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 22nd 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 – 2014 

Saturday, Nov. 22nd 6pm @  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. 23rd 12-2pm @  Patterson’s Flowers – photographer will be on site

Friday, Nov. 28th 12-2pm @ Living Water Bookstore/Heartwoods Furniture

Saturday, Dec. 6th 4-6pm @ Good Dog Bakery

Saturday, Dec. 13th 3-5pm @ Patterson’s Flowers

Saturday, Dec. 20th 12-2pm @ Nawal’s Mediterranean Eatery, Gourmet Cupcakes & Desserts

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