Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade

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Date(s) - 11/21/17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Downtown Appleton



The 47th Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade will be Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. This year’s theme is “Our Wish for the Season: Peace, Joy & Harmony.”

The Parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the corner of State St. and College Ave. It will head east on College Ave. to Drew St.

The Appleton Downtown Christmas Parade is the largest nighttime parade in the Midwest. Last year’s parade drew about 80,000 spectators to Downtown Appleton.


Parade Route

The parade begins at State Street and College Avenue in downtown Appleton and travels east on College Avenue to Drew Street. See map.

Television Schedule

Each year, over 80,000 spectators attend the Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade. This year’s parade will be televised live by WFRV-TV on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 7:00 p.m. More broadcast information may be added later.

Before the Parade

Thrivent will be collecting donations of canned goods for their “Thrivent Cans Hunger”food drive. For information go here.

The Santa Scamper Run

The Santa Scamper run
Race Start: 6:40 p.m. at corner of State Street & College Avenue. The 1-mile run starts about 1/2 hour prior to the 47th Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade and proceeds down College to Drew St., finishing at City Park. No roller blades. No pets please. For more, visit: Santa Scamper information & registration.