2019 September 03 Holiday Extravaganza Expectations

Holiday Extravaganza Expectations

The Dictionary defines extravaganza as “any lavish or opulent show, event, assemblage, etc.”

Let’s break that down in relation to the 38th Annual Holiday Extravaganza. 

Imagine a family fun event complete with complimentary hot chocolate, horse drawn wagon rides, kids crafts and a parade featuring everyone’s favorite floats and marchers. Under normal circumstances it would cost for the extra amenities, but not at Holiday Extravaganza.

How lavish, how fancy, how absolutely opulent to start the holiday season off with a Saturday full of free fun.

This isn’t a typical parade, this is an event. It’s a traffic stopping, head turning event. Local celebrities will be riding floats, scholarship winning students will be the junior grand marshals, and four of your favorite Michigan cities will be collaborating to make this the show you look forward to yearly.

We have marching bands from across our local communities coming to show off their magnificent talents. Your favorite cartoon characters will come to life, and you might even see a superhero. The Rosie the Riveter Drill Team will wow you with their show. Floats upon floats will make their way down the street leaving you awestruck. 

As always, Santa Claus has promised to be present for the parade and he’s bringing his reindeer and wife. All children, naughty or nice, can expect to see the jolly fella waving from his perch on his favorite float – one that resembles the North Pole. 

To meet the reindeer be sure to arrive early for the WinterFUN Festival. To meet Santa and Mrs. Clause stay late at the Pontiac Public Library.

Santa’s elves work with Holiday Extravaganza coordinators year long to make this production memorable. Not only do they arrange for safe landing and living quarters for him while in town, they check on every detail to make sure tons of magic is involved.

Watch and listen closely or you might miss them. Little sparkles are great indicators an elf has been near.

While all the fun is sure to keep you plenty warm, bring a hat and scarf or umbrella to protect against the ever changing Michigan weather. The show goes on snow or shine.