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Holiday parade, activities set

MARQUETTE — Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the 10th Annual ‘Winter Snow Fun’ Holiday Parade and 46th Annual City of Marquette Tree Lighting starting at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Third Street/Marquette Commons.

The parade

Bundle up with friends and family as illuminated floats, tinsel-strewn trucks and colorful carolers transform Third Street into a magical scene from the North Pole. After the parade, spectators are welcomed to the Marquette Commons where Santa Claus and friends will light up downtown at the annual city of Marquette Tree Lighting. Festivities include a performance by the Upper Yooper Barber Shop, pony rides, and visits with Santa Claus. The Marquette Post Office staff lends a helping hand to Santa’s elves by collecting children’s letters to Santa along the Holiday Parade route.

Route

The parade begins at the corner of North Third Street and Fair Avenue and ends at the Marquette Commons (112 South Third Street). After the parade, spectators are welcomed to the Marquette Commons where Santa Claus and friends will light up Downtown at the 46th Annual City of Marquette Tree Lighting. Visits with Santa to follow.

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority website can be consulted for detailed information on parade registration and participation. The information can be found at https://www.downtownmarqu

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