Night Lights Christmas Parade & Festivities
Friday, December 3, 2021
The 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 Department at 500 North Clinton Street 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.
Highlights from our 2019 event:
5:00 - 9:00 PM
We will be roasting marshmallows in Bridge Street Plaza. The Chamber will provide the marshmallows and roasting sticks. Come warm up by the fire pit.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:45 PM
Join us as Mayor Thom Sowle lights up the 2,300 lightsd on the Christmas tree in Bridge Street Plaza. Ornaments are decorated by Looking Glass Child Development Center students this year!
Free Kids Movie at Sun TheatreChildren and their families are invited to visit with Santa at the Sun Theater after the parade and watch a free Shrek the Halls movie. The theater will collect canned goods for the Grand Ledge Food Bank too.
After the Parade
Other Happenings Around Town
Pre-Parade Party at GL LibraryJoin us for stories in the Children's Department or enjoy cocoa and make a graham cracker "gingerbread" house in the 1931 Room. GLADL's a great place to get ready for the parade downtown. Donations accepted of cash or new or gently used Children's books for Book on Every Bed program. Help share a story this holiday season!
4:30 - 6:30 PM
Rotary Club's Chili Cook-offThe Grand Ledge Rotary Club will be sponsoring their annual chili cook-off at Ledges Sweat Shop on S. Bridge Street. Join them and try out chilies of all types and then vote for your favorite. Admission is free, and all donated proceeds will go toward Jaycee Park enhancements.
5:30 - 9:00 PM