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39th Annual Christmas In Ida &
2nd Annual Holiday Art on the Avenue

Christmas in Ida has a long-standing reputation as one of Michigan's foremost Holiday Events.  There is first-class entertainment, amenities to please every family member and holiday festivities from start to finish all three days.  The public crowd swells to around 45,000 citizens for the Famous Parade of Lights on Saturday night!  Fireworks and helicopter rides, Concerts, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Food trailers, heated tents with vendors, a petting zoo...the list goes on and on.


For the second year in a row, Holiday Art on the Avenue, a Christmas in Ida event, is providing 26-inch diameter Christmas Bulbs to 4 local, professional artists to be designed and painted.  Accepted artists will take the bulb home for the month of November to work on it.  The bulbs will be displayed at the show Friday & Saturday. 

The public will have a chance to vote for their favorite artist on-line and in person from December 1st through the 4th at 2pm, and one winner takes home an additional 500.00 cash award.  Artists are asked to promote their work on social media to gather votes, and to join the event in person Saturday to engage with the public in the partner's tent. The winner will be announced around 3pm Saturday.  


An artist stipend will be paid to those chosen to participate.  The specific parameters for this event are included in the application. 


We will also bring back our Make & Take area for the kids this year, where they will be able to make their own ornament complete with a gift bag!



OUR Christmas In Ida CONTACTS

Christmas in Ida Festival: Dale W. Zorn, Executive Director - (H) 734-269-6175 (C) 734-735-0576 -       

Holiday Art on the Avenue:  Jennie Burt, Coordinator - 419-346-4475 - 


Heather Hansen, Co-Coordinator - 313-330-5754 -


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