Washtenaw County Tree Lightings and Christmas Parades

Tree Lightings are a great way to kickoff the holiday season. We always loves parades, and with festive lighting evening holiday parades are lots of fun. Since several communities combine their Tree Lightings and Holiday Parades, we’ve combined them into a single list.

Tree Lightings and Parades

Southeast Michigan Tree Lightings & Parades

Holiday Parades and tree lightings are worth a bit of a drive. I’ve collaborated with several other sites to bring you events throughout Southeast Michigan. 

Mrs Weber’s Neighborhood Livingston County Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Christmas Parades
Mom Among Chaos Macomb County Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Christmas Parades
Metro Detroit Mommy Oakland County Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Christmas Parades
Redesigning Happiness Wayne County Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Christmas Parades

Tree Lightings & Parades in Washtenaw County

Check out all of the fun Tree Lightings & Holiday Parades in Washtenaw County


Note: The list below will be updated throughout the season as more events are announced. 

November 27, 2016

Annual Tree Lighting Festival

Kerrytown Market & Shops – 407 N. Fifth Avenue Ann Arbor
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Join Kerrytown Market & Shops as Santa lights the tree in Kerrytown's courtyard. There will also be candle luminaries and Christmas carols.

November 28, 2016

Tree Decorating

KeyBank – 100 W. Michigan Ave Saline
Time: 7:00pm-7:30pm
Help Saline decorate their Tree in advance of Tuesday's lighting. The Tree is in front of KeyBank at the corner of Michigan Ave & N. Ann Arbor St.

November 29, 2016

Tree Lighting Ceremony

KeyBank – 100 W. Michigan Ave Saline
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Join Saline for their Tree Lighting Ceremony. There will be cookies, cocoa, and music. The Tree is in front of KeyBank at the corner of Michigan Ave & N. Ann Arbor St.

December 2, 2016

Downtown Ypsilanti Tree Lighting

Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown – 229 West Michigan Avenue Ypsilanti
Time: 5:00pm
Join Ypsilanti for a fun tree lighting event. There will be caroling, hot chocolate, cookies, and a visit from Santa. This will happen on the Plaza of the Ypsilanti District Library - Michigan Avenue branch.

8th Annual KindleFest & Midnight Madness

Kerrytown Market & Shops – 407 N. Fifth Avenue Ann Arbor
Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm
There will be lots of activity in Kerrytown Market & Shops and the Ann Arbor Farmers Market on Friday, December 2. Christkindlmarket Christkindlmarket is an annual free outdoor holiday market. There will be local and regional artisans selling hand-crafted ornaments, toys, and gifts. There will also be German foods, sweets and beverages. This year they've added a heated tent to keep guests warm. There will also be live music and S'more Roasting. The Christkindlmarket is held in the Ann Arbor Farmers Market and will be open from 6-10p. Children's Lantern Parade Families are invited to join the children's lantern parade whichread more…

Chelsea Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting & Santa Arrival

Downtown Chelsea – Main St and Middle St Chelsea
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Chelsea will be lighting their Christmas tree on Friday, December 4 from 6-6:30p. Santa will also arrive at that time. Afterwards, families can visit Santa in his workshop at the Chelsea Historic Depot from 6:30-8:30p In addition there will be: 7p Common Chords Concert at the Chelsea District Library 6:30-8:30p Story Telling at Chelsea's Farmer Supply 6:30-8:30p Cookie Decorating at Chelsea ATA Martial Arts Get the full Hometown Holidays Schedule on their website.

Manchester Christmas Parade

Downtown Manchester – Main Street Manchester
Time: 6:30pm
The Manchester Christmas Parade is part of the Christmas in the Village Celebration on December 2 and 3. The parade features lit floats. It starts at 6:30p on Friday, December 2.

December 3, 2016

Saline's 41st Annual Christmas Parade

Downtown Saline – Michigan Ave & North Ann Arbor St Saline
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Saline will be holding their 41st Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3. The theme of this year's parade is "A Saline Christmas Carol" We've attended the parade in the past. Be sure to bundle up, particularly if it's cold outside. Also, note that the parade includes performances at the grandstand, so there can be gaps in the parade past the grandstand or stoppages before the grandstand.

12th Annual Chelsea Lights Parade

Downtown Chelsea – Main St and Middle St Chelsea
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Join Chelsea Hometown Holidays for their 12th Annual Chelsea Lights Parade along Main Street. The parade will include lights, floats bands, and of course Santa. Parade starts at Chelsea State Bank and travels north on Main Street. It does not cross the train tracks. Join Lights Out After the Parade at the Clocktower Commons. There will be hot chocolate, music, photo booth, and $5 Grab & Go Food Selections. 

Milan Christmas Parade

Downtown Milan – Main St Milan
Time: 6:00pm
Head to Milan for their annual Christmas Parde. The parade will start on W. Main St near Mold Pro and head east to Wabsh St where it will end at Wilson Park. There will be floats, walkers, horses, bands, and more. The parade concludes with the lighting of the Milan Christmas Tree and a visit from Santa. Santa will enter on the Boogie Woogie Choo Choo.  

Superior Township Christmas Tree Lighting

Old Township Hall – 3040 N. Prospect Road Ypsilanti
Time: 6:00pm
Superior Township is holding a Tree Lighting with Santa. There will be time for pictures with Santa and Christmas carols. There will also be cookies and hot chocolate.
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