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Celebrate the holiday season in beautiful Downtown Imlay City with fun for everyone.

Come shop at the Kringle Market with food truck vendors!  We have kids craft stations located throughout downtown, 1st responder vehicle display, pinata games, breakfast with Santa (reservations required), a live nativity display, fire pit stations to warm-up with smores.  Plus don't miss our lighted holiday parade, tree lighting ceremony staring at 6 pm!

Kringle Winter Market

Shop our Kringle Winter Market to check those gifts off your list and enjoy some delicious food offerings from our Food Trucks.  Saturday December 9th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Located in the Old Fire Hall on Third Street (next to the post office).

Want to be a vendor?  Here is the registration form:  Kringle Market 2023 Application

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

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Join Heidi and her team of beautiful horses from Silver Woods Farms for a FREE leisurely horse-drawn wagon ride through downtown Imlay City.  Pickup and drop off will be from the Farmers Market parking area from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

Join us for our fun festival Lighted Holiday Parade!

This year's parade route will begin at the corner of Third and Main Street and will travel west on Third Street (westbound) to Almont Avenue -turn right (northbound) on Almont Avenue to Fourth Street – turn right (eastbound) on Fourth Street to Main Street – turn right (southbound) on Main Street - turn left (eastbound) on Third and enter into Lamb Steele Park for the tree lighting ceremony.

There will be no parking along the parage route after 4:00 pm on December 9th - (for everyone's safety vehicles parked after 4 will  be towed prior to parade start).


After Santa arrives in Lamb Steele Park we will begin our Tree Lighting ceremony approximately 6:45 pm

The parade route will end in Lamb Steele Park and the crowd will gather around the unlit tree near the gazebo area and Santa will help us light the tree after the mayor presents a key to the city.  Visits with Santa available in the gazebo after the tree lighting.


Want to be in the parade?  We are looking for entries to join in the line up.  Here is the application to participate:

First Responders Equipment Display

Come, meet a few of Imlay City's finest Police Officers and Fire Fighters while getting an up close hands-on tour of the equipment they use here in Imlay City.  Located in the parking area of Third and Main Street 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Holiday Pinata Games

Join us at 4:00 pm and try your luck in opening up the hanging pinata.  Located at Third and Main Street

Breakfast with Santa

Join us for a free "Breakfast with Santa" at El Ranchito's.  Come and enjoy some tasty pancakes and eggs while visiting one-on-one with Santa and his helpers. Seating is limited so advance registration is necessary.  First seating is at 10:00 am.  Call 810-724-2135 ext 1307 to register today.


Kids Activities

Visit many of our local businesses and enjoy free craft activities from 12:00pm -4:00 pm., and stop by our fire pit warming stations to make a smore. There is sure to be something for everyone including:

  • Cookie Decorating

    at The Balanced Chef - 218 E. Third Street

  • Ornament Making

    at King & King CPA's - 143 N. Almont Avenue

  • Personalized Christmas Stocking

    at The Happy Little Quilt Shop - 112 E. Third Street

  • Write a Letter to Santa and mail it off to the North Pole

    at 211 North Almont Avenue

  • Calendar Making

    at The Print 4U Shop - 110 North Almont Avenue


  • Storytime with Mrs. Claus

    at Imlay City Florist - 144 E. Third Street

  • at Hispanic Service Center - 113 N. Almont Avenue

  • at Celebration Specialists - 229 E. Third Street

  • at Halabicky Insurance Group - 335 E. Third Street