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Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

Our 2023 Event:

Our 2023 Annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting took place on Saturday, December 2nd in Downtown Saline! This year, we had over 70 entries who took part in this incredible celebration. Our event commenced with caroling from the Saline High School Ten Tones at our Tree lighting Ceremony! Soon after, Mayor Marl took over the mic to give seasons greetings. With Mayor Marl's help, we introduced our Grand Marshall and both of this year's emcees!

For the 2023 Holiday Parade, our Grand Marshall was Carla Scruggs! After 32+ years of exemplary service to the Saline community, Carla Scruggs retired on October 20, 2023. Carla earned an undergraduate degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a master's degree in Recreation Administration with both degrees from Central Michigan University. Carla was extremely active in the Saline community and served as liaison to the Saline Parks Commission and the Saline Youth Council for many years. The Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MParks) awarded her both their Program Leadership Award and Fellowship Award. Carla was also the recipient of the George A. Anderson Vision Award. Thank you Carla for your outstanding service to the Saline Community!

Carla is pictured below (second from left) with Molly Coy, Mayor Marl, and Lisa Bozzi.


We had two wonderful emcees for this year's parade in Lucy Ann Lance and Annherst Kreitz (pictured below).

Lucy Ann Lance (left)  is the host of a popular daily talk show on Ann Arbor's 1290 WLBY, and co-owner of Lance & Erskine Communications!

Annherst Kreitz (right) currently serves as the Director of Development and Community relations at Washtenaw Christian Academy.

We thank both of these ladies for their commitment and efforts throughout our parade and for providing an excellent experience to our community!

LAL + Annherst

Float Contest Winners:

This year, we had three separate judging categories for our entries: Business Organizations, Charitable Organizations, and Youth Organizations! Floats were judged based on their use of our theme (peace on earth), creativity, craftsmanship, and public appeal. With that being said, here are the winners of our 2023 Holiday Parade Float Judging Contest:

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Business Organization Winner: SBK Orthodontics

Christ Our King 1
Christ Our King 1

Charitable Organization Winner: Christ Our King Lutheran Church

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Saline Trap Team 2

Youth Organization Winner: Saline Trapshooting Team

Holiday Raffle Winners

Throughout the Holiday Season, SACC was spotted selling tickets within Busch's Fresh Food Market in Saline! Through our raffle, ticket buyers had the opportunity to win up to $1000 in free groceries. See our winners and flyer details below for more information:

Congratulations to this years raffle winners:

$1000 Winner

Vicki Moser

$500 Winner

Ryan McGovern

$250 Winner

Elizabeth Ritt

$250 Winner

Paul Larson

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2023 Full Schedule

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2023 Sponsors

Without our sponsors, this event would not have been possible. Please consider these businesses for your future needs and learn more by visiting our business directory linked at the top right of this page!

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2022 Parade Video and Festivities

(2023 Video Coming Soon)


Looking for more information about the Saline Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting? Contact the Saline Area Chamber of commerce:


 Michelle Dugan                                                          Kolby Miller

        Executive Director                                                  Operations Manager