Downtown Light Parade, Santa's Arrival, & Tree Lighting
The holiday season will kick off with a new event in Downtown Traverse City for the community to enjoy. The Downtown Traverse City Association will host a Light Parade on Friday, December 1, at 6:30 pm! The parade route will run along E. Front Street from Boardman Avenue to Union Street and include over 25 units. Floats will be provided by Cherryland Humane Society, Disability Network, Paperworks Studio, Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy, & TBAISD Career Tech Center. Performances will be provided by Dance Arts Academy, Company Dance Traverse, the Central High School Drum line, and more! Santa will ride in the parade on an antique fire engine. At the end of the parade, attendees may gather at the corner of Cass and E. Front Street to partake in the Community Tree Lighting ceremony. Santa will meet with little ones after the ceremony at Cherry Republic until 9 pm. The Downtown Light Parade is powered by our generous sponsors, Traverse City Light & Power, Elmers, Cherry Republic, BATA, and the Downtown Development Authority. Downtown Holidays are hosted by the over 200 merchants, restaurants and businesses who are members of the Downtown Traverse City Association.
Please contact the Downtown Traverse City Association at 922-2050 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Santa's Hours: Santa's House will open on Saturday, December 2nd.
Santa will be visiting in his little house at the corner of Cass & State Street.
December 8, 15, & 22
5 to 8 pm
12 pm to 4 pm
December 9 & 16
12 pm to 3 pm
December 3 & 17
12pm to 3 pm
December 23 & 24: Noon to 3 pm
*Santa will at the North Pole and will NOT be visiting in his house on Sunday, December 10.