Get ready to embark on a icy adventure down College Avenue in Downtown Appleton!

Starting on Friday, February 23, brace yourself for an icy spectacle brought to life by the creative masters with Krystal Kleer Ice Sculptures, LLC. As you stroll along, prepare to be dazzled by a mesmerizing array of unique ice sculptures, each one a masterpiece standing proudly in front of our unique boutiques, specialty shops, and restaurants.

Step inside and thaw out and explore the amazing Downtown businesses along the Avenue. From toasty-hot cocoa to snug mittens and cozy winter fashion, Downtown Appleton has everything you need to embrace the magic of a Wisconsin winter. And let’s not forget the winter brews—because what’s a chilly stroll without a sip of something warm and delicious! 

*Sculptures will remain up as weather allows

Explore the ice sculptures that are placed along the sidewalks of College Avenue from the East end near Drew Street down to the West end near Locust Street, just past Memorial Drive. Make it easy and start by parking in the Red Ramp, attached to the Hilton Appleton Paper Valley Hotel. Then begin your stroll along College Avenue admiring the beautiful sculptures.

Each sculpture sponsor is listed below along with their locations.

  • Appleton Downtown, Inc. (333 W. College Avenue, Suite 100) 
  • Hilton Appleton Paper Valley Hotel (333 W. College Avenue) 
  • Cleo’s (203 W. College Avenue) 
  • Fleet Farm (Houdini Plaza) 
  • Bazil’s Pub (109 W. College Avenue) 
  • J. Geiger Consulting (101 E. College Avenue) 
  • Prevent Suicide Fox Cities (135 E. College Avenue) 
  • FORE Management (201 E. College Avenue) 
  • Wooden Nickel (217 E. College Avenue) 
  • Lawrence University (SE corner of College Avenue and Drew Street, in front of the Lawrence University Arch) 
  • Heid Music (308 E. College Avenue) 
  • Garden View Family Restaurant (216 E. College Avenue) 
  • Tennie’s Jewelry (208 E. College Avenue) 
  • Telmark Sales Solutions (200 E. College Avenue) 
  • AZCO, Inc. (122 E. College Avenue) 
  • Amcor (100 W. College Avenue) 
  • Johnson Bank (222 W. College Avenue) 
  • Woodward Community Media/KISS FM (318 W. College Avenue) 
  • Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (Corner of College Avenue & Division Street, 400 W. College Avenue) 
  • TDS Fiber (Corner of College Avenue and Walnut Street) 
  • Crazy Sweet (514 W. College Avenue) 
  • Renewal by Andersen (606 W. College Avenue) 
  • Uni Uni Appleton (823 W. College Avenue) 
  • Coalesce Marketing & Design, Inc. (823 W. College Avenue) 
  • Fox Communities Credit Union (733 W. College Avenue) 
  • Float Light (609 W. College Avenue) 
  • Air Wisconsin Airlines (115 S. State Street) 
  • The Bar on the Avenue (427 W. College Avenue) 
  • The Bent Keg (417 W. College Avenue) 
  • The Durty Leprechaun (343 W. College Avenue) 

Thank you to all our ice sculpture sponsors! 

NEW this year, catch a FREE ride on the Trolley courtesy of AARP Wisconsin!

The Trolley will run on Saturday, February 24 from 10 am – 2 pm. There are 8 stops total along the Avenue and it will take approximately 20 minutes to complete a full route, so please be patient! Feel free to hop on and get off at any stop as you make your way! 

Check out the list of stops below or look for the special white signs that will be placed at each stop. 

  • On the corner of Superior & College Avenue (near the Hilton Appleton Paper Valley Hotel) 
  • In front of J. Kippa Law (135 E. College Avenue) 
  • In front of Heid Music (308 E. College Avenue) 
  • In front of the Building for Kids Children’s Museum (100 W. College Avenue) 
  • In front of Katsu Ya (338 W. College Avenue) 
  • In front of Flanagan’s Stop & Shop (522 W. College Avenue) 
  • In front of The Book Store (801 W. College Avenue) 
  • In front of Victoria’s Italian Cuisine (503 W. College Avenue) 

Capture photos of your favorite summer fun ice sculptures designs for a chance to WIN PRIZES! 

Click the link below or visit our Facebook page @appletondowntown to share your photos and be eligible to win prizes donated by our sponsors! 

*By sharing you are giving Appleton Downtown consent to use for promotional purposes. Photos must be posted to our page by Sunday, February 25, to be eligible for prizes.

Also don’t forget to check out the Indoor Pop-Up Winter Market happening on Saturday, February 24! An exciting new twist on our annual Indoor Market. Stroll the Avenue to shop your favorite Market vendors inside multiple Downtown businesses!