Holiday Info for our Merchants Dec 2021

We have many events coming to Old Town and want to make sure you are a part of the excitement. Please look at the events and let us know if you are interested in participating. We love it when we all come together to make Old Town buzz with visitors.

2021 Survey for Merchants and Businesses in Old Town Lansing

Help the Old Town Commercial Association to better serve our businesses and community. The OTCA is starting on a six-month strategic planning for the future of the organization. We are looking to discover the priorities that our community needs so we can better serve you. Please complete this survey to help us in this planning process.

Holiday Hullabaloo, December 4th

We are planning for Holiday Hullabaloo to happen in conjunction with Scrooge Scramble on Dec. 4. Participating businesses will have discounts, specials and more. We have a link below with the specials offered in 2019, please let Rita LaMoreaux know if you would like to participate and confirm the specials and events you would be offering that day.

Scrooge Scramble, December 4th

Ring in the holiday season on the River Trail! The OTCA will host its annual Scrooge Scramble 5K Run/Walk on to benefit our mission to revitalize Lansing’s Old Town district. Register online for the 5K at

Holiday Window Decorations by Local Artists

In the past the OTCA has expressed interest in holiday window decorations to make Old Town festive for the holidays. We have had some participation in the past, but know this is extra work for you.

This year, we are looking to bring in artists, some from Chalk of the Town, some from local galleries, MSU and beyond, to display their talents and holiday cheer on windows throughout Old Town while participating in a fun contest to help bring traffic downtown to view the windows and visit your businesses.

What we need from you, if you want to be a part of this festive event, is the donation of your window space and time for the artist to decorate the window from the inside of your store. We will have a designated week for the artist to work with you on a time to come in and decorate. Windows will be decorated with washable liquid chalk markers.

Since we know that your window space is valuable real estate, you’ll have the option of donating half your window space, all of your window space, or requesting a frame/border design.

At this point, we are simply reaching out to gage interest in this project since its success in making Old Town a decorated sight to see this holiday season is dependent on having a lot of windows decorated. If you are interested in donating some window space to an artist, please let us know by Tuesday Nov. 9 so we can move forward with next steps and share more details with those interested.

Winter Towns Holiday Fest Saturday, December 11 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Michigan Premier will be hosting a Winter Towns Holiday Fest event on Saturday, December 11. You may have received an email from them about this today. We are working closely with them on this event and will have more information for you next week regarding Old Town’s participation.

Thank you again for all you do for Old Town. If you are interested in being a part of these events, please let Rita know, or 517-974-5523.