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West Michigan Christmas Parades: December 6-7


There’s a long list of Christmas parades on tap in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan this weekend!

‘Tis the season to bundle up and sit in the cold waiting for a glimpse of Santa Claus.

Bring a hot drink, dress in layers, and stake out your spot at one of many parades this weekend!




Friday, December 6

  • Coopersville – 33rd annual Santa Claus Parade “Peace on Earth” at 7 p.m. Cookies, hot chocolate and visits with Santa! Learn more.
  • Grandville – 1st annual Downtown Grandville Christmas Parade. Music, cocoa, and reindeer at 6:30pm in the library amphitheater and in the parking lot behind the library. Parade at 7 p.m. on Chicago Drive between Fayette and Wilson. Learn more.

Saturday, December 7

  • Wyoming/Kentwood – Santa Parade at 10 a.m. on South Division from 34th Street southbound to Chase Bank. Photos with Santa. Learn more.
  • Middleville – Christmas Parade at 10:30 a.m. Starts at McFall Elementary School. Heads east across Arlington Street to Church Street. Learn more.
  • Rockford – 70th annual Santa Parade begins about 10:45 a.m.
  • Byron Center – Christmas Parade at 11 a.m. Other activities include Santa, reindeer, free coffee, and caroling. Learn more.
  • Saugatuck – “Whoville” Christmas Parade at 1 p.m. Photos with “Whoville” characters after the parade at the Town Commons tennis courts. Learn more.
  • Fennville – Christmas Parade at 5 p.m.
  • Grand Haven – Jingle Bell Parade at 6 p.m. Parade goes down Franklin to Harbor, then a right on Washington to Central Park. Tree lighting after parade. Learn more.
  • Lowell – Activities all day. Parade begins at 6 p.m. on Main Street. Parade runs from Lowell Fairgrounds to First United Methodist Church. Learn more.

A great weekend to head outdoors for some Christmas fun!

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