Christmas at the Commons

Mark your calendars now & plan to join us on Saturday, December 7 - 2024 for Christmas at the Commons – a strolling Holiday event.

Once again, in place of a traditional parade, we will be closing Chicago Drive mid-day on Saturday, December 7 and staging a stationary parade with floats, holiday animals, Dickens Carolers, North Pole houses, character photo stops, and stages for Christmas musicians.  In the lots around the stationary parade we will add train rides, food vendors, a mini Christmas market, the mega tree, a synthetic ice rink, and more.  The tree lighting, hosted by Grandville City Council and accompanied by the GHS marching band, will take place at 5:30 pm by the big tree along Chicago Drive.  Festivities may be enjoyed anytime throughout the evening from 5-8:00 pm. 

All activities are free.  Lines will be long.  Please be patient with our volunteers!  The parade and Christmas market will end at 8:00 pm.  The Rudolph train ride and synthetic ice rink will run until 8:30 pm as needed.  Food vendors will set their own prices. 

For Information on adding a Float or joining the Christmas Market, please contact Theresa.  616.795.1984 or

2023 Headline Sponsors
Food Vendors:

2023 Platinum Sponsors

Activities in the new Commons Area:      
Memory Tree Hosted by Cook Funeral Homes (near fireplace)
Christmas Vendor Market
Hot Cocoa Stand (hosted by GCS, all proceeds going to...)
Tree Lighting at 5:30 pm (hosted by Grandville City Council)
Rudolph Christmas Train (hosted by The Commons at Rivertown)
Mega Tree
Synthetic Ice Rink (hosted by NCACU)
Food Vendors
2023 Gold Sponsors
Activities on Chicago Drive (street will be closed):
Stationary Parade 
Character Photo Ops
North Pole Houses (hosted by State Farm Insurance, Doug Jurgens Agency)

Santa Photo Op 
Musical Performances
Bunnies (yes, Christmas Bunnies:-).  Just go with it!)
Activities in MKD Parking Lot:
Inflatable Land Christmas Train (hosted by MKD and Redemption Church)
Cocoa and Cookie Food Vendor (hosted by MKD - all proceeds going to...)

 2023 Silver sponsorsBronze Sponsers 2024

1st Christmas at the Commons