Come out and see Merry & Bright: Livonia’s Holiday Parade, presented by the Livonia Community Foundation, and Tree Lighting starting at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
The festive parade will feature floats, high school bands, honor guards, entertainers, cheer teams, scout groups, Santa and Mrs. Claus and more. The route begins at Frost Middle School and travels about a mile (from Stark to Lyndon to Farmington Road and then to Civic Center Drive) before winding up in front of Livonia City Hall.
On the steps of City Hall, Mayor Dennis Wright will be joined by the visitors from the North Pole to push the giant button that illuminates colorful holiday light display around City Hall. Members of the Livonia Community Chorus will serenade the countdown.
This year’s Merry & Bright events are co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Livonia, Livonia Libraries, Livonia Civic Chorus, the Christian Financial Credit Union and Busch’s Fresh Food Market in Livonia.
Parade-watchers are invited to wear festive attire and set up for viewing along the route. The parade will will last about an hour. Parking will be available at numerous City lots along the route, including Ford Field, Stymelski Park and the Senior Center
Afterward, the Robert and Janet Bennett Civic Center Library will host hot cocoa and cookies, entertainment, crafts and a chance for youngsters to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.