“A NIGHT OF FAMILY TRADITIONS” THEME OF 45th ANNUAL APPLETON DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE

Screen Shot 2015-09-23 at 6.35.37 PM“A Night of Family Traditions” is this year’s theme of The 45th Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade.  New this year, the parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24th.

The parade will feature about 75 units including floats, decorated vehicles, walking units and animal entries.

Twenty one marching bands from Northeastern Wisconsin/Upper Michigan high schools and area communities will perform in the parade. 

"We selected “A Night of Family Traditions” as our theme because this is all about generations of children and families enjoying this nighttime parade.” according to Greg Otis, Parade Chairman.

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 www.appleton.org.

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