• Christmas in Saline

    2018:  Let It Snow in Saline

    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 Av and N. Ann Arbor Street.  This year the tree lighting will be Tuesday, November 27 at 6p.  The tree lighting is celebrated with festive music all while you enjoy cookies from Benny's Bakery and hot cocoa & coffee from Carrigan Cafe.  Be sure to have your child participate in the Ride with Santa Coloring Contest for a chance to win the opportunity to ride with Santa in the parade.  All entry pages can be found through the schools, local businesses and the SACC offices.  Entries are limited to children K-3rd grade and are due by 5p on Wednesday, November 21st with the winner being randomly selected at the Tree Lighting.

    The holiday fun continues on Saturday, December 1st at 5:30p when the 43rd Annual Christmas Parade comes to downtown. The parade will make its way down Michigan Ave. from Davenport St. to Lewis St. with more than 1,500 participants. In the parade there are 40 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 Ed's Bread, Brewed Awakenings & Carrigan Cafe.

    Parking downtown will be limited due to closures, so visitors are encouraged to use the free Saline School bus shuttle from 4p-8p between Busch's Fresh Food Market 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 or Brewed Awakenings.  Immediately following the parade, anyone can visit Santa & Mrs. Claus at Guaranteed Rate of Saline at 109 E. Michigan Ave. until 8p. Please enter from the parking lot off of N. Ann Arbor St through the rear door & be sure to bring a camera.

    The holiday fun continues on Saturday, December 8th from 10a-1:30p at the ever popular Treasure Trail to Santa event held at Busch's Shopping Center.  Participants should start at The UPS Store and follow the trail to Santa finding treats, a horse-drawn carriage offering rides and fun at every turn.

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    Parade submissions are now closed.  If you have any questions please contact Laura via email or call her at (734) 429-4494.

    Please be sure to print off and save all rules & regulations for all parade entries found here.


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      Christmas lights downtown
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      The crowds await!
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      SACC kicks off the parade
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      Santa Claus comes to Saline
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      Treasure Trail carriage ride