Tips for enjoying the Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights is a long-standing tradition in Battle Creek. For decades, downtown has put up light installations to brighten the early winter nights in December. Want to see it for yourself? Plan your visit: Get a drink Hot chocolate is the drink of the season. You can pick some up…

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Five reasons to visit Horrocks for the holidays

Horrocks Farm Market goes into overdrive for the holiday season. They have everything to make your Christmas warm, sweet and magical (plus, you can drink coffee or wine while shopping). Gift baskets Not sure what to get that person who has everything or the family member with no hobbies…

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Stay active outdoors this winter

Cross-country skiing It’s smooth sailing at Brooks Nature Center in Marshall, where flat trails take you through prairie and woodland by Stuart Lake. It’s recommended for skiing and snow shoes. Word of advice: GPS isn’t always accurate for finding Brooks, so make sure it takes you to the…

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Find burgers, gangsters and baby goats in Albion

Set your GPS for adventure Driving by Albion without stopping means missing out on burgers, gangsters and baby goats – so set your GPS for adventure (aka exit 121 on I-94). Families will love Kids ‘N’ Stuff hands-on museum, where kids are invited into imaginative play at a miniature grocery…

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Festive cheer is here in Calhoun County

Holiday events have returned with a bang. There’s a fun experience for anyone who needs some festive cheer. Parades Nov. 18: Battle Creek Christmas parade It’s your first chance to see Santa. Find a spot near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and McCamly Street – the parade starts rolling at…

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It’s easy to give Michigan-made gifts

Give gifts that were #madeinmichigan this holiday season. There is something for everyone in Calhoun County, from handmade soap bars to classes with baby goats. Stocking stuffers We have two Michigan-themed gift shops to highlight: start with the Battle Creek Welcome Center Store, and then head…

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