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, December 3rd
Visit with Santa - Sponsored by Independent Bank Armory Community Center 4-6pm & after parade until 8:30pm
Dance Performance Showcase at Main and Depot Streets, 5:30 pm
Main St. Dance Academy
Community Christmas Tree Lighting at Main and Depot Streets, 6:00 pm
1st Illumination & Caroling with Zion Praise Team
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 Ionia Theatre at 8pm
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!
Date and Time
Friday Dec 3, 2021 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM EST
Friday, December 3rd
Visits with Santa: 4:00-6:00 pm & After parade until 8:30 pm
Dance Performance Showcase: 5:30pm
Community Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling: 6:00 pm
Main St. Electric Light Christmas Parade: 6:30 pm
Free Movie Sponsored by Live Local Realty : 8:00 pm
Friday, December 3rd Visits with Santa: Armory Community Center Dance Performance Showcase, Community Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling: Main & Depot St. Main St. Electric Light Christmas Parade:Starts at Courthouse, proceeds West down Main St., ends at M-66 Free Movie Sponsored by Live Local Realty : Ionia Theatre
Chamber Members - free registration
Non-Members $50 Business or $25 Registered Non-Profit