Contact the organizers, submit an event, become a sponsor or volunteer and more! 

General Inquiries

For general event information, please contact

Submit an Event 

Are you hosting or organizing an event as part of the Sleighbell Parade and Old Christmas Weekend? Please let us know about it so we can add it to the event schedule.

Send an email to sleighbellparade@gmail.comPlease include: 

  • Name of event
  • Date and time 
  • Location
  • Admission cost
  • Where to go for additional information

Parade Inquiries

For parade information, please contact Mick Szymanski.
Phone: (231) 510-4040

2024 Sleighbell Parade Entry Form

Festival of Trees 

For more information, please contact the Lakeside Club of Manistee.
Phone: (906) 440-6770

Christmas Craft Bazaar 

For information on being a vendor at the craft bazaar at the Wagoner Center, please contact Kathy Yoder at (231) 723-6926.


Interested in being a sponsor? Send an email to if you or your company are interested in being one of our valued partners.


Volunteers are an essential part to any festival, and this one requires active volunteers to participate in a variety of projects before, during and after the festival.  We are always looking for volunteers for:

  • Special event set-up
  • Parade Planning and organization
  • Festival Planning Committee

To volunteer, please contact