Our Lighted Christmas Parade tradition returns on Saturday, December 18 at 6 pm in Downtown Lake Orion!

In light of the tragic events in our sister community of Oxford on November 30, the Orion Area Parade Group has postponed the Holly Jolly Folly and Orion Lighted Christmas Parade. We cannot celebrate the season while our community is hurting. The Holly Jolly Folly will be held Friday, December 17th and the Parade will take place on Saturday, December 18th. Please join us in extending our deepest sympathies and prayers to our grieving Oxford friends and neighbors.

Let's light up Broadway with Christmas cheer!

Register your

Parade Float!

Registration deadline: December 15

Since 1989, the downtown streets of the Village of Lake Orion, Michigan have glowed with festive holiday lights the first Saturday of December. The Orion Lighted Parade has become a tradition for this community in northern Oakland County.


The parade generally boasts over 75 entries each year, from civic organizations, dance studios, scouting troops, local dignitaries, marching bands, school groups and more. The event is capped off with a special visit by Santa himself, much to the joy of the young and old in the crowd lining the village streets.


Download a printable route map

2019 Float Winners

Best Theme Depiction

L.A. Dance


Best Non-Profit

Lake Orion Special Olympics


Best Commercial Business

API Consulting


 Best Government

Lake Orion High School Robotics Team 302


Most Uniquely Illuminated

Orion Art Center Dragon Boat


Citizen of the Year
Dan Dewey