Mason Holidays Celebration - Tree Lighting & Lighted Parade 2018

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Name: Mason Holidays Celebration - Tree Lighting & Lighted Parade 2018
Date: November 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM EST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
The Parade is now full. The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 18th Annual Mason Holidays Celebration! We would like to invite you to join us for the tree lighting where the Citizen of the Year and winner of the 5th grade poster contest will give the command to light the tree. The parade with it's lights all aglow will arrive downtown shortly after the tree lighting.  For more information please see below. 

The Mason Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Dart Container of Michigan for being our presenting sponsor, Granger for being our environmental sponsor, and Sheridan Realty & Auction Co. for being our audio sponsor. Additionally, we would like to thank the City of Mason and Ingham County for their continued partnership with this event. 

Interested in volunteering? Signup here:

5th Grade Poster Contest Information:
Did you see posters with winter and Christmas scenes pop up around town? Well, those posters were created by 5th graders from the Mason elementary schools and they competed to help give the command to light the big tree on November 23rd.  The money raised goes to purchase more lightbulbs and light strings for the tree. Voting ran November 5th - November 16th at 1:00pm.

 A little-known fact about the tree lights is that each bulb costs about $1 and a 1,000ft string of lights costs about $1,000. The tree takes several light strings and they need to be replaced every couple of years as the squirrels chew through the strings.

To see the posters online please go to:

Parade Participant Information:
Parade staging will take place at Bond Park at Columbia and Rogers. The parade line-up begins at 5:45 p.m. and the parade will step off at 6:15 p.m.  


Get your generator or inverter humming and use as many lights as you can on your parade unit so it will light up the night. (No live Santas or throwing candy, please!) This is not an open parade, registration was required and was limited to the first 40 units registered. There is no fee to be in the parade. THE PARADE IS NOW FULL.

By Police Order: No throwing of candy or other items from parade units is permitted. Walkers only may walk to sidelines and hand candy etc. to spectators. No getting on or off units during the parade. The City and Chamber are not liable for any police citations or injuries resulting from violation of this directive. 

Event Media:
Click Here  for the parade route.
Date/Time Information:
Tree Lighting will take place at 6pm
Parade will step off from Bond Park at 6:15pm
Contact Information:
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