by Holly L 

With the holiday season fast approaching, one of the best ways to celebrate its arrival is with a holiday parade. This year we have themed parades, night time light up parades, and traditional parades with floats and marching bands. From small towns to larger cities, we have your go-to list of area parades to bring in the holiday cheer.


November 12

Kalamazoo Holiday Parade | November 12 at 11:00 am | Downtown Kalamazoo

RELATED: The Kalamazoo Holiday Parade 2016: Fun You Won’t Want To Miss



November 19

Battle Creek Christmas Parade | November 19 at 5:40 pm | Downtown Battle Creek


Grand Rapids Art Van Santa Parade | November 19 at 9:00 am | Downtown Grand Rapids


Mattawan Christmas Parade | November 19 at 5:45 pm | Mattawan Park


November 28

Marshall Christmas Parade | November 28 at 7:00 pm | Downtown Marshall

November 29

Albion Aglow Parade | November 29 at 5:00 pm | Downtown Albion

December 2

Candle-light Christmas Parade | December 2 at 6:00 pm | Beckwith Park Dowagiac


December 3

Paw Paw Children’s Christmas Parade | December 3 at 10:00 am | Downtown Paw Paw


Plainwell Christmas Parade | December 3 at 1:00 pm | Downtown Plainwell


Otsego Main Street Hometown Christmas | December 3 at TBD  | Downtown Otsego


Saugatuck’s “Whoville” Christmas Parade | December 3 at 1:00 pm | Downtown Saugatuck


18th Annual Reindog Holiday Parade | December 3 at 4:00 pm | Downtown St. Joseph


Vicksburg Night Time Holiday Parade | December 3 at 4:30pm | Downtown Vicksburg


Did we miss any of your favorite holiday parades? If so, let us know or add to our event calendar here.


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By | 2016-11-10T10:56:44+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Guides, Kids, Newly Published, Parent resources|Comments Off on Holiday Parades Around Kalamazoo & SW Michigan

About the Author:

Holly is an active mother of two small children. She likes to see everything the area has to offer and bring friends along for the ride. When not spending time with the kids she works as a professional reviewer, sharing opinions with the world.