The Santa Parade and Depot Lighting is held every year the day after Thanksgiving. The parade starts at the east end of Standish at East City Limits Rd and travels west to the Standish Historic Depot and Welcome Center. The culmination of the parade is the arrival of SANTA at the Depot where he greets all children, young and old.

We allow all motorized vehicles except large box Semi trucks due to space issues. ATV’s, tractors and wagons, trucks, etc. We also encourage all walkers, cheerleaders, band members, chorale groups, church groups etc. Unsure? Call us at 989-718-3021 or email us at 

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***UPDATED 10/21***

We invite businesses, civic groups, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, churches, school bands and leaders in the community to participate. We are encouraging lighted entries such as classic cars, floats, costumed participants, tractors, 4 x 4’s, clowns, school and athletic groups, musicians, and choral groups, and others.  We ask that there be no live Santa’s – the Fire Department will be traveling with the one and only!

Community involvement is one of Arenac County’s best attributes.  Help celebrate the magic by being a participant and/or sponsor.  Please complete the attached form and return it by November 22nd.  Additional forms are available at City Hall, the Standish Depot and Whitney’s Laundromat.  Questions can be directed to The Depot 989-718-3021.