Orion Area Parade Group
Groups representing local schools, dance studios, civic groups, competitive teams and more comprise the 75-plus entries into the Orion Lighted Parade each year.
The Parade lures young and old to delight in the twinkling lights, colorful floats, melodious bands, dignitaries, characters that make the Orion Lighted Parade come alive.
The Orion Lighted Parade is not over until our very special guest arrives by way of his trusty entourage. The kids delight in the fact that such an important man is there in person to share his holiday spirit in the Village of Lake Orion.
View Santa's Drive Around Routes for 12/19 and 12/20/20
On Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13, Santa and his entourage will tour the Village of Lake Orion and surrounding Orion Township, spreading Christmas cheer to residents along his route. Between 1 and 4 pm both days, a police escort will lead Santa & Mrs. Claus, some of your favorite costumed characters and a few local businesses through the streets, accompanied by Christmas music provided by DJ James. Saturday’s route will course through the Village, Bunny Run and Shores of Long Lake subdivisions. Sunday’s route will go through Round Tree, Orion Woods, Hi Hill, Silverbell Oaks, Forest Hills, Keatington, Mill Lake and Creekside Village subdivisions.
There will be no contact with anyone in the Drive Around because of COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. But residents are encouraged to park along the route to wave to Santa and Mrs. Claus.
If it rains on either Saturday and/or Sunday, the Drive Around will be canceled for that day.
The Orion Lighted Christmas Parade has been a Lake Orion tradition for 25 years and has the distinction of being one of the largest lighted Christmas parades in Michigan. The OAPG is staffed by volunteers and counts on the support of the community to bring this event to town each year.
Thank you to ONTV for capturing the parade each year! Watch the 2019 Parade here.
Photos courtesy of Scott Weiner, MyPic Photography