Michigan Christmas Parades

Christmas is a magical time in Michigan, each year we look forward to all of the holiday events including our local Christmas parade. Join the fun and festivities by singing along with the marching band that plays your favorite holiday song. Enjoy the festive holiday lights in red & green, gold & silver and the holiday Christmas poinsettia and holly berries decorating the season, finally watch the smiles on the children faces as Jolly Ole' St. Nick (and sometimes Mrs. Claus) arrive leaving the kids anticipating Christmas morning. Enjoy the holiday life, Michigan Life!

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Tune up your jingle bells and get out the sleds! It's time to celebrate the holidays the way only a Michigan city can do with a spectacular Christmas Parade. From the rural small towns to cities Michigan Parades include visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus some even include the reindeer and sleigh rides.

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November 26, 2021

Family fun tradition since 1980.

Dec 11, 2021

A Crystal Christmas takes place on the the 2nd Saturday of December and boasts an Ice Shack parade of hilarious Northwoods themed floats!

Events will take place throughout Crystal Falls, MI. Schedule of events will continue to be updated.

December 2-5, 2021

Step back in time as you take part in one of Michigan’s most unique holiday celebrations. An entire weekend of excitement including the Victorian Sleighbell Parade with horse drawn entries, bagpipers, reindeer meet and greet and carolers elegantly dressed in Victorian style attire.

December 11th, 2021. Parade starts at 2:00pm

The Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade, and is right out from the pages of a Victorian Christmas.... Go back in time and experience the pageantry and beauty of horses and equestrians dressed in the their holiday finest in Lexington's Christmas Horse Parade!

December 4, 2021 at 2pm

Santa’s comin’ to town! Join us for the Annual Christmas Parade in downtown Montague and Whitehall. The American Legion and VFW will lead the event, along with our generous Title Sponsor, Shepherd & Shepherd Law.

Sunday Dec 5, 2021

Bring the family to enjoy the largest Christmas parade in Michigan. The parade will include floats, bands and of course, Santa Claus. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 248-651-6700.

December 4, 2021

Christmas in Lights in Iron River is the first Saturday of December and features a lighted parade of more than 30 floats carrying 1000’s of lights followed by a stellar fireworks show.

Last week of November ending December 4, 2021

The Laingsburg annual Winterfest Celebration! Winterfest is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy many memorable activities with our families and friends. Last week of November and the main night is the first Saturday in December 4th and on Sunday wrap up with a story read by Mrs. Clause at the library.

December 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The jolly man in the red suit will be making an appearance in the Chamber’s Annual Santa Parade. The parade winds through downtown Rockford. The jolly man in the red suit makes Rockford one his first stops on his world tour. More than 60 floats line the downtown streets to welcome Santa Claus.

November 19, 2021 from 6-8 p.m.

Festivities in Lansing start with the Annual Silver Bells in the City always the Friday before Thanksgiving. The Silver Bells in the City is scheduled in downtown Lansing. in downtown Lansing. The lighting of Michigan’s official state Christmas tree will take place just after 7:30 p.m.

December 4, 2021

The first weekend in December we hold our annual Festival of is Grass Lakes annual Christmas Festival of Lights. Enjoy breakfast with Santa; carriage rides to the Coe House Museum. The Coe House is open and decked out for the season. The United Methodist Church has their annual craft and bake sale, Santa makes a visit to the Depot.

Sat. December 04, 2021 | 3:00pm

The annual Reindog Holiday parade is a great time for all. This event features dressed up pets and their owners in a variety of holiday garb. Be prepared to see all kinds of costumes from “Santa Bernards” to “Reindeer Rottweilers” – definitely a must-see event! The event also marks the arrival of Santa.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 5:30 PM 6:30 PM

The Harbor Beach Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will travel from City Hall east down State Street to the light and then south on Huron Avenue to Trescott Street. Join Harbor Beach for this festive occasion!

