Holiday Parades

little girl waving at a Christmas parade

Watch the local community as it floats on in celebration of the holidays.

utility truck decorated in lights for a parade
A BPW truck decked out in lights.


Parade of Lights

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 28
Start Time: 6:30 p.m.

Starting on the corner of 8th Street and Columbia, the Parade of Lights will make its way down to the Holland Civic Center. Over 70 businesses and organizations participate in the parade annually.

outdoor orchestra
Photo by Jessika Cesilia Perez


Magical Christmas Parade

Date: Monday, Nov. 27
Start Time: 6:30 p.m.

The Christmas tree lighting takes place at 6:15 p.m  at 21 S. Elm Street, Zeeland. Last year, there was a delightful Tuba Christmas concert prior to the parade composed of brass players of all ages. This year, downtown Zeeland’s sidewalk is under construction, though that won’t stop Santa Claus from making an appearance and downtown businesses will remain open.

Christmas parade float
A starry lighthouse navigates its way downtown.

Grand Haven

Jingle Bell Parade

Date: Saturday, Dec. 2
Start Time: 6 p.m.

The Chamber of Commerces of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Ferrysburg will be hosting the 31st Annual Jingle Bell Parade in Grand Haven. The parade will start at 6:00 p.m. on Franklin Street and will end at Central Park for the lighting of the Christmas tree.

Cheery elves
Cheery elves dance alongside the band.


Christmas Parade and Cookie Decorating

Date: Saturday, Dec. 2
Start Time: 1 p.m.

Parade starts at Wicks Park, 502 Water Street, Saugatuck. Stick around after the parade and visit Santa’s Workshop from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Puddingstone classroom (237 Butler Street) to decorate cookies! Courtesy of Santa’s Elves (The Saugatuck High School Culinary Arts Club).

What’s next? 

Winterfest in Grand Haven at the end of January 2024.