Get Involved

Spread the Joy

Be a Volunteer

We are looking for individuals and groups to get involved! Volunteer roles include parade marshals, parade staging, hospitality and so much more! Enjoy this rewarding volunteer experience and give back this holiday season by signing up to volunteer.

Applications will be available starting on Monday, September 12th, 2022 and closing on Sunday, November 6th, 2022.

2022 Application

Be Part of the Parade

Stay tuned for the entry application for 2022.

Show off your stuff to thousands of parade-goers and television viewers as your group marches down the streets for Grand Rapid’s largest holiday parade. Simply fill out your parade application and then get creative! We are looking for fabulous floats, decked out vehicles, walkers in themed holiday attire/costumes, mascots and lots of music!

If you have any questions you can contact the committee.

Parade Entrants: check your email for updates!

Holiday Spirit

Be a Premiere Marching Band

The parade is looking for local marching bands wanting to show off their talents this holiday season. High School bands will receive compensation to off-set their travel expenses.  The Grand Rapids Santa Parade hosts a “Best Band Competition” where one marching band will take home a $1,000 grand prize! Who will it be??