Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade

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Date(s) - 11/20/18
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Info

The City of Appleton Parade Committee and Appleton Downtown Inc. welcome all to the 48th Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade, which is scheduled for Tuesday, November 20th, 2018.
The largest nighttime Christmas Parade in the Upper Midwest will begin at 7:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Home For The Holidays”.
The parade is expected to include about 80 units featuring floats, decorated vehicles, walking units and animal entries.
The email address to receive an entry application is or visit for more parade information. The entry application deadline is Monday, September 24th, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. The selected participants will be notified via regular mail in mid-October.
This year’s parade will be televised live by WFRV-TV from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local Channel 5
will also videotape the parade for rebroadcast at a later date.
The parade begins with a police escort at State Street and College Avenue. It travels east down College Avenue and ends at Drew Street.
The Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade is the largest nighttime parade in the Midwest. Last year’s parade drew approximately 80,000 spectators to Downtown Appleton. Additionally, a television audience of over 100,000, view the parade live and during a rebroadcast on Local Channel 5, WFRV-TV.
For more parade information visit or follow the parade on Facebook.

Downtown Appleton, College Avenue, Appleton WI


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