Date Set for 45th Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade

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The City of Appleton Parade Committee and Appleton Downtown Inc. has announced The 45th Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24th.

New this year, the parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a theme “A Night of Family Traditions”The parade is expected to include about 80 units featuring floats, decorated vehicles, walking units  and animal entries.

The entry application deadline is Monday, September 28th at 5:00 p.m.  The email address to receive  an entry application is or visit for more parade information.  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

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