Orion Area Parade Group

Our 2018 Orion Lighted Parade is Saturday, December 1st at 6 p.m. in downtown Lake Orion!

Orion Area Christmas Lighted Parade

Since 1989, the downtown streets of the Village of Lake Orion, Michigan have glowed with festive holiday lights the first Saturday of December. The Orion Lighted Parade has become a tradition for this community in northern Oakland County.


The parade boasts over 75 entries each year, from civic organizations, dance studios, scouting troops, local dignitaries, marching bands, school groups and more. The event is capped off with a special visit by Santa himself, much to the joy of the young and old in the crowd lining the village streets.


To find out more about our fundraising activities for the parade,visit our Holly Jolly Folly page.

To Participate in the 2018 Orion Lighted Parade:

Download our Participant Application & Instructions packet. (coming Fall 2018)


Submit your entry no later than Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 7:30 pm.


Attend our mandatory drivers' meeting. The Meetings will likely be Tuesday, November 27th or Thursday, November 29th at 7 p.m. in the James Ingram Room at the Orion Township Library. The Library is located at 825 Joslyn Road in Orion Township.



Prior Years' Holiday Lighted Parade Photos

2017 Float Winners

Best Theme Depiction

 Lake Orion Plumbing and Heating


Best Non-Profit

Girl Scouts


Best Commercial Business

LA Dance


 Best Government

Lake Orion Transportation


Most Uniquely Illuminated

 Slo Row LO


Citizen of the Year

Bob & Toni Watros

Photos Courtesy of MyPic Photography, Lake Orion