2018 43rd Annual Christmas Parade - "Santa's Workshop"

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 5:30pm 

The elves have been working hard in Saline this year, getting ready for a wonderful holiday season!  Last night, the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Saline and Saline Main Street kicked things off at the annual Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony.  The attendees gathered at the KeyBank corner of Michigan Ave and N. Ann Arbor Street to celebrate the lighting of the giant Christmas tree with cookies from Benny’s Bakery and Busch’s,  hot cocoa and coffee from Carrigan Café, and festive music.


The holiday fun continues on Saturday, December 1 at 5:30pm with the 43rd Annual Christmas Parade - “Santa's Workshop”.  The parade will make its way down Michigan Ave. from Davenport St. to Lewis St. with more than 1,400 participants, 40 floats and special vehicles including a hot air balloon, bands, twirlers, dancers, and animals followed by Santa arriving at the four corners to greet crowds of excited children of all ages.  Art Trapp served as the Parade Grand Marshal. Parking downtown will be limited due to closures so visitors are encouraged to use the free Saline school bus shuttle from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. between Busch’s Shopping Center and the W. Henry Street parking lot behind Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack.  Also during the Parade, the Chamber will announce the Busch’s Grocery Raffle prize winners with a Grand Prize of $1,000 worth of Busch’s Groceries.  Grocery Raffle ticket sales help support the holiday activities.


Immediately following the Parade, children can Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Merchants Square Building at 131 E. Michigan Ave. until 8pm.  Please enter from the parking lot off of N. Ann Arbor St. through the rear door and be sure to bring a camera for pictures.


The holiday fun continues on Saturday, December 8th from 10:00am to 1:30pm at the popular “Treasure Trail to Santa” event at Busch’s Shopping Center. Participants should start at Cottage Inn and follow the trail to Santa, finding treats along the way as well as horse-drawn carriage rides, a free photo booth, and fun for kids of all ages.


Thank You to the 2018 Christmas Parade Sponsors

Hammer Trucking | Saline  Pharmacy | Dan's Downtown Tavern | Washtenaw Glass Company





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