The Santa Float visits Neenah and Menasha every year. This route begins on Monday, December 3, 2018 and runs through Friday, December 14, 2018.
Dating back to 1950, the original idea for the Santa Float came from Fire Chief John Zick as a gift to area children. Part of the tradition is the sirens and lights the that lead the float and used to warn children Santa is coming! The float runs with the help of off-duty firefighters.
If you don’t live on the Santa float route call up a friend or visit a business or local park on the route, we made notes on some of the days. Predicting the time may be a challenge but each map has mile markers noted. Routes begin at 5:30 and last about 2 or 2 1/2 hours. Make it a fun scavenger hunt to find Santa and check out some holiday lights!
Monday, December 3, 2018: 5:30 pm
City of Menasha: West of Lake Park Road/Midway Rd/West of Midway Rd. This includes East of Lake Park Road, South of Valley Road and East of Milwaukee Street
Day 2: Tuesday, December 4, 2018: 5:30 pm
City of Menasha: Calder Stadium/Koslo Park/Clovis area
Public Areas on Route: Koslo Park on London St., Menasha
Clovis Grove Elementary School on Visgro St., Menasha
Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, 1305 Plank Rd, Menasha
Day 3: Wednesday, December 6, 2018: 5:30 pm
City of Menasha: Between 9th Street and Broad Street.
Public Areas on Route: Pleasants Park, 600 Walbrun St., Menasha
Banta Elementary School, 328 6th St, Menasha
Day 4: Thursday, December 6, 2018: 5:30 pm
Island area of the City of Neenah and City of Menasha.
Public Areas on Route: Doty Park on Lincoln St., Neenah
Smith Park along Cleveland and Park St., Menasha
Day 5: Friday, December 7, 2018: 5:30 pm
City of Neenah: East of Highway 41 to Harrison Street/Union St. South of Main Street to Cameron Circle
Public Areas on Route: Washington Park along Winneconne Ave and Harrison St.
Day 6: Monday, December 10, 2018: 5:30 pm
City of Neenah: South of Wisconsin Avenue to East Cecil Street. West of South Park Avenue to Henry Street
Public Areas on Route: Kimberly Point Park, 290 Lakeshore Ave, Neenah
Riverside Park, 500 E Wisconsin Ave, Neenah
Columbia (Green) Park along Columbian and Franklin Ave., Neenah
Douglas Park along Douglas St., Neenah
Day 7: Tuesday, December 11, 2018: 5:30 pm
City of Neenah: West of South Park. South of Cecil Street. East of Marathon Ave to a North/West Portion of Kraft Street
Public Areas on Route: Wilderness Park along Douglas St., Neenah
Great Northern Park along Kensington Rd, Neenah
Day 8: Wednesday, December 12, 2018: 5:30 pm
City of Neenah: Southeast Area
Public Areas on Route: Southview Park, 298 Parkwood Dr.
Bill Miller Park along Whittier Dr., Neenah
Day 9: Thursday, December 13, 2018: 5:30 pm
City of Neenah: West Side of Highway 41
Public Areas on Route: Neenah High School along Tullar Rd.
Neenah Memorial Park along Tullar Rd. and Gay Dr.
Day 10: Friday, December 14, 2018: 5:30 pm
City of Neenah South West Side
Public Areas on Route: Carpenter Preserve, Neenah
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