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54th Annual Christmas Parade “Sounds of the Seasons”

The “Sounds of the Seasons” will fill the air during the 54th Annual Christmas Parade!

This year’s parade will be held on Monday, November 26 beginning with the Mayor’s Tree lighting followed by the parade at 7:00 pm.

If you would like to participate in the parade you can find a link to the application below or you may pick up a copy of it at the Welcome Center located at 323 W. Michigan Ave.

The Marshall Christmas Parade has been a family tradition for over 50 years and it marks the beginning of the holiday season.   The parade brings together hundreds of people from surrounding communities to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. Participants in the parade have the very important responsibility to ensure the many families who come to see it are dazzled by each and every one of you.  We are looking for colorful, creative, lighted representations of this year’s parade theme “Sounds of the Season” and the holiday season.  A few things to keep in mind for all participants:

  • The deadline for parade applications is November 9, 2018
  • Since this is a night time parade we expect that all entries be lighted.   Lighting is not only for entertainment value, but for the safety of parade attendees and participants.
  • All participants are required to keep pace with the parade marshal to keep gaps from forming to ensure a smooth, continuous parade.
  • Candy is to be handed out by walking participants and not thrown from vehicles or floats.

Please  read all of the requirements carefully and fill out the application completely.

If you have any questions you may contact Rebecca de Finta at 269-781-5163 or [email protected]

2018 Parade Application