Christmas in Saline
2020: Theme TBD
The elves work hard year-round to bring the best Christmas activities to Saline year after year. The holiday festivities all start when the SACC partners with the City of Saline & KeyBank to light the downtown Christmas Tree outside of KeyBank on the corner of Michigan Ave and N. Ann Arbor Street. This year the tree lighting will be Tuesday, December 1st at 6p. The tree lighting is celebrated with festive music all while you enjoy cookies from Benny's Bakery and hot cocoa sponsored by KeyBank.
The holiday fun continues on Saturday, December 5th at 5:30p when the 45th Annual Christmas Parade comes to downtown. The parade will make its way down Michigan Ave. from Davenport St. to Lewis St. In the parade there are floats, vehicles (including a hot air balloon!), bands, twirlers, dancers, and animals being followed by the man in red himself, Santa Claus, who will arrive at the four corners to greet the crowds of excited children of all ages. At the Parade Grandstands, onlookers can find light refreshments provided by Brewed Awakenings.
Parking downtown will be limited due to closures, so visitors are encouraged to use the free Saline School bus shuttle from 4p-8p between UPS Store 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 totaling $1,000 worth of groceries! All proceeds from the raffle sales help support the holiday activities. Tickets for the grocery raffle can be purchased at Busch's Fresh Food Market.
The holiday fun continues on Saturday, December 12th from 10:30a-1p at the ever-popular Treasure Trail to Santa event held at Busch's Shopping Center. Participants follow the trail to Santa finding treats, a horse-drawn carriage offering rides and fun at every turn.