Kringle Holiday Market debuts in downtown Lansing

By noon, Ella Karrick had only a few curious customers stop by her stand, Groovy Gemstones.

“We’re starting off a little slower, but I mean, it’s cold and it’s Michigan, and it’s early on in the day,” Karrick said. “But we have Silver Bells tonight and I’m really excited to see some people.”

A few yards away, Pam Philo at Honey Bun Bakery called the market “a fantastic idea.”

“I think that Lansing needs more pop-up markets like this, especially in the downtown area. And I think the ice rink is a super cool thing because we’ve never had that before,” said Philo.

Jazmin Anderson with Downtown Lansing, Inc. says the sheds will be a permanent fixture of Reutter Park.

“Our hopes are to have like a farmers’ market down there and other events like concerts in the park, and just use the sheds as much as possible with a variety of different things, and hopefully some of those vendors come back out for other activities,” Anderson said.

The Kringle Holiday Market will be open through December 17.