Volunteers needed for Holiday Lights Parade

The Berkley Holiday Lights Parade, one of our city’s most beloved traditions, needs your help.

Organizers are seeking volunteers who can help out during the day of the parade, which takes place every year on the first Saturday in December. This is truly a labor of love, as the entire day is devoted to making sure everyone attending has a great time – especially the children!

The parade starts around 5:30 pm and travels along 12 Mile Road until it reaches City Hall. Afterward, Santa Claus will resume his favorite spot at the gazebo to greet a long line of children. Folks can enjoy a horse-and-carriage ride down Rosemont, and there will be plenty of hot chocolate for everyone. Mayor Dan Terbrack will then hand the Keys of the City to Santa before welcoming everyone to the annual tree lighting ceremony.

There’s a petting zoo for the kids to enjoy before the parade, and many of our local businesses will be offering holiday specials to their customers. Smiles, laughter, and camaraderie are guaranteed throughout the day.

Like so many great community events, this one relies on volunteers. If you’re interested in learning more about the parade, there’s going to be an informational meeting on Wednesday, October 3rd, at 6:30 pm at the second-floor conference room at the Public Safety Building, 2395 Twelve Mile Road.

If you can’t make the meeting but still want to lend a hand, just send us an e-mail to communications@berkleymich.net. Thank you!


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