**Note Parade Route Change: Ends at Jackson Street, just south of Railroad Tracks.

Chelsea’s Annual Holiday Light Parade

250_HTH_paradeThe Annual Holiday Light Parade takes place on Saturday evening during Hometown Holiday weekend, and has the town glowing with the spirit of the season. We invite you, your friends, acquaintances, neighbors, family, etc., to join in the parade this year.

If you are interested in participating in this year’s Light Parade, please contact us. All parade entries (floats, walkers, cars, etc.) are asked to comply with the rules and regulations.


Download 2015 Hometown Holiday Parade Application and Rules :
Parade Application 2015

Parade Driver Rules 2015(1)

Parade Rules and Regulations 2015
The application may be dropped off or mailed to:

Chelsea Festivals
222 S. Main St., Suite B
(NEW address! Located inside Palmer Auto Service Building)
Chelsea, MI 48118

Or faxed to 734-475-6102

“Presents With a Presence” organized by Chelsea Area Girl Scouts.  Have your business advertised in the parade with a decorated box walked in the parade. The box is supplied  and walked by a Chelsea Girl Scout volunteer for a donation.  Please call Anita Mosier by Nov 12th at 734-717-3580 for details.

Parade Staging Area – We ask all participants to be at the staging area (Chelsea State Bank – Main Branch) no later than 4:30pm on the day of the parade. The parade will start at 6:00 pm and travel down Main Street (M-52) until it reaches Jackson Street. There will be someone there to direct you as to where to park your floats, etc.  The parade will not cross the railroad tracks.

We appreciate your help in making this a safe and happy Lighted Parade and Hometown Holiday weekend in Chelsea!

Giving Back to Our Community

The Hometown Holiday Committee encourages everyone to donate a new, unwrapped toy to one of the local “Toys for Tots & Teens” locations in Chelsea. These gifts will be distributed by Faith In Action to Chelsea area families in need.

Drop of locations are:

  • Chelsea Kidz Stop, 114 N. Main Street.  Chelsea Kidz Stop are also offering a 10% discount on toys purchased at their store for Toys for Tots & Teens.

Please note that we will not be collecting canned goods during the parade this year. You may make food donations at the Global Marketplace, 115 W. Middle Street or  directly to Faith In Action at 603 S. Main St., Chelsea, MI 48118. Visit the Faith In Action website or call (734) 475-3305 for more information.