Orion Area Parade Group

Orion's Christmas Parade lights up the night

Lake Orion, Michigan is the home of one of the only nighttime holiday lighted parades in Michigan. The event—sponsored, planned and coordinated by the Orion Area Parade Group (OAPG)— takes place the first Saturday each December.


Parade spectators saw a community that comes out in full force to celebrate the season. Floats and vehicles are brightly illuminated with an assortment of Christmas lights. Marching bands blare holiday music. Community groups from the Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, civic organizations, dance studios, local dignitaries and school groups proudly strut down the street and wave to the crowds of onlookers. The parade is capped off by a visit by Santa in his resplendent sleigh, waving to his fans of all ages.


If you are in the area, the OAPG invites and welcomes you to attend or participate in our annual Orion Lighted Parade.

The 2015 Orion Christmas Lighted Parade is Saturday, December 5th.

Channel CW50 highlights of the 2014 Orion Lighted Parade.

Our cosmic parade theme will bring the stars out in Orion on December 5th!

All the details about this year's event

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The OAPG is a fully licensed, non-profit corporation comprised of volunteers who organize and participate in our Holiday Lighted Parade in the historic Village of Lake Orion, Michigan. Our volunteers come from business and civic organizations as well as area residents.