Southeast Michigan Tree Lightings and Christmas Parades

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Southeast Michigan Tree LIghting Ceremonies and Parades

Southeast Michigan Tree Lightings and Christmas Parades

Kick off 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. 

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Redesigning Happiness Wayne County Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Christmas Parades

Wayne County Tree Lightings and Christmas Parades

Allen Park

Tree Lighting and Lighted Christmas Parade

  • Date: November 18 
  • Time: Tree Lighting 6-6:30 pm, Lighted Parade 6:30 pm  
  • Location: Community Center
  • Description: See the website for more info. 


Holidays in Heritage 

  • Date: Dec 2 – Dec 31
  • Location: Heritage Park 
  • Time: 5-9 pm 
  • Description: Enjoy a seasonal lighted walk around the pond in Heritage Park


19th Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Date: November 18
  • Time: 5- 12 pm
  • Location: Campus Martius Park
  • Description: 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!

Garden City 

61st Garden City Downtown Development Authority Santaland Parade

  • Date: November 26
  • Time: 10 am
  • Location: Garden City High School
  • Description: Come join us for Garden City’s oldest and most prestigious event, the 2022 Garden City Santaland Parade. The parade starts at Garden City High School, travels south on Middlebelt, turns left on Ford, and ends in the GC Town Center parking lot.

Grosse Pointe

Annual Grosse Pointe Santa Claus Parade – Christmas in Toyland

  • Date: Nov. 26
  • Time: 10 am
  • Location: Kercheval Avenue starting at Lewiston Rd., GP Farms down to Cadieux Rd., GP Park.
  • Description: Join us the morning after Thanksgiving for Grosse Pointe’s largest parade of the year! Parade Route: Kercheval Avenue starting at Lewiston Rd., GP Farms down to Cadieux Rd., GP Park.

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.


2022 Holiday Lighted Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Date: November 19 
  • Time: 6:30 pm 
  • Location: Downtown Northville 
  • Description: Join the thousands of parade-goers as the holiday season officially kicks off with the Holiday Lighted Parade.  Bands, dancers, floats, and of course, Santa, make this annual favorite a great family tradition! The parade begins at 6:30 PM and will be followed by the official lighting in Town Square, Downtown Northville (8:00 PM)


Santa Parade

  • Date: November 25
  • Time: 5:15-7:30 pm
  • Location: Parks throughout Plymouth 
  • Description: Santa’s City of Plymouth Parade (stops at City parks) 


Walk of Trees

  • Dates: November 25-January 1
  • 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 25th, families can enjoy walking through Kellogg Park taking in all the creative ways participants have decorated their trees.


Tree Lighting

  • Date: Nov. 19
  • Time:  5-9 pm
  • Location: Young Patriots Park 
  • Description: So many activities including toy train rides, an inflatable snow globe, hayrides, an exotic animal show, live music, tree lighting, a visit with Santa, and fireworks! 


Taylor Winterfest

  • Dates: December 3 
  • Location: Taylor Recreation Center and Sheridan Pavilion 
  • Time: 4 pm 
  • Description: Parade, tree lighting, 5K, and fireworks! See the website for more information. 


Tree Lighting and Parade 

  • Date: December 2 
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Location: Woodhaven Community Center 
  • Description: Continue the family and community tradition by joining together to celebrate the start of the holiday season. The evening begins at 6:30 PM with the annual parade led by the Woodhaven Marching Band from the Fire Station to the community center. Activities include a reindeer display, ice sculpture exhibit, children’s crafts, musical performances featuring the high school choir, and the Woodhaven Senior Citizen’s Club’s “Famous Bake Sale”.  The celebration increases with excitement with the arrival and welcoming of Santa and Mrs. Claus to Woodhaven followed by a special fireworks display lighting up the night sky. What a wonderful time to be outside with family and friends in the Michigan winter air. Don’t forget your camera for those Santa pictures after the parade and fireworks.


Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade

  • Dates: Nov 19 and 20 
  • Location: Downtown 
  • Time: See below  
  • Description: Tree Lighting – Friday, Nov. 18 at dusk, Christmas Parade – Saturday, Nov. 19 at 10 am 



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