Family-Friendly Michigan Christmas Parades

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

giant Rudolph balloon in a Christmas parade

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

Santa in a sleigh on a float in a Christmas parade where it's snowing

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

family putting the finishing touches on a snowman they built

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

Santa waving from a lighted and decorated fire truck in one of several family-friendly Michigan Christmas parades

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

people riding in a white utility truck lighted and decorated with wrapped packages and an inflatable Grinch

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

float featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus in a sleigh being pulled by reindeer in one of several family-friendly Michigan Christmas parades

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.

Light Up Your Family-Friendly Michigan Christmas Parades

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Much More to See in Michigan

large fiberglass snowman looking at a 40-ft. lighted musical tree

While you’re out and about, be sure to see these Michigan Christmas trees and holiday light festivals!

2 thoughts on “Family-Friendly Michigan Christmas Parades

  • November 9, 2023 at 2:19 am

    Es ist soooooo schön, das es solche Umzüge gibt. Leider haben wir in Deutschland sowas nicht. Aber wir haben wunderschöne Weihnachts Märkte. Gern würde ich euer Geschäft mal persönlich besuchen, aber das ist eine weite Reise. Bestellen kann ich leider au nicht mehr bei euch, weil ihr ja nicht mehr nach Europa liefert. Seh schade.

    • November 9, 2023 at 4:55 pm

      Vielen Dank, dass du online mit uns in Kontakt bleibst, Anja! Wir freuen uns über unsere Weihnachtsfeierlichkeiten. Aber auch Deutschland und Europa haben einige unglaubliche Weihnachtsmarkterlebnisse zu bieten! Wir haben in diesem Beitrag eine Traumliste geteilt – 5 Top-Voted European Christmas Markets

      Was den Versand angeht, versenden wir aufgrund von Änderungen bei der Mehrwertsteuer derzeit leider nur in die USA und nach Kanada. Einige unserer Freunde haben einen Ausweg gefunden, indem sie das Paket an Familie oder Freunde in den USA oder Kanada verschickt haben und es dann an den endgültigen Bestimmungsort versenden ließen. (Bitte beachten Sie, dass das Paket nicht von Bronner’s versichert wird, sobald es am Zielschiff von Bronner’s ankommt.)

      Wir wünschen Ihnen frohe Weihnachten!


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