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Christmas Parades Are Everywhere

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I’m looking forward to Saturday morning.  It’s the annual Jaycee’s Santa Clause Parade in downtown Grand Rapids, and Kim Carson and I will be riding in a beautiful Chrysler convertible from the Harrold Ziegler Auto Group.

The parade is taking a new route this year.  It will start at the corner of Michigan Street and Ottawa Avenue, travel south on Ottawa past Calder Plaza and end at Fulton Street near Van Andel Arena.  Be sure you get there early so the kids will have the best view.  There will be floats, bands, Inflatable characters, and of course, Santa!

But, that’s not the only Christmas parade this season.  Hudsonville’s Holiday Parade is at 10 am Saturday in Downtown Hudsonville.  It starts at Highland Drive and 32nd Avenue and moves north on 32nd to Central, ending at the fire station.  If you need more info, just log on to

Holland’s Parade of Lights is Tuesday, November 29th at 6:30 pm in downtown Holland.  It begins at 8th and Columbia and goes down 8th to the Eight Street Market Place.  For more info, go to

Coopersville’s Santa Clause Parade is Friday, December 2nd at 7 pm in Downtown Coopersville.  For more info call 616-997-5164.

Rockford’s Santa Parade is Saturday, December 3rd at 11 am, with Santa arriving in a horse-drawn carriage.  For info log on to

Sunday, December 4th is Grand Haven’s Jingle Bell Parade at 6 pm.  It’s in downtown Grand Haven followed by the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree and caroling in Central Park.  For more info, call 616-842-4910.

And, Lowell has their Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3rd at 6 pm in Downtown Lowell.  It runs from Broadway north to Main to Jackson, and north on Jackson.  For more info, log on to

Whew!  That’s a lot of holiday cheer.  Happy Holidays!


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