Christmas at the Commons

Mark your calendars now & plan to join us on Saturday, December 4 for Christmas at the Commons – a strolling Holiday event.

In place of our traditional parade, we will be closing Chicago Drive mid-day on Saturday, December 4 and staging a stationary parade with lit 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, horse and carriage rides, 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 5-9 pm. 

All activities are free, but lines may be long and final rides will depart at 8:50 pm regardless of line status.  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

Food Vendors: Beecher's Pretzel Truck, Being Cheesy Truck, Carlson's Almonds, Hot Dog Cart, Hot Cocoa & Cookies, Jet's Pizza, Kettle Corn, Patty Matters, Whimsey Wisps Cotton Candy, Wild Roast Coffee Cart
Mini Christmas Market Vendors: BPretty Hats, Cris Reed Decor, Dtop Designs, Hot Cocoa Bombs, Kristina Netz Ornaments & Signs, Mindy's lotions & Soaps, Peters Gourmet Market, Sewing Gypsy, Simply Meracki, Simply Sommer Earrings, Thimble & Threads
Activities in the new Commons Area:      
Memory Tree Hosted by Cook Funeral Homes & MKD Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Mini Christmas Market
Tree Lighting (at 5:30 pm) hosted by Grandville City Council
Rudolph Christmas Train 
Mega Tree
Frosty Photo Op (in the KDL Amphitheater)
Food Vendors
Activities on Chicago Drive (street will be closed):
Stationary Parade (begin at Fayette and Chicago Drive)
Rudolph Photo Op (as part of a float)
Gingerbread Photo Op (as part of a float)
North Pole Houses hosted by State Farm Insurance, Doug Jurgens Agency
Craft Tent hosted by First United Credit Union
Santa Photo Op (by MI Moonshine)
Horse & Carriage Rides (line forms in Success Financial Parking lot)
Musical Performances
Activities in MKD Parking Lot:
Inflatable Land Christmas Train hosted by Serra Honda
Cocoa and Cookie Food Vendor

1st Christmas at the Commons