Orion Area Parade Group

Regrettably, our 2020 Orion Lighted "Drive-Thru" Christmas Parade has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions.
Let's plan to resume our tradition on December 4, 2021

Our 2020 Parade was canceled but Santa still wants to spread Christmas cheer to Orion

View Santa's Drive Around Routes for 12/19 and 12/20/20

If Orion couldn’t come to see Santa at our Orion Lighted Christmas Parade, which was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, then the Orion Area Parade Group (OAPG) will bring Santa to Orion!


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 OAPG thanks Ed’s Broadway Gifts & Costumes and Golling Buick GMC for their effort to organize this unique event to keep our tradition alive in spite of the obstacles of 2020.


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