Festival of Lights Christmas Parade/Santa’s Hours

2014 Parade Entry Form

2013 Parade Winners!
2012 Parade Winners!

The Big Rapids Festival of Lights Christmas Parade will take place Saturday, November 21st 6:00pm in Downtown Big Rapids (Michigan Avenue).  This popular parade features about 30 floats and groups of walkers loaded with Christmas lights, live reindeer, plus Santa & Mrs. Claus’ grand entrance!  A short program and tree lighting ceremony takes place after the parade in front of the downtown Chemical Bank branch.  Prizes awarded to thmost creative float, float with the most lights, float with the best winter/Christmas scene, and the largest group of walkers.  Don’t forget to visit the LIVE REINDEER EXHIBIT starting at 4:30pm near Chemical Bank!

Santa’s Hours – 2015 

Saturday, Nov. 21st 6pm at  Festival of Lights Christmas Parade.  Grand Entrance of Santa & Mrs. Claus.  After the tree lighting ceremony, Santa will be at Good Dog Bakery

Sunday, Nov. 22nd 12-2pm at  Patterson’s Flowers – photographer will be on site

Saturday, Nov. 28th 11am-1pm at Nawal’s Mediterranean Eatery

Saturday, Dec. 5th 12pm-2pm at The Old Pioneer Store and Emporium

Saturday, Dec. 12th 12-2pm at Artworks Gift Shop

Saturday, Dec. 19th 12-2pm at Fabulous Finds Resale Shoppe by WISE