Event Day Information
What about Parking?
We want to make parking as easy as it can be when a community comes downtown to see a parade. It could get busy, which is exactly why we encourage everyone to stay downtown, shop, participate in the after parade day activities and eat lunch.
The easiest parking is parking in a ramp - there are ramps on South Street (The Epic Ramp) and on Portage Street (Kalamazoo Ramp). And the Radisson has a ramp on Rose Street.
There are metered parking, but you cannot park along the route. Watch for signs. And, please don't park where there is a "you car will be towed sign" because, trust us, it will get towed.
If you have never been downtown, we suggest that you download the downtown map found at www.discoverkalamazoo.com.
After the Parade
After the parade, join us on the Kalamazoo Mall and throughout downtown for family activities, visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and shopping and eating.
The activities start immediately after the parade and continue all day, with the featured activities at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum and on the Kalamazoo Mall end at around 7:00 p.m.
Check back to download and print the event activity flyer that includes all the specials, the Elf on a Shelf game card, and lunch specials.
We are excited about the fun afternoon of activities that make the Kalamazoo Holiday Parade Day a great tradition.
The Parade Lineup
The parade typically features about 100 units and the parade is typically about 90 minutes long. We advise that you bundle up when you come downtown, and of course be ready to spend the day and stay after the parade for all the activities.
If you have a unit in the parade, you should have received a parade packet that includes the instructions, the line-up, the staging area map, and a detailed route map with the locations of the barricades to navigate closed roads.
The line up can change as more units are added, so make sure to look at the "updated date" on the packet to make sure that you have the most current packet. And, of course you can always call the parade team with questions.
We do love to chat.
Maple Hill Holiday Parade Kalamazoo
It's Time to Attend the Parade
The traditional parade route is:
Start at Lovell & Jasper
Lovell to Park St.
Park St. to Michigan Ave.
Michigan Ave. to Pitcher St.
Pitcher St. to Lovell St.
Parking is available in the parking structures and on the side streets. Please watch for the no-parking and towing zones. These towing zones will be enforced (and it's not fun getting your car towed).
Can't Make it?
Watch the Live Stream!
The Kalamazoo Holiday Parade will broadcast LIVE on PMN1 (channel 187) - Saturday November 19, 2022 at 10:30AM. The event will stream live at publicmedianet.org and the pmn app on Roku and AppleTV.
The parade will be available on demand the following day at publicmedianet.org
We're Collecting for
Loaves and Fishes
At the parade there is an opportunity to donate canned and dry goods for Loaves and Fishes. You can also donate money for Loaves and Fishes. Our team of high school students will be walking the route with decorated carts to make sure that we reach out and help people of all situations enjoy the holidays.