The holiday season is officially here! Snow will soon be in the air, the angels are hung high up and down the Avenue, and Christmas music is plying on KZ 104.3 throughout the stores. As you are finalizing your holiday plans, check out some of the great events and attractions throughout Downtown Appleton for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 


Christmas With You Presented by Boogie and The Yo-yoz

Saturday, December 17 at 7 p.m. at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

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A popular regional show band, Boogie & the Yo-Yoz, takes its audience on a musical journey celebrating Christmas by performing new adaptations of traditional Christmas songs and a few brand new Christmas songs penned by members of the group. Boogie uses its brand of humor, showmanship and love of the holidays to bring you a new and wonderful Christmas “show” that will delight the entire family.

Click here for more information about the show and how to get your tickets. 

For Kids from 1 to 92

Thursday, December 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Photo Credit: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Join Steve March-Tormé and Vic Ferrari’s Michael Bailey in a very special holiday show, For Kids From One to Ninety Two! — an homage to a key lyric in “The Christmas Song”, written by his dad Mel Tormé and Bob Wells. Emmy-Award winning Violinist Mark Wood (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Billy Joel) will dazzle, accompanied by Neenah’s “Touch of Class” strings.

All proceeds benefit the Extended Day Learning Program at the YMCA of the Fox Cities.

Click here for more information about the show and how to get your tickets. 

Cory Chisel Presents "An Evening of Holiday Mischief"

Friday, December 23 at 8:00 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Chapel 

Join Cory Chisel and friends for an evening of holiday mischief, featuring:

  • Cory Chisel
  • John Holiday
  • Big Mouth & The Power Tool Horns
  • DeMario Adams-Holiday
  • Boy Howdy
  • Hang Ten
  • Julia Blair
  • Rachel Crowl
  • And other surprise guests

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m., click here for more information about the show and how to get your tickets.

Indoor Market

Saturday, December 17 at 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at City Center Plaza

Join us and your favorite local vendors at this year’s indoor market! From craft vendors, to food vendors, kid vendors and more, everyone can find something they love at the Indoor Market. You can also visit with Mrs. Claus where she will be doing letters to Santa and a fun craft project! This event is free to the public. 


New Year's Encore Eve EVE presented by Mile of Music

Friday, December 30 at 8 p.m. at the Hilton Appleton Paper Valley Hotel

Let’s celebrate the new year, and the beginning of our Mile-stone year a little early! 

This year’s concert celebration from Mile of Music Presents features three original artists that were fan-favorites at Mile 9 this past August: Gyasi (Nashville), The Astronomers (Fond du Lac) and Meaghan Farrell (Harrisburg, PA.) These three bands will have us jammin’ the night away as we all look forward to flipping the calendar to a brand new year! We know it’s a day early, but that’s one extra day to celebrate, right? We’ll also be featuring some of the New Year’s Encore Eve favorites such as the Chocolate & Coffee Lounge, the Wheel of Prizes with dozens of cool door prizes, party favors, and more! Click here for more information on the event and how to get your tickets. 

BFK New Year!

Saturday, December 31, 9 a.m - 4 p.m. at the Building for Kids Children's Museum

3…2…1…Happy New Year at the Building for Kids! Come celebrate the New Year with ball drops, confetti tosses, parades around the museum, and New Year-themed activities. This event is perfect for the kids (and even adults) who won’t quite make it until midnight as we’ll have all the fun and excitement of midnight at various tmes throughout the day! Ball drops and parades around the museum will be at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. No pre-registration required. Regular admission applies. Click here for more details on the event. 

New Years Eve in Paris presented by Mondo! Wine Bar

Saturday, December 31, 1 p.m - 8 p.m. at Mondo! Wine Bar

Pretend you’re in the glamourous city of Paris on New Years Eve and celebrate with us. Wine and food specials plus we’ll count down to the new year at 5:00 PM – midnight Paris time. It will be so much fun we’re going to do it again at 6:00 PM and pretend like we’re in London. It’s a great way to begin your evening or celebrate and still be snug in bed early if that’s your thing. Click here for more details on the event. 

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