Holiday parades in Detroit 2017
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Some things are quintessential holiday experiences--looking at lights, singing Christmas carols, and, of course, enjoying a holiday parade. This holiday season, the Detroit area is bringing you parades to enjoy, plus other Christmas fun like holiday markets and visits from Santa. No matter what, parades are sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

Berkley Hometown Holidays
Dec. 2 @ 5:30 pm.
Downtown Berkley

Head to nearby Berkley to get the Christmas season started with Berkley Hometown Holidays and the Holiday Lights Parade on Dec. 2, followed by a visit from Santa. While Mom and Dad hit the downtown shops to cross off people on their Christmas list, kids can also enjoy a petting zoo, Merrimaking workshops at the Berkley Library, the annual tree lighting, and more.

Saline Holiday Parade
Dec. 2 @ 5:30 p.m.
131 E. Michigan Ave., Ste E, Saline MI 48176

Christmas fun continues with the 42nd annual Christmas parade in nearby Saline on Dec. 2, with the theme of "Santa's Workshop." Spectators can enjoy a parade with 40 floats, plus a visit from Santa.

Rochester Kris Kringle Market and Hometown Christmas Parade
Dec. 3
Downtown Rochester, W. Fourth St., Rochester, MI 48307

Enjoy a parade in nearby Rochester on Dec. 3. Spectators can also tackle some Christmas shopping in the Kris Kringle Market, modeled after European open-air markets.