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2022 Santa Events & Light Parade in Mancelona

Join us downtown Mancelona in Triangle Park for a visit with Santa, on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022!


Santa arrives by fire truck at 5:00 p.m. There will be free hot dogs, cookies, hot chocolate and treats for the kids.  Tree lighting, DJ music (Ed McCarty), bonfire and more!


At 6:30 p.m., decorated vehicles will meet at Mancelona Fire Hall to prepare for the light parade, which begins 7:00 p.m.  The light parade will be led by emergency first responders, and several local businesses.  The parade route is informal - coming into Mancelona at 7:00 p.m., will pick up Santa and the Fire Truck in town, then proceed up and down a few residential streets, U.S. 131, and back through downtown Mancelona, ending at the fire hall.  (This is a small parade, informal route!)


WATCH FOR MORE FUN on Saturday, December 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for the Holly Jolly Pancake Breakfast at Mancelona High School Commons!


WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST - Register your home or business, within 5 mile radius downtown Mancelona, by calling the Chamber 231-587-5500 or emailing, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Prizes will be awarded in each category.  Judging will be done the evening of December 17 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  Be sure to include your name, phone number and address if you'd like to be in the contest!



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