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Downtown Holland’s Parade of Lights Returns December 3

The holiday fun in Downtown Holland continues after Thanksgiving weekend on Tuesday, December 3 with the annual Parade of Lights! During this highly anticipated holiday parade, Santa will arrive in Downtown Holland accompanied by over 75 local businesses, schools, churches and non-profit organizations all lit up in thousands of sparkling lights! The 2019 Parade of Lights is proudly sponsored by Holland 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!”

The Parade of Lights begins at the corner of 8th Street and Columbia Avenue at 6:30 pm on December 3 and proceeds west on 8th Street to the Holland Civic Center Place, home of the Holiday Kerstmarkt. This year, parade entries will not be permitted to hand out candy along the parade route to help protect the safety of children in attendance by preventing them from entering the parade route.

If you can’t watch the Parade of Lights in person, be sure to tune into the parade live stream, hosted by former WZZM Channel 13 news anchors Lauren Stanton and Jennifer Pascua. The live stream can be found that evening on both the City of Holland and Downtown Holland Facebook pages.

Save the Date for These Upcoming Holiday Events!

Up On The Rooftops – Sold Out!
During Up On The Rooftops on Friday, December 13 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, you’re invited on an exclusive tour of homes and businesses on the upper floors of the historic buildings of Downtown Holland all decorated for the holidays. Tickets for this highly anticipated event are just $30 each and include a dessert reception. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.upontherooftops.com. The event is designed for ages 18 and up. Up On The Rooftops is proudly sponsored by GDK Construction Co. and Geenen DeKock Properties, with in-kind support from Alpenrose Restaurant, Fifth Third Bank and Lemonjello’s Coffee.

Shopping Jam
Still on the hunt for the perfect holiday gift? Then don’t miss the Downtown Holland Shopping Jam on Saturday, December 14! Participating stores will open early for this special savings event. The earlier you shop…the more you save! During the Shopping Jam, merchants will be offering discounts of 30% off from 8:00 am – 9:00 am and 25% off from 9:00 am – 10:00 am. Discounted merchandise will vary by store, but will include a discount off at least one item. Please see the participating businesses for savings details. The Shopping Jam is proudly sponsored by Horizon Bank.