Battle Creek Christmas Parade

The Harper Creek Optimist Club is pleased to announce that after a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the parade will be back and better than ever! The parade will be held in downtown Battle Creek, Michigan on Saturday, November 20, 2021.


The 2021 Parade Theme is COME CELEBRATE OUR CHRISTMAS: A TRIBUTE TO OUR ESSENTIAL WORKERS. We encourage local groups to begin planning now.


The Parade Planning Committee continues to monitor all local, state and federal guidelines in regards to the on-going COVID-19 Pandemic, and will make adjustments accordingly throughout the planning process. We encourage all groups interested in participating to ensure they are following the CDC’s recommended safety measures in place at the time of float planning and parade participation including, but not limited to, distancing, mask usage and hand hygiene.


Registration for the parade is NOW OPEN via a link under the "Registration" tab of the website. Please note: ALL ASPECTS of parade registration and coordination is done electronically. There are no paper applications.