Night Lights Christmas Parade & Festivities

The Night Lights Christmas Parade and Festivities is cancelled for 2020.

Highlights from our 2019 event:

Marshmallow Roasting
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 Theatre
After the Parade

Children 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.

Other Happenings Around Town

Pre-Parade Party at GL Library
4:30 - 6:30 PM

Join 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!

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 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.

Our 2019 Grand Marshall is Jill Mangrum. She is the recently retired principal of Grand Ledge High School.

Ms. Mangrum began at GLPS as a special education teacher at Beagle Middle School, and after four years, she moved into administration. She has served at all levels as a building leader and positively influenced the lives of numerous students and staff for the last 25 years!

Ms. Mangrum has been an Assistant Principal at Beagle Middle School, an Assistant Principal at Grand Ledge High School, a Principal at Hayes Middle School, a Principal at Willow Ridge Elementary School, and most recently, a Principal at Grand Ledge High School. 

Here is the 2019 parade lineup!
1American Legion Post #48
2VFW Post 3293 Color Guard
3Nick Cypher Agency Farm Bureau Insurance
4Grand Marshall Jill Mangrum
5Grand Ledge High School Marching Band
6Sundance Riding Stables
7In Motion Dance Center
8Grand Ledge Lions Club
9Boy Scouts 657
10Cub Scouts 645
11PJ's Towing
12Grand Ledge High School Basketball Program
13The Hive Dance Studio
14Eaton County Sheriffs Office
15Eaton County Dispatch
16Eyes Optometry Boutique
19Independence Village of Grand Ledge
20Dart Bank
21Golddiggers 4H Club
22Girl Scout Troop 30766
23Lisa Marie Design and Photography
25Grand Ledge Public Schools Bus
26Grand Ledge Education Association Teachers
27Eaton Federal Savings Bank
28Willow Ridge Cub Scout Pack 635
29EXIT Realty Select Partners
30Looking Glass Child Development Center
31Grand Ledge Pom Pon
33Senior Community Care of Michigan PACE
34Grand Ledge High School Cheerleading
35SNAP Fitness
36Spartan Motors
37Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Troop 30152 

38Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Troop 30363
39Lansing Young Marines
40Granger Waste Services
41Believers Christian Church
42Heaven Sent Goldendoodles
43Rich's Lawn and Snow
44Crayons for Toddlers
45Grand Ledge Church of the Nazerane
46Rising Star Studio of Dance Arts
47Strange School Oneida District #3
48Pam's Pantry
49Bartlett Plumbing and Heating
50St. Michaels Catholic School 
51St. Michaels PTO
52St. Michaels Knights of Columbus Council 7311
53Dog Scouts of America and Love on a Leash Therapy Pets
54Girl Scout Troop 30164
55Pioneer Heating and Cooling
56Delta Center Girl Scouts
57Cub Scout Pack 260 - Wacousta
58Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood
59Liberty Church
60MacKenzie Truck
62Michigan Plumbing
631977 Gray Chevy
64Wacousta Creator 4H Club
65Lawnscapes Lawn Care
66Jubal Art
67Transfast Trucking
69Westside Beer Distributing
70Lansing Area Jeep Club
71I love My city
72City of Grand Ledge with Ana and Elsa
LASTGrand Ledge Fire Department Fire Truck bringing Santa and Mrs. Claus to town!

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Grand Ledge, MI  48837
Phone: (517) 627-2383