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Parade Applications & Sponsorship Opportunities

The Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade has been apart of the Rochester Area for nearly 70 years. The parade rolls down Main Street every year, brought to you by the Rochester Regional Chamber Foundation.

The Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade is the largest Christmas parade in Michigan featuring over 100 entries marching down a one and a half mile route. The parade is held annually on the first Sunday in December.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm!*

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Applications for parade entries and Sponsorship Opportunities will be announced in the Fall of 2021. We are not accepting parade entries or sponsorships at this time. Thank you!

2020 Parade Update

As the largest Christmas Parade in Michigan with over 100 parade entries and drawing over thousands of individuals to downtown Rochester, Michigan, the official parade committee recognizes the immense responsibility to keep our residents, community organizations, and visitors safe, despite the current health pandemic. After several meetings with stakeholders, the Foundation Board of Directors made the difficult decision, in compliance with governmental regulations, to cancel the 2020 Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade.

However, the parade committee resolved to adapt plans and celebrate responsibly with a Parade Tribute, airing in July of 2021 – the 70th year of the parade. You can celebrate that Santa will still be visiting to honor participants and acknowledge the profound community support throughout our region. Announcements will be made on where to view this broadcast special through official RRC Chamber and Foundation channels in the coming months.

*Read the full Press Release about the 2020 Christmas Parade here. 

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