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Parade History

The parade, a beloved, long-standing tradition attracts tens of thousands to the Rochester area typically on the first Sunday in December. The Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade, started by the Lion’s Club in the 1950’s, became the responsibility of the Chamber in the early 1960’s. Cited as the largest Christmas parade in Michigan, spectators watch as over 100 floats, marching bands and community groups walk down Rochester Road, anticipating the final float, graciously donated by Bordine’s Nursey, carrying Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade has been apart of the Rochester Area for 68 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. See you in 2020!

Parade Activities

Pancake Breakfast
Free Shuttles
Santa's Wonderland
Watch the Parade
Community Afterglow Party

Parade Sponsored By:

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