Celebrating the 42nd
Annual Festival with Wholesome Family Entertainment

Voted by Monroe County Residents Favorite Monroe County Event 2021

Countdown to Christmas in Ida!

Christmas in Ida

Step into the enchanting world of Ida, Michigan, where the holiday season comes alive with the timeless allure of Christmas in a quintessential American small town.

Nestled within the picturesque landscape of Monroe County, this beloved festival is a cherished tradition that captures the essence of holiday magic, blending nostalgic charm with new experiences for all ages to enjoy.

Drawing crowds from far and wide, we take pride in being a top-tier family-friendly destination in the Midwest. Our festival transforms the town into a scene straight out of a postcard, complete with warm hospitality, sensational entertainment, and the crowning jewel of it all – the Granddaddy of light parades, the renowned Christmas in Ida Parade of Lights.

Prepare to be dazzled as parade units from across Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, and even Canada converge for an unforgettable display of holiday spirit. Join us as we light up the night sky and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime in the heart of Ida, Michigan.

Christmas in Ida Festival and Parade of Lights

Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, 2024
A Community-Based Event

Christmas in Ida

Christmas in Ida Parade of Lights

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2024
A Community-Based Event

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The Granddaddy of light parades the Christmas in Ida Parade of Lights features two hours of illuminated and animated parade entries from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Canada.

(1 hour 27 minutes)

Celebrating 42 Years of Christmas in Ida

A Historical Documentary of Christmas in Ida

Presented by

40 Years of Christmas in Ida
Trailer Link
(59 minutes)

40 Years of Christmas in Ida
Production Link
(1 hour 5 minutes)