Family-friendly Michigan Christmas parades provide us all a great opportunity to celebrate the season with family and friends. So grab a cup of hot cocoa and take in a festive Michigan Christmas parade near you!
Family-Friendly Michigan Christmas Parade in Northville
For starters, you’ll want to put the Northville Holiday Lighted Parade on your calendar. The parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. November 17 and features bands, floats, dancers and Santa. What’s more, the 2023 parade theme is From the North Pole to Northville. Be sure to stay for the tree lighting ceremony that follows the parade.
Maple Hill Holiday Parade in Kalamazoo
Without a doubt, you should head to downtown Kalamazoo for the Maple Hill Holiday Parade Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 11 a.m. Indeed, you can introduce your children to the magic of the holidays with classic characters, marching bands and more.
Family-Friendly Michigan Christmas Parade in Grand Rapids
To be sure, you can enjoy a full slate of activities centered around a family-friendly Christmas parade November 18 in downtown Grand Rapids. Festivities kick off with the Grand Rapids Santa Parade where Santa makes a special appearance. Following the parade, you can enjoy the family-friendly party with activities by Family Promise of West Michigan and the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum.
Wyandotte Christmas Parade
Unlike many other parades, the Wyandotte Christmas Parade is held in the morning. So November 18, 2023, rise and shine, enjoy a Santa-size breakfast, and head down to Biddle Avenue to watch the 10 a.m. parade.
Downtown Light Parade in Traverse City
Another one of many family-friendly Michigan Christmas parades filled with holiday spirit steps off in Traverse City. Take note to arrive a little early November 18, 2023. You can take in some holiday music at 5:30 p.m. and see the tree lighting at 6 p.m. before the parade marches down Front Street at 6:30 p.m. In addition, you can visit with Santa anytime post parade until 9 p.m. at Rotary Square.
Reindog Holiday Parade in St. Joseph
Then again, if you’re a dog lover, the Reindog Holiday Parade in St. Joseph might just be the one for you! Featuring pets (and their owners) in Christmas-themed costumes, this December 2, 2023, howl-iday parade is a must-see event. In short, plan to come early for the pre-parade costume judging.
Family-Friendly Michigan Christmas Parade in Battle Creek
Similarly, the Battle Creek Christmas Parade November 18, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. is one you won’t want to miss. Produced and presented by the Harper Creek Optimist Club, the parade’s 2023 theme is An old-Fashioned Christmas.
Christmas In Ida Festival and Parade of Lights
By the same token, the Christmas in Ida Festival and Parade of Lights, December 2, 2023, will delight all ages. Parade entries come from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Canada, Missouri and Wisconsin. What’s more, Holiday Hounds on Parade steps off at 2:15 p.m. with the 90-minute-plus grand parade kicking off at 7 p.m., following fireworks at 6:30 p.m. You’ll want to spend the day to enjoy Santa’s Zoo, country music concerts, family video games, children’s activities including make-and-take-art, and food vendors.
Marquette Christmas Parade
All things considered, there’s nothing like celebrating the coming of the Christmas season along the shores of Lake Superior in Marquette. Indeed, the Annual Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade and Annual City of Marquette Tree Lighting December 8, 2023, is not to be missed. Spend the entire day and enjoy lunch with Santa, a country music concert, ice sculpting and chain-saw art and more. What’s more, Santa and friends light the tree following the 6 p.m. parade.