Be Part of the Parade

2019 Entry Applications are closed for this year.

If you have any questions you can reach the committee on the ‘contact’ page. Keep an eye open for the 2020 entry application!


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, please contact the committee on the ‘contact’ page.

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.


The volunteer sign-up page is now live through SignUp Genius at the link below:

Sign up here 

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!



The 2019 Entry Application period is now closed. 2020 applications will open early 2020. 


If you have any questions, please contact the committe on the ‘contact’ page.