2021 Date: December 4, 2021

The Annual Holiday Light Parade is presented annually by the Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce, thousands of people come out every year to enjoy the parade and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The parade will go east on Grand River Avenue, and continue to Taylor. The floats will be judges in seven categories, including Spirit of Christmas.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 2-5 p.m.

There is something for everyone at the popular annual Winter Glow event – East Lansing’s free, outdoor winter festival in downtown East Lansing with a wide variety of fun-filled seasonal activities.

2021 Dates: TBA

Santa Is Coming and will arrive in Gaylord for the Santa Light Parade in downtown Gaylord. Activities under the pavilion on court start at 5:30pm Hot chocolate, coffee, food, photo booth, live music,kids activities, sleigh rides, and more!!!

Remember to bring your cameras!!

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Santa Claus arrives in Downtown Holland during the annual Parade of Lights, escorted by 75 floats, trucks, antique cars, walkers and marching bands...all decked out from top to bottom in thousands of sparkling lights! This brightly lit holiday procession is fun for the entire family and a holiday tradition for the entire community!

December 4, 2021 at 11am-4pm

A North Pole rumor, that has made it all the way to Saugatuck, indicates that Santa will be making a special appearance! Families can enjoy the return of Santa's Workshop (11am-4pm) at The Annex: 220 Water Street, Saugatuck. There will be photo opportunities with Santa plus kids craft projects, tree decorating, music, refreshments and more!

Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the Annual ‘Winter Snow Fun’ Holiday Parade and Annual City of Marquette Tree Lighting. Bundle up with friends and family as illuminated floats, tinsel-strewn trucks and colorful carolers transform Third Street into a magical scene from the North Pole.

2021 Dates: TBA

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the fifth annual ‘Winter Snow Fun’ Holiday Parade in Marquette’s Downtown District. Bundle up with friends and family as illuminated floats, tinsel-strewn trucks and colorful carolers transform Third Street into a magical scene from the North Pole.

November 19, 2021 at 6:30pm

The Annual Northville Hometown Holiday is a festive community celebration that kicks off the holiday season. The season begins near middle November with the Holiday Lighted parade followed by the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree in Town Square.

Tree Lighting: Friday, 11/19/21 at 6 pm
Parade: Saturday, 11/20/21 at 10 am

Wyandotte Michigan knows how to put on a holiday party. The Parade route begins at Northline near the Police/Court Building and ends at Eureka Avenue. The parade begins at 10 am and usually runs approximately one hour.

Thanksgiving Day!

America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van, one of the country’s oldest and most celebrated Parades, will step off at 9:00 a.m. on Woodward Avenue and Kirby and end at Woodward Avenue and Congress. Hundreds of thousands of parade-goers will be watching as the Parade makes its way down Woodward Avenue.

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021

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.

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2021 Date: December 4, 2021

The Annual Holiday Light Parade is presented annually by the Williamston Area Chamber of Commerce, thousands of people come out every year to enjoy the parade and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The parade will go east on Grand River Avenue, and continue to Taylor. The floats will be judges in seven categories, including Spirit of Christmas.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 5:30 PM 6:30 PM

The Harbor Beach Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will travel from City Hall east down State Street to the light and then south on Huron Avenue to Trescott Street. Join Harbor Beach for this festive occasion!

Sat. December 04, 2021 | 3:00pm

The annual Reindog Holiday parade is a great time for all. This event features dressed up pets and their owners in a variety of holiday garb. Be prepared to see all kinds of costumes from “Santa Bernards” to “Reindeer Rottweilers” – definitely a must-see event! The event also marks the arrival of Santa.

December 4, 2021

The first weekend in December we hold our annual Festival of is Grass Lakes annual Christmas Festival of Lights. Enjoy breakfast with Santa; carriage rides to the Coe House Museum. The Coe House is open and decked out for the season. The United Methodist Church has their annual craft and bake sale, Santa makes a visit to the Depot.

November 19, 2021 from 6-8 p.m.

