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Holiday parade returns to downtown
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Downtown Holiday Parade

Get those candy-collecting hands ready because the annual holiday parade will be rolling through downtown Kalamazoo this year, starting at 11 a.m. Nov. 20.

The nearly 60-year-old holiday tradition, now named the Maple Hill Holiday Parade, features balloons, floats, bands and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. The event is being planned and managed by the Maple Hill Auto Group, which took over ownership of the event from the Downtown Kalamazoo Partnership when it was announced by DKP that the parade would not be held in 2021. Maple Hill Auto Group has been a sponsor of the event for 23 years.

The parade will follow its traditional route, west on Lovell Street from Jasper Street to Park Street, up Park to Michigan Avenue, along Michigan to Pitcher Street, and then down Pitcher back to Lovell.

For more information, visit kalamazooholidayparade.org.