The skeletons have left downtown Kalamazoo, but don’t worry – it’s already time for the holidays! The Kalamazoo Holiday Parade kicks off the season on November 16, followed by the Parade Post Party throughout downtown and the second annual window decorating contest!
Volunteer this holiday season!
In order to make downtown Kalamazoo the most magical place to be during the holidays, the Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership needs the help of dozens of volunteers for the Kalamazoo Holiday Parade (Nov. 16) and Santa’s Workshop (Nov. 30 – Dec. 24). Learn about volunteer opportunities and sign up below:
Kalamazoo Holiday Parade: Sign up here. Santa’s Workshop: Sign up here.
Kalamazoo Holiday Parade | November 16 | 11 a.m.
Officially ushering in the holiday season, the 58th Annual Kalamazoo Holiday Parade, presented by Maple Hill Auto Group, returns to downtown Kalamazoo on Saturday, November 16, at 11 a.m.
From giant balloons to specialty characters to marching bands and more, ninety parade units will make their way through downtown streets in a celebration of the holiday season. Returning this year, the public will be able to vote for the best parade unit! More details to come.
Holiday Parade Post Party | November 16 | 12-4 p.m.
The fun continues with the Kalamazoo Holiday Parade Post Party immediately following the end of the parade! Check out Santa, Mrs. Claus and their reindeer at WOODTV8, cookie decorating at Market on Michigan Avenue, hot chocolate samples at Cherri’s Chocol’Art and more! Click here for more information.
Window Decorating Contest | Nov. 16 – Dec. 16
Downtown is decorating its storefront windows again this holiday season! From November 16 until December 16, downtown businesses will decorate their storefronts with this year’s special theme: Children’s Literature. Cast your vote by scanning the QR code on the store’s window and select your favorite display!
Holly Jolly Trolley | November 30 – December 31
Enjoy FREE rides throughout downtown Kalamazoo on and old fashion trolley, beautifully decorated for the holiday season.
Down Dog Yoga Center 316 S Kalamazoo Mall #108 open 7 days a week
Down Dog Yoga Center opened downtown in 2014 and is locally owned and operated by Kristin Fiore.
With a welcoming environment and a focus on community, Down Dog offers a variety of yoga classes and special events at the studio and around town. Offerings include Beginning Yoga, Heated Vinyasa, Prenatal Yoga, corporate classes, Partner Yoga, Yoga on Tap, and an upcoming Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica to name a few – with over 15 teachers and a variety of styles, there’s a little something for everyone!
Down Dog is also the home of Dr Patrick VanNordstrad’s chiropractic clinic, Kara Aubin’s Ayurvedic practice, and Elise Morris’s massage therapy. To learn more, check out downdogyogacenter.com and follow on Facebook and Instagram.