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Bring on the Christmas, West Michigan!

One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is when the Christmas tree is the only light in the room. There is something so magical about those little twinkling lights. Tree lighting season is here and we have no shortage of beautiful holiday trees around West Michigan.

Holland Parade of Lights

Lighting up our Christmas tree at home is one thing, but watching one light up in the community square with your neighbors carries an extra measure of joy.

Our big list of tree lightings and parades will help you find your next local holiday celebration.


Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Holiday Parades in Greater Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Santa Parade

Saturday November 17, 2018

Rosa Parks Circle – 135 Monroe Center St NW Grand Rapids
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
A Grand Rapids holiday tradition will once again roll through downtown on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at 9 a.m. with the Art Van Santa Parade, presented by the Grand Rapids Jaycees. The Jaycees are excited to announce the theme for this year’s parade will be “Sounds of the Season.” “Some |read more… Art Van Santa Parade

Friday November 23, 2018

Glenn United Methodist Church – 1395 Blue Star Hwy South Haven
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Free family pictures taken in the Glenn Square - Festive merchants with treats at each stop - Bake sale and town historian at the Historic Glenn Schoolhouse - Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 6pm for annual tree lighting in the Glenn Square - Children visit with Santa and |read more… Glenn Circle of Lights

Saturday November 24, 2018

Hackley Park – 350 W Webster Ave Muskegon
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Come to Downtown Muskegon this winter to celebrate the holidays with us!  “Holidays in the City” kicks off with Small Business Saturday on November 24 and continues on weekends through the Saturday before Christmas!  Shop local to support our community’s businesses.  The Muskegon Farmer’s Market, Western Market Chalets, Century Club |read more… Holidays in the City

Monday November 26, 2018

Cannonsburg Village – Cannonsburg Rd NE Cannonsburg
Time: 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
We are not sure how we are going to follow up last year where the crowd was just amazing. We had beautiful weather that made for our very own Norman Rockwell setting here in the Village. Join us again this year as we will be celebrating the start of the |read more… 28th Annual Cannonsburg Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

Thursday November 29, 2018

Harmony Brewing Company – 1551 Lake Dr SE Grand Rapids
Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join us for Eastown's first Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Party! November 29th at 6:00pm Commissioner Ruth Kelly will light the tree at 6:30 PM. Bring an ornament for the tree that reflects your family's traditions and community! Fundraiser for the Eastown Business Association & Eastown Community Association Santa and Mrs. |read more… First Annual Eastown Tree Lighting Party

Saturday December 1, 2018

Downtown Lowell – Main Street Lowell
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Join us for a day of fun and holiday cheer. Unique Shopping and Eateries, Rogue River Artisans Show, Friends of the Englehardt Library Giftable Book Sale, Santa Visits on the Riverwalk, Entertainment by Luc James Studio, Rudolph’s Craft Workshop, Pancake Supper, Sweet Tooth Jubilee and the Annual Night-Time Santa Parade |read more… Lowell Christmas Festivities and Parade
Ada Fire Department – 6990 East Fulton Ada
Time: 11:00 am
HO! HO! HO! Get in the holiday spirit and join us for the Santa Parade through Ada Village beginning at 11:00 a.m. Parade route begins at Ada Drive/Thornapple River Drive and ends at Fire House 1 on Fulton Street. Be sure to stop inside the fire station for hot chocolate |read more… Santa Parade
Downtown Saugatuck – Butler and Main St. Saugatuck
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11 AM – 4 PM Visit Santa’s Workshop at Coral Gables Annex / 5 PM The Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Saugatuck Village Square. For more information call SDABA at 269-857-1626. Saugatuck's Annual Tree Lighting & Santa's Workshop
Downtown Saugatuck – Butler and Main St. Saugatuck
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This year’s Annual Christmas Parade will take place on December 1 at 1 p.m. The parade will begin lineup starting at noon at the corner of Mason and Griffith streets in downtown Saugatuck. 2018 Parade Route: - Parade kicks off at the corner of Culver and Griffith Streets - Turns |read more… Saugatuck's Annual Christmas Parade
Heritage Town Square Plaza – North West Corner of 60th and Lake Michigan Drive Allendale
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual Hometown Holiday Celebration Christmas Tree Lighting. From 5-7pm we'll have family friendly fun and at 6pm, we'll gather around to light up the Christmas tree and sing carols together. You'll get to visit with Santa, have your face painted, enjoy hot chocolate, cookies |read more… Allendale's Hometown Holiday Celebration
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum – 303 Pearl ST NW Grand Rapids
Time: 5:00 pm
Kick off the holiday season in style with this NEW holiday tradition that combines the Holiday Open House and the Annual Tree Lighting into one blockbuster event. Listen to holiday music and visit with Santa and his reindeer. On display inside the Museum will be the Breton Village Train. No |read more… Light Up Downtown
Washington Square- Holland – 453 Washington Ave Holland
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hang out in The Square as President Dennis and Betty Voskuil from Hope college light the biggest Christmas Tree in Holland as this years' special dignitaries! Caroling provided by Avalon School of the Arts from 6:30-8pm Holiday Dog Costume Parade from 6:45-7:15 sponsored by Paws In The City. Dress up |read more… Tree Lighting in Washington Square!

Sunday December 2, 2018

Walker Park – 1521 Ruddiman North Muskegon
Time: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Circle of Trees is held on the first Sunday in December.  Trees are decorated in Walker Park, the annual “Dog Parade” is held on Ruddiman Ave. and the tree lighting ceremony, refreshments and visits with Santa follow immediately after.  If you wish to participate or for more information, contact Lee Ann Clausen at 231-744-1621. 12:00pm – |read more… Circle of Trees & Dog Parade

Friday December 7, 2018

Downtown Wayland – Main Street Wayland
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On December 7, 2018, Downtown Wayland will be transformed into a festive Art Hop. The streets will be closed so guests may walk safely between venues. Artists will appear in various downtown businesses showcasing or selling their art. In addition to art, there will be many free family friendly activities |read more… Art Hop 2018
KDL Kentwood Library Branch – 4950 Breton SE Grand Rapids
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for the Annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony! The event takes place in front of the Kentwood Library starting with a holiday light parade. There will also be carriage rides, hay rides, hot chocolate and cookies, live music, caroling, and of course a visit from Santa! Don't forget to |read more… Kentwood Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Light Parade

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