The Grand Rapids Santa Parade kicks off the holiday season today. 10 bands and four musical acts perform, as well as multiple 20-foot cold air balloons. Immediately following the parade, kids can pose for free photos with Santa at Rosa Parks Circle until 12:30 p.m. The parade, which starts at 9 a.m at Michigan Street NW and Monroe Avenue NW.

Hudsonville's holiday parade is this morning. 10 O'Clock. The parade route runs along 32nd Ave from Highland Drive to Central Blvd. The parade route ends at the Hudsonville Fire station on Central Blvd.