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Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade

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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 Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 pm!

Parade Activities

Pancake Breakfast

Held from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at the Older Person’s Commission, 650 Letica Drive, Rochester. Cost $6 for adults and $3 for children (12 years and younger). This event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Rochester Hills.

Free Shuttles Into Downtown
Watch the Parade
Community Afterglow Party
Santa-Parade

Santa’s Wonderland
Located at 4th & Main Street in downtown Rochester

This decorated and heated tent, sponsored by Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, hosts children's activities starting at 11:00 am, prior to the parade. Warm-up and get a quick picture with Santa, sponsored by The Crawford Insurance Group! Hot cocoa and coffee will be provided by Tim Hortons for free prior to the parade start at 2:00 pm.

Watch the 2018 Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade here

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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.

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