Kick off the Season with Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies + Holiday Parades Near Kalamazoo

Family at Tree Lighting Ceremony - Christmas

It’s Time to Light up the Season and Bring Some Christmas Cheer

Nothing does the celebratory trick like a grand tree lighting or Christmas parade, does it? In addition, most tree lighting events and parades offer tons of fun activities for families like musical performances, crafts and visits from Santa.

The holiday season is approaching and we have no shortage of beautiful holiday trees and holiday parades to experience in the Kalamazoo community.

Find the when and where right here for parades and tree lightings. Now, bundle up and head out to experience the magic.

Know of any area holiday events that we missed? Click here to submit your event to our Event Calendar.

Kids Visit with Santa at Tree Lighting Ceremony

Parades & Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Traditional Holiday & Tree Lighting Celebration
Hosted by the City of Portage
Virtual Event
» December 1, 2020 | 7pm
A virtual tree lighting ceremony as part of the City Council meeting. Santa will welcome you and tell you about the places that you can visit with your family at your leisure, such as “Reindeer Lane”, “North Pole Trail” and Santa’s lighted sleigh, which is the perfect place to take family photos. Learn where to drop your letters to Santa before going live for the countdown to light the Mayor’s Tree and Veteran’s Memorial Park. Experience the expanded Holiday Card and Tree Walk and sparkling holiday lights while strolling with your family and friends during December.


Festive Fridays 2020 & Virtual Tree Lighting
Hosted by Downtown Allegan
Virtual Event
» December 4, 2020 | 8pm
View a Facebook Live broadcast on Positively Allegan of the annual tree lighting at 8pm.