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SANATALAND PARADE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES THEME AND BANDS FOR 2019 PARADE

The Sanataland Parade Committee has announced the theme for the 59th Annual Garden City Downtown Development Authority Santaland Parade, Saturday, November 30 at 10am. The theme of this year’s parade is “Christmas at the Movies.” “We believe this will allow parade participants to use 
their creative juices when 
designing floats and entries
for this year’s parade,” said
Dan York, parade committee 
spokesperson. “There have
been so many great Christmas
movies, the ideas and material
are limitless.”

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Garden City DDA
Title Sponsor
$,3000 Sponsor
Buccilli Group
$700 Sponsor
Photos Courtesy of Jamie Racklyeft
Dr. Harvey Ellis, DDS
Special Thanks
$,2000 Sponsor
Plato's Place
Garden City
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SANTALAND PARADE COMMITTEE AND DDA CONTINUE TITLE SPONSORSHIP FOR 2019

The Santaland Parade committee and the Garden City Downtown Development Authority are exciting to continue their decade long partnership as title sponsorship of Garden City's longest running event.  Agian this year the DDA will contribute $7,000 towards the operation and management of this year's parade.  

John Prosch, the chair-
man of the DDA, talked 
with Dan York, from the
parade committee, 
about the partnership
and some of the great
things going on with the GCDDA.  To view the interview CLICK HERE.
$,1000 Sponsor
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Peter L. Bulthuis DDS PC
Family Dentistry
$250 Sponsors
$100 Sponsors
R. L. Sheridan Construction
Hershey's Shoes
Santeiu Funeral Home
Garden City Post 396
HOUSE OF PETS
DECORATED MARINE VETERAN DAVID KNEZEK TO JOIN MISS MICHIGAN USA CHANEL JOHNSON AS PARADE GRAND MARSHALS

The Garden City Downtown Development Authority Santaland Parade is happy to announce that former State Senator and State Representative David Knezek will join Chanel Johnson, Miss Michigan USA 2020 as Grand Marshals for the 2019 Santaland Parade.

David is currently the Director of Legislative Affairs for the Michigan Attorney General's office. 

On September 21, 2019, Chanel was named Miss Michigan USA 2020. She is 26 years old, was raised in Southfield and graduated from Groves High School.


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Garden City DDA
ROAD CLOSURES & PICK UP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 59TH ANNUAL GARDEN CITY DDA SANTALAND PARADE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Don't forget on parade day, Middlebelt
Road will be closed from Warren
to about Marquette, Ford Road will
be closed from Henry Ruff to Harrison
and Central will be closed from 
Maplewood to Ford. The main streets
will be closed around 9:30 am and
Central will closed closer to 10 am.

For those of you picking up kids and
other participants at the end of the
parade, you will not allowed in the
Garden City Town Center 
(Planet Fitness) parking lot after
about  9:50 am. Cars in the lot will be 
allowed to exit to go north only. 
Side streets that cross Central will be
blocked by the Garden City Police 
until the parade is complete.

You are encouraged to park at 
Cambridge School or on side streets
east of Central including Krauter, 
Beechwood, Birchlawn, Dawson, 
Block, Elmwood or Balmoral.

Another option is to park south of Ford Road, east of Middlebelt, and pick up people after they go through the second performance area. Parking is available on Pardo Street. You can get there early and watch the parade yourself along with all the performances by the five bands and other groups.

The most important thing is to be patient and be very careful in the area both on foot and in your vehicle. We would hate for someone to get hurt because someone didn't obey the road closures on the day of celebration in Garden City.
PARADE ROUTE
10 AM