The 2023 Victorian Sleighbell Parade is 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.

Presented by West Shore Bank

Parade Information

The Victorian Sleighbell Parade down historic River Street is one of Michigan’s most memorable holiday traditions. This authentic parade features horse drawn carriages, turn of the century characters, 30-foot Christmas tree pulled upright by a beautiful horse team, bagpipers and much more. The parade concludes downtown’s west end near the fountain with community caroling and lighting of the tree.

The 2023 parade is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. 

NOTE: Construction on Memorial Drive Bridge on Highway 31 across the Manistee River should not impede the 2023 parade. There will be at least one lane open in each direction leading up to and during the parade. 

The parade is sponsored by West Shore Bank.

Interested in being in the parade?

The Victorian Sleighbell Parade down historic River Street in downtown Manistee is a tradition like no other. This year’s parade is Saturday, December 2, 2023, and will star at 5:30 p.m. Lineup begins at 4:30 p.m.

If you would like to be part of the parade, please download this form and return to Mick Szymanski. Deadline for entries is Nov. 1, 2023.

Sleighbell Parade 2023 Entry Form

For questions? Please email Mick Szymanski or contact him by phone at (231) 510-4040.

Thank you!