Wayne County Tree Lightings and Christmas Parades

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Wayne County Tree Lightings and Christmas Parades

Kickoff the holiday season with a variety of Wayne County Tree Lightings and Christmas Parades! Join those in your community for some fun, laughs, lights, and entertainment! As more events are announced, I will add them to this list. 

Also, please visit Ann Arbor with Kids for Tree Lightings and Parades in the Ann Arbor Area! 

Wayne County Tree Lightings and Christmas Parades

Allen Park

Tree Lighting and Lighted Christmas Parade

  • Date: November 20 
  • Time: Tree Lighting 6-6:30 pm, Lighted Parade 6:30-8:30 pm 
  • Location: Community Center
  • Description: See website for more info. 


Canton Virtual Tree Lighting

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Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Date: November 19
  • Time: 5- 11 pm, Tree lighting at 7 pm 
  • Location: Campus Martius Park
  • Description: The highly anticipated 2021 Detroit Tree Lighting at Campus Martius Park returns LIVE for an unforgettable night for the entire family! The Downtown Detroit Partnership and DTE Foundation are proud to present the return of the 18th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony in Campus Martius Park. Deck out your holiday season in style and enjoy spectacular live entertainment, Olympic figure skaters, and award-winning local performers and skating clubs.  The night will also feature amazing lighting attractions, horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, hot chocolate giveaways, food trucks, visits from Santa, and much more! An assortment of food and beverage will be available from food trucks, Downtown Detroit restaurants, bars, and more!

Garden City 

60th Garden City Downtown Development Authority Santaland Parade

  • Date: November 27
  • Time: 10 am
  • Location: Garden City High School
  • Description: Come join us for Garden City’s oldest and most prestigious event, the 2021 Garden City Santaland Parade, Along with watching along the parade route, the parade will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube to thousands across the world.

Grosse Pointe

The 46th Annual Grosse Pointe Santa Claus Parade

  • Date: Nov. 26
  • Time: 10 am
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  • Description: Join us the morning after Thanksgiving for Grosse Pointe’s largest parade of the year!

New Boston

Annual Old Fashioned Christmas & Tree Lighting at the Museum

  • Date: Dec. 5 
  • Time: 4 -8 pm
  • Location: 37236 Huron River Dr, New Boston
  • Description: Take a step back in time and join us at the museum as we create an old-fashioned Christmas for all to enjoy. Take a tour of the museum to learn about the toys of Christmas past, popcorn, sweets, and hot cocoa will be served, the children’s tree will be filled with ornaments and horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered. The street will feature live music, holiday vendors, a children’s craft, live reindeer, and more!
    The carriage rides will be offered 5:00-7:00 pm. Children will be able to take home an ornament from the children’s tree. Activities will also include the annual tree lighting and Santa’s arrival in New Boston.


Santa Parade

  • Date: November 27
  • Time: 5:45-7:15 pm
  • Location: Parks throughout Plymouth 
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Walk of Trees

  • Dates: November 26-January 3
  • Time: Dusk
  • Location: Kellogg Park 
  • Description: This special event incorporates trees from Chamber member businesses, the community, non-profit organizations, and family memorials. Participating in the Walk of Trees is a special way to bring in the holiday season with celebration and honoring those we love. Starting November 26th, families can enjoy walking through Kellogg Park taking in all the creative ways participants have decorated their trees.


Tree Lighting

  • Date: Nov. 20
  • Time:  4 – 10 pm
  • Location: 
  • Description: So many activities including art and crafts, tree lighting, visit with Santa and fireworks! 


Taylor Winterfest Blizzard of Oz

  • Dates: November 19-Jan. 10 
  • Location: Various locations 
  • Time: See website for more info. 
  • Description: Come walk with the family through a winter wonderland of unique, interactive high-tech light shows, holiday displays, and characters throughout the historic Coan Lake area, Heritage Park Petting Farm, and the Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens! This year the Taylor Winterfest is being powered by the same group who brought to life Glenlore TrailsThe Haunted ForestIllumiZoo, and more! See the videos below for more detail on these other experiences. 


Tree Lighting and Parade 

  • Date: Dec. 3 
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Location: Woodhaven Community Center 
  • Description: Starts at 6:30 with a parage led by the Woodhaven Marching Band. Many activities are planned! See website.


Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade

  • Dates: Nov 19 and 20 
  • Location: 2938 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte 
  • Time: See above 
  • Description: Tree Lighting – Friday, Nov. 19 at 6 pm, Cookie Walk – Friday 6-9 pm, Parade – Saturday, Nov. 20 at 10 am. 



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