The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out!
HJF Tickets and Float Registration Now Available
Lake Orion is the home of the largest lighted Christmas Parade in Michigan! The event—organized by the volunteers of the Orion Area Parade Group (OAPG)— happens the first Saturday each December.
With our fun theme of "Kids in Candyland", we encourage participants and downtown businesses to light up the night and celebrate the season using the theme Kids in Candyland to depict the holiday spirit. Register your group to participate online by December 1, 2022. Subscribe to our email newsletter or follow our Facebook page for updates.
No Orion Lighted Christmas Parade would be complete without the appearance of Santa and Mrs. Claus to usher in the holiday season. Expect to see the red couple in full force again this year!
The Orion Lighted Christmas Parade has been a Lake Orion tradition for over 25 years and has the distinction of being one of the largest lighted Christmas parades in Michigan. The OAPG is staffed by volunteers and counts on the support of the community to bring this event to town each year.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet parade goers after the parade in a new, more accessible location this year! Look for Santa's tent on the corner of Broadway and Shadbolt (across from Fork & Pint). He'll be waiting to take a picture with your kiddos and to share a warm cup of hot chocolate!
Light Up the Night
The brighter the better!
2022 Parade Route Map
Find your perfect spot!
We can't host the Orion Lighted Christmas Parade without the help of some dedicated volunteers and the financial support of our generous sponsors. Please join us in thanking these businesses:
Check out this great video from our 2021 Orion Lighted Christmas Parade - Thank you to OnTV for capturing the memories.