(City of Royal Oak, Nov. 13, 2013)
Downtown Royal Oak invites families to the 12th Annual Holiday Magic Parade presented by Star Lanes Restaurant & Sports Bar at Emagine Royal Oak on Sunday, November 24th at 2pm. The parade starts at Lincoln and Washington and heads north on Washington to Fourth Street where it heads west and ends at Lafayette.
This Downtown Royal Oak parade will once again kick off the holiday season by showcasing over 80 parade units including marching bands, floats from the Parade Company, circus performers, dance troupes and more! Be sure to check out the new parade units this year including the Detroit Circus with acrobatic stilts, jugglers with rolling globes, and ribbon dancer on stilts, music from Nick Kuhl & the Gang, and HOOPER from the Detroit Pistons. The Fresh 100.3 morning show will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshal.
This year, new, unwrapped toys will be collected along the parade route or at the parade Main Stage again, and will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Oakland County’s Holiday Basket Program helping close to 1,000 people during the holiday season. Toys will also be collected before the parade at the Boys & Girls Club 1545 E. Lincoln, Royal Oak.
Before the parade, stay warm by running through the parade route at Santa Scamper, a Fun Run at 1:30pm. For more information, visit www.santascamper.org.
After the parade, there will be visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Emagine Theater from 3-5pm. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the fun!
New this year, Kids Eat Free! Starting Sunday, November 24th – December 29th, kids 12 and under eat free at participating restaurants with the purchase of an adult meal. Visit rorainfo.com for details.
This parade would not be possible without the generous support from over 40 sponsors including the Star Lanes at Emagine Royal Oak, Blaze Pizza, Holiday Market, the Royal Oak Restaurant Association, Christopher Thomas Construction Midwest Medical Billing, Skyward Real Estate and more.
For more information on this and other Downtown Royal Oak events, visit www.downtownroyaloak.org.
Also check out Holiday Hoof and FestivALE in Downtown Ferndale on Nov. 23. https://oaklandcounty115.com/2013/11/06/sign-up-now-for-holiday-hoof-festivale-nov-23/.