“Shout out” from Diamond Rio, Headliner Performers

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Celebrating the 41st
Annual Festival with Wholesome Family Entertainment

Voted by Monroe County Residents Favorite Monroe County Event 2021

Countdown to Christmas in Ida!

Experience the excitement of the Holiday season in Ida, Michigan, where the young and the young at heart return year after year to feel the warmth of Christmas in small-town America.

Nestled in the heart of Monroe County, the festival brings back childhood memories and creates new traditions that inspire your holiday cheer for decades.

We host thousands of visitors and we are known as a family destination in the Midwest.  The festival creates a winter wonderland known for its hospitality, entertainment, and the Granddaddy of all, the spectacular Christmas in Ida Parade of Lights featuring parade units from Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, Canada, and Michigan.

Christmas in Ida Festival and Parade of Lights

Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, 2022
A Community-Based Event

Christmas in Ida

Christmas in Ida Parade of Lights

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023
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 34 minutes)

Celebrating 40 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)

Christmas in Ida

A message from long-time participant Anita’s Dance Center of Muskego, Wisconsin, from Chris Olsen

To view and download past years of the Christmas in Ida Festival and Parade of Lights photographs, click on FESTIVAL PHOTO Tab and select year or click here.

For a wonderful bronze keepsake Christmas ornament with dated year at reduced prices, follow this link:
Christmas in Ida Ornaments