Winter Time in Saline
This Year's 46th Annual Holiday Parade is "Home for the Holidays"
2021 Parade Theme: Home for the Holidays
Saline Michigan- It's "Home for the Holidays" this year for the big "46th Annual Holiday Parade in Downtown Saline" scheduled for Saturday, December 4th. Over the years this event has steadily gained a reputation as one of the biggest and best Holiday Parades in all southeast Michigan.
Holiday Parade festivities kick off with a special "Tree Lighting Ceremony" the Tuesday before on November 30th. Held at the main intersection in Saline on Michigan Ave & Ann Arbor Street at 6:00 p.m., there are a few special holiday season thoughts, caroling, and light refreshments served in the KeyBank lobby.
This year our Grand Marshall is going to be Annherst Kreitz from The Foundation for Saline Area Schools. She is such a great supporter for the schools as well as the Saline Community in general.
Saline’s own, David Helmer of Braun & Helmer Auctions will be the emcee of our parade. The parade start time is at 5:30 p.m. and visitors are encouraged to show up before 5:00 p.m. Parking downtown is limited due to street closures. Visitors are encouraged to use the free Saline Area School Bus shuttle from 4-8:00 p.m. running between the UPS Store in Busch's Shopping Center and the West Henry Street parking lot behind Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack. Following the parade, children will want to visit Santa and Mrs. Clause at "Santa's Village." The location this year will be at Rock, Paper, Scissors Jr. the new toy store at 101 S. Ann Arbor St. (Behind Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack.
All of this coordinated by the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce with a wealth of business community and volunteer support. Thank you to the City of Saline, Busch's Fresh Food Market raffle, and other great sponsors, like DTE Energy, Old National Bank, Altech Mechanical, EHM Senior Solutions, KeyBank, MMI Engineered Solutions, Saline Pharmacy, Texas Roadhouse, Thomson Reuters, Bank of Ann Arbor, Hartman Insurance, Kelly Orthodontics. McNaughton & Gunn, Waggle 'N Whiskers, Oscar’s Sports & Grill, Thrive! Wellness, Foresight Capital Management, and True Community Credit Union.
The Chamber wants to make sure that all of our sponsors and volunteers are duly noted and appreciated by the thousands of spectators who will be here watching this year’s parade. They are the ones who make this all happen!