Hometown Holiday 2018
Join Us For A Very Special
It is our pleasure to help you begin the joy of the holiday season. Picture yourself in the first weekend in December, there’s a chill in the air and a warmth in your heart because you’ve come to visit downtown Ionia for our annual Hometown Holiday. Be sure to join us for all of the activities we have planned!
Friday, November 30th
Visit with Santa
Armory Community Center
4-6pm & 7:30-8:30pm
Community Christmas Tree Lighting
at Main and Depot Streets, 6:00 pm
1st Illumination & Caroling with Zion Praise Team & Main Street Music
Main St. Electric Light Christmas Parade
Starts at Courthouse, proceeds West down Main St., ends at M-66, 6:30pm
Register your business or organization for the parade here!
Free to Chamber members, $50 for non-members
Scroll down for details on Parade Registration
FREE Movie Sponsored By Live Local Realty
Saturday, December 1st
Breakfast with Santa
Armory Community Center, 9-11 am
Mrs. Claus Bazaar
Ionia Middle School, 9am-4pm
Hundreds of booths to shop from!
Sunday, December 2nd
9th Annual Christmas In Ionia Variety Show
Ionia Theatre, Downtown Ionia , 3:00 PM
This is a FREE event!
Donations will be accepted for the Ionia Zion Food Pantry & Ionia Habitat for Humanity
Please check our online community calendar for up to date events in every season!
Parade Entry Important Info:
Parade entries with moving vehicle, or animals that may become anxious by unexpected approach or noises are asked to have spotters (2-4 persons) walk with your entry to ensure safety of your team and spectators.
There is no throwing of candy allowed - we do not wish to have children running into the darkened street for candy risking their safety. Candy and information can be distributed by having walkers (2-4) with your entry walking along the sides of the crowd along the street and handing out what you would like distributed.
Please, NO LIVE SANTA OR MRS. CLAUSE in the parade - they are our Grand Marshalls and have already been arranged for.
Thank you so much for your cooperation - We wish everyone the best the season has to offer of health and happiness!