Burcham Hills to offer free Festival of Lights Dec. 21-22

Posted at 8:04 AM, Dec 14, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — Burcham Hills is sharing the joy of the holidays in a safe and engaging way by presenting its first drive-thru Burcham Hills Festival of Lights, Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 21-22, 5-7 p.m. It is free and open to the public, but reservations are important as a limited number of cars can be accommodated.

The event features 13,500 twinkling lights, live holiday music, Santa and contactless delivery of free hot chocolate and candy canes.

There is no admission charge, and space is expected to fill quickly. Reservations are suggested by Friday, Dec. 18. To RSVP, call 517-827-1072.

Handbell musicians Larry and Carla, of Holland, will perform both evenings. The nationally recognized handbell duo refers to themselves as “West Michigan’s smallest handbell choir.”

An optional donation of non-perishable food items for Greater Lansing Food Bank will be collected. Those who donate will receive their choice of a free face mask or shopping cart cover.

“The Burcham Hills Festival of Lights is our gift to the community — a fun, safe opportunity to get out of the house during the pandemic,” said Kari Rennie, Burcham Hills executive director. “This is a first for Burcham Hills, and we believe it is much needed this year.”

The event will be at Burcham Hills in East Lansing, 2700 Burcham Dr. Participants will enter the Burcham Hills parking lot via Park Lake Road and stay in their vehicle to traverse the parking lot, exiting on Burcham Drive.

Rennie said, “Whether there are young children in your family or just those who are young at heart, everyone is invited. We’re working to make it a memorable experience for all.”

Founded in 1974, Burcham Hills is a not-for-profit, Life Plan Community. Burcham Hills offers quality independent living, assisted living and memory care in The Resident Center at Burcham Hills, and short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing care in The Center for Health & Rehabilitation at Burcham Hills. Its new and inspired independent living option, StoneBriar at Burcham Hills, is currently under construction and accepting reservations. Learn more at Onsite physical, occupational and speech therapy is offered to the public in The Outpatient Therapy Clinic at Burcham Hills. Amenities on the Burcham Hills campus include walking paths, a putting green, children’s playground, patios, library, wellness center, clinical laboratory, dining rooms and large and small meeting areas. More information is at

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