Kalamazoo Holiday Parade
Canceled for 2020
Kalamazoo Holiday Parade is full of beautiful floats, marching bands and even Santa Clause will wind through downtown Kalamazoo. The parade is a yearly tradition. Organizations, businesses, schools and colleges participate by hosting holiday community floats, marching bands, clowns, and other entertainment. The parade is highlighted with the addition of almost five giant size character balloons that literally fill the street. Some of these balloon characters have included: Felix the Cat, Theodore the Toy Soldier, Bob the Builder, Garfield and Friends, the Holiday Christmas Tree, the Candy Cane, and a whole lot more! Public Media Network will televise the Kalamazoo Holiday Parade live (typically on Channel 21). And as the tradition holds true, Santa is always the grand finale.
The route for the parade is Lovell Street West to Park Street, North on Park to Michigan Avenue, East on Michigan Avenue to Pitcher, South East to Lovell Street.