Santa Claus is comin’ to town! Christmas season kicks off in the Fox Cities each year with the Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade.
In front of nearly 80,000 spectators (and a televised broadcast), Mr. and Mrs. Claus make the trip to Appleton for the biggest and best nighttime Christmas parade in the Midwest.
With over 100 decorated floats, marching bands, vehicles, and walking groups, there’s never a dull moment as the parade marches its way down College Avenue. A new theme is decided upon each year to guide the festivities and the prestigious honor of Parade Marshal is selected leading up to the event.