Night Lights Christmas Parade & Festivities

Friday, December 7, 2018

7:00 PM
Downtown Grand Ledge

The 47th 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.

​The Chamber welcomes all Chamber members, local businesses, civic organizations, churches, scouting groups, schools, and clubs to show their community spirit by participating in the parade. 

If you have any questions, please contact Shawn at 517.410.6409 or


Highlights from our 2017 event:

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
BEFORE the Parade

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

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.

Other Happenings Around Town​


Pre-Parade Party at GL Library
4:00 - 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.

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.

Grand Ledge Area Retailers (GLAR)
Night Owl Shopping featuring a Find the ELF on the LEDGE
5:00 - 8:00 PM

The Grand Ledge Area Retailers are sponsoring a Night Owl Shopping event featuring an 'Elf on the Ledge' contest on Friday, December 1 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM and invite the community to come shop local businesses before and after the Chamber's Night Lights Christmas Parade.

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 325 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 local charities.

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