Festival of Lights Christmas Parade/Santa’s Hours






2013 Parade Winners!
2012 Parade Winners!
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The Big Rapids Festival of Lights Christmas Parade will take place Saturday, November 23rd 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.  Santa is available for visits after the ceremony at Big Rapids Furniture.  Prizes awarded to thmost creative float, float with the most lights, and the largest group of walkers.

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Santa’s Hours – 2013 

After Festival of Lights Christmas Parade @ Big Rapids Furniture
Sunday, November 24th 12-3pm @ Patterson’s Flowers
Saturday, November 30th 12-3pm @ Patterson’s Flowers
Saturday, December 7th 12-3pm @ Big Rapids Furniture
Saturday, December 14th 12-3pm @ Living Water Bookstore/Heartwoods Furniture
Saturday, December 21st 12-3pm @ Pepper’s Cafe & Deli

Santa & Mrs. Claus are Sponsored By: 

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