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Join Us For A Very Special HOMETOWN HOLIDAY!
It is our pleasure to help you begin the joy of the holiday season. Picture yourself in the first weekend in December, there’s a chill in the air and a warmth in your heart because you’ve come to visit downtown Ionia for our annual Hometown Holiday. Be sure to join us for all of the activities we have planned!
Friday, December 2nd
Visit with Santa Armory Community Center 4-6pm & 7:30-8:30pm
Community Christmas Tree Lighting at Main and Depot Streets, 6:00 pm
1st Illumination & Caroling with Zion Praise Team & Main Street Music Main St. Electric Light Christmas Parade Starts at Courthouse, proceeds West down Main St., ends at M-66, 6:30 pm
Register your business or organization for the parade here!
Free to Chamber members, $50 for non-members FREE Movie Ionia Theatre, 9:00 pm
Showing: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Saturday, December 3rd
Breakfast with Santa Armory Community Center, 9-11 am
Mrs. Claus Bazaar Ionia Middle School, 9am-4pm
Hundreds of booths to shop from! Register as a vendor with Commission on Aging -fundraiser- 616-527-5365
Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk Don your bells, win awards! Pre-register @ Ionia5k.com, Race day Registration 9:30 am
Please check our online community calendar for up to date events in every season!
Friday December 2nd
Visits with Santa: Armory Community Center
Community Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling: Main & Depot St.
Main St. Electric Light Christmas Parade:Starts at Courthouse, proceeds West down Main St., ends at M-66
Free Movie -The Grinch Who Stole Christmas: Ionia Theatre Saturday, December 3rd
Breakfast with Santa: Armory Community Center
Mrs. Claus Bazaar: Ionia Middle School
Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk: Downtown Ionia
Friday December 2nd
Visits with Santa: 4-6, 7:30-8:30
Community Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling: 6:00 pm
Main St. Electric Light Christmas Parade: 6:30 pm
Free Movie -The Grinch Who Stole Christmas: 9:00 pm Saturday, December 3rd
Breakfast with Santa: 9:00-11:00 am
Mrs. Claus Bazaar: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk: 11:00 am (race day registration starts 9:30)
Parade entries with moving vehicle, or animals that may become anxious by unexpected approach or noises are asked to have spotters (2-4 persons) walk with your entry to ensure safety of your team and spectators.
There is no throwing of candy allowed - we do not wish to have children running into the darkened street for candy risking their safety. Candy and information can be distributed by having walkers (2-4) with your entry walking along the sides of the crowd along the street and handing out what you would like distributed.
Please, no live Santa's or Mrs Claus in the parade - they are our Grand Marshalls and have already been arranged for.
Thank you so much for your cooperation - We wish everyone the best the season has to offer of health and happiness!
Chamber Members - free registration
Non-Members $50 Business or $25 Registered NonProfit