Welcome to Christmas in Ida
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary with
Wholesome Family Entertainment

Voted by Monroe County Residents
Favorite Monroe County Event

Experience the excitement of the Holiday season in Ida, Michigan where the young and the young at heart return year after year to feel the warmth of Christmas in small town America.

Nestled in the heart of Monroe County, the festival brings back childhood memories and creates new traditions that inspire your holiday cheer for decades.

Hosting over 52,000 visitors, and known as a family destination of the Midwest, the festival creates a winter wonderland known for its hospitality, entertainment and the Granddaddy of all, the spectacular Christmas in Ida Parade of Lights featuring parade units from Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, Canada and Michigan.

Christmas in Ida Festival and Parade of Lights
Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022
A Community Based Event

Christmas in Ida
Parade of Lights
Presented by

The Granddaddy of light parades the Christmas in Ida Parade of Lights features two hours of illuminated and animated parade entries from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Canada.

(1 hour 38 minutes)

Celebrating 40 Years of
Christmas in Ida
A Historical Documentary of Christmas in Ida
Presented by

Celebrating 40 Years of Christmas in Ida brings back memories of nearly four decades of Christmas in Ida. The production embraces the excitement and history of Christmas in Ida.

40 Years of
Christmas in Ida

Trailer Link
(59 minutes)

40 Years of
Christmas in Ida

Production Link
(1 hour 5 minutes)


A message from long time participant Anita’s Dance Center of
Muskego, Wisconsin.

from Chris Olsen


To view and download past years of the Christmas in Ida Festival and Parade of Lights photographs, click on FESTIVAL PHOTO Tab and select year or click here.

For a wonderful bronze keepsake Christmas ornament with dated year at reduced prices, click on:

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton

Make it a Family Weekend
Play at Christmas in Ida, Stay at Hampton Inn & Suites in Dundee!

Lodging is available at Hampton Inn & Suites in Dundee. For reservations call 734-823-5525.


Christmas in Ida is a Proud Member of the Michigan Festivals and Events Association

The village of Ida is located in Southeastern Michigan between Monroe, Dundee and Temperance, Michigan. Ida is a rural community with a population of 5000.

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