Night Lights Christmas Parade and Festivities

Night Lights Christmas Parade
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM
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In the meantime, here are highlights from our 2016 event: 
The 45th Annual Night Lights Christmas Parade is a spectacular night time parade packed full of lots of lights and music!  It starts at the Grand Ledge Fire Barn and then makes its way straight down Bridge Street.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will make their appearance at the end of the parade, trading in their red sleigh for a red fire truck.

Finally, the kids can visit with them at the Sun Theater and watch a free movie - "Shrek The Halls".

Thanks to Big L Lumber for supplying their truck for our Parade Emcees to sit in for the evening.

Special thanks to the Chamber's “All In” Event Sponsors for their continued support: The Chamber welcomed all Chamber members, local businesses, civic organizations, churches, scouting groups, schools, and clubs to show their community spirit by participating in the parade. 


Other Local Happenings Around Town:


Grand Ledge Area Retailers (GLAR)
Night Owl Shopping
Find the ELF on the LEDGE
5:00 - 9:00 PM

The Grand Ledge Area Retailers (GLAR) are sponsoring a Night Owl Shopping event on Friday, December 2 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM and invite the community to come shop our local businesses before and after the Chamber's Night Lights Christmas Parade.

They will be hosting a 'Find the Elf on the Ledge' contest.  Get a stamp card at any of the participating businesses and find the elf at each location to get your card stamped.  After you get five stamps, you will be entered into a drawing for one of three great prizes.
Sponsors include Grand Ledge Country Club and Harry Culp Insurance Agency.

Elf stop locations include:
  • About the Home
  • Beagle's Cafe
  • Big Purple Bloomers
  • Crossroads BBQ
  • The Dowry Bridal
  • Ledge Craft Lane
  • Image Projections
  • The Nail & Hair Boutique
  • Painted Teal
  • Red Door Treasures and Antiques
  • Revival Collectibles
  • Rivers and Reefs
  • Salvage Yard Antiques
  • Thrifty Diva


Toys for Tots
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Profiles Hair Salon will be accepting new, unwrapped toys through December 5 for the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program. These toys will be distributed as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.  You can drop them off at the hair salon located at 315 Harrison Street through December 5.
However, on Friday, December 2, they will have their collection box downtown by the Parade Grandstand by Bridge Street Plaza.

WLNS Weather Live from Grand Ledge
5:00 PM and 6:00 PM

WLNS Meteorologist and local Grand Ledge resident David Young will be broadcasting the weather live from downtown Grand Ledge for the 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM news.



Festive Music
Throughout the night

There will be music downtown, and Taylor Taylor will be performing on the Grandstand before the parade.  Emcees are Daedalian Lowry with LCC Radio 89.7 WLNZ and Shawn VanSteeland with Audio Logic DJ.  Taylor Taylor will also be performing at Log Jam at 9PM.

Grand Ledge Key Club
Hot Chocolate Fundraiser
Starting at 5:00 PM

The Grand Ledge Key Club will be selling a cup of hot chocolate for $1 to raise money to help them fund club projects.  They are a student led community service club that started up at the high school last year, and they are trying to raise money so that we can do more in the community. They will also be accepting donations.  Stop by and see them near the Parade Grandstand.


Rotary Club's Chili Cook-off
5:30 - 9:00 PM

The Grand Ledge Rotary Club will be sponsoring their annual chili cook-off at 319 S. Bridge Street across from the Sun Theatre.  Join them and try out chilies of all types and then vote for your favorite. Admission is free, and all donated proceeds will go to the Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program.

Impact Community Church Open House
6:00 - 8:30 PM

You are invited to bring your little ones into their church for some goodies, including walking tacos, hot chocolate, and cookie decorating as well as Christmas crafts, games for kids, and great company.  MI Paint Party will also have FREE ornaments for the kids to decorate until they run out. 


Free Kids Movie at Sun Theatre
After the Parade

Children and their families are invited to visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause at the Sun Theater after the parade and watch a free Shrek the Halls movie.  They will be collecting canned goods for the Grand Ledge Food Bank too.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
After the Parade

Join us as Mayor Kalmin Smith lights up the Christmas tree in Bridge Street Plaza.  

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