Saginaw’s Holidays in the Heart of the City returns in November

SAGINAW, MI – Celebrate the season with Saginaw’s Holidays in the Heart of the City Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19.

Celebrations begin around 5:45 p.m. Friday at the water treatment plant with the Saginaw Youth Choir and the annual Lighting Ceremony featuring Santa Claus at around 6 p.m. Also on Friday night, community members can enjoy food vendors, origami shows, and tea parties at the Japanese Cultural Center , an open house and live birth at the Montague Inn, music and vendors at the Mexican American Council, free admission to the Saginaw Children’s Zoo, a cookie house contest at the Andersen Enrichment Center, and story time at the Hoyt Library, among other special events.

The fun continues with the annual Christmas Parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 19. The parade, which features floats, marching bands, coaching teams, costumed characters and Santa, begins downtown, heading south of Washington from Johnson, then west on Ezra Rust Drive to Ojibway Island. Loyola Wilson is the Grand Marshal.

Also on Saturday, there will be Girls’ Reindeer Run on the 5K Run, holiday parties at the Castle of Saginaw County History Museum and Hoyt Library, Makers’ Market at the SVRC Marketplace and more holiday fun.

Click here for the full schedule of events.

See photos of last year’s holidays in the heart of the city in the gallery above.

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