Festivities in Lansing start with the Annual Silver Bells in the City always the Friday before Thanksgiving. The Silver Bells in the City is scheduled in downtown Lansing. in downtown Lansing. The lighting of Michigan’s official state Christmas tree will take place just after 7:30 p.m.

December 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The jolly man in the red suit will be making an appearance in the Chamber’s Annual Santa Parade. The parade winds through downtown Rockford. The jolly man in the red suit makes Rockford one his first stops on his world tour. More than 60 floats line the downtown streets to welcome Santa Claus.

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021

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.

Last week of November ending December 4, 2021

The Laingsburg annual Winterfest Celebration! Winterfest is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy many memorable activities with our families and friends. Last week of November and the main night is the first Saturday in December 4th and on Sunday wrap up with a story read by Mrs. Clause at the library.

Thanksgiving Day!

America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van, one of the country’s oldest and most celebrated Parades, will step off at 9:00 a.m. on Woodward Avenue and Kirby and end at Woodward Avenue and Congress. Hundreds of thousands of parade-goers will be watching as the Parade makes its way down Woodward Avenue.

December 4, 2021

Christmas in Lights in Iron River is the first Saturday of December and features a lighted parade of more than 30 floats carrying 1000’s of lights followed by a stellar fireworks show.

Tree Lighting: Friday, 11/19/21 at 6 pm
Parade: Saturday, 11/20/21 at 10 am

Wyandotte Michigan knows how to put on a holiday party. The Parade route begins at Northline near the Police/Court Building and ends at Eureka Avenue. The parade begins at 10 am and usually runs approximately one hour.

Sunday Dec 5, 2021

Bring the family to enjoy the largest Christmas parade in Michigan. The parade will include floats, bands and of course, Santa Claus. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 248-651-6700.

November 19, 2021 at 6:30pm

The Annual Northville Hometown Holiday is a festive community celebration that kicks off the holiday season. The season begins near middle November with the Holiday Lighted parade followed by the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree in Town Square.

December 4, 2021 at 2pm

Santa’s comin’ to town! Join us for the Annual Christmas Parade in downtown Montague and Whitehall. The American Legion and VFW will lead the event, along with our generous Title Sponsor, Shepherd & Shepherd Law.

2021 Dates: TBA

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the fifth annual ‘Winter Snow Fun’ Holiday Parade in Marquette’s Downtown District. Bundle up with friends and family as illuminated floats, tinsel-strewn trucks and colorful carolers transform Third Street into a magical scene from the North Pole.

December 11th, 2021. Parade starts at 2:00pm

The Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade, and is right out from the pages of a Victorian Christmas.... Go back in time and experience the pageantry and beauty of horses and equestrians dressed in the their holiday finest in Lexington's Christmas Horse Parade!

Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the Annual ‘Winter Snow Fun’ Holiday Parade and Annual City of Marquette Tree Lighting. Bundle up with friends and family as illuminated floats, tinsel-strewn trucks and colorful carolers transform Third Street into a magical scene from the North Pole.

December 2-5, 2021

Step back in time as you take part in one of Michigan’s most unique holiday celebrations. An entire weekend of excitement including the Victorian Sleighbell Parade with horse drawn entries, bagpipers, reindeer meet and greet and carolers elegantly dressed in Victorian style attire.

December 4, 2021 at 11am-4pm

A North Pole rumor, that has made it all the way to Saugatuck, indicates that Santa will be making a special appearance! Families can enjoy the return of Santa's Workshop (11am-4pm) at The Annex: 220 Water Street, Saugatuck. There will be photo opportunities with Santa plus kids craft projects, tree decorating, music, refreshments and more!

Dec 11, 2021

A Crystal Christmas takes place on the the 2nd Saturday of December and boasts an Ice Shack parade of hilarious Northwoods themed floats!

Events will take place throughout Crystal Falls, MI. Schedule of events will continue to be updated.

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