Downtown Holland Now Accepting Entries for Annual Holiday Parade of Lights

Downtown Holland is currently accepting entries for its annual Parade of Lights on Tuesday, December 3 at 6:30 pm. Businesses, schools, non-profit organizations and families are all encouraged to participate in this highly-anticipated holiday parade. The main requirement for participation in the procession is to be decorated with holiday lights…the more, the merrier! The Parade of Lights is proudly sponsored by Holland-Zeeland Manpower.

“Holland-Zeeland Manpower is proud and honored to support our local community by sponsoring the Parade of Lights in Downtown Holland for the second year in a row,” said Manpower Lakeshore Market Manager Holly Schroeder. “Manpower believes that you come first. Whether you’re looking for a new career or the perfect addition to your company, let us help you! From all of us at Manpower, Happy Holidays!”

Manpower has been part of the Holland/Zeeland area for over 35 years. At Manpower, they understand that there is a serious talent shortage in the local area and they are working hard to change that. At Manpower, they set themselves apart from their competitors by better investing into their associates to help win the war on talent. Manpower offers a free GED program, free online college education and hundreds of specific skill certifications through their My Path program to all of their associates. Visit Manpower of Zeeland online at to begin your path to a new career today!

To enter the Parade of Lights, businesses and organizations must complete the online application found at Spot are filled on a first come, first serve basis so interested parties are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. All parade entries are required to be decorated with holiday lights. A $50 non-refundable entry fee applies to all businesses, while a $25 entry fee applies to non-profit organizations. The entry fee must be paid online when the application is submitted. Please contact the Downtown Holland office at 616.796.1210 or at with any questions about the application process.

About Downtown Holland:
Located in the heart of the City of Holland just minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan and adjacent to Hope College, Downtown Holland is a premier shopping, dining and events destination like none other. Downtown Holland offers over 100 boutiques, shops, galleries, restaurants, and breweries, along with service providers, non-profit organizations, private residences and more. Downtown Holland is also home to family-friendly special events throughout the year, along with unique cultural attractions and an award-winning farmers market. For more information, visit us online at or follow Downtown Holland on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.