Stafford's Hospitality hosts this daytime parade that swoops into downtown carrying holiday excitement. This fun event includes marching bands, floats by local businesses, marching characters, and much more. The parade is wrapped up by its most popular participant, Santa Claus. After the parade, he will greet children on the Veranda at Stafford's Perry Hotel and listen to all of their Christmas wishes. This event is sponsored by the Petoskey Downtown Management Board.
Downtown Petoskey will again join with the US Marines Toys for Tots to collect new, unwrapped toys for the many nothern Michigan families who will be unable to afford gifts during the holiday season. This year, on behalf of the Harvest Food & Supply Drive for the Women's Resource Center Safe Home, Grain Train will be collecting items of need. Please consider using the Stafford's Downtown Holiday Parade as a way to give back to the community!
In addition, there will be excellent performances by the Petoskey High School Marching Band, floats and walking ensembles representing many businesses and nonprofits in the community, and much more.