Events – Hometown Family Christmas

The Eaton Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce plans an entire day of family Christmas activities in December, including bands, choirs, children's characters, Santa, food, crafts and more. Make sure you invite your friends from other communities to visit our beautiful Island Park that will again this year be decorated by the Island of Lights committee with Holiday lights.

The day ends with the event that brings thousands to downtown Eaton Rapids every year, the Holiday Lights Parade!  The parade again is on course to be the most spectacular event of the year, with illuminated floats, bands, children's characters, and of course Santa.

Sponsored by the Eaton Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce
For parade applications and information contact the chamber office
at (517)663-6480 or go to

Support Eaton Rapids businesses and “SHOP ER” this holiday season! Hometown Family Christmas is made possible in part by the following businesses and sponsors.

Eaton Federal Savings Bank, LAFCU, Skinner Funeral Home, Abies, Pettit Hardware, Budget Inn, Friends of the Library, John D. Vanator CPA PC, Kay Bumstead, Seaks Insurance, Hastay's Greenhouse & Flower Shop, Horner House Interiors, Evergreen Apartments, Ranch Life Plastics, Babbitt Properties LLC, Arrowhead Homes, Eaton Rapids Medical Center, Maplewood AFC INC, Ackley-Peters-Haubert Insurance Service Inc., First Congregational Church, Friendship Guild, Atlas Chiropractic, Rapids Tumble Finish

For more information on the Hometown Family Christmas or to pick up parade applications, contact the Eaton Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce at (517)663-6480. 

Christmas Parade

This event brings many residents and civic groups together to provide a full day of holiday activities. It also brings thousands of people to Eaton Rapids every year to spend the day attending all the activities and light parade. It’s one of the events that hundreds of children look forward to every year because this is the day “Santa Claus is coming to our town.” The ERACC would like to ask for your support this year to make this year’s event the “Best Ever.” With the understanding that the economy is weighing heavy on everyone, we ask that you consider giving what you can.

Detailed information on all the events planned and sponsorship information will be published in various local newspapers and will continue to be published prior to the event. This is a family event and many activities are planned for the children, including a fun-filled parade, our main event.

Questions may be directed to Don Wyckoff, Executive Director of the ERACC by calling 663-6480 or emailing

For more information contact Don Wyckoff, Executive Director of the ERACC by calling 663-6480 or emailing

Sponsored by the Eaton Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce (517)663-6480