2022 Grand Rapids Santa Parade

Saturday, November 19th, 2022

10:00am - 12:30pm
Downtown Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, 49503

Previously known as the Art Van Santa Parade, this event was rebranded into the Grand Rapids Santa Parade. Santa Claus will cruise down Monroe Avenue with his iconic red sleigh as the parade route will stay mostly the same, except for a few minor changes due to the construction on Fulton Street. Floats and entrants will start at Michigan Street, travel down Monroe Avenue, and turn onto Louis Street, before finishing on Ottawa Avenue.

Parade-goers can expect to see new activities this year, including food trucks lining Monroe Center, a Winter Coffee/Hot Cocoa station, and more!

GRJC would like to formally invite you and your company to attend as an entrant, sponsor, and/or volunteer for this time-honored event, which gathers nearly 30,000 West Michigan residents. Notably, we are looking for a new Title Partner to take this event to the next level. Interested in making history with us? Contact us at santaparade@grjuniorchamber.com.

The parade schedule is below (and subject to change):
09:00 a.m. - VIP Area Opens
10:00 a.m. - Parade Starts!
11:00 a.m. - Winter Coffee/ Hot Cocoa
11:45 a.m. - Photos with Santa and Meet & Greet with the entertainer (TBD) and Miss Michigan

Important Dates:
Entrant and Sponsorship Applications are live!
Volunteer Application Goes Live – Monday, September 12
Sponsorship Deadline – Friday, October 14
Entrants Deadline – Monday, October 31
Volunteers Deadline – Monday, October 31

Visit www.santaparadegr.com for applications and more information. Stay tuned to our Facebook page: GR Santa Parade - Presented by GRJC, for communication and updates!

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Downtown Grand Rapids
Monroe Avenue Northwest
Grand Rapids

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