Orion Area Parade Group

Our 2017 Orion Lighted Parade is Saturday, December 2nd at 6 p.m. in downtown Lake Orion!

Orion Area Christmas Lighted Parade

Since 1989, the downtown streets of the Village of Lake Orion, Michigan have glowed with festive holiday lights the first Saturday of December. The Orion Lighted Parade has become a tradition for this community in northern Oakland County.


The parade boasts over 75 entries each year, from civic organizations, dance studios, scouting troops, local dignitaries, marching bands, school groups and more. The event is capped off with a special visit by Santa himself, much to the joy of the young and old in the crowd lining the village streets.


To find out more about our fundraising activities for the parade,visit our Holly Jolly Folly page.

After the Parade:
Meet Santa
& Mrs. Claus

at the Village Hall!

21 E. Church Street


Stop by for
pictures with
Santa and tell him

what you want for


To Participate in the
2017 Orion Lighted Parade:

Download our Participant Application & Instructions packet.


Submit your entry no later than Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm.


Attend our mandatory drivers' meeting. The Meetings are Tuesday, November 28th or Thursday, November 30th at 7 p.m. in the James Ingram Room at the Orion Township Library. The Library is located at 825 Joslyn Road in Orion Township.

Parade Participants: Download this graphic to let your social media audience know you are going to be in the Parade! Click to download a larger version.

2016 Float Winners

Best Theme Depiction

Golling Buick GMC/ Michigan Widetrackers in Lake Orion


Best Non-Profit

Woodside Bible Church


Best Commercial Business

Center Stage Dance Company


 Best Government

Oxford Fire Department


Most Uniquely Illuminated

Lapeer High School Marching Band

Citizen of the Year

JoAnn Van Tassel

Last Year's Holiday Lighted Parade

Photos Courtesy of MyPic Photography, Lake Orion