Enjoy the Avenue of Ice Festival on Dec. 17, 2016 with 25 ice sculptures along College Avenue for your viewing pleasure and family friendly activities galore!

DUE TO THE PREDICTED WEATHER, ALL ACTIVITIES IN HOUDINI PLAZA HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.  THE GAMES ARE MOVING INSIDE CITY CENTER AND SANTA WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VISITS AT GABRIEL FURNITURE 10:30AM-2:30PM!
Featuring free family friendly activities in Houdini Plaza from 10:30am-1:30pm:

  • Ice Carving Demonstrations
  • Live Reindeer
  • Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
  • Winter Games
  • Interactive Bobble Head Experience (courtesy of Skyline Technologies)
  • Talking Tree (courtesy of Wolfrath Nursery)
  • Gingerbread Decorations (courtesy of Great Northern Corporation)
  • Visits with Santa (courtesy of Gabriel Furniture)
  • Music and carolers

DUE TO THE PREDICTED WEATHER, ALL FOOD TRUCK HAVE BEEN CANCELLED, BUT THE DOWNTOWN RESTAURANTS WILL BE HAPPY TO WARM YOU UP WITH DELICIOUS FOOD! Refreshments will also be available for sale from local Food Trucks in Houdini Plaza and along College Avenue and from the many Downtown restaurants.

Also enjoy the Downtown Appleton Farm Market, One Stop Elf Shop, and The Holiday Handcrafted Gift Market on the second and third floors inside City Center from 9am-1:30pm.  Mrs. Claus will be offering free cookie decorating for kids at the Gift Market from 10:30-11:30am while supplies last.

Click to download a poster showing the activities and a map of ice sculpture & food truck locations: 

ad1756-avenue-of-ice-handout_8-5x11-web


While you are strolling the Avenue, shop the 60 + unique shops!
 Enjoy a more relaxed holiday shopping experience in Downtown Appleton while buying those gifts that will make the recipient (or yourself) feel special.

If after all that shopping, you still can't decide on a gift, choose a Downtown Appleton Gift Certificate good at over 150 businesses with a 5 year expiration date!

Click here to download a copy of the 2016 Holiday Guide ad1736-holiday-guide-2016_web or pick one up at the many participating Downtown businesses.

 

Thank you to our Holiday Sponsors: City Of Appleton, Tundraland, Stellar Blue Technologies, US Bank, Octoberfest, Pfefferle Companies, Inc, Event Production Systems and the CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel & Spa.