Get Involved

Spread the Joy

Be a Volunteer

We are looking for individuals and groups to get involved! Volutneer 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.

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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.

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Holiday Spirit

Be a Premiere Marching Band

The parade is looking for local marching bands wanting to show off their stuff this holiday season. High School bands do receive compensation to off-set their travel expenses and the Art Van Santa Parade hosts a “Best Band Competition” where one marching band will take home a $1,000 grand prize!